Local News

  • Rigdon murder verdict affirmed

    The Kentucky Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a Marion County man in a 2012 Casey County murder, but the justices had harsh words for defense lawyers.

    The unanimous decision, rendered Thursday, means William Robert “Bobby” Rigdon will continue serving the 38-year sentence handed down by a Warren County jury in late 2015 for the September 2012 murder of Gleason Pyles at Tarter pallet mill in Dunnville.

  • Lee’s Famous Recipe opening in October

    An iconic fried chicken franchise is coming to Liberty in early fall.

    Real estate developer Todd Hoskins announced last week that he will be building a Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken restaurant at 410 N. Wallace Wilkinson Blvd.

    Located next to Lifeline Home Health and across the street from CVS Pharmacy and Dairy Mart, the restaurant is scheduled to open Oct. 1.

    Hoskins said it was the right time to convert the property.

  • Relay for Life event to be held May 12

    There's hardly a family that hasn't been touched in one way or another by cancer.

    As a disease that's no respecter of persons, residents of all persuasions — black or white, fat or thin, young or old, rich or poor — will come together at 6 p.m. until midnight May 12 for the annual Relay for Life of Casey County.

    The event is held at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center's covered pavilion, and the committee that organizes it is expecting a tremendous response from the community, said chairperson Shauna Wardrip.

  • Distinguished Young Woman program set for May 13

    Ten girls will compete Saturday, May 13, in the Distinguished Young Women of Casey County program. The annual event is set for 6 p.m. at Casey County High School. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 each, starting at 5:15 p.m.

    The competition is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women.

    Angela King, who chairs the local program, said the event had been held in September in the past but was moved up to May this year.

  • Casey Circuit Court criminal actions

    The following cases appeared before Casey County Circuit Court Judge Judy Vance Murphy April 24.

  • Police News: May 3, 2017

    Liberty women indicted in Taylor

    • Two Liberty women were among 14 people indicted recently by a Taylor County grand jury, the Central Kentucky News Journal in Campbellsville reported.

    Samantha R. Shepherd, 50, of Walker Drive in Liberty, and Felicia S. Dorst, 26, of Trammel Street in Liberty, were charged with first-degree possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony.

  • Street Beat: May 3, 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.

  • Chamber of Commerce honors county's student leaders

    Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce presented its annual Student Leader Awards to 20 high school and middle school students April 26.
    The students were presented plaques at the chamber’s monthly luncheon at the Pork Producers Building and treated to lunch sponsored by Casey County Bank and catered by Simply Delicious.
    Nicki Johnson of the chamber said the students honored have exhibited not just a desire for change but have stepped up at an early age to begin the implementation of change in their community by offering to serve.

  • Bethelridge man arrested on sex charges

    Landmark Community News Service


    A Casey County man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly attempted to lure a 15-year-old male to have sex with him.

    Joshua Scott Blevins, 32, of Bethelridge, was arrested April 18 after he used Facebook to ask a person he believed to be a 15-year-old boy to travel to Taylor County to have sexual relations, according to a report by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Interest in gun permits wanes in county

    If the current trend continues, fewer new concealed deadly weapon carry permits will be issued this year in Casey County.

    According to figures obtained from the Casey County Sheriff’s Office, 59 permits have been issued thus far this year, compared to 207 for all of 2016.

    That’s surprising, given the number of mass shootings in the U.S.