Today's News

  • EMS working on Social Security issue


    The Casey County Ambulance Service (EMS) announced the Casey County Coroner had begun using one of their ambulances for transporting bodies.

    Also in the meeting, the board discussed the discovery of a problem with their 2016 Social Security filing, set their tax rate and received a donation for their service during the pipeline explosion in Lincoln County.

  • AG office talks human trafficking


    The message from the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office was clear: Predators are targeting local children for recruitment into human trafficking.

    At a meeting Aug. 13, Allyson Taylor, JD, from the AG’s Office, said that while we might not see it, human trafficking is a real problem for Kentucky and even Casey County. There were three victims of human trafficking in Casey County in the last two years. In neighboring Adair County there were more than 12.

  • Apple Festival announces new events


    With the Casey County Apple Festival just over a month away the details of this year’s event are being announced.

    Music groups at this year’s event include the Bethelridge Boys, Shaun Abbott, Brooklyn Carter, Chris Linton, Brad Hardin, 100% Angus, Rusty Tymes, Cadillac Tractor, The Lauren Mink Band, Tyler Stephens, Twin Rivers Band, Buffalo Station, Revivalution, Justin Cole, Higginbothams, Rated BG Bluegrass, Heaven Bound, The Matt Franklin Band, Gospel Connection and Frontier.

  • Driest August in 8 years


    Though the area is on track for a wetter than average year in 2019, August is proving to be a dry one for Casey County.

    According to Kentucky Mesonet data, as of Aug. 19, only six-hundredths of an inch of rain has fallen this month (0.06 inches). This is exceptionally dry in comparison to recent years, as the last time this little precipitation fell in August was in 2011, when 0.41 inches fell in Casey County.

  • City Council buys sirens, bidding blacktopping


    The Liberty City Council approved almost $7,800 for new fire and weather sirens in Liberty and to go to bids for blacktopping on three Liberty streets.

    To begin the Aug. 12 meeting, Mayor Steven Brown said that former councilmember Nick Scott of Liberty Fire Department had come back with a quote from Sirens for Cities Incorporated out of Georgia for new wireless siren system for the city for $7,792.47.

  • Kings Mountain woman arrested for multiple drug charges


    A Kings Mountain woman has been arrested on numerous drug charges after an Aug. 12 traffic stop.

    Tracy D. Corn, 48, was arrested for possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia buy/possess, possession of a controlled substance first degree, first offense (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance third degree (drug unspecified), prescription controlled substance not in the proper container first offense and possession of a controlled substance first degree, first offense (drug unspecified).

  • Casey County Grand Jury indicts nine


    The Casey County Grand Jury met on Aug. 12 and came back with indictments against nine individuals.

  • 2019 Casey County Fair — Floral Hall results

    Textile Division

    Tracey Gossage – Quilt - pictures denim 3rd; Connie Murphy – holiday quilt 3rd; Connie Murphy – red crochet basket dip plaster 2nd; Connie Murphy – emb picture flowers 2nd; Nancy Luttrell – sock snowman 1st

    Culinary Division

  • Casey has a new extension agent


    Three years and two weeks ago, Will Stallard left the Casey County Extension Office to work in Lincoln County. Since then, Casey County has been without an extension agent and has been sharing one with Adair County.

    On Aug. 7 that changed, as the University of Kentucky hired Reiss Baxter to be the next extension agent to advise and help Casey County farmers.

    In an interview, Baxter said that he was happy to take the position.

  • Tourism approves paddleboards, calendar grants, denies Apple Festival grant


    The Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission approved a paddleboarding event to take place at the same time as the Casey Count Apple Festival, but denied an advertising grant application from the Apple Festival Committee itself. The commission also approved a grant for the publication of a 2020 calendar.