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Today's News

  • Legislators give update on session

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Citizens spoke their minds on medical marijuana, bail reform and animal welfare, among other issues, at a Legislative Coffee Jan. 14 at Liberty City Hall.

  • Bevin talks policies during roundtable

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin answered reporters’ questions during a 2-hour-long roundtable discussion, which covered economics, graduation requirements, and the pension shortfall.

    To begin discussion Jan. 10, Bevin told reporters that he would indeed be running for re-election for governor. When asked whether he would be keeping the same running mate, Bevin said he would have to discuss that with current Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton.

  • More holiday lights in the works

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Though the holidays are just recently passed, the Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission is looking ahead for the next year’s Liberty Island Holiday Lights.

    At a Jan. 10 meeting, Tourism member Nicki Johnson passed out a booklet and told those gathered that now would be the time to purchase, with lights being 20 percent off and banners 15 percent off.

  • Kings Mountain man arrested on 10 charges

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A Kings Mountain man has been arrested on 10 charges filed in three different counties.

    Norman A. Sims, 38, was arrested on Jan. 9 in Casey County for four counts of harassing communications, two counts of assault fourth degree minor injury, two counts of criminal mischief third degree, assault fourth degree domestic violence minor injury and theft by deception including cold checks under $500.

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  • EMS buys equipment, discusses audit

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    The Casey County Ambulance Service purchased a new 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe, four new radios, six new paramedic devices and an Automated External Defibrillators (AED) device.

    At a Jan. 8 Ambulance Service meeting, members voted to purchase a new 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe on a two-year payment plan of $2,636.10 due quarterly.

  • State considering alternative parents funding

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Representatives from the Kentucky Office of the Governor told local alternative parents that Gov. Matt Bevin would seek changes to benefit those raising kids of their relatives.

    At a special meeting of the Casey County Alternative Parents Action Council (APAC) Jan. 4, husband and wife Chris and Alicia Johnson, from the Kentucky Office of Faith and Community Based Initiatives, told approximately 20 gathered at the Casey County Library that the Governor is aware of the difficulties alternative parents face.

  • ARC grant denied for EDA

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Progress toward a new technical college center in Casey County is on hold after a $1.5 million grant was denied for the Liberty-Casey County Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Campbellsville University.

    Former EDA Director Josh Switzer said during a Dec. 21 EDA meeting that he had received word that the entities’ Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) application had been denied. This was not a surprise.

  • Fiscal Court approves tower equipment bid, sheriff’s budget

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    New magistrates began their terms early on Jan. 7 during a special session of the Casey County Fiscal Court.

    Casey County Judge/Executive Randy Dial swore in two new magistrates, Cecil Roy and Steve Martin, and two incumbents Robby Murphy and Bart Woodrum to begin the meeting.

    During the meeting members approved the 2019 Casey County Sheriff’s budget, accepted a bid for new E-911 equipment for the new communications tower and rehired county workers.

  • New rain record set

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    The year 2018 was the wettest year on record for Casey County.

    The new record, of 69.39 inches of precipitation falling in one calendar year, is almost two inches over the 1979 record of 67.5. The final two weeks of the year pushed the total up and over the record, with just over 3-and-a-half inches of rain falling from Dec. 20 through Dec. 31. One inch of rain fell on New Year’s Eve.