July 3, 2014 5:16 AM
A Vietnam veteran in Casey County finally received a Purple Heart, more than 40 years after he was injured in combat.
Sen. Mitch McConnell presented the medal to Earl Wilson during a ceremony Wednesday evening. Wilson's daughters contacted the senator about the award, and Crystal Davis says she's thrilled... more »
June 9, 2014 1:01 PM
A Casey County teen killed in a motocross accident last week is being remembered today as friends and family gather at Austin Mincey's high school to honor him and the sport he loved.
At just 14-years-old, Mincey made an impact. An impact proven by the 8,000 thousand people expected... more »
June 3, 2014 8:39 AM
According to a family member, a Casey County teen critically injured in a motocross accident has died.
Austin Mincey, 14, was competing in Indiana Sunday when he crashed . According to his sister, he died around 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Mincey's love for motocross led him to take his... more »
June 2, 2014 5:21 PM
Just a few days before students in Casey County go on summer break, a 14-year-old is in critical condition at the hospital after a serious motocross accident in Indiana. Those who know 14-year-old Austin Mincey, say it doesn't take long to learn that he has a special passion.
"Motocross.... more »
May 7, 2014 12:36 PM
A man held his father hostage at gunpoint for 18 hours as he set his house on fire, according to the Casey County Sheriff.
Officials say Travis Buis went to his father's house on Sunday and held him at gunpoint until the next day, when he took his father... more »
January 22, 2014 11:38 AM
A man charged with plotting to kill a gate company employee in Casey County has been convicted by a jury.
A jury convicted motorcycle gang member David Salyers in the 2012 murder of Gleason Pyles. The Advocate Messenger reports jurors deliberated for about an hour Tuesday before returning with... more »
January 16, 2014 8:42 AM
Officials say brake failure led to a semi accident in Casey County Wednesday afternoon.
Police say William Taylor, 32, was driving along Chelf Ridge Road when the brakes went out as he topped a hill. Taylor was not able to make a curve, and the truck went off the... more »
December 19, 2013 12:45 PM
Just a week before Christmas, a Casey County couple with two small children have lost their home in a fire.
Charles Combs, his wife and their two children are now counting on the help of the Clementsville Volunteer Fire Department and the community to get back on their feet.... more »
November 11, 2013 4:47 AM
A woman was critically injured in a Casey County house fire Saturday evening.
Officials say the fire broke out in a home on Napier Street in Liberty around 6 p.m. Firefighters found the lone resident, Debbie Cooper, 49, inside the house once the fire was out. EMS took her... more »
October 31, 2013 7:10 PM
Deputies are still investigating what caused a three-vehicle wreck in Stanford that involved a Casey County ambulance.
Luckily, no patients were on board, and the driver and passenger of the ambulance were not injured.
The accident happened on US 127 when a truck rear-ended a car, causing it... more »
September 26, 2013 5:15 AM
Officials say a Casey County jail escapee turned himself in early Thursday morning.
Michael R. Branham, 19, walked away from a work release detail at the recycling center in Liberty around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. He was in jail on charges including fleeing police and receiving stolen property. Officials say... more »
July 23, 2013 7:58 PM
Most people would run at the site of a rattlesnake, but not two brothers in Casey County. In fact, their run-in with the poisonous snake is the talk of the town. The Wethington brothers were working in the woods near their parents' home when they found the snake. And since... more »
July 15, 2013 10:38 AM
A man died in a single-vehicle crash in Casey County Sunday night.
Police say James L. Baugh, 37, of Liberty, was heading north along US-127 when he lost control and overcorrected. The vehicle flipped. Baugh was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger was treated and released at Casey... more »
February 25, 2013 8:53 AM
A man died in a single-vehicle accident in Casey County Sunday night.
