https://www.caseynews.net/todaysnews/rss.xml en ‘Overcome anything’ https://www.caseynews.net/content/%E2%80%98overcome-anything%E2%80%99 <img src="https://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/brayden1br.jpg" alt="Brayden Taylor, with his permanent smile, loved the outdoors and traveling. He passed away April 24." title="Brayden Taylor, with his permanent smile, loved the outdoors and traveling. He passed away April 24." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> cvanleuven@caseynews.net</p> <p> People who talk about Brayden Pierce Taylor don&rsquo;t say he was a boy who was sick and had two brain surgeries, or talk about his struggle through chemotherapy.</p> <p> They don&rsquo;t talk about how he died. They talk about how he lived and how he inspired everyone he met.</p> <p> The 13-year-old lover of Mexican food passed away on April 24 after a lifelong battle with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors in the brain. His family, friends, and the community are still in mourning.</p> Fiscal Court revisiting body scanners https://www.caseynews.net/content/fiscal-court-revisiting-body-scanners <p> zjohnson@caseynews.net</p> <p> The Casey County Fiscal Court will look again at a body scanner for the jail after at least three inmates snuck drugs in.</p> <p> Nearly ten months after Casey County Jailer Tommy Miller recommended installing a body scanner at the Casey County Jail, Casey County Judge/Executive Randy Dial said at a Fiscal Court meeting May 6 that he believes it&rsquo;s time the court to reexamine the issue.</p> Fiscal Court denies second deputy coroner https://www.caseynews.net/content/fiscal-court-denies-second-deputy-coroner <p> zjohnson@caseynews.net</p> <p> At a May 6 Casey County Fiscal Court meeting, members unanimously agreed to deny a request from Casey County Coroner Curt Demrow for a second paid deputy.</p> <p> After the court went into executive session for nearly 30 minutes discussing personnel, Judge/Executive Randy Dial said he felt it was time the court address the coroner&rsquo;s request for a second paid deputy.</p> <p> Magistrate Cecil Roy made the motion to deny the coroner&rsquo;s request and all four magistrates and Dial unanimously voted to deny the request.</p> Eight vie for Distinguished Young Woman title https://www.caseynews.net/content/eight-vie-distinguished-young-woman-title <img src="https://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/crew_0.jpg" alt="CREW" title="CREW" align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> zjohnson@caseynews.net</p> <p> Eight Casey County High School juniors will compete on for the crown of Casey County&rsquo;s 2019 Distinguish Young Woman (DYW) at 7 p.m. in Casey County High School May 17. The eight competing are:</p> <p> Abigail Caroline Crew is the daughter of Jennifer and Richie Overstreet. She decided to compete in DYW to grow as a person, too help with confidence and to become closer with the girls in her class.</p> <p> Her talent is playing the ukulele, she decided on the ukulele because she thought it would be fun to learn.</p> Chamber makes purchases, plans https://www.caseynews.net/content/chamber-makes-purchases-plans <p> zjohnson@caseynews.net</p> <p> The Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors discussed ribbon cutting policies, May&rsquo;s luncheons, the Fourth of July celebration, and purchased an advertisement in the Casey County Fair booklet and a booth at the Hibpshman Fall Home and Garden show.</p> Relay for Life raises $50,000 https://www.caseynews.net/content/relay-life-raises-50000 <img src="https://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/relay1_0.jpg" alt="Cancer survivors take a group photo May 10 at the Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center as part of the annual Casey County Relay for Life." title="Cancer survivors take a group photo May 10 at the Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center as part of the annual Casey County Relay for Life." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> cvanleuven@caseynews.net</p> <p> The Casey County Relay for Life on May 10 raised over $50,000 toward a cure for cancer.</p> <p> Chairperson Shauna Wardrip said that although the money raised didn&rsquo;t meet their goal of $78,000, the $50,000 is still great.</p> <p> &ldquo;This year we raised a little over $50,000 and we are so proud of that even if we didn&rsquo;t meet our goal because that was $50,000 that we didn&rsquo;t have before to help fight cancer,&rdquo; she wrote in an email.</p> Adams campaigns in Casey County https://www.caseynews.net/content/adams-campaigns-casey-county <img src="https://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/adams.jpg" alt="ADAMS" title="ADAMS" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> zjohnson@caseynews.net&nbsp;</p> <p> Republican candidate for Kentucky Secretary of State Michael G. Adams stopped and campaigned in Casey County on May 2.</p> <p> Adams grew up in McCracken County and attended public schools. His dad worked for the railroad and belonged to the IBEW union, and his mom worked for a dentist.</p> FFA holds annual banquet https://www.caseynews.net/content/ffa-holds-annual-banquet <img src="https://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/ffa1brighter_0.jpg" alt="The Casey County FFA leadership for 2019-2020 takes their seats while those departing from the positions stand behind. They are, from left to right: Front row: Anna Jones, Seth Owens, Callie Hatter, Ethan Godbey, Morgan Smith, Maddie Thomas; Back row: William Gossage, Chelsea Carman, and Olivia Meece." title="The Casey County FFA leadership for 2019-2020 takes their seats while those departing from the positions stand behind. They are, from left to right: Front row: Anna Jones, Seth Owens, Callie Hatter, Ethan Godbey, Morgan Smith, Maddie Thomas; Back row: William Gossage, Chelsea Carman, and Olivia Meece." align="left" hspace="6" width="159" height="85" /><p> cvanleuven@caseynews.net</p> <p> With new leaders installed, awards given and tears shed, the 2018-2019 Casey County High School FFA wrapped up the year at its annual awards banquet May 2.</p> <p> It was a bittersweet evening as graduating seniors looked back at their four years in the FFA program, and recognized up-and-coming members.</p> <p> Advisor Alan Godbey told the seniors that while they joke around with current membership about not missing the prior year&rsquo;s graduating class, the advisors also look back at memories made with each member.</p>