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  • 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.

  • Buis trial back on again

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Larry Jason Buis, of Yosemite, is scheduled for a 9 a.m. Oct. 29 jury trial in Casey County Courts for a charge of second-degree murder.

    This is the second trial date. An April 30 trial was canceled pending a possible plea agreement. At a sentencing hearing May 11, the defendant changed his plea again to not guilty.

  • Moore a National Merit Scholar Finalist

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Although she just graduated from high school a few weeks ago, Emma Moore has already made a big splash on the national academic level. Earlier this year it was announced that she had been selected as a National Merit Scholar Finalist, the first person from Casey County to ever be nominated for the honor, something she couldn’t believe.