Police say John F. Parton, 58, of Liberty, was driving westbound along Parton Road around 8:30 p.m. when he lost control of his pickup, overcorrected and slammed into a tree. EMS took him to Casey County Hospital... more »
October 10, 2012 5:16 AM
Late Tuesday night, Kentucky State Police arrested a second person in connection with a workplace murder in Casey County last month.
Police charged William R. Rigdon, 27, with murdering Wendell "Gleason" Pyles at the Tarter Gate Company in Dunnville on Sept. 26.
Last week, police arrested David Salyers,... more »
September 27, 2012 4:49 AM
Police are investigating after a man's body was found in Casey County late Wednesday night.
Kentucky State Police say Casey County dispatchers got a call about a body found at the Tarter Gate Company off US-127 in the southern part of the county around 10 p.m. Investigators identified the... more »
June 29, 2012 6:48 AM
Officials in the city of Liberty and Casey County have issued a burn ban.
Garrard County is also now under a burn ban.
June 4, 2012 6:24 AM
Officials say they still have not identified a woman found badly injured along a Casey County road Sunday evening.
Deputies say a passing driver spotted a woman lying beside the road at the intersection of Freys Creek Road and Upper Brush Creek Road around 5 p.m. The victim was... more »
January 3, 2012 7:48 AM
A school bus got stuck in Casey County Tuesday morning.
Officials at the Casey County bus garage say the bus got stuck along Patsy Riffe Road. There were no reported injuries and officials say the bus was not damaged. A salt truck was called out to help get the... more »
December 15, 2011 8:23 AM
LIBERTY (AP) - Kentucky State Police say someone stole a small safe and some other items from a Casey County church and then tried to burn it down to obscure the crime. KSP Public Affairs Officer Billy Gregory said the fire failed to destroy Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church. The... more »
November 14, 2011 5:25 AM
A man died in a Casey County house fire Sunday night.
Kentucky State Police say they got a call to assist in the investigation of a deadly house fire along Carmicle Street in Liberty around 9:30 p.m. According to police, the Casey County coroner pronounced Bobby Dale Randolph, 57,... more »
August 17, 2011 6:32 AM
The funeral for a Casey County teenager who died of viral meningitis is planned for Wednesday afternoon.
Olivia Shugars, 17, died Saturday at UK Hospital.
Friends say the Casey County High School senior never made it to the first day of classes due to her illness. It came... more »
August 5, 2011 10:01 AM
A man died in a single vehicle accident in Casey County early Friday morning.
Police say Timothy Buis, 19, was driving along KY-501 about eight miles south of Liberty around 4:30 a.m. when he lost control of his car and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the... more »
July 7, 2011 8:01 AM
The Fourth of July came with quite a boom at a Casey County church. And it wasn't from fireworks.
Lightning struck the Creston Baptist Church, tearing apart a gutter, and destroying a computer and sound system.
"They told me the lightening had struck the church about four feet... more »
May 27, 2011 9:21 AM
LIBERTY (AP) - A central Kentucky man pleaded guilty to reckless manslaughter just before his trial was to begin in a six-year-old murder case in Casey County. Ronnie Evans entered the guilty plea in the 2005 shooting death of George Green, according to The Danville Advocate-Messenger. Evans also pleaded guilty... more »
April 14, 2011 12:07 PM
A woman was airlifted to UK Hospital after suffering burns Thursday morning in an apparent propane gas explosion and fire at a Casey County home.
The fire broke out at about 8 a.m. at a guest cabin on Halon Young Road in in the Evona community. The stepmother of... more »
April 11, 2011 4:19 PM
Police say two men who walked away from the Frankfort Career Development Center Sunday night were re-captured in Casey County Monday after they allegedly tried to run over sheriff's deputies, who then fired on the truck they were in.
Officials say William Richardson, 25, and Timothy Hogue, 33, escaped... more »
March 29, 2011 6:27 AM
A deer in the road led to a crash that sent a man to the hospital in Casey County Monday night.
