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  • Senate should hold firm against KyWired bailout

    The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s first and only free market think tank, commends the state Senate for doing its part to pull the plug on KentuckyWired, the creation of former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and big-spending Republican 5th District Congressman Hal Rogers.

  • Chamber hears about safety and awareness

    zjohnson@caseynews.net 

    The safety of Casey County schools and community was the topic at the March 28 Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    Casey County High School Principal and Liberty-Casey County Chamber President Josh Blevins spoke about procedures and safety protocols they have in place at the Casey County High School.

    He said that the number one thing that sets Casey County apart and makes them special is that they have a genuine bond with all students in the school and that is a huge deterrent for tragic situations.

  • Laws and common sense can end trespassing issues

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Editor’s Note: This article is intended to give the public a general idea of the Kentucky laws regarding trespassing, and what people should do to prevent problems regarding trespassing. It is not intended to be legal advice. For more specific questions, we at The Casey County News would advise readers to ask an attorney.

    Cooperation, courtesy and clearly defining boundaries can help keep the peace between landowners and those seeking to cross onto private land.

  • Surprise pension bill surfaces and zips through General Assembly

    By Tom Loftus, Deborah Yetter and Morgan Watkins

    Louisville Courier Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — In just a matter of hours Thursday, Republicans in control of the Kentucky House and Senate unveiled — and zipped through to final passage — a new version of a controversial pension reform bill.

    As about 200 stunned and furious teachers and other opponents chanted objections like “Shame on you” from outside the chambers, the House first passed the bill 49-46, and a few hours later the Senate passed it 22-15.

  • Tourism rejects second reality TV offer

    zjohnson@caseynews.net 

    The Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission decided against a TV deal, which might have brought a tractor pull event to town.

  • Middle school academic team competes at State

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    For the first time in Casey County Middle School history, its academic team competed in the State Competition on March 17-19.

    Though individuals have competed from Casey County before, 2018 marks the first time the school has made it to the state competition as a team.

    Head Coach Jeremy Costello, who is in his third year of coaching the team, said that the support from the community throughout the season has been unbelievable.

  • Casey woman arrested for criminal abuse

     zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A Casey County woman is facing a misdemeanor third degree criminal child abuse (under 12 years old) charge after her children were found walking down the road alone on March 27.

    Lauren Thomas, 27, of Liberty was arrested on the charges after Casey County 911 center received a call just after 6 p.m. about three small children walking down Walnut Hill Road alone.

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  • Floyd earns scholarship in AFJROTC

    First Lieutenant Brigham Floyd, a Junior Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) cadet at Casey County High School has received a scholarship to attend Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Va., to participate in a private pilot license-training program over the summer of 2018.

    The scholarship covers transportation, room and board, academics and flight hours required to potentially earn a private pilot license.

    The scholarship is valued at approximately $20,000.

  • ASAP looks toward community change

    zjohnson@caseynews.net 

    Even with Casey County’s Agency for Substance Abuse Policy’s (ASAP) recent success in dramatically decreasing substance abuse in the county’s schools, Director Cathy Williams still believes there is more work to be done.

    During a March 22 ASAP meeting, Williams presented board members with seven strategies for creating community change.