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Today's News

  • Casey County's Biggest Losers

    As the six teams participating in “Casey County’s Biggest Losers” enter Week 3 of their 12-week competition, they’re beginning to settle into a routine.

    “It’s getting better,” said Jamie Custer, who is competing along with her daughter, Ashley. “I’m not nearly as sore as I was working out the first week with the trainer.”

    Custer said she is a person who likes order, and she’s beginning to make the requirements of this competition part of her daily lifestyle.

  • Police News 2-4-09

    Police looking for stolen items

    The Casey County Sheriff’s Department has recovered some items that were stolen in a break-in that occurred two months ago, but are seeking the public’s help in locating items that are still missing.

    Deputy Sheriff Chad Weddle said Olivia Vaught, of 50 Ellison Drive, Liberty, reported on Nov. 28, that someone had broken into her mobile home either late on the night of Nov. 27 or early Nov. 28, taking between $4,000 and $5,000 worth of assorted merchandise.

  • Southeast Casey firefighters lend Danville residents a hand

    A group of Casey County volunteer firefighters spent Saturday in Danville and Sunday in Junction City armed with chain saws, trailers and muscle power, clearing residents’ yards of fallen trees and limbs.

    Larry Dale Harris, chief of the Southeast Casey Volunteer Fire Department, said he had heard about the destruction left by the ice-storm and felt like he had to do something to help.

    He contacted Danville’s Emergency Management department, coordinating clean-up efforts, and was told their help would be appreciated.

  • Bring on the presents

    “Roses are red,

    violets are blue,

    send a student a gift

    and local florists will love you too.”

    Students, local florists and gift shop owners will be feeling the love once again this Valentine’s season.

    After a hiatus of 13 years, high school students will be able to receive certain gifts at the schools on Friday, Feb. 13.

    In a deal brokered by Liberty/Casey County Chamber of Commerce Coordinator Blaine Staat, school officials agreed that gifts could be exchanged — but with certain conditions.

  • Friday Morning Quarterback 1-29-09

    It may be a little premature to say that the Casey County boys' basketball team has turned a corner. But, to steal a line from Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Rebels may be "goin' up around the bend."

    There is a lot to like about five of Casey's last six ballgames. The Rebels are only 3-3 during that span, but other than a 68-47 loss to Adair on Jan. 9, I think they have played well.

  • Casey News brings home awards from KPA

    The Casey County News brought home five awards from the 2008 Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Contest sponsored by the Kentucky Press Association.

    The awards were presented Friday night at a banquet held at the Galt House in Louisville.

    Editor/General Manager Donna Carman received three awards, while former staff writer Brittany Emerson and summer intern Kendra Peek each received an award.

  • Rebels rally but comeback falls short

    The Rebels rallied from a 17-point first-half deficit against Southwestern on Friday night, but the comeback effort fell short. The visiting Warriors held on to defeat Casey 60-53.

    Kyle Jeffries led Casey with 21 points, while Jordan Spagnoletti pitched in 11. Elliot Cannon had eight points and 13 rebounds for Casey and Tyler Johnson had seven points and five assists.

    The Rebels were only 19-of-59 from the field, including 6-of-24 from beyond the three-point arc.

  • A Witness to History

    Middleburg resident Ken Kleffman and six of his family members attended festivities in Washington, D.C. during the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

    Following are some of Kleffman’s observances during the family’s visit to the nation’s capital.

    January 18

  • Free tax help

    AARP Tax-Aide will again provide free tax return preparation and free electronic filing for low- to middle-income taxpayers of all ages.

    The service begins Feb. 2 and continues through April 13 at the Casey County Senior Citizens Center, located at 85 Beldon Avenue in Liberty. Trained counselors will be on hand to prepare returns on Mondays from 3-7 p.m.

    This is the eighth consecutive year the free service has been offered in Liberty.

    For more information, contact Phyllis McMeans at 606-787-6417.

  • Rebels roll over Russell by 20

    An unknown prophet once said, “Success would be the best revenge.”

    The Rebels used success in a big way on Tuesday night to avenge a December loss at Russell County. Casey led by as many as 24 points midway through the fourth quarter on its way to a 63-43 win over the visiting Lakers.

    Elliot Cannon led the way with 15 points and 10 rebounds as one of four Rebels to score in double digits. Brad Jeffries and Kyle Jeffries had 14 apiece while Jordan Spagnoletti had 10. Tyler Salyers added seven points and eight rebounds.