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Today's News

  • Recreation center in very early stages

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A possible new recreational center, similar to Rocky Hollow recreation center in Somerset, is in the very early plannign stages.

    At a March 14 Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission meeting, member Josh Switzer, who spoke by phone, told members the project was in its very early stages, and one of those stages is determining if there could be any outside funding available for the project from state or federal sources.

    Switzer said there was money out there for projects they just had to go find it.

  • Elementary Principals give staff reports

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Casey County’s three elementary principals gave staff updates on the status of each school and Casey County Superintendent Marion Sowders had a challenge for the principals.

    During a March 11 Casey County Board of Education meeting elementary principals said how their schools were making efforts to meet and surpass expectations.

    Matt Willoughby principal at Walnut Hill Elementary said they had begun the process of stacking their student’s scores to the top in the world.

  • Most wanted Duncan caught, faces additional charges

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Another Casey County Sheriff’s Office most wanted fugitive has been arrested, this time after a traffic stop.

    Christina D. Duncan, 39, of Liberty, was arrested on March 12. According to the police report, Deputy Geoffrey Brown met her vehicle on Old West Kentucky 70 and knew that Duncan had warrants out for her arrest. Brown turned around and made a traffic stop on the vehicle, assisted by Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett, K9 Mako alerted on the vehicle Duncan was driving.

  • Crash at Crockett Trail
  • Chamber considers new maps, discusses future agenda

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    The Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will consider a new paper map of the City of Liberty and Casey County to fundraise and give to visitors.

    The board also discussed website traffic and upcoming luncheon topics.

    The map is a folded classical map of the area in brochure format, which will have up to 30 spots for the organization to sell ads. Chamber Treasurer Nicki Johnson said that the last production of the map was four or five years ago.

  • Tourism gives $3K to Cruisers, discusses old business

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Members of the Liberty Tourism Commission and Convention board awarded $3,000 to the Liberty Friday Night Cruisers for advertisement purposes and discussed several old business items that included downtown plans, holiday lights, welcome signs for Liberty and a farmers market.

    Members of the Cruisers were in attendance requesting $3,000 from the Tourism board for advertising. The money would be used mostly for radio station advertisements broadcasted both in and outside of Casey County.

  • EMS gets grant, discusses wrecked ambulance

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    During a March 12 Casey County Ambulance Service meeting members discussed the final purchase of their new 2019 Tahoe and detailing of it, a grant from TransCanada, a new law for background checks, and an update on their new ambulance that was recently involved in a wreck.

  • Looking back on the Lady Rebels’ trip to State

    zjohnson@caseynews.net 

    Ten years ago this week, the Casey County Lady Rebels took their second trip to the Kentucky Sweet 16 and came back with their best ever finish making it to the final four.

  • Russell Springs woman arrested for drugs, numerous warrants

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A Russell Springs woman has been arrested on a number of charges that include drugs, shoplifting and non-payment of fines.

    Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle arrested Latasha Nikki Popplewell, 31, on March 7 for possession of a controlled substance first degree, first offense (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia buy/possess.

  • Student’s art to represent Kentucky

    A Casey County Middle School eighth grade student’s artwork will represent Kentucky at a national convention this week.

    The Kentucky Art Education Association selected Maria Salingay as the state winner out of elementary, middle school, and high school students from across the commonwealth. Her mixed media artwork under the theme “Your Art, Your Story” was the first middle school entry ever to win the Kentucky contest.