https://www.caseynews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en Aging siren wiring causes concern https://www.caseynews.net/content/aging-siren-wiring-causes-concern <img src="https://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8425.jpg" alt="This siren on Middleburg Road in Liberty is showing its age, with responders worrying about its wiring after 60 years." title="This siren on Middleburg Road in Liberty is showing its age, with responders worrying about its wiring after 60 years." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> zjohnson@caseynews.net</p> <p> Liberty City Council members discussed the city&rsquo;s deteriorating fire/weather siren wiring, and approved an inter local agreement between the Liberty Police Department and the Casey County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office to work together on cases for a six-month trial basis.</p> <p> To begin the July 8 meeting, Liberty Fire Chief Roger Martin said the fire/weather sirens were in good shape but the wiring was causing problems.</p> Board approves invoice, gets grant https://www.caseynews.net/content/board-approves-invoice-gets-grant <img src="https://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb.jpeg" alt="The Community Champion for the month of July was Hinckle Contracting. Kevin Stephens, Assistant Superintendent of Casey County Schools on the left, presents Jacob Chaney from Hinkle Contracting with a plaque showing the district’s appreciation July 8." title="The Community Champion for the month of July was Hinckle Contracting. Kevin Stephens, Assistant Superintendent of Casey County Schools on the left, presents Jacob Chaney from Hinkle Contracting with a plaque showing the district’s appreciation July 8." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> zjohnson@caseynews.net</p> <p> Casey County Board of Education members approved an invoice and heard an update on the Casey County Middle School construction, approved several consent items and received a $45,000 grant for Casey County ASAP.</p> <p> To begin the meeting July 8, board members approved an invoice from Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects for schematic design for the six additional classrooms at Casey County Middle School totaling $10,200.</p> Liberty man attacks mother with hatchet https://www.caseynews.net/content/liberty-man-attacks-mother-hatchet <img src="https://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/luttrellarrest.jpg" alt="LUTTRELL" title="LUTTRELL" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> zjohnson@caseynews.net</p> <p> A Liberty man was arrested early July 11 after police received a call stating a man had attacked his mother with a hatchet.</p> <p> William Tyler Luttrell, 22, was arrested for first-degree assault (domestic violence) following the attack.</p> <p> According to the police report, Casey County Dispatch received a 911 call from an individual stating Luttrell had attacked his mother with a hatchet.</p> <p> Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle and Deputy Jayson Grider responded to the scene along with Casey County EMS.</p> Blaylock pleads guilty to DUI https://www.caseynews.net/content/blaylock-pleads-guilty-dui <p> zjohnson@caseynews.net</p> <p> A Liberty man has pleaded guilty to numerous charges related to a DUI crash that sent two people to the hospital, including a pregnant woman.</p> <p> Jasper Lee Blaylock, 39, pleaded guilty to DUI fourth offense, five counts of first degree wanton endangerment, operating on a suspended/revoked operators license, disregarding a stop sign, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident/ failure to render aid or assistance during a July 8 court date.</p> EMS discusses coroner arrangement, other business https://www.caseynews.net/content/ems-discusses-coroner-arrangement-other-business <p> zjohnson@caseynews.net</p> <p> The Casey County Ambulance Service discussed efforts to help the county in providing a vehicle to the county for the coroner to use to transport bodies, purchasing a new HVAC system, prematurely setting tax rates and payment of its workers compensation insurance during its monthly meeting July 9.</p> Liberty marks 4th of July with parade, concert https://www.caseynews.net/content/liberty-marks-4th-july-parade-concert <img src="https://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/4th.jpg" alt="Fireworks launched from the Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center were visible from all over downtown Liberty on July 4. The 20-minute show capped off a big day of Independence Day celebration." title="Fireworks launched from the Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center were visible from all over downtown Liberty on July 4. The 20-minute show capped off a big day of Independence Day celebration." align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p> cvanleuven@caseynews.net</p> <p> The little bit of rain that fell didn&rsquo;t dampen the celebration of our nation&rsquo;s birthday in downtown Liberty, which was a memorable and lively festival.</p> <p> People came in droves to the Liberty City Hall after 3 p.m., lining up for free snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy. The heat was a bit stifling. Many sought the shade, while parents got their children ready for the kiddie parade, which would lead the larger parade at 4:30.</p> Carr’s Chapel honors law enforcement https://www.caseynews.net/content/carr%E2%80%99s-chapel-honors-law-enforcement <img src="https://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/copsinchurch.jpg" alt="Pastor David Holt, far right, honored law enforcement during a service July 7 at Carr’s Chapel in Casey County. Pictured are, from left to right: Sheriff Chad Weddle, Deputy Jayson Grider, Constable Ralph Mondie, and Holt." title="Pastor David Holt, far right, honored law enforcement during a service July 7 at Carr’s Chapel in Casey County. Pictured are, from left to right: Sheriff Chad Weddle, Deputy Jayson Grider, Constable Ralph Mondie, and Holt." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> zjohnson@caseynews.net</p> <p> A message of thankfulness, respect and honor filled the room at Carr&rsquo;s Chapel First Church of God on July 7 as members and Pastor David Holt recognized members of the Casey County Sheriff&rsquo;s Department, Liberty Police Office and Casey County Constables for their hard work in the community.</p> <p> Holt said he came up with idea of honoring the officers during their services when Casey County Sheriff&rsquo;s Deputy Jayson Grider came by to do a safety check for the church.</p> Fiscal Court looking at jail food service https://www.caseynews.net/content/fiscal-court-looking-jail-food-service <p> cvanleuven@caseynews.net</p> <p> The Casey County Fiscal Court will look at bids for a food service provider, which Judge/Executive Randy Dial believes will save the county money on jail expenses.</p> <p> At a meeting July 1, Dial told magistrates that he spoke to a company that provides food services in five states and for over 60 counties in Kentucky. He believes that with expected criminal justice reform, Casey County should look for where money could be saved in inmate housing.</p>