Local News

  • 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.

  • Relay for Life set for May 11


    On May 11 Casey County will host their annual Relay for Life to raise money for groundbreaking cancer research in honor of those that are, have been and will be affected by the devastating disease.

    The event will take place at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO center at 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. with the goal of raising $78,000.

    Relay for Life chairperson Shauna Wardrip encouraged everyone to come enjoy a family friendly event to support those in the community that have had or have cancer.

  • State asks for responsible burning


    Keeping property clear of fallen branches and overgrown weeds keeps critters at bay and just makes the place look better. But those looking to burn their piles of fallen branches, leaves and weeds should take care to not cause bigger problems like forest fires and property damage.

    And its not just property damage people should worry about. Burning garbage in burn barrels or in fire pits can introduce toxins into the environment which then ends up in your food.

  • ASAP considers free police meals at schools


    During an April 26 Casey County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Drug Free Communities (ASAP) meeting, members discussed ASAP’s role in Casey County’s Trail Town efforts, offering free breakfast and lunch to police officers, and school and community events.

  • Countywide office candidates answer questions


    In an effort to better inform voters, The Casey County News sent questions to candidates running for Casey County sheriff, jailer, judge executive, clerk and the commonwealth attorney. The following are the responses we received by category in the order we received them.

    Editor’s note: After the publication of last week’s magistrates’ responses, Cecil Roy, candidate for District 1 Magistrate, told The Casey County News that he never received the questionnaire.


    Freeman Luttrell

  • FFA banquet honors excellence


    Departing senior FFA leadership gave tearful goodbyes, while new leadership took their places at the annual Casey County High School FFA Chapter Banquet May 3.

    The evening offered music, food, ceremony and plenty of congratulations. Dozens of plaques were given out to FFA members who worked all year to achieve awards, scholarships and recognitions. The leadership conducted the meeting with precision, moving rapidly from item to item, with no time wasted.

  • District prepares for the worst


    Casey County School District, in conjunction with Liberty and Casey County Police and Kentucky State Police, participated in a mock active shooter drill April 24.

    Casey County High School Principal Josh Blevins said this was the first year the school had partnered with state police for the active shooter drill and was the first time that the drill had been a district-wide event.

  • ASAP could help Trail Town


    In a April 19 Casey County Trail Town meeting members discussed the best trail for getting the county certified, ASAP’s role in trail town, and other things that needed to be accomplished before the organizations next meeting.

  • Pulaski recycling manager talks to chamber


    Pulaski County Recycling and Solid Waste’s Recycling Manager Danny Masten told the Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce April 25 that a successful recycling program begins with cardboard and plenty of community support.

    Though Casey County has a recycling center, the City of Liberty has asked Pulaski County about their program. A viable recycling program could save the city thousands in tipping fees for the tons of waste brought to the landfill.

  • Sellers earns 4.0, Campbellsville valedictorian


    Having a 4.0 GPA in school takes hard work and dedication no matter what level of education. But for Karey Sellers, it’s something she accomplished her whole high school and college career. Sellers, who is a 2015 graduate of Casey County High School, is set to graduate from Campbellsville University on May 12 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education as one of her class’s valedictorians.