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Today's News

  • ‘Overcome anything’

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    People who talk about Brayden Pierce Taylor don’t say he was a boy who was sick and had two brain surgeries, or talk about his struggle through chemotherapy.

    They don’t talk about how he died. They talk about how he lived and how he inspired everyone he met.

    The 13-year-old lover of Mexican food passed away on April 24 after a lifelong battle with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors in the brain. His family, friends, and the community are still in mourning.

  • Fiscal Court revisiting body scanners

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    The Casey County Fiscal Court will look again at a body scanner for the jail after at least three inmates snuck drugs in.

    Nearly ten months after Casey County Jailer Tommy Miller recommended installing a body scanner at the Casey County Jail, Casey County Judge/Executive Randy Dial said at a Fiscal Court meeting May 6 that he believes it’s time the court to reexamine the issue.

  • Fiscal Court denies second deputy coroner

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    At a May 6 Casey County Fiscal Court meeting, members unanimously agreed to deny a request from Casey County Coroner Curt Demrow for a second paid deputy.

    After the court went into executive session for nearly 30 minutes discussing personnel, Judge/Executive Randy Dial said he felt it was time the court address the coroner’s request for a second paid deputy.

    Magistrate Cecil Roy made the motion to deny the coroner’s request and all four magistrates and Dial unanimously voted to deny the request.

  • Eight vie for Distinguished Young Woman title

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Eight Casey County High School juniors will compete on for the crown of Casey County’s 2019 Distinguish Young Woman (DYW) at 7 p.m. in Casey County High School May 17. The eight competing are:

    Abigail Caroline Crew is the daughter of Jennifer and Richie Overstreet. She decided to compete in DYW to grow as a person, too help with confidence and to become closer with the girls in her class.

    Her talent is playing the ukulele, she decided on the ukulele because she thought it would be fun to learn.

  • Chamber makes purchases, plans

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    The Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors discussed ribbon cutting policies, May’s luncheons, the Fourth of July celebration, and purchased an advertisement in the Casey County Fair booklet and a booth at the Hibpshman Fall Home and Garden show.

  • Relay for Life raises $50,000

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    The Casey County Relay for Life on May 10 raised over $50,000 toward a cure for cancer.

    Chairperson Shauna Wardrip said that although the money raised didn’t meet their goal of $78,000, the $50,000 is still great.

    “This year we raised a little over $50,000 and we are so proud of that even if we didn’t meet our goal because that was $50,000 that we didn’t have before to help fight cancer,” she wrote in an email.

  • Adams campaigns in Casey County

    zjohnson@caseynews.net 

    Republican candidate for Kentucky Secretary of State Michael G. Adams stopped and campaigned in Casey County on May 2.

    Adams grew up in McCracken County and attended public schools. His dad worked for the railroad and belonged to the IBEW union, and his mom worked for a dentist.

  • FFA holds annual banquet

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    With new leaders installed, awards given and tears shed, the 2018-2019 Casey County High School FFA wrapped up the year at its annual awards banquet May 2.

    It was a bittersweet evening as graduating seniors looked back at their four years in the FFA program, and recognized up-and-coming members.

    Advisor Alan Godbey told the seniors that while they joke around with current membership about not missing the prior year’s graduating class, the advisors also look back at memories made with each member.

  • Police chase leads to arrest for meth

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A Dunnville man was arrested on 12 charges on May 3 after leading police on a chase that went into two counties and resulted in the seizure of 56 grams of methamphetamine and $3,500 in cash.

  • Two arrested on drug charges

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A routine patrol by Sheriff Chad Weddle led the arrest of two people for drugs.

    Misty Pascoe, 37, of Liberty, and Brandon S. York, 31, of Russell Springs, were both arrested on April 24 on drug charges.

    Pascoe was arrested for trafficking a controlled substance first degree, second offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia buy/possess and trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces first offense.