• 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.

  • School fundraising practices deemed ‘not a problem’

    An allegation of a potential problem with fundraising practices that excluded some students from “victory parties” after a fundraising project is an isolated incident created by an outside group, said Casey County School Superintendent Linda Hatter.
    Board of Education members directed Hatter at the April meeting to ask the principals of the county’s five schools if students were being excluded from parties held at the conclusion of fundraising activities.

  • Casey schools weekly breakfast and lunch menus

    Elementaries and
    Middle School
    Wednesday, May 18 — Bacon, egg, cheese biscuit or cake donut, applesauce or juice.
    Thursday, May 19 — Oatmeal/yogurt or ham, egg biscuit, fruit or juice.
    Friday, May 20 — Sausage biscuit/gravy or cereal/toast/jelly, fruit or juice.
    Monday, May 23 — Breakfast pizza or breakfast burrito, fresh fruit or juice.
    Tuesday, May 24 — Schoolmade cinnamon rolls or sausage biscuit, fruit or juice.
    Wednesday, May 25 — Cooks choice.

  • Casey FBLA members receive honors at state competition

    Twelve members of the Casey County Area Technology Center’s local Future Business Leaders of America chapter traveled to the Galt House in Louisville on April 12-14 to participate in state competition.
    Sarah Coffman placed second in Business Law and will continue to national competition in June at the 2011 FBLA National Leadership Conference in Orlando. Sarah will also be a voting delegate.

  • Senior officers receive top honors at FFA awards banquet

    Life is full of choices was what those attending the annual Casey County Future Farmers of America banquet Friday night were told by guest speaker Alex Land.
    Land, a 2010 CCHS graduate who served as the chapter president her senior year, went on to hold a state FFA office as the Lake Cumberland State Vice President, and will be receiving her American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention in October.
    Land praised the 41 of the chapter’s 125 members who attended the banquet for their choice to join FFA and be actively involved.