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Today's News

  • ASAP considers free police meals at schools

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    During an April 26 Casey County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Drug Free Communities (ASAP) meeting, members discussed ASAP’s role in Casey County’s Trail Town efforts, offering free breakfast and lunch to police officers, and school and community events.

  • State asks for responsible burning

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Keeping property clear of fallen branches and overgrown weeds keeps critters at bay and just makes the place look better. But those looking to burn their piles of fallen branches, leaves and weeds should take care to not cause bigger problems like forest fires and property damage.

    And its not just property damage people should worry about. Burning garbage in burn barrels or in fire pits can introduce toxins into the environment which then ends up in your food.

  • Relay for Life set for May 11

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    On May 11 Casey County will host their annual Relay for Life to raise money for groundbreaking cancer research in honor of those that are, have been and will be affected by the devastating disease.

    The event will take place at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO center at 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. with the goal of raising $78,000.

    Relay for Life chairperson Shauna Wardrip encouraged everyone to come enjoy a family friendly event to support those in the community that have had or have cancer.

  • Casey County ATC finishes second at State Welding Competition

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    For the third straight year, the Casey County ATC team won the Regional Tournament and this year placed second in the Skills USA Kentucky State welding fabrication competition held in Louisville.

    Seniors Ethan May, Luke Wilson, and Kerry Monday were part of the three man team from Casey County that finished second in the State competition and in doing so won a $3500 scholarship to KUI welding institute.

  • Casey woman arrested for drug trafficking

    A Casey County was arrested in Russell Springs with suspected methamphetamine.

    According to the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, Adrian Ashley Lawless, 26, of Liberty, was found with crystal meth, syringes full of meth, and $1,182 in cash.

    Sgt. Evan Burton responded to a complaint at 11 a.m. May 3 and arrived at the Cumberland Lodge in Russell Springs, where he found Lawless and a male passenger inside a 2015 Hyundai car.

  • 30-year dream finally becomes a reality for Johnson

    By Bill Marvel

    As life gets in the way, many individuals have dreams that never come true. Some dream of hitting a hole-in-one playing golf, some of catching a world record fish, or bagging the largest buck in the county.

  • Demrow earns Master Coroner Award

    Casey County Coroner Curt Demrow received the highest level of achievement, the Master Coroner award, from the Kentucky Coroner’s Association during the 2018 Kentucky Coroner’s Conference, held April 16-19, 2018 in Louisville.

    There were only two Coroners from Kentucky presented with Master Coroner for 2018.

    This year’s conference was highlighted with keynote speakers including John Fudenberg, the Coroner from Las Vegas, Nev. and Rae H. Wooten, the Coroner from Charleston County, S.C.

  • Muay Thai champion

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Walnut Hill Elementary School second grader Preston “SuperBoy” Scott, at the young age of eight, has already won multiple titles in Muay Thai that include a title in the United States Muay Thai Open held in New York City, which featured over 700 competitors.

    He will defend that title in November, along with his titles at Iowa at the Muay Thai Classic in June and in Tennessee at the Warriors Den in July

  • Students learn about farm safety

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    On April 27, fifth graders in Casey County participated in a Farm Safety Day at the Kentucky Ag/Expo Center.

    The event, which is in its eighth year, was put on by Casey County 4-H in conjunction with Pat Williams with Casey County Soil Conservation District.

  • Magistrate candidates answer questionnaire

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    In an effort to better inform voters, The Casey County News sent candidate questionnaires to those running for magistrate in the May 22 Republican Primary. All candidates, except Cecil Roy, who is running for the District 1 seat, and Steve Martin, who is running in District 4, responded to the same four questions.

    District 1

    Kenny Morgan

    Q: Please tell us about yourself and your qualifications.