Police say Richard Marrapodi, 22, was driving north along Poplar Level Road north of Liberty around 10:40 p.m. when he swerved to miss a deer and crashed into... more »
March 10, 2011 6:10 AM
Some Casey County students suffered minor injuries when a school bus rolled over Wednesday afternoon.
The school district's transportation directors says 13 students were on board the bus as it traveled along a narrow stretch of KY-551 around 3 p.m. When the bus driver tried to pull over for... more »
January 13, 2011 2:58 PM
One man was killled Thursday morning in Casey County after police say a pickup truck t-boned an SUV.
The accident happened on southbound U.S. 127 near Loop Road in Liberty. Police say they are still trying to figure out exactly what happened, but the blue SUV ended up turned... more »
December 29, 2010 9:24 AM
One lucky person is holding a ticket worth $430,000 from Tuesday night's 3 Line Lotto drawing.
The winning ticket was sold at Dairy Mart on North Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard in Liberty.
The winning numbers were 2-4-8-15-19-37. To win the jackpot, the player would have to match all six... more »
December 27, 2010 1:07 PM
Kentucky State Police are investigating a fight that ended in a shooting two days before Christmas in Casey County.
Police say Darrell Purkerson, 51, and Ricky Whitlle, 35, got into a fight back on Dec. 23. During the altercation, Whittle was cut on the arm. Troopers say that sometime... more »
October 21, 2010 9:09 AM
A fire destroyed a building at Bluegrass Shavings on HWY-70 just outside Liberty Thursday morning.
The blaze broke out around 5:45 a.m. Firefighters say it appears sawdust on a truck bed ignited, and then flames spread to the building. Fire engulfed the structure, destroying it. The building was called... more »
October 21, 2010 7:31 AM
Firefighters in Casey County are battling a blaze at Bluegrass Shavings.
LEX 18 has a crew en route. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
September 21, 2010 12:35 PM
A Casey County woman charged in an animal cruelty case after more than 100 dogs were found at her home living in terrible conditions has pleaded guilty in the case. More than 100 dogs were taken from Cheryl Turner's home last month. Some of them were found dead in freezers.... more »
August 31, 2010 10:50 AM
For the third time, there's a delay in the trial of a Casey County woman charged with trying to poison her grandfather while she was still a teenager. Brittany Miller, 20, was arrested in 2008 after police say she laced Leonard Walls' coffee with antifreeze at their home on Cannon... more »
August 16, 2010 6:16 PM
A local rescue organization is stepping in to help more than 100 dogs taken from a Casey County home earlier this month. United Rescue of Kentucky is organizing fundraising and adoption efforts for the animals. The dogs were found in horrible conditions at Cheryl Turner's home, covered in maggots, feces... more »
August 9, 2010 6:18 PM
LEX 18 has learned a woman at the center of a Casey County animal cruelty case used to live here in Fayette County and has been accused of problems with animals in the past. They are the faces of hope. They are worn. They need some care, but before they... more »
August 9, 2010 12:08 PM
It's a big job for a central Kentucky humane society trying to nurse back to heath more than a hundred dogs after they were found living in what officials describe as terrible conditions in Casey County. The dogs were removed from the property in Casey County and taken to Garrard... more »
August 8, 2010 6:10 PM
A Kentucky animal rights group raided a Casey County home, after a neighbor found more than 100 dogs living in deplorable conditions.
The raid began around 11 a.m. Sunday. Dozens of volunteers wore decontamination suits as they rescued the more than 100 dogs. Neighbors who first reported the abuse... more »
August 6, 2010 12:13 PM
Officials in Casey County are investigating after about 150 dogs were found in what they say were deplorable conditions at a home there.
