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Today's News

  • Open House hosts hundreds

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Students and their parents gathered at Casey County schools Aug. 1 for the annual Open House and the second annual Community Cookout.

    The kids got to shake off some back-to-school jitters by meeting their new teachers, seeing their new classrooms, and reuniting with friends they hadn’t seen over the two-and-a half-month summer vacation. Parents signed paperwork and visited with friends, teachers and administrators.

  • Casey responders help with Lincoln fire

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Casey County Emergency Management Director Rick Wesley got the call at 1:30 a.m. Aug. 1. He could see the magnitude of the blaze burning the Indian Camp Trailer Park from miles away.

    “It looked like the early morning sun rising,” he said.

    He and Emergency Management Deputy Josh Wethington rode out to the scene of a massive natural gas fire, which was winding down but still extremely hot. He contacted Don Gilliam, the Lincoln County Emergency Management Director to see how he could help.

  • Liberty Farmers Market off to a good start

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Organizer Sandy Wolford said that the first Liberty Farmers Market held Aug. 1 was a success.

    “I’ve gotten a lot of support and a lot of folks agree that it was a successful start,” she said.

    Cars were parked from Liberty City Hall to Kings with more walking to the location. By the time the Farmers Market was over, there was not a whole lot left to buy.

  • Sheriff’s office cites stores for underage tobacco sales

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    One person has been cited and the Casey County Sheriff’s office is looking for another person in connection to the selling of tobacco to minors.

    According to a Casey County Sheriff’s office press release, on July 30 Vasantkumar Patel, an employee of Sallie’s Country Store was issued a citation for sales of tobacco products to a person under the age of 18.

    The charges stem from a joint operation with the Sheriff’s Office, Liberty Police Department and the Alcohol Beverage Control Office (ABC).

  • McElroy sentenced for wanton endangerment, imprisonment

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A Liberty man has been sentenced in a case after he pulled a knife on another man and blocked a woman from exiting a restroom.

    Joshua W. McElroy, 24, pleaded guilty to wanton endangerment second degree, unlawful imprisonment second degree and public intoxication of a controlled substance during a July 25 court date in Casey County District Court.

    He was sentenced to 12 months in jail with 60 days to serve with his balance of 10 months being suspended if within two years there are no new violations of law.

  • Holt arrested for incident at middle school

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A Liberty man was charged with public intoxication and fleeing from police after an incident at Casey County Middle School.

    Jacob E. Holt, 30, pleaded not guilty to public intoxication of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and fleeing or evading police second-degree (on foot) charges during a July 30 court date in Casey County District Court.

  • Speakers appeal for community

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    Speakers at the Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce luncheon July 24 talked about the services they provide, but more importantly about the importance of a community pulling together.

    Pastor Derick Terry and Pastor Kevin Pittman both gave impassioned speeches about using love to address the problems Casey County continues to face.

    Terry began by addressing the “misconception or perception” that Casey County is a backward county with the moniker “Crazy County.”

  • Farmer’s market opens in Liberty tomorrow

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    A new farmers market featuring crops from Casey County is coming to Liberty beginning tomorrow, Aug. 1.

    Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission member Sandy Wolford presented information to the board during a July 22 special called meeting about the market.

    Wolford also asked and received $1,075 from the board to help pay for five signs advertising the farmers market, insurance for the event and for inflatables that will be set up for the market’s kick off on Aug. 1.

  • Fiscal Court approves police agreement

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    The Casey County Fiscal Court approved an inter-local cooperative agreement between the Liberty Police Department and the Casey County Sheriff’s Office, which officials say will aid in combating the illicit drug trade.

    Magistrates Cecil Roy and Steve Martin gave their unanimous approval 2-0 at a special called meeting July 26, with Magistrates Bart Woodrum and Robby Murphy unable to attend.

  • Two indicted on drug and assaulting officer charges

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Two Liberty residents have been indicted on a number of charges that includes one charge of criminal attempt to murder Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle for Charles Tyler Sanders.