Local News

  • Bat infestation at courthouse poses public health risk

    Lisa Andrews has worked in the Casey County Clerk’s Office in the courthouse for 14 years.

    But what might not be widely known, for the past nine years, she’s also trapped bats inside the courthouse in a net and released them unharmed outside.

    “I just want to protect it and not have it get killed. I take it outside to save its life,” Andrews said.

    As for how many bats she’s trapped and released, Andrews has no idea.

  • Owning a wrecker service means being ready to roll

    When the weather’s hot and a light rain falls, Josh Rodgers can expect to be busy.

    “I know what I am going to be doing that day,” says Rodgers, who operates his own 24-hour towing and recovery business in Liberty.

    The hot days bring the oil to surface on the roadways, and the light rain makes for slick driving conditions.

  • Deputy on job after completing training

    Casey County Sheriff’s Office has a new deputy on the job now that Geoffrey Brown has completed his training.

    Brown joined the sheriff’s department about a year ago but since January has been at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond undergoing 23 weeks of basic police training. He graduated June 30.

    Brown, who turns 40 this month, worked at a factory in Danville for about 20 years before deciding to quit and go into law enforcement.

    “I actually had been wanting to do it for a while,” he says.

  • Cleanup of gas spill will be costly

    Officials haven’t put a monetary figure on the cost of a major gasoline spill last week in Dunnville but say the property damage and cleanup will run into the tens of thousands of dollars.

    “It’s going to be astronomical,” said Rick Wesley, Casey County Emergency Management director.

  • Police News: July 12, 2017


  • Street Beat: July 12, 2017

    Taken from the Casey County E911 records, Street Beat represents a history of the initial calls and the information used by the dispatcher to send officers to investigate complaints. It is not an indication of what the officers found upon arrival at the scene or how police may have dealt with the complaint.

  • Tarter Farm and Ranch receives $1 million EDA loan

    The Department for Local Government (DLG) approved funding for a $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to Liberty-Casey County Economic Development Authority for the purchase of equipment to lease to Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment, according to a DLG press release June 28.

  • Lantern launch planned for Summers’ daughter

    Since Zach Summers was diagnosed with Stage 3 brain cancer in May 2014, the family has packed as much time together making memories as possible, including a mock wedding for his daughter, Hadley.
    Now, with Summers given a diagnosis of about three weeks to live, friends and family have rallied to make perhaps one last memory with Zach, Alyssa, his wife, and Hadley, who turns 4, July 28.
    Called SummerStrong: Hadley’s Hope, the event will be 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.

  • Brockman to open new veterinary practice in Liberty

    By Joberta Wells

  • Casey grand jury indicts 31

    Since taking the reins of the Commonwealth’s Attorney office April 16 for Casey and Adair counties, Brian Wright has convened four grand juries in Casey County.
    Grand juries normally meet once a month.
    In the June 26 session, the grand jury handed up 30 indictments, some of the alleged offenses dating back to 2014.