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Today's News

  • Middle school addition still on schedule

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    The Casey County Middle School addition is still on schedule, and Casey County School Board of Education members picked a canopy design for the new addition during an Aug. 12 meeting.

    Representatives from Sherman Carter Barnhart were in attendance to give board members an update on site plan, floor plan and building design of the Casey County Middle School addition.

  • Carman elected alternate angus delegate

    American Angus Association

    Bryan K. Carman, Liberty, Kentucky, has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 136th annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 4 at the Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino in Reno, Nevada, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the American Angus Association.

  • Casey Casey County Hospital Health Fair - Aug. 24
  • Health department, CYC addressing substance abuse

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    The Lake Cumberland District Health Department and the Casey Youth Coalition (CYC) told the gathered members of the Casey County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) on Aug. 22 that they were developing plans to tackle substance abuse in the community.

    CYC is taking on underage drinking. Presenters Hannah McQueary and Mollie Harne gave an overview of their basis for the plan.

    They gave the following statistics gathered from Casey County High School seniors:

  • Board members disagree on taxes

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    The decision to increase the Casey County School District’s tax rate by 4 percent for the next fiscal year was split, with three board of education members voting for it and two members voting against the increase.

    The options for the tax rate were a compensating rate, that would have seen a loss of $41,810 from the prior year, a 4 percent increase, that would increase their revenue by $71,679 over the prior year, and a prior year rate, that would have seen a loss of $77,648 over the prior year.

  • City Council again tables garbage decision

    zjohnson@caseynews.net 

    After months of discussion a decision on whether the City of Liberty should privatize its garbage collection service, the council again tabled discussion Aug. 12.

    Liberty Mayor Steven Brown began the meeting telling members they needed to make a decision on whether they were going to award franchise bid to one of the three companies that bid on garbage collection or continue to pick the garbage up themselves.

    Representatives from Rumpke were in attendance for the meeting.

  • County tax rates stay the same

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    The Casey County Fiscal Court voted to maintain last year’s tax rates for all categories, received a bid for food preparation that could save the county some significant money and purchased three new Mack trucks.

  • Casey students recognized in ‘Youth Salute’

    Eleven Casey County students were among 873 high school juniors from 53 high schools in Central Kentucky are being recognized in this year’s “Youth Salute”.

    They are: Brayden Joseph Brown, Rebekah Cochran, Gena Cravens, MacKenzie Cundiff, Kamryn Davis, Gracie Johnson, Kylee Lawson, Hanna McQueary, Dawson Matthew Zane Rousey, Delaney Elise Sowders, and Bethanee Streeval.

    Rousey was awarded a $4,000 scholarship provided by Georgetown College.

  • Blaylock and Whitaker Jr. sentenced

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Two men who recently pleaded guilty in separate cases were sentenced to prison during their recent court date.

    Judge Judy Vance sentenced Jasper Lee Blaylock and John L. Whitaker Jr. during court date on Aug. 12 in Casey County Circuit Court.

  • Luttrell indicted on assault

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A Liberty man has been indicted after attacking his mother with a hatchet.

    The Casey County Grand Jury indicted William Tyler Luttrell, 22, on Aug. 12 for assault first degree (domestic violence).

    The charge stems from an indicted on July 11 where according to the police report, Casey County Dispatch received a 911 call from an individual stating that Luttrell had attacked his mother with a hatchet.

    Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle and Deputy Jayson Grider responded to the scene along with Casey County EMS.