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  • Grand Jury indicts 13 on May 14

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    The Casey County Grand Jury met on May 14 and indicted 13 individuals for crimes.

    Michael Morris Kennedy, 52, of Hustonville, was indicted for theft of services. According to his indictment, he intentionally obtained electricity from Inter-County Energy Cooperative by tampering with the service by reconnecting it after it had been disconnected by said utility supplying service.

  • Police news May 30

    May 10

  • Circuit Court news May 30

    May 14

    Billy Joe Lyons was sentenced to 10 years total for burglary third degree, burglary second degree, persistent felony offender second degree, theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more but under $10,000, criminal mischief second degree, possession of a controlled substance first degree first offense (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia buy/posses.

  • Out of the Past May 30

    10 Years Ago

    Week of May 28, 2008

    One long-standing era at The Casey County News was set to end in June and another would begin as Casey’s award-winning newspaper moves toward a managerial change. Randall Vaught, who had been with the paper 36 years (24 as general manager and publisher) announced his retirement, effective June 30. Donna Carman who has been with the Casey paper for 27 years (the last 10 as editor) was to take over as general manager.

  • Police news May 23

    May 11

    Crystal Renee Emerson, 29, of Junction City was charged with misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking, including cold checks under $500. She allegedly wrote a check for $293.87 on Oct. 26, 2017 that could not be honored by her bank.

    May 12

    Clinton Dean Smith, 22, of Kings Mountain, was arrested for misdemeanor DUI first degree, no/expired KY registration, reckless driving, criminal trespassing third degree, criminal mischief third degree, and drug paraphernalia.

  • District Court news May 23

    May 10

    Lauren Brooke Thomas pleaded guilty to an amended charge of three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She was sentenced to serve two days (credit for one), reported on May 17.

    Micah Scott Renfro pleaded guilty to assault fourth degree domestic violence minor injury. He was sentenced to five days with two to serve (credit for one), balance to be probated if one year no new violations of law.

  • Out of the Past May 23

    10 Years Ago

    Week of May 21, 2008

    Liberty water customers were soon to be paying more as a 16 percent increase in water rates is on the table for the City of Liberty.

    The Casey County school district was projected to operate on a $23.4 million tentative budget for the 2008-09 school years, which includes 1 percent state-mandated raises for certified and classified personnel.

  • Police News May 16

     April 27

    Alexander Jacob Harris, 19, of Liberty, was arrested for misdemeanor assault fourth degree child abuse. According to the police report, Liberty police were dispatched to Casey County Hospital in reference to injuries to a child. Upon arrival deputies spoke with the child’s mother, hospital staff, and the child who told them that Harris had spanked the child very hard three times. The child had a large bruise to her left hip area and buttocks. Harris stated he did spank the child three times the day before.

    May 1

  • District court news May 16

    Jordan Lynn plead not guilty to driving on a DUI suspended license first offense, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt and no/expired registration plates. He will have a pretrial conference on May 17.

    Frankie Ray Posey plead not guilty to DUI first offense, possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle, failure to wear a seat belt, failure to produce an insurance card and no/expired registration receipt. He will have a pretrial conference on August 9.

  • Out of the Past May 16

    10 Years Ago

    Week of May 14, 2008

    A light turnout was predicted for the year’s primary election next week, despite the fact that one of the three races is that of the President of the United States.

    Jimmy Higdon represented the 24th District in the Kentucky House of Representatives for six year. Anthony Stargle thought that’s enough. Higdon and Stargle are running in the Republican primary to represent Casey and Marion counties and part of Pulaski County. No Democrats filed to run in the race this year.