Today's News

  • Lane indicted on stabbing, imprisonment charges


    A man has been indicted on charges that include stabbing and unlawfully imprisoning a woman.

    Edwin Dale Leroy Lane, 24, was indicted for assault in the second degree, two counts of unlawful imprisonment in the first degree, theft by unlawful taking/disposition under $500, violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO, endangering the welfare of a minor and criminal mischief in the third degree.

  • Tourism adjourned in error


    The Libery Tourism and Convention Commission adjourned its July 18 meeting in error, member Nicki Johnson said.

    The commission abruptly ended the meeting after Johnson left the meeting — in the middle of an agenda item regarding a $10,000 request from the Casey County Apple Festival Committee for advertising money— as members believed they no longer had a quorum.

    This was not the case, as they had three voting members and Chairman John Rigney present.

    The Tourism commission has seven total members.

  • Vulture causes motorcycle accident


    A Liberty man was seriously injured after hitting a buzzard on U.S. Highway 127 and crashing his motorcycle.

    According to a Casey County Sheriff’s Office traffic collision report, Timothy M. Hughes, 54, was traveling southbound on 127, approximately seven miles south of Liberty at around 10:30 a.m. July 26, when he struck the bird with his 1985 Honda motorcycle. He lost control of the motorcycle and went off the right side of the roadway.

  • Marijuana plants found in Dunnville home


    A Dunnville man was arrested Sunday after the Kentucky State Police found five marijuana plants growing in a home on Dogwalk Street.

    Nicholas Hall, 23, was charged with possession of marijuana and cultivating in marijuana (five plants or more) first offense, and was lodged in the Casey County Jail.

    According to a Kentucky State Police press release, Trooper Zach Scott received information regarding a subject cultivating marijuana in a residence in the city limits of Dunnville at around 1:45 p.m. July 28.

  • Casey County Fair poultry and rabbit show results

    2019 Poultry Show — June 19, 2019

    Class 1: Large Fowl Cockerel — Lane Stallard, 1st; Addy Davis, 2nd

    Class 2: Large Fowl Pullet — Wade Stallard, 1st; Addy Davis, 2nd, 3rd and 4th; Parker Davis, 5th

    Class 3: Large Fowl Cock — Wade Stallard, 1st

    Class 4: Large Fowl Hen — Wade Stallard, 1st; Addy Davis, 2nd; Leann Goode, 3rd, 4th and 5th; Chloe Atwood, 6th; Hunter Atwood, 7th

    Class 5: Large Fowl Hen — Wade Stallard, 1st; Addy Davis 2nd; Leann Goode, 3rd and 4th

  • Juveniles arrested for vandalizing building


    Four juveniles have been cited for burglary third degree and criminal mischief first degree after breaking into a former school and causing $25,000 to $30,000 in damage.

    According to the police report, Officer Grider responded to Old Douglas School on July 18 around 3 p.m. for a request to check the school for people inside for the real estate company that was showing the property to potential buyers.

    The school is currently owned by Pine Grove Church.

  • Tourism adjourns mid-meeting


    Discussion on whether to grant the Casey County Apple Festival Committee’s request for $10,000 in advertising money suddenly ended when the Liberty Tourism and Convention Commission members announced they didn’t have a quorum.

    The adjourning broke an awkward silence in Liberty City Hall during a July 18 special called meeting, while Tourism members were mulling over Apple Festival’s request, which they appeared reluctant to grant.

  • Buggy hit on U.S. 127


    A Liberty woman rear-ended an Amish horse-drawn buggy in Casey County, seriously injuring one of the occupants.

    According to an accident report, the Casey County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident five miles south of Liberty at around 12:50 p.m. July 16.

  • Fiscal Court tests tower, receives resurfacing money


    Casey County Fiscal Court members heard the county’s new tower equipment was installed and ready for testing, the county had received an additional $326,000 for resurfacing and discussed one of the Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Centers biggest horse shows.

    Casey County Judge/Executive Randy Dial told members during their July 15 meeting that the new equipment for the communications tower had been installed and they were going to do a test on it on July 16.

  • Crime increased in 2018


    Recently released 2018 Kentucky State Police crime statistics show a jump in a number of reported crimes in Casey County as well as a much higher clearance rate for cases for the Casey County Sheriff’s Office.

    The number of crimes reported in Casey County grew significantly with 373 reported crimes in 2018. That is a jump from 2017 when only 262 crimes were reported.