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  • Liberty man arrested for projecting porn

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A Liberty man pleaded guilty to alcohol intoxication in a public place and second-degree disorderly conduct after police say he was projecting porn on the outside of his mobile home.

    Jody Kylvin Padgett, 41, of Liberty, was arrested on June 3 after police received a complaint from his neighbor about Padgett projecting porn on the outside of his home. When officers arrived at the residence they said they could see pornographic materials projected on the side of the mobile home from the roadway before arriving at Padgett’s residence.

  • Casey High rank near top of state graduation rates

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    After graduating 174 students from Casey County High School on May 24, numbers reported by the Kentucky Department of Education from 2016-2017 last week on graduation rates show just how well Casey County High School has been performing.

    Casey County’s ranked 11th in the state in 2016-2017 graduation rate, with 98.7 percent of students who entered the high school as freshman went on to graduate.

  • Classic Model-T clubs visit Casey County

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    On June 5, around 50 classic Ford Model-T cars pulled into the Bread of Life after completing the short drive from Somerset.

    Cars and people from Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Virginia, Alabama and Illinois packed the Bread of Life for lunch before heading to explore the Amish areas of Casey County.

    One of the leaders of the group, B.J. Miller, of Cincinnati, said the group had been planning the trip since November 2017 and were having a lot of fun on the trip.

  • Casey to graduate first EMT class

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Casey County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will graduate its first emergency medical technicians (EMT) class at the end of the month, after the 11 students take their tests.

    EMT instructor Jessica Campbell said that after this first class, Casey would consider forming its own institute to train and graduate EMTs.

    “This is the first one we have done, and we’ve already had some interest (to hold another class),” she said. “We would like to have our own training institute.”

  • Fiscal Court awards bids, gets grant

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    During a June 4 Casey County Fiscal Court meeting, members reviewed and approved bids for the upcoming fiscal year and Judge/Executive Randy Dial revealed that the county had received a grant for scales for the county’s recycling center.

    After several bids were awarded, Casey County Attorney Tommy Weddle was critical of the process.

  • Casey veteran goes on Honor Flight

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Buddy Long, 80, recently returned from an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., to visit war memorials built to honor World War II, Korea, and Vietnam casualties.

    He said that the Honor Flight Kentucky trip, which was a one-day whirlwind on May 26, was well worth his time and he would recommend it to other veterans.

    “It was very impressive. It was overwhelming, just about,” he said.

  • ASAP sets 2019 preliminary budget

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    The proposed 2018-19 Casey County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy and Drug Free Communities (ASAP) budget shows an almost 50 percent decline, while the organization waits to see how much grant money it will be awarded for the upcoming fiscal year.

    The 2017-18 ASAP budget was for $31,709.09, currently the proposed 2018-19 budget is for $16,000 before grant money is awarded.

  • CCAA awards scholarships, inducts four into Hall of Fame

    On May 19, 2018, the Casey County Alumni Association met for its annual meeting to recognize the 2018 Scholarship recipients and to honor four inductees into the CCAA Hall of Fame.

    The CCAA provides scholarships each year based on membership dues of $10.00 per year and generous donations. Students selected for the scholarship must demonstrate strong academic abilities and a commitment to making the community a better place. This year, the CCAA is awarding $16,000 in scholarships to twelve students.

  • Board reopens bidding for pest control, authorizes Campbellsville welding course

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    The Casey County Board of Education agreed to reopen a new bidding period for pest control services after bedbug treatments were too expensive from the district’s current provider. It also agreed to sign an agreement with Campbellsville University to begin a new welding course at the Casey County Area Technology Center (ATC).

  • Dunnville woman missing

    A Dunnville woman has been missing for almost three weeks.

    Verginia “Gina” Ann Evans-Lee, 49, was last seen May 18. According to the Casey County Sheriff’s Office there was no update on June 4.

    She is a white female, 225 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. She also has diabetes and takes blood pressure medication.

    Her family believes someone picked her up. She left her vehicle, purse, money, and diabetes medication at home.