Photo by Don White
Joel High on the banks of the Green River.
New conservation officer is high on Casey County

By Don White
Contributing writer

Joel High is just getting started as the new conservation officer for Casey County, but the Junction City native is already thinking about retirement.

“I plan on working here until I retire,” says the 25-year-old former welder.

It’s not that he’s wishing his life away; he just loves working in a place that has long been special to him.

“I got my first turkey on some property off Highway 78 when I was on my first hunt as a 14-year-old.”