Today's News

  • Community Calendar Sept. 4

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


    The next Commodity Day will be Sept. 11 at the Casey County Recycling Center.

    The soup kitchen is serving to those in need every Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at 1 Pettyjohn St. in Liberty (behind the firehouse beside CU). For more information, contact Kevin Pittman at 606-448-9746.

    The Health Department will hold a class Diabetes – Just the Basics Sept. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Oct. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Deliver me from diet gurus

    By Joberta Wells

    I don’t want to be best friends with Marie Osmond or Oprah Winfrey. Heck, I don’t even want to know them personally. Why, then, do I have to see them every time I turn on TV? There they are, telling me how their weight loss programs are going to make me into a happy, healthy, skinny shadow of my former self.

  • Legislative Committees meet

    By Daniel Elliott

    I spent most of last week at the Capitol Building as Interim Joint Committees met to hear from agencies and members of the public about state programs. I have mentioned before how valuable these meetings can be as we prepare for the 2020 Regular Session. These committees spend time closely examining issues that may come before the General Assembly, and are critical to understanding legislation I may have to vote on during the 2020 legislative session.

  • Grant shown to mitigate impact of childhood trauma

    By Ben Chandler, Betty “B.J.” Adkins and David Finke

    Semple Elementary first-grade teacher Christina Carter read a story to her class about a child who faced stressful events every day, making it hard to focus at school. After the story, she gave her students a prompt – if Ms. Carter only knew. Some of the responses were eye opening.

    “If Ms. Carter only knew ... I get my sister ready in the morning and that’s why we are always late.”

  • District Court News Aug. 28

    Aug. 15

    Ethan Ammons was found guilty of speeding 15 MPH over the limit by a jury. The jury heard testimony from Constables Ralph Mondie and Darren Wesley and found Ammons guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. He was sentenced to a fine of $30 plus costs due in six months.

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  • Circuit Court News Aug. 28

    Aug. 12

    Ashley Dawn Short was sentenced to five years and probated for five years for flagrant non-support.

    Dale Ray Lanham was sentenced to four years and had his probation denied for failure to comply with sex offender registration.

    Michael Vincent Harmon was sentenced to 11 years in prison for bail jumping first degree, receiving stolen property under $10,000, criminal mischief first degree and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Police News Aug. 28

    Aug. 17

    Katelyn E. Mulanax, 20, of Liberty, was arrested on a bench warrant for the non-payment of court costs, fees or fines for the underlying charges of no registration plates, no registration receipt and failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security first offense.

    Jenni L. Soard, 35, of Liberty, was arrested on a bench warrant for failure to appear on charges of possession of a controlled substance third degree (drug unspecified) and possession of marijuana.

    Aug. 19

  • Church News Aug. 28

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