• Friends of Education honors 115 Casey Middle students

    Casey County Friends of Education honored 115 Casey County Middle School students May 7 who had achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

    The program was held in the CCMS gym and featured Casey High students Wendy Garrett as the master of ceremonies and Jenna Lee as the guest speaker. Danielle Bastin offered prayer, while Sara Weddle gave the closing remarks.

    Friends presented Casey Middle with a plaque bearing the names of all students who were honored for their academic achievements. Each student was also presented with a trophy.

  • CCAA looking for new members

    An organization that started more than 20 years ago is still promoting the education of Casey Countians.

    What began as the Friends of Casey County in 1988 incorporated as the Casey County Alumni Association in 1993. Since then, the organization has awarded $53,000 in scholarships to students with plans to award $5,000 more this year.

  • JKG students compete at state

    Casey County High School’s JKG (Jobs for Kentucky’s Graduates) students competed at a state competition in Lexington April 13-14.

    Melissa Cook led the award-winners with six, while Felicia Byrd received five awards.

    Event winners are:

    Scrapbook — Second, Felicia Byrd.

    Decision Making Team — Second, Byrd, Melissa Cook and Amanda Stamper.

    Telephone Techniques — Second, Hope Salyers.

    Carpet Maze — Fourth, Salyers, Alice Hayes, Justin Riggs and Zack Brown.

    Job Application — Fifth, Cook.

  • Former advisor now honorary member of Casey FFA

    The Casey County FFA chapter held its annual year-end awards banquet in the high school cafeteria on Friday night. There was no guest speaker for this year’s banquet, but former advisor Jay Price was made an honorary member and spent some time sharing his thoughts.

    After an invocation by Jason Sweet and a welcome by President Marie Reed, advisor Brent Ware introduced the special guests. Principal Barry Lee welcomed everyone to Casey County High School.

  • LES lists fifth six weeks honor roll

    Mrs. Blevins’ fourth grade — All As, Sarah Harne, Dakota Hoskins, Brandon King, Drew Lee and Jake Smith; As & Bs, Kelly Allen, Presley Atwood, Krista Dewitte, Kyra Eads, Alexa Long, Morgan Mercer-Long, Lane Ogle, Amber Pierce and Chase Williams.

    Mrs. Jaynes’ fourth grade — All As, Payton Atwood; As & Bs, Cameron Alexander, Isaac Allen, Taylor Gilpin, Abigail Hood, Cameron Horsman, Hannah Humphrey, Ryman King, Alyx Martin, and Lindsay Scott; Bug Roll, Cameron Alexander.

  • SCC honors six Casey students

    Six Casey County students were among those honored April 17 at the Somerset Community College’s Honors Night Ceremony held at the London Community Center.

    Jeff Buis was one of four students named to the All-USA Academic Team for Community Colleges. Buis, who is in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program, received recognition for his election to the APTA Student Assembly Board of Directors. He was awarded the PTA Leadership and Professionalism Award and the PTA Outstanding Mentor Award.

  • Air Force Junior ROTC programs mark end of year

    In a dignified and formal atmosphere replete with military tradition, cadets in the Air Force Junior ROTC program at Casey County High School held a “Dining-Out” Friday evening in the cafeteria.

    Under the direction of Master Sergeant Gary Emerson, the 59 cadets, outfitted in dress uniforms, planned a soirée designed to build “esprit de corps” among the troops and their family members and friends.

  • Liberty Elementary School lists fifth six weeks perfect attendance

    Mrs. Murphy’s kindergarten — Haley Crew, Ashley Hatter, Emily Hatter, Holly Spears and Nayeli Velasquez.

    Ms. Goode’s kindergarten — Sam Bryant, Mary Couch, Morgan Crowe, Taylor Hatter, Matt Matherly, Blake Moore and Mckenzie Summers.

    Mrs. Cochran’s kindergarten — Courtney Allen, Sawyer Beeler, Simon Christian, Dylan Cooper, Gracie Floyd, Kemp Goode, Rachael Grimsley, Savannah Sallee and Justin Sweeney.

    Mrs. L. Johnson’s first grade — Marlie Blake, Tyler Goodlett, Gracie Johnson, Marisa Lee and Maggie Rodgers.

  • Wright elected as president of 2010 Security Council

    The Casey County Middle School Student YMCA attended the Junior Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) conference March 1-3, while the Casey County High School Student YMCA participated in the Senior KUNA, which was held March 22-24. Both conferences took place in Louisville.

    Junior KUNA

    The CCMS students represented the countries of Uganda and Kenya. The club was awarded the World Service Award for the third consecutive year.

    Ashtan Ryan served as President of the Security Council, while Mariah Looney was recognized as an Outstanding Ambassador.

  • Johnson selected as resident assistant at Transylvania University

    Casey County High School graduate and Transylvania University sophomore Will Johnson has been selected as a Resident Assistant (R.A.) for the 2009-10 school year.

    R.A. duties include advising students, planning and implementing educationally supportive activities in the residence halls and working with members of the Transylvania community.

    Johnson is the son of John and Sharon Johnson of Liberty.