• Casey’s teachers ‘Tell’ all in district-wide survey

    The results are in and overall, Casey County’s public school teachers are slightly less positive about their teaching positions than teachers across the state.
    However, Casey’s teachers rated their schools above the state results in most other categories, including the environment in which they work, as well as the leadership with whom they work,
    Central Office Food Service Director Teresa Terry told board of education members at the board’s June 13 meeting.

  • Dean's List

    Bellarmine University
    Jenna Lee of Liberty has been named to the Dean’s List at Bellarmine University for the Spring 2011 semester.
    To achieve the honor, Lee has earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 and is a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

    Campbellsville University
    Four Casey County area residents have received academic honors at Campbellsville University for the Spring 2011 semester.

  • Two inducted into CCAA Hall of Fame

    The Casey County Alumni Association held its annual luncheon May 21 to honor the CCAA Scholarship recipients and the Hall of Fame inductees. 
    The graduating seniors who were awarded scholarships were  Rhianna Evans, Emma Hogue, Jessie Propes, Brittany Sanders, and Jacklyn Wahl.  These students received $500 scholarships for the 2011-2012 school year, to be used at the college of their choice.  The scholarships are renewable for three additional years such that the total value of the scholarship is $2,000. 

  • Lee, Luttrell named 2011 Rogers Explorers

    Middle school students Madison Lee and Skyler Luttrell of Casey County will have a chance this summer to further develop their math, science, and technology skills and plan for their future careers all while getting their first taste of life on a college campus.

  • Three Casey teachers honored by CU

    Three Casey County teachers were among those honored by Campbellsville University which presented Excellence in Teaching Awards to 150 educators from across Kentucky during the 25th annual awards program May 21.
    Gary Griesser, following a 27-year career as a professional educator, has completed his 12th year in a new career as a full-time inspirational speaker. He entertained the crowd of about 500 at the ceremony.

  • Class of 2011 earns nearly $900,000 in scholarships, awards

    For 55 members of the Casey County High School Class of 2011, it was a good night on May 24 as the seniors collected nearly $900,000 in scholarships and awards handed out at the school’s annual Scholarships and Awards Night.
    The 55 students shared in 138 awards and scholarships, which totaled $888,252. However, that amount is not official as some of the scholarships presented did not name the monetary value.

  • CCHS art students honored by school board

    Casey County High School students are noted for winning athletic awards, achieving academic excellence and being honored for work done through clubs and other programs.
    And recently, several art students were recognized for their award-winning prowess with sculpting and ceramics.
    Art teacher Rick Terry told Board of Education members May 9 that three of his students recently competed in the Bluegrass Regionals at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

  • Band holds year-end concert

    Music was the order of the night as the Casey County Middle and High School bands held their spring concert and banquet Thursday night at the CCHS cafeteria.
    Under the direction of band director Jennifer Denney, the seventh grade, eighth grade, and high school bands performed a selection of songs and solos.
    Denney also handed out awards, which included:
    John Philip Sousa Award  — Trenton Buis.
    Leadership — Hannah Brown.
    Best Percussion — Cody Brackett, high school.

  • Leigh, Wright to attend Rogers Scholars program

    Tylyn Leigh and Skyler Wright of Casey County have been selected to attend The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program this summer.
    Leigh and Wright, both sophomores at Casey County High School, will join high school students from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky for a fun and exciting week of Rogers Scholars, a leadership training program held on the grounds of The Center.

  • 2011-12 school budget is ‘very conservative’

    Despite looming federal budget cuts coupled with declining state tax revenues, Casey County school officials — because of prudent budgeting and fiscal responsibility — will give employees a much-needed raise in the 2011-12 school year.
    Deena Randolph, manager of district-wide services, submitted the district’s tentative budget to the Board of Education on May 9 where it was unanimously approved.
    Randolph presented a total budget of $24.5 million, down about $2.8 million from FY11’s budget of $27.3 million.