Today's News

  • Runnin Rebels
  • Tourism disagrees on spending


    Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission Chairman Nicki Johnson and board member Josh Switzer are at odds over downtown revitalization, and how Tourism money has been spent.

    After scheduled items were heard in a Tourism meeting Sept. 13, Switzer said he believed the board didn’t have a long-term plan, yet had spent over $500,000.

    “At this point we don’t have a ton to show for what we’ve spent. As we look toward the long term, it is important to have some direction,” said Switzer.

  • Teamwork keeps hospital safe during water emergency


    The recent water emergency in Casey County, with low, or no water pressure and boil water advisories for everyone was a inconvenience for most people, but also gave organizations an opportunity to practice working together.

    When Casey County Hospital lost water pressure Sept. 9, administrators followed safety protocol to keep patients, staff and the building safe.

    “We had a plan in place and we were able to implement that,” said Jerry Quinn, Casey County Hospital Safety Committee chairman.

  • School board approves budget, contracts


    During a Sept. 10 Casey County Board of Education meeting, members approved the 2019 working budget, approved a concrete bid for new athletic buildings and approved two other contracts for services.

    Board members voted unanimously to pass the 2019 working budget. The budget increased by $1.7 million from July.

    Deena Randolph said that the budget was better than she expected because she likes to be conservative.

  • EDA waiting for Chieftain Steel bankruptcy court case


    Liberty Economic Development Authority (EDA) and its director Josh Switzer are continuing to await the results of a case in United States Bankruptcy Court, as they try to get payment for two loans totaling $387,930 from Chieftain Steel.

    Switzer said the case was still in bankruptcy court and their had been no real movement in the case since we last updated the case in May.

  • First ‘Liberty Belles Sale’ scheduled for Oct. 5


    After a year of planning, financing, purchasing and organizing, the Casey County Cattlemen’s Association have made an idea into reality.

    The inaugural Liberty Belles Sale for local replacement heifers will be held at the Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center in Liberty Oct. 6, with sales beginning at 6:30 p.m.

  • Three cases headed to Casey County grand jury


    Three Casey County residents have their cases headed to the Casey County Grand Jury.

    Rabecca J. Hobbs, Douglas L. Lawhorn and Derrick S. Hamilton all had their cases sent to the Casey County Grand Jury during court dates on Sept. 13.

    Hobbs is facing no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance or security, operating on a suspended/revoked operators license, theft of identity of another without consent and giving an officer false identifying information.

  • Yosemite man facing drug charges


    A Yosemite man was arrested on Sept. 7 following numerous complaints regarding illegal drug activity.

    Brandon Scott Denton, 33, was arrested for public intoxication of a controlled substance, fleeing or evading police second degree (on foot), drug paraphernalia buy/possess, possession of a controlled substance first degree, first offense (methamphetamine), resisting arrest and theft by unlawful taking or displacement $500 or more but under $10,000.

  • McAninch pleads guilty to assault


    After initially pleading not guilty to charges of allegedly assaulting both his 77-year old grandmother and his father, a Liberty man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced.

    James C. McAninch, 34, pleaded guilty during a Sept. 4 pretrial hearing to assault fourth degree domestic violence minor injury, assault fourth degree domestic violence no visible injury and resisting arrest.

  • Indiana man indicted three years after failing to appear


    An Indiana man is back behind bars three years after having a court date in Casey County Circuit Court for sentencing in a felony drug case.