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  • Relay for Life
  • Six to compete for title of Distinguished Young Woman

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Six girls will compete Saturday, May 19, for the crown of Distinguished Young Woman of Casey County. The annual program is set for 6 p.m. at Casey County High School. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 each, starting at 5:15. Alumni of the Distinguished Young Women program are encouraged to arrive at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the high school for a reception and time of reflection and growth for the Distinguished Young Women program.

    Those competing in this year’s program are:

  • Tourism meeting cancelled

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Liberty’s Tourism and Commission was scheduled to meet on May 10 but that meeting was cancelled after only Chairman Nicki Johnson and member Marie Rousey showed up for the meeting.

  • Primary Election will be held next Tuesday

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Election day for Kentucky Primaries are set for May 22. Polls open at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 6 p.m. See the sample ballot on page 16.

    The Casey County News will have the results posted on our website and on our Facebook page on Election Night. Then, detailed coverage of election night results will be published in the May 30 edition of The Casey County News.

  • Casey EMS facing $60,000 in fines

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Two former employees of the Casey County Ambulance Service are accused of pension spiking, and the Ambulance Service is potentially facing $60,000 in fines as a result.

    William W. Thacker and William Bowling, both former Casey County Ambulance Service employees, are accused of spiking their pensions.

  • Warm nights with cool rides

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    After the cold winter and rainy start to the spring, classic car restorers were ready for a warm evening to show off their rides, visit with friends and talk shop about their work.

    A scheduled May 4 show had to be canceled due to rain. And so, a week later, the Friday Night Cruisers descended in front of the Casey County Courthouse. By 7 p.m. May 11, over 100 vehicles were parked down Campbellsville and Middleburg Street, while music and the smell of grilling burgers filled the air.

  • Casey County ATC finishes second at State Welding Competition

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    For the third straight year, the Casey County ATC team won the Regional Tournament and this year placed second in the Skills USA Kentucky State welding fabrication competition held in Louisville.

    Seniors Ethan May, Luke Wilson, and Kerry Monday were part of the three man team from Casey County that finished second in the State competition and in doing so won a $3500 scholarship to KUI welding institute.

  • 30-year dream finally becomes a reality for Johnson

    By Bill Marvel

    As life gets in the way, many individuals have dreams that never come true. Some dream of hitting a hole-in-one playing golf, some of catching a world record fish, or bagging the largest buck in the county.

  • Demrow earns Master Coroner Award

    Casey County Coroner Curt Demrow received the highest level of achievement, the Master Coroner award, from the Kentucky Coroner’s Association during the 2018 Kentucky Coroner’s Conference, held April 16-19, 2018 in Louisville.

    There were only two Coroners from Kentucky presented with Master Coroner for 2018.

    This year’s conference was highlighted with keynote speakers including John Fudenberg, the Coroner from Las Vegas, Nev. and Rae H. Wooten, the Coroner from Charleston County, S.C.

  • Casey woman arrested for drug trafficking

    A Casey County was arrested in Russell Springs with suspected methamphetamine.

    According to the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, Adrian Ashley Lawless, 26, of Liberty, was found with crystal meth, syringes full of meth, and $1,182 in cash.

    Sgt. Evan Burton responded to a complaint at 11 a.m. May 3 and arrived at the Cumberland Lodge in Russell Springs, where he found Lawless and a male passenger inside a 2015 Hyundai car.