Local News

  • School lawsuit settled for $80,000

    Casey County Board of Education has finally released the settlement agreement in a lawsuit filed by two teachers who claimed they were passed over for a position without due consideration.

    The Casey County News had sought the undisclosed amount for months, and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear ruled last month it is public record.

    On Saturday, the agreement was released in an email from school board attorney Winter Huff, revealing the plaintiffs Angela Rodgers and Cassondra Elmore settled the suit for $80,000.

  • July 4th activities announced

    Wanting to plan activities for the July 4th holiday and wondering what the City of Liberty is planning?

    Liberty City Council discussed July 4th activities during a special called meeting Monday.

    Discussion centered around family activities already scheduled during the day.

    Hours for the city celebration are 5 to 9 p.m., with the fireworks show scheduled for dark at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.

  • PSC answers questions of gas line leaks

    Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series on the city’s natural gas system. Next week: the city’s response to the Public Service Commissions conditions concerning the system.


    With the news last week that Kentucky’s Public Service Commission levied a $60,000 fine against the city of Liberty for failure to document leakage surveys of the city-operated natural gas distribution system, questions arose concerning safety and other issues.

  • Apple Festival to be featured in Cooking with Paula Deen

    The Casey County Apple Festival will be featured in the September/October issue of the magazine Cooking with Paula Deen.

    Festival Chairwoman Deva Hair said she was contacted by Sarah Howard, editorial assistant from Hoffman Media, which produces the magazine, regarding the Apple Festival.

  • Police News: June 21, 2017

    Receiving stolen property

    • Scotty William Phelps, 36, of 1362 Martin’s Creek Road, Liberty, was arrested June 13 at the sheriff’s office by Sheriff Jerry Coffman and charged with receiving stolen property over $500. Court documents indicate Phelps was in possession of a stolen Honda 4-wheeler.

    Fraudulent use of credit card

  • News Briefs: June 21, 2017

    Tourism commission
     Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission met June 8. No action was taken.
    Treasurer Laura Hebrock presented the financial report, showing a balance as of June 8 of $157,359.41. Six deposits have been made since Jan. 1, at an average of $16,920.66 per month.
    The commission discussed several items of business, including the possibility of installing a splash pad.

  • Actions taken in Casey Circuit Court

    Casey Circuit Judge Judy Vance Murphy heard the following cases June 12.

  • Street Beat: June 21, 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.

  • State PSC fines city of Liberty

    Kentucky Press News Service

  • Motorcycle hearse offers unique last rides

    A new business offering unique last rides has opened in Liberty.

    Curt Demrow and his father Bill have started Motorcycle Hearse of Kentucky, which offers an alternative to the traditional hearse, especially for motorcycle enthusiasts.

    “There are so many motorcycle people now. We had requests for it before we ever had it,” said Bill.