• Winners announced in annual creative writing contest

    The annual creative writing contest, sponsored by Friends of the Casey County Public Library and The Casey County News, featured 172 entries in three age groups – middle school, high school, and adult.
    Winners were announced Monday, with the top three in each division receiving $75 for first place, $50 for second, and $25 for third.
    Winners in the adult division included Jessica Byrd, first; Samantha Ross, second; and LaVerne Davenport, third.
    High school winners were Jared Sizemore, first; Zachary Powers, second; and Aaron Franklin, third.

  • Constitutional Convention

    Walnut Hill Elementary fifth-graders recreated the “Constitutional Convention” on Friday morning. The delegates relived those heated debates during the sweltering summer of 1787 as they created one of the most important documents in history, the United States Constitution. The students’ performance was based on core content that the fifth grade must know before the upcoming Kentucky Core Content Assessment. The students described the basic purposes of the U.S. Government as defined in the Preamble and identified and explained the basic duties of each branch.

  • Casey schools weekly breakfast and lunch menus

    Elementaries and
    Middle School
    Wednesday, March 30 — Breakfast pizza or chicken biscuit, choice of apple wedges or juice.
    Thursday, March 31 — Pancakes or scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/jelly, choice of fruit or juice.
    Friday, April 1 — Gravy, biscuit, sausage or cereal/toast/jelly, fruit.
    Monday, April 4 — Scrambled eggs, toast and jelly or french toast, applesauce or juice.
    Tuesday, April 5 — Breakfast pizza or chicken biscuit, grapes or juice.

  • Students receive Science Olympiad honors

    Students enrolled in the science program at Casey County High School competed in the Science Olympiad Team Tournament held at Somerset Community College on March 19.
    The following students won awards:
    J.P. Sparr and Cody Helm — First, “Write It, Do It.”
    Sparr, Helm, Chris Kennedy and Holly Brockman — First, “Mission Impossible.”
    Margaret Elmore and Jakob Gawlowski — Second, “Technical Problem Solving.”

  • Students receive Science Olympiad honors
  • Eight Casey County FBLA members take home regional awards

    Eight  members of the Casey County Area Technology Center’s local Future Business Leaders of America Chapter won awards at the regional competition held March 4 at Eastern Kentucky University. Members competed in numerous business-related events.
    Tylyn Leigh captured first place in Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure.
    Second place regional winners were Sarah Coffman, Business Law; Taylor Collins, Chapter Name Tag; and Taylor Leigh, Economics.

  • Casey schools weekly breakfast and lunch menu for March 23-30

    Elementaries and
    Middle School
    Wednesday, March 23 — Ham biscuit or cereal and toast/jelly, choice of juice or fruit.
    Thursday, March 24 — Bacon, egg, cheese biscuit or poptarts, choice of fruit or juice.
    Friday, March 25 — Gravy, biscuit, sausage, peach cup or juice.
    Monday, March 28 — Cereal/toast/jelly or scrambled eggs, toast/jelly, orange wedges or juice.
    Tuesday, March 29 — Sausage biscuit or ham biscuit, choice of juice or milk.

  • Casey elementary schools list fourth six weeks honor rolls

    Jones Park Elementary
    Mrs. Wesley’s kindergarten+ — All As, Cody Brinkley, Cordell Brooks, Emily Burkhart, Madison Chansler, Ashley Crowe, Natalie Floyd, Rose Freund, Benton Hayes, Emily Hill, Spencer Lane, Jesus Mares, Tanner McKnight, Winston Means, Kassidy Piercy and Kylee Sheene; As & Bs, Jordan Phelps.

  • Walnut Hill Winner's Circle

    Walnut Hill Elementary has named its Thoroughbred Traits Winner’s Circle students for January.
    They include Kenan Knifely, Ally Phelps, Connor Barnett, Jordan Watson, Gabby Vaughn, Morgan Smith, Sean Propes, Hailey Terry, Ansley Brown, Devan Polston, Hannah Malone, Jordan Mitchell, Will Thompson, Brea Howard, Monica Wells, Dylan Price, Brianna Perez, Nicholas Roy, Alyonah Kidd, Nathaniel Terry, Gabby Johnson, Gracie Wilson and Daniel Moore.

  • Eaves wins district essay contest

    Kembree Eaves, a fifth-grader at Jones Park Elementary, was the winner of the Middle Cumberland District AARP’s “Grandparent of the Year” essay writing contest.
    Kembree was also the county winner, and her essay advanced to compete with other students in the district comprised of Casey, Adair, Russell, Wayne, Pulaski and McCreary counties. She also received a $50 savings bond from AARP as the district winner.
    Her essay will now be entered in the state level competition, with the winner announced in April.