• GED graduates may now apply for Byrd scholarships

    Kentuckians who have taken the GED test since July 2008 and achieved at least a 2700 composite score may apply for a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship. The scholarships, worth up to $1,500 a year, are administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    GED graduates may apply through Zip Access at www.kheaa.com. To apply, sign in to Zip Access with your user ID and password. Those who have not used Zip Access should register to create a user ID and password. 

  • The Ebony Rock

    I will not tell you of my death because of its horror. I can tell you the year, 2029, and the place, Casey County.

    You are with me now because of Mr. Eric and our problem. It is your calling to help the world and me.

    He is the High Council of Casey County and he is in possession of a powerful object. This object isn’t big; it fits into his pocket. It is a rock, black, and smooth.

  • Egg-citing Hunt

    Casey County High School teachers and administrators hid 2,000 plastic, candy and prize-filled Easter eggs around the track at Casey County Middle School April 13. Two hundred high school students, who had made A’s and B’s for the fifth, six-week grading period, collected the eggs in what seemed like 60 seconds.

    Of the 2,000 eggs, 52 held cash and prizes such as Nintendo Wii game stations, $100 bills and Ipods.

  • Goode family receives Outstanding Cooperator award

    The Casey County Soil Conservation District held its annual awards banquet April 7 at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center’s Pork Producer’s Building as students from five of the county’s schools were honored for their art and writing.

    The district also named its 2008 Outstanding Cooperator, Greg and Joy Goode, as well as honoring the land judging team from Casey County High School’s FFA chapter and presenting participation awards to each school.

  • Editor’s Note: This is the second-place winning entry in the Casey County Public Library’s creative writing contest.

    By Samuel Cooper

    CCHS student

    She flipped her brown hair out of her face, staring at a photo of herself and her husband. How long ago it seemed that picture had been taken, so many lonely years!

    It felt like it had been only yesterday that she had been walking across the CCHS stage, receiving her diploma with the class of 2011, discovering the next morning her husband had been killed in combat.

  • Resurgence of Dragons

    January 1, 2029, 1:01 a.m.

    In Liberty, the sound of a clock striking one interrupted the noise from New Year’s parties.

    In a windowless building on Main Street, three people hunched over a dented metal table.

    “Lancelot,” Jack yawned. “Why did you ask us to come here in the first place, and why wouldn’t you answer any of our questions before?”

    “I have a new invention!”

    Juliet stifled a yawn. “Another? Will you explain how this one works?”

  • Beam receives Ph.D

    Ph.D. recipient

    Miranda Beam of Lexington was awarded a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Kentucky in December 2008. She is the daughter of Connie Warner of Campbellsville and the granddaughter of J.P. and Juanita Warner of Chicken Gizzard Ridge. Miranda is currently Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Berea College. She is pictured here with her grandmother, Juanita Warner.

  • They're off to see the Wizard

    Drama lovers will get the opportunity to travel down the yellow brick road in a couple of weeks as the Casey County Drama Club will present its spring play, “The Wizard of Oz.”

    Scheduled for two public performances on April 17 and 18 at 7 p.m., the musical will take place in the gymnasium at Casey County Middle School.

    Drama club sponsors Rita Sweeney and Wanda Phillippe said there are between 75-80 students involved in this year’s production, ranging in age from a college freshman to a pre-schooler.

  • Casey County Library announces creative writing contest winners

    Three Casey County students have won cash prizes for their writing skills as they have been named winners of the Casey County Public Library’s creative writing contest.

    Elizabeth Lemmons, 17, who is a home-schooled senior, will receive $100 for her first-place winning entry.

    Second place of $50 goes to Samuel Cooper, 16, a junior at Casey County High School, and Chelsea Williams, 17, a CCHS senior, wins $25 for third.

  • CCHS students offered $2,000 in prizes in egg hunt

    Who says hunting Easter Eggs is only for kids?

    Some teens at Casey County High School will get their chance on Friday to make a mad dash for the brightly-colored eggs, hoping to find some that contain very special prizes.

    Tracie Hoskins, curriculum specialist at CCHS, said the 200 students who have earned all A’s and B’s for the fourth six weeks grading period have been invited to participate in the special egg hunt.