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  • Street Beat: June 14, 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.

  • Bread of Life burglarized

    A popular restaurant in Casey County associated with the Galilean Home ministries was the target of burglars Saturday morning just before daylight.

    According to an incident report filed with the Casey County Sheriff’s Department by Joey Tucker, someone entered the Bread of Life Café on South U.S. 127 between 5 and 6 a.m. by breaking the glass to the front and interior doors using a brick.

    Once inside, thieves took a large glass jar near the front entrance used to collect donations for the GH ministries.

  • Pastor arrested on drug charges

    A Campbellsville pastor and drug recovery center director was jailed Thursday on drug charges.

    Gregory Troutt, 41, of 212 Fairview Drive, was arrested June 1 by Cumberland County Sheriff Scot Daniels nine miles north of Burkesville and charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense meth and DUI 1st offense.

    The arrest citation states Daniels responded to a call where a car had pulled into a driveway and the driver “was acting wild.”

  • Search for ag agent continues

    It’s been almost a year since University of Kentucky and Casey County Agriculture Agent Will Stallard resigned to accept a similar position in Lincoln County.

    Since that time, UK ag agents from Marion and Adair counties have come to Liberty weekly to be available to meet with residents to field ag-related questions.

    The Casey County Extension Board Taxing District (council) is working to bring not one, but possibly two agents, to Casey County.

  • Drug court an alternative to jail

    With drug-related cases domineering the dockets of Casey and Adair circuit courts, there is an alternative to sentencing drug addicts to jail — drug court.

    Statewide, drug court has been deemed a success, at least by the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort.

    The AOC states that drug court, an 18-month program where participants complete a substance abuse program overseen by a judge, includes case management, treatment, and drug testing.

    Drug court started as a pilot project in 1996 but is now in 113 Kentucky counties.

  • Drug court a success story for one addict

    Misty May was a bored teenager looking for an escape from growing up in Liberty before moving to Ky. 1547 and eventually landing in Adair County.

    “I started smoking weed (marijuana) when I was 14 or 15. It was so easy to do in a small town,” she said.

    After dropping out of Casey County High School and moving to Adair County, May would drop out of school in her senior year in 1999.

  • Federal lawsuit dismissed against Liberty couple and their company

    A federal lawsuit filed in Tennessee against a Liberty couple and the management company they own has been dismissed.

    B&R Building Maintenance LLC filed notice of dismissal May 25 in U.S. District Court in Nashville in its suit against Laura and Tracy Hebrock of Liberty and their business IIM Inc., doing business as Innovations in Management.

    B&R of Pensacola, Fla., had filed the suit March 6 seeking a judgment of $373,726.13 plus interest and costs for alleged breach of contract.

  • County approves budget

    Casey Fiscal Court approved a $9.48 million budget Monday for the new fiscal year that begins July 1.

    Magistrates gave second reading and final approval to the budget without discussion. It includes $1.35 million in carryover from the current fiscal year.

  • County approves budget

    Casey Fiscal Court approved a $9.48 million budget Monday for the new fiscal year that begins July 1.

    Magistrates gave second reading and final approval to the budget without discussion. It includes $1.35 million in carryover from the current fiscal year.

  • Police News: June 7, 2017

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