Local News

  • Four constable candidates respond to questionnaire

    By Zach Johnson


    In an effort to better inform the voters before the Casey County Republican Primary Election May 22, The Casey County News sent out questionnaires to 10 of the 11 candidates for constable. Just four were returned by deadline.

    Next week, The Casey County News will run responses from candidates in the magistrates’ races.

    District 2

    Felix Seahorse Rodz

    Q: Give a biography of yourself and the qualifications you have.

  • EMS director resigns after questions on spending

    Casey County EMS Director Malcolm Miller resigned after the Casey County Ambulance Tax Board of Directors said they lost confidence in him, due to alleged mishandling of finances.

    Miller, who served as director since May 2016, resigned his position as director in a March 13 meeting.

  • Voter registration deadline approaching

    Kentucky New Era

    The deadline to register to vote in the May 22 primary is fast approaching — anyone who still needs to register has just over one week left.

    This will go for any new registrants, those who recently moved to the area or 17-year-olds who will be 18 before the Nov. 6 general election.

  • Students performing Beauty and the Beast Jr.


    Beauty and the Beast is the story of a cold-blooded prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert into his true human form, the Beast must first earn the love of a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it’s too late.

    Casey County School District is producing a version of the play and Michelle Terwellger and Jerusha Sweeney are co-directing it, with help from Amanda Hamilton who is a volunteer.

  • Tourism discusses new welcome signs


    During an April 12 Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission meeting, member John Rigney mentioned that those in the community had been asking him about the city getting newer electric welcome signs as you come into Liberty city limits.

    Rigney mention that those in the community suggested getting signs like neighboring Junction City has.

  • Liberty will buy police vests, repair drinking water plant filter


    The Liberty City Council approved the purchase of seven bulletproof vests for the Liberty Police Department after learning that a grant was not approved to pay for it.

    At an April 9 meeting, Councilman Doug Johnson said that the liability using expired vests was a much greater concern than the approximately $4,200 it would take to buy them. The city council also approved the first reading of an amended budget ordinance to pay for the $55,100 repair of a water filter.

  • Liberty gets clean audit


    The City of Liberty’s finances have improved over the last year, and its audit came back clean.

    Auditor Heather Cochran, of RHF Consultants, gave the Liberty City Council a report on the city’s annual audit on April 9 and said that there weren’t any problems.

    She said that the reports were an accurate accounting of the city’s books, and the company gave the city a “clean opinion,” which is the best opinion.

    “That’s as good as it gets,” Cochran said.

  • Liberty council to consider new garbage truck


    The Liberty City Council will seek bids on a new garbage truck after their 17-year-old truck broke down for good.

    “It’s dead. There’s no way that we can use it,” Mayor Steven Brown said at an April 9 council meeting.

    The total cost could be approximately $300,000, which would include standardized city-owned garbage cans for Liberty residents.

  • Scams, candidate forum and recycling discussed at chamber


    In an April 11 Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce meeting, board members discussed a scam, the political forum, and a potential Chamber Luncheon speaker.

    Treasurer Nicki Johnson told board members about a scam circulating in Casey County, which had recently cost one person $1,500.

  • Playground organizer talks to council


    Kendyl and Friends Founder Crimson Claycomb, of Harrodsburg, told the Liberty City Council that a new inclusive playground could be financed through fundraising and grants.

    She told the story of how she was able to organize a fundraising effort to construct a new playground for children with disabilities in Harrodsburg, and said that playgrounds are much more than just toys for kids to play on.