Charlie VanLeuven
Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky talks with Casey Youth Coalition members Austin Harne, left, and Alyssa Jones, right.
CYC recognized for anti-smoking campaign, might seek ordinance

The Casey Youth Coalition (CYC) earned the state’s very first Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion award for its work to reduce smoking among students.

The CYC exceeded its goal of reducing smoking among 10th graders by 3 percent, accomplishing 10 percent, and has implemented measures to stop kids from smoking in the Casey County High School bathrooms. It is now currently working on enforcing its smoke-free policies for all visitors to Casey Schools’ campuses around the county.