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Today's News

  • First round at State ends Harne/Johnson’s run

    Sports Correspondent

    Casey seniors Austin Harne and Luke Johnson rode a tremendous regular season through to a semi final finish at the Regional Tournament giving them the honor of competing in the 2018 KHSAA State Tennis Championships at the end of last week.

    The boys from Casey took to the courts at Shillito Park in Lexington on Thursday afternoon against the duo from Lawrence County.

  • Lady Rebels sweep doubleheader to end regular season

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    After a challenging season that has seen its ups and downs, the Casey County Lady Rebels looking to end the regular season on a high note when they hosted Burgin on May 14.

    Casey County 19

    Burgin 1

    However it would be Burgin that would strike first. After a Grace Osbourne single to start the game off, she would advance to third after two groundouts. That’s when Brittany Yates would smash a double into right center field to score Osbourne and put the Bulldogs up 1-0 after the top of the first.

  • Baseball Rebels split doubleheader to end regular season

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Coming into May 14 match up with the Garrard County Golden Lions that Casey County Rebels were struggling, losers of eight of their last nine game, but looking to get back on track and carry some momentum into postseason play.

    Casey County 4

    Garrard 1

    The Rebels would get off to a hot start when Nate Goode lifted a single into shallow left field to start the Casey rally. After Goode stole second, he would score when clean up hitter Jake McGowan reached base on an error to give the Rebels the early 1-0 lead.

  • Late spring fishing update

    By Lee McClellan

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife

    Kentuckians cannot complain about a lack of rain this past spring. It seemed to rain every other day in March and April.

    It is a mild miracle the horses running in the recent Kentucky Derby did not sink up to their knees while standing in the starting gate. The 2.31 inches of rain received at Churchill Downs on May 5 set the record for the wettest Kentucky Derby ever.

  • Church News May 23

    Apostolic Lighthouse

  • We are the caretaker of our thoughts

    By William Holland

  • Out of the Past May 23

    10 Years Ago

    Week of May 21, 2008

    Liberty water customers were soon to be paying more as a 16 percent increase in water rates is on the table for the City of Liberty.

    The Casey County school district was projected to operate on a $23.4 million tentative budget for the 2008-09 school years, which includes 1 percent state-mandated raises for certified and classified personnel.

  • The Amish Cook

    By Gloria Yoder

    Today we will be rewinding 10 years and reliving the events of a rather colorful day when I was 18 years old. As I read this entry from my personal diary I couldn’t help but laugh at some of the memories. Interestingly enough, this particular day a young man from Ohio was in the community that day helping prepare for a wedding and secretly hoping Gloria (then Raber) would show up at the same place! Unfortunately, I had been there the day before and now had other things to look after. Here we go:

  • Tax-raising politicians would choose comfort over transparency

    By Jim Waters

    What led to Judge Thomas Wingate’s ruling supporting the Bluegrass Institute Center for Open Government’s claim that the Kentucky House of Representatives held an illegal closed-door meeting last summer is indicative of how most politicians would, if given a choice, handle contentious issues.

    It’s why we have one of the nation’s strongest open meetings laws and don’t give lawmakers the choice of conducting the public’s business – including policy debates – privately.

  • The green of stress and greed

    Money. Cash. Green stuff. Why is U.S. currency green? Who decided on the classic green hue?

    According to an online article by the History Channel, the U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving selected the green color because the ink was plentiful and resistant to chemical changes; and green symbolizes stability, life, and growth. www.history.com/.