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Today's News

  • Casey’s Junior Beta Club places nationally

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    The Casey County Middle School Junior Beta Club’s quiz bowl team took third place in a national competition June 15 in Oklahoma City. Several participants also tested in the top 10.

    Sponsor Amanda White said that the entire trip was a great experience for the kids, and if people there didn’t know about Casey County before, they do now.

    “The overall trip was awesome. The kids were really well behaved and they represented Casey County so well. And now our name is out there,” she said.

  • Coroner, Fiscal Court working on deal

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Casey County Coroner Curt Demrow and the Casey County Fiscal Court are working on an agreement to have Demrow continue to transport bodies.

    To begin the June 17 fiscal court meeting, Demrow addressed members regarding his office no longer transporting bodies using his personal vehicle at 41 cents per mile.

    Demrow said he had spoken to other coroners in the area and said they all had other arrangements in place in addition to what Casey County provides.

  • Fourth of July plans set

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    The calendar of events is set for Liberty and Casey County’s annual Fourth of July celebration.

    The Fourth of July will kick off at City Hall where the City of Liberty will have its festivities, which will include free sno-cones, popcorn, cotton candy and inflatables.

    At 3:30 p.m., lining up for the parade will begin and judges and vendors begin set up at 4 p.m.

    The parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. and end at First Baptist Church. Vendors will begin selling food at 5 p.m.

  • Council reviewing garbage collection bids

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    The Liberty City Council is reviewing three bids to privatize garbage collection in city limits.

    The three responding bidding companies are Republic, Waste Connections, Inc., and Rupke. In a June 17 meeting, Mayor Steven Brown gave a quick overview of where the city was in the process and a snapshot of how much each company would pay for a recently purchased garbage truck.

  • Lease would add soccer to Gateway

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Liberty Mayor Steven Brown said that a potential lease of land adjacent to Gateway Park was a good deal and the Liberty City Council was inclined to agree.

    At a June 17 council meeting, Brown said that Frank MacAninch is offering to lease the parcel of land to the city for 10 years, in exchange for the taxes due on it.

    The offer comes with two conditions: First, that the land be used for new soccer fields. Second is that MacAninch would be allowed to sell food as a vendor on a corner of the land.

  • Accident leads to DUI and drug arrest

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    After a car accident on Tennessee Ridge Road, a Russell Springs man was arrested and charged with six charges that include DUI and possession of methamphetamine.

    Honorio Graillet, 33, was arrested on June 9 for DUI first offense, no operators/moped license, failure to wear seat belts, possession of a controlled substance first degree, first offense (methamphetamine), promoting contraband first degree and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Three Liberty residents’ cases headed to Grand Jury

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A June 11 court date for three Liberty residents resulted in their cases headed to the Casey County Grand Jury after probable cause was found.

    Ann Devine, 40, faces charges for trafficking in a controlled substance first degree, first offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia buy/possess, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, menacing and assault third degree of a police officer/probation officer.

  • Council agrees on new cable franchise fee, discusses Trail Town and other business

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    The Liberty City Council voted unanimously to set a new franchise fee rate for Charter Communications, who does business as Spectrum, discussed possible fixes to issues with Napier Street, and heard information regarding Trail Town designation.

    Mayor Steven Brown told the council June 17 that the switch from government taxes on Charter to a franchise fee was essentially a “no-brainer” because it would roughly double the city’s revenue while having no impact on customers.

  • Dunnville man pleads guilty to sex crimes against minor

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A Dunnville man pleaded guilty in an Adair County Court on June 11 to sex crimes against a minor.

    Joshua David Gayde, 36, entered a guilty plea to nine charges involving sex crimes against a minor child, which were four counts of first-degree rape involving a child under 12 years old and five counts of first-degree sexual abuse involving a child under 12 years old.

  • Casey County Fair Pageants 2019