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  • The cast of Aladdin
  • Rescue dog
  • Out of the Past May 16

    10 Years Ago

    Week of May 14, 2008

    A light turnout was predicted for the year’s primary election next week, despite the fact that one of the three races is that of the President of the United States.

    Jimmy Higdon represented the 24th District in the Kentucky House of Representatives for six year. Anthony Stargle thought that’s enough. Higdon and Stargle are running in the Republican primary to represent Casey and Marion counties and part of Pulaski County. No Democrats filed to run in the race this year.

  • The Yoders go to school

    By Gloria Yoder

    “What’s the forecast for Wednesday?” we all had the same question. We were all hoping for a beautiful sunny day, perfect for our annual “school picnic.”It’s a day we all look forward to. In the forenoon, the school children, in our little country school, ranging from grades 1-8 present the program they had practiced the weeks before. After a tasty meal, anyone is welcome to join in some good games of softball.

  • To pot or not to pot

    By Joberta Wells 

    I am just a simple old country woman but something has piqued my curiosity. Why has the former Speaker of the House, John Boehner, all of a sudden decided that we need to legalize and decriminalize the use of marijuana? Along those same lines, why has his good buddy, the current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, introduced a bill to allow hemp farming? Are these bad boys getting paid off by someone in the cannabis business? Inquiring minds want to know!

  • Helping recovering addicts get back to work

    By Mitch McConnell 

    Substance abuse is the public health crisis of this generation. It’s claiming lives in Kentucky and across the nation at an unprecedented rate. Like nearly half of all Americans, you or your family probably know someone whose life has been torn apart because of drug addiction.

    But as a leader in Kentucky’s business community recently noted, this problem isn’t only devastating families and communities. It’s also a workforce emergency.

  • Local elections are the most important elections

    In races where Republican candidates have no Democratic challenger, the results of the May 22 Primary election for Casey County offices will almost certainly produce November’s General Election winner. There’s a lot at stake, and I hope that those who can vote, choose to exercise that right.

    People stopping by The Casey County News office here in Liberty have said this election will “make or break” the county. I probably wouldn’t go that far.

  • Community Calendar May 16

    The deadline for the Community Calendar is at 4:30 Friday. To submit items, email to news@caseynews.net.

    HAPPENINGS

    The Red Hats will meet at 12 p.m. May 30 at Sacred Heart to go to the Lure Lodge.

    Free Healthy Cooking Class will be held at 6 p.m. May 24 in the Casey County Public Library. The theme will be Fresh Look at Strawberries. Come discover new ways to enjoy them. Call Brenda Morris at 606-787-5323 with questions.

  • Merriman named Casey boys basketball coach

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Mike Merriman has been named as the next head coach of the Casey County boys basketball team.

    Merriman is a 2006 graduate of Berea College, where he played basketball at and won a KIAC conference championship to play in the NAIA National Tournament, and a graduate of Jacksonville State University in 2009.

  • Black named new volleyball coach

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Victor Black has been named the next head volleyball coach at Casey County High School.

    Black, who is no stranger to Casey County as he was born and raised here and graduated from Casey County High School in 1986.

    From 1998-2003, Black served as the head volleyball coach at Lincoln County High School finishing his tenure their with a 88-44 record. At Lincoln County he started the program from scratch traveling to Frankfort, Shelbyville and Lexington in the first couple years.