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Today's News

  • Lady Diamond Rebs fall in district, turn in 12-win season

    The Lady Rebels of Casey County softball had a rough 2016 going 0-10, but rebounded with a very young team this season winning 12 games and at one point boasting a 10-7 mark.
    A rough patch down the stretch put Ashley Dean’s squad under .500 with a final tally of 12-16, but this team learned a ton about what it takes to compete while also showing flashes of what the future holds.

  • Casey boys tennis celebrates season at year-end banquet

    The Casey County boys tennis program recently celebrated the completion of another season with their awards banquet at the Bread of Life Cafe. The Rebels fell short of sending any players to state, but had their 17th-straight winning season finishing 12-7 overall.
    That it is the 2017 season and the 17th winning season being celebrated, there is easy math to show the consistency of success for Phil Williams and the Racket Rebs. The program started under Williams in 2000.

  • Vaught's Views: UK signee Vanderbilt recovering from injury

    By Larry Vaught

    Columnist

  • Street Beat: May 31, 2017

    Taken from the Casey County E911 records, Street Beat represents a history of the initial calls and the information used by the dispatcher to send officers to investigate complaints. It is not an indication of what the officers found upon arrival at the scene or how police may have dealt with the complaint.

    May 22
    5:01 p.m., suspicious person at 11559 E. Ky. 70.
    1:46 p.m., officer requested at 1608 Ky. 906.
    3:37 p.m., theft at 1498 Elmore Hill Road.
    7:18 p.m., serving protective order on Bastin Creek Road.

  • Public Record: May 31, 2017

    District court
    May 23

    Jordan D. Young, theft by unlawful taking or disposition shoplifting less than $500, five days in jail with credit for one, balance conditionally discharged one year, no new offenses, and pay costs and restitution in six months.
    Jordan R. Posey, theft by unlawful taking or disposition shoplifting less than $500, five days in jail with credit for one, balance conditionally discharged one year, no new violations, and pay costs and restitution in six months.

  • Church News: May 31, 2017

    Apostolic Lighthouse

  • Out of the Past: May 31, 2017

    10 YEARS AGO
    Week of May 30, 2007

    The Casey County Board of Education approved pay raises for personnel in 2007-08. Certified employees will receive a $3,000 raise. Classified employees will receive a 5-percent increase.
    The Casey County Alumni Association named Jane Rodgers Douglas and Steve Sweeney to its hall of fame.
    East Casey County Water District issued a boil-water advisory because of too little water and too much demand.The district has six water tanks scattered throughout the county that are between 20 and 30 percent full.

  • Rousey finishes a 50K race

    Running a 26.2-mile marathon on city streets under ideal conditions would be tough enough but how about adding five additional miles, all on mountainous terrain, single gravel tracks, crossing knee-deep creeks, and climbing 3,800 feet?

    Liberty’s Taylor Rousey did exactly that in April, competing in the Yamacraw 50K in McCreary County.

    “I’m not fast. The guy that won ran it in about half the time I did,” Rousey said, adding his official time was 9:19:49 when he crossed the finish line.

  • School board to disclose lawsuit settlement

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear issued an opinion May 16 that the Casey County Board of Education make public the details of a monetary settlement paid to two teachers who sued a former principal at Casey County Middle School.

    The Casey County News had asked Beshear’s office for a ruling on the lawsuit settlement that was sealed based on a confidentiality agreement between the plaintiffs, Angela Rodgers and Cassondra Elmore, and the defendant, Kathy Fogle.

  • Jones Park Elementary goes on lockdown

    Jones Park Elementary School went into lockdown Monday morning, based on a statement “that could be perceived as a threat,” said Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett.

    Few details are known about the lockdown, including what the possible threat was, who made it, how long the school was locked down, and whether parents were notified of the lockdown.