Liberty police get Taser gun training
LIBERTY - Seven local police officers were trained Sunday on how to use the Taser gun.
The Taser is a hand-held electronic restraining device used to subdue violent subjects, said local Police Chief Ron Whited. The city has three Taser guns but the Casey County Sheriff's Department does not have any of the guns.
Whited said part of the training allowed officers to shoot each other with the gun.
"It isn't any fun," he said. "I don't want to go through that again."
He said the Taser fells like electricity going through the body. The gun stuns a person with 50,000 volts for 5 seconds but does not cause harm.
He said the gun is a less lethal weapon that saves lives.
Mackville plans celebration
MACKVILLE - An Independence Day Celebration is planned for Friday at Mackville Community Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. with concessions including rib-eye sandwiches, tenderloin, hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, homemade desserts and ice cream.
The entertainment for the evening is "Legends Then and Now" featuring Loretta Lynn, Reva McIntire, Kenny Chessney, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Elvis. The entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and admission is $4.
Fireworks begin at dusk. Proceeds benefit a recreational project. For more information call (859) 262-6105.
Back to School sale scheduled
CRAB ORCHARD - Crab Orchard Elementary School is hosting its third annual back to school yard sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12-14. The yard sale will feature clothing for men, women, children and infants as well as toys, games, books and household items. This free yard sale is sponsored by Family Connections Family Resource Center. For more information, contact Diana Messer at (606) 355-2129.
Blood drive is Friday
The Central Kentucky Blood Center will sponsor a blood drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Ben Franklin room. For more information, call 1-800-775-2522.
The end was inadvertently cut off an Associated Press story Friday about an ancient Indian settlement in Utah, due to an editing error.
The last sentence should have read: A gate inside Range Creek canyon blocks access; from there a dirt road continues about 14 miles down the canyon to a ranch house, now a hub of archaeological activity.
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