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Public Records

  • Out of the Past April 10

    10 Years Ago

    Week of April 8, 2009

    It was a sense of deja-vu as a tornado touched down in Casey County Sunday night, followed by bitter cold temperatures that could affect early-season crops.

    Two Casey County men were arrested after police discovered remnant of a rolling meth lab in the trunk of a car.

    Based on a projected loss of income from having fewer inmates, the Casey County Detention Center trimmed about $600,000 from its proposed 2009-10 budget, Judge/Executive Ronald Wright told magistrates.

  • Casey County Grand Jury indicts 14

    zjohnson@caseynews.net 

    The Casey County Grand Jury met on March 25 and indicted 14 individuals.

    Carla R. Wilcher, 52, of Liberty, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, first offense. According to the indictment, on Oct. 24, 2018 she knowingly and unlawfully possessed a quantity of diacetylmorphine (heroin).

  • District Court News April 3

    March 19

    Christina Denise Duncan had her case for no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance first offense, failure to produce an insurance card, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance first degree, second offense (methamphetamine), trafficking a controlled substance first degree, first offense two grams or more of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia buy/possess.

  • Police News April 3

    March 20

  • Out of the Past April 3

    10 Years Ago

    Week of April 1, 2009

    A Casey County couple alleged that the sheriff’s department is involved in a cover-up that involves the shooting of three dogs, and a fourth that was trampled to death by a neighbor’s mule.

    Calling it a time to move to a new and stronger era of testing and accountability, Gov. Steve Beshear Thursday signed Senate Bill 1, which drastically revamped the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS). New accountability testing will begin in 2011-2012.

  • Casey County Grand Jury indicts nine individuals

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    The Casey County Grand Jury meet on March 11 and came back with indictments against nine individuals all for some kinds of drug offense and all but one include the possession of methamphetamine.

  • District Court News March 27

    March 12

    Johnny R. Franks pleaded not guilty to fleeing or evading police second degree (motor vehicle), fleeing or evading police second degree, improper registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, no/expired registration plates, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security first offense, failure to register the transfer of a motor vehicle, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license and one headlight. He has a pretrial conference scheduled for March 28.

    March 14

  • Circuit Court News March 27

    March 11

    Joseph Luke Wethington was sentenced to one year in prison for fleeing or evading police second degree (on foot) and wanton endangerment first degree, police officer.

    Joseph Luke Wethington was sentenced to 13 years in prison for convicted felon in possession of a handgun, possession of a controlled substance first degree, first offense (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance second degree (drug unspecified), failure of non-owner operator to maintain a required insurance first offense and speeding 10 MPH over.

  • Out of the Past March 27

    10 Years Ago

    Week of March 25, 2009

    Liberty residents affected by the city’s new sewer system addition were getting their first bills in April—even if they weren’t yet hooked onto the system.

    After taking bids last month on contracting out its trash pickup service, the Liberty City Council agreed to abandon that idea and buy a new garbage truck instead.

  • Police News March 20

    March 7