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  • Police News: July 5, 2017

    Drugs

  • Circuit court criminal cases

    The following cases were heard June 26 before Judge Judy Vance Murphy in Casey County Circuit Court.

  • Street Beat: July 5, 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.

  • Fourth of July schedule
  • Mayor responds to PSC ruling

    Facing a $10,000 fine from the Public Service Commission for failure to properly document gas leaks in the city limits, Mayor Steven Brown said last week the city has the situation well in hand.

  • EDA makes deal for E. Ky. 70 property

    Liberty-Casey County Economic Development Authority is striking a deal with a local factory for an unused piece of property on East Ky. 70.

    Known as the former Marvin Vaught property, Meece Corp, which manufactures Goose Creek Candles, is considering a proposition whereby the EDA pays the business $75,000 cash in relief of the mortgage.

    Meece Corp principals, Chuck and Tammy Meece, purchased the 40-acre property from the EDA in September 2014 for $384,339 on a 15-year, 0-percent mortgage.

  • Local Methodists take mission trip to Bear Branch

    Perhaps Bear Branch, Ky., isn’t well known to many people in Casey County.

    But if a group of seven Methodists have their way, they’re going to put the small town in Leslie County on the map by returning to do mission work.

    June 4-10, pastor Keith Nichols, along with his wife Melanie, Lucille Bryant, Aerin and Frannie Grant, J.R. Grant, and Elizabeth Carmickle worked with the Big Creek Mission in Bear Branch. Keith Nichols pastors three churches in Casey County — Salem UMC, Atwood Chapel UMC, and Bethlehem UMC.

  • Police News: June 28, 2017

    Drugs

  • Street Beat: June 28, 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.

  • Former nursing home chief faces sex charge

    The former administrator of Liberty Care and Rehabilitation has been arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years of age.

    William Todd Bryant, 44, of 1404 Snake Creek Road, Columbia, was arrested June 13 by Kentucky State Police.

    Adair and Casey County Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Wright said the case will be turned over to a grand jury.

    Officers executed search warrants June 13 at Liberty Care and Rehabilitation Center in Liberty and at Bryant’s home in Adair County.