The home is located on Chelf Ridge Road near Liberty. The Casey County Sheriff's office said it served papers to the homeowner, who neighbors say is... more »
July 14, 2010 6:17 PM
A Casey County store is known all over the world for its yearly outhouse races. This would typically be the busiest time of year for the historic Kentucky landmark. But, the Penn's Store suffered major damage during the flooding earlier this year, and, it still hasn't opened. The store is... more »
June 1, 2010 7:54 AM
People gathered at the Expo Center in Liberty Monday night to participate in a flood relief fundraiser. Casey County was hard hit during last month's record flooding. Nearly 80 percent of the businesses in the county suffered damage and dozens of families lost nearly everything they own. So far, corporations... more »
May 31, 2010 7:58 AM
A fundraiser will be held in Casey County Monday for victims of last month's historic flooding. Casey County was hard hit by floodwaters. It was one of the counties declared a federal disaster area. The benefit will run from 5-9 p.m. at the Expo Center in Liberty. There will be... more »
May 26, 2010 10:49 AM
The Ohio man charged with hitting a Lake Cumberland head start bus in Casey County last year has plead guilty to several charges. Matthew Hall, 23, of Greenville, Ohio, plead guilty driving under the influence. He also pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and leaving the scene... more »
March 25, 2010 4:38 PM
No serious injuries were reported Thursday afternoon after an ambulance transporting a patient in Casey County t-boned a car. The Russell County ambulance was driving on U.S. 127 near Liberty and according to police. did not have emergency lights or a siren going when the went through an intersection and... more »
February 23, 2010 5:48 AM
Police are now calling the case of a missing Casey County man a homicide investigation. Investigators say that they they have their first real clue in the disappearance of Charles Randolph, but they are not saying what that clue is. They do say its enough to lead them to call... more »
December 31, 2009 10:05 AM
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A former Casey County drug court worker has filed to run for a vacant seat in the state House. Leo Johnson of Liberty submitted his candidacy papers on Wednesday. The 31-year-old had worked for the Administrative Office of the Courts in Casey County since March 2006.... more »
December 29, 2009 9:07 AM
The Casey County Sheriff's Department is searching for a missing teen Officials say 17-year-old Cameron Eugene Saier of Thousand Oaks, Calif. was was staying at Liberty Ranch, a drug and alcohol treatment facility on Lane Road in eastern Casey County. The teen's mother, Debra Keane, notified the Sheriff's Department that... more »
December 25, 2009 10:47 PM
Relatives say 54-year-old Wilma Rice and 24-year-old Catherine Ping were both shot outside a Casey County grocery store their family owns called Down Home Grocery on Highway 837. Investigators say the shooter, 59-year-old Ray Brown shot and killed himself shortly afterward. Rice's relatives say she and Brown had been involved... more »
November 17, 2009 3:30 PM
The search for a Casey County man missing for more than a month took a desperate turn Tuesday afternoon, as searchers hit waterways and combed rural areas looking for Charles Randolph. Randolph, 55, hasn't been seen since October 15. His family says Randolph, who lives alone in the Kings Mountain... more »
November 5, 2009 12:25 PM
The search for a four-year-old girl in Florida missing since 1999 and possibly involving a Bath County man has been suspended after three days of searching. After conferring with all agencies involved in the three-day search for Pilar Rodriguez, Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron announced they were suspending the ground... more »
October 13, 2009 9:00 PM
The Red Cross is in Casey County trying to help victim's of last weeks EF-2 tornado.
Some people lost their homes and all of their possessions in the storm.
On Tuesday, the Red Cross met face to face with those hit hard by the storm and is helping... more »
October 9, 2009 6:09 PM
The National Weather Services said Friday that a tornado that touched down briefly in Casey County earlier Friday afternoon was an EF-2 tornado with winds of 115-120 MPH. The weather service said that the tornado, which touched down near Highway 70 south of Liberty at 2:36 p.m., was on the... more »
October 9, 2009 4:57 PM
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Casey County during Friday afternoon's storms.
So far, there are some reports of damage, with power lines down, tree damage and possible damage to a mobile home park near Liberty. LEX 18 has crews at the scene... more »