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Today's News

  • Scam alert: Caller claims your Social Security number was stolen, fee needed to obtain new card

    Office of the Kentucky Attorney General

    Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a Scam Alert today to warn Kentuckians of a new phone scam where con artists claim to be Federal Social Security Administration agents calling to notify you that your Social Security number has been stolen.

    Beshear said his office received a report of the scam after a caller tricked a Jefferson County victim into disclosing her Social Security number and paying a fee to receive a new Social Security number and card.

  • Creative writing contest winners announced

    Casey County News

    Three Casey County writers demonstrated superior writing talent in the annual Creative Writing Contest held by the Casey County Library.

    The winners, who wrote a short story of less than 300 words on the topic of metal or physical scars, were presented a certificate and cash award June 30 at the library.

    The first place winner won $75, second place $50, and third $25.

    The winning entries are published here below.

    First place:

    Walls

    By Cameron C. Griffith

  • Ministry and martial arts

    By David Stone

    dstone@lcni.com

    Grace Baptist Church recently welcomed a new minister whose trip to the pulpit took a few twists, turns and tumbles, but no detours.

    Reggie Tipton, a Lexington native who first moved to Dunnville as a middle school student, accepted the Grace Baptist appointment after he and his family returned from their missionary assignment in Brazil. Prior to Brazil, he pastored at White Oak Baptist in Pulaski County.

  • Sheriff’s daughter seeks criminal justice career

    By David Stone

    dstone@lcni.com

    Casey County Sheriff Jerry Coffman’s tenure may be ending in November, but he may not be the last Coffman to work in law enforcement.

    While his deputy Chad Weddle won the May primary and will likely succeed him as sheriff — barring any opposition in the general election — it’s his daughter Sara Coffman who may keep the family’s name law enforcement legacy alive.

  • Fair Pageant Winners
  • Council approves purchase of land, budget

    The Liberty City Council approved the purchase of a 1.5-acre plot of land and approved the first reading of the fiscal year 2019 budget. Discussion on a new garbage truck was tabled.

    At a special called meeting June 22, Mayor Steven Brown said he might have gotten ahead of himself by paying for land without amending the fiscal year 2018 budget.

    “I’m going to ask you guys for a motion to buy the property,” he said.

  • Masons donate to Casey honor guard

    Tim Sanders, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, traveled to Casey County on June 21 to present members of the Casey County Honor Guard with a check for $4,000 towards the honor guard’s recent purchase of a van to take them to military funerals.
    Sanders said that the lodge has an emphasis on veterans this year.
    “If it weren’t for the veterans, we wouldn’t be able to live like we do and have the freedom we have today,” he said.   

  • Fiscal court approves franchise ordinance, budget

    The Casey County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a second reading and adopted the fiscal year 2019 budget, and similarly approved a new ordinance to give telecommunications companies the green light to work on county rights-of-way.

  • EDA, Campbellsville begin education partnership

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    The Liberty-Casey County Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Campbellsville University have partnered to bring new educational programs to the university’s Liberty campus.

    During a special called meeting of the EDA June 6, the board held an executive session and afterward unanimously approved reducing Liberty Economic Director Josh Switzer’s pay to $27,000, as he would thereafter be also an employee of Campbellsville University, who would pay the remaining half of his wage.

  • Liberty budget may need a bigger transfer

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    The City of Liberty may need to transfer even more money out of its utilities accounts to make its books balance in the next fiscal year.

    At a work session June 7, Mayor Steven Brown presented the Liberty City Council with a preliminary budget to review before a planned June 11 regular city council meeting. The budget shows that transfers into the general fund from the utilities fund to the general fund could increase from 46,000 in 2017 to 2018, up to $87,332 in 2018 to 2019.