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  • Casey County FFA Chapter receives grant

    The Casey County Area Technology Center FFA is among the 61 FFA chapters and 4-H councils across Kentucky that have been selected to receive Agriculture Achiever Grants totaling $80,000.

    The grant program will help 33 county 4-H councils and 28 school FFA chapters fund projects that advance agricultural education in their local communities. The program is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and is funded through a federal Rural Rehabilitation Grant.

  • Coffman qualifies for state spelling bee

    Sarah Coffman, an eighth-grader at Casey County Middle School, will compete in the Kentucky State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 14, at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.

    Coffman is one of approximately 60 Kentucky and Southern Indiana youngsters who will participate in one of the major events of the Kentucky Derby Festival.

    The state winner will receive a U.S. Savings Bond valued at $10,000 upon maturity, a trophy, the latest edition of the Merriam Webster collegiate dictionary and a $25 amazon.com gift card.

  • Last day of school may be June 10

    The last day of school in Casey County has tentatively been set for June 10.

    It’s possible that this date will be changed due to a bill currently in the legislature that would excuse days when schools were closed during the ice storm in January and February, Superintendent Linda Hatter said at Monday night’s board of education meeting.

    There will be no school Thursday or Friday due to the Casey High Lady Rebels playing in the state basketball tournament beginning Wednesday night in Bowling Green.

  • Dixon earns white vet coat at Auburn

    Nicholas Dixon recently received a clinical white coat from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

    The coats, presented to students at the end of their junior year, mark the transition from veterinary sciences into senior clinical rotations where students help administer patient care.

    Dixon earned a biology degree in 2006 from Bellarmine University and is a 2002 graduate of Casey County High School. His parents are James and Susan Dixon of Casey County.

  • Casey High receives report card

    The grades are posted and it seems that Casey County High School students again won’t be going to the woodshed.

    The Kentucky Department of Education issues district and school report cards each year to highlight what the schools are doing and how well they are doing it.

    The report card for each school is a snapshot about test results, teacher qualifications, student safety, and parental involvement — among other topics.

    The report card stated that the vast majority — 92.4 percent — of CCHS graduates found something to do after graduation.

  • Applications available for PEPP Scholars Summer Program

    Casey County high school seniors and college students interested in pursuing careers as physicians or dentists are eligible to participate in summer programs at the University of Kentucky offered through its Professional Education Preparation Program.

    The PEPP Scholars Summer Program, designed for students from medically underserved areas, is open to current high school seniors. The PEPP II Medical and Dental School Preparation Program is open to students who have completed at least two years of college.

  • PAWSitive Panthers

    PAWSitive Panthers

    These students have been recognized as PAWSitive Panthers for January at Jones Park Elementary. Front row, from left, Ethan Godbey, Luis Castillo, Raven Rodgers, Breanna Allen, Olivia Sharp, Kylee Cosner, and Hunter Emerson. Middle row, Tanner Durham, Chad Horton, Kembree Eaves, Joshua Gyde, and Hannah Durham. Back row, Lindsey Norman, Amy Estep, Courtney Radliff, Blaine Sharp, Kellen Gentry and Jordan Lucas. Absent are Courtney Adkins, Destiny Rayborn, Teela Murphy and Jonathan Eads.

  • 11 from Casey named to BCTC Dean's List

    Eleven Casey County area residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Bluegrass Community & Technical College for the 2008 fall semester.

    Students named to the Dean’s List are full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

    Local academic honorees include Travis Brown, Christopher Clark, Megan Foley, Kathy Gadberry, Natasha Grider, Jennifer Hamilton, Courtney Jeffries, Larry Johnson, Kenneth Monnett, Brittany Terry and Jessica Wilson.

  • KHEAA Web site offers helpful information

    Three Zip features at www.kheaa.com provide important information that help Kentucky students and parents learn about and apply for student financial aid. Zip Access, Zip Decision and Zip Answer are unique features available only on the Web site of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • Casey County Science Fair winners

    The Casey County Science Fair, held Feb. 17 at the CCHS cafeteria, drew 74 students who entered 65 exhibits.

    First-, second- and third-place awards were given in three categories, with winners named in grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6, and high school. The winners in fourth grade and above are eligible to enter the Central Kentucky Regional Science Fair, which will be held March 7 at the University of Kentucky.

    Last year, two projects from Walnut Hill Elementary placed second in their divisions at the regional fair, according to CCHS science teacher Jackie Allen.