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Schools

  • Casey students fare well at Kentucky Youth Assemblies

    Students from all five of Casey’s schools represented Casey County in November at the annual Kentucky Youth Assemblies of the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association.

    The Kentucky Youth Assembly is a youth-in-government program designed to provide hands-on experiences in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government.

    Students from the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades attended the East Junior KYA Conference, while the high school students attended the East Senior Conference. Both conferences are held jointly by the cities of Louisville and Frankfort.

  • CCHS students host veterans in ceremony

    Decked out in their dress blue uniforms, the Casey County High School JRROTC held an impressive ceremony Tuesday afternoon in the CCHS gym to honor about 25 local veterans and their families.

    The student bodies of both Casey High and Casey Middle attended the ceremony.

    A number of dignitaries attended the event including retired Brig. Gen. Norman Godbey, a Casey County native.

    Master Sgt. Gary Emerson, instructor for CCHS' Air Force Junior ROTC program, was the guest speaker.

  • Activities devoted to science for Casey Middle students

    Students at Casey County Middle School spent time last week learning how science interacts in their world.

    Science week activities, sponsored by the 21st Century Community Learning Center at the school, began with students doing science experiments with colors, soil erosion, chromatography, earth science and electrical currents, according to Rita Sweeney, Director of the Community Learning Center.

    The Community Learning Center, now in its third year, received a grant in 2005 from the Kentucky Department of Education, Sweeney said.

  • Computers 4 Kids

    Logging onto the Internet at home will soon become easier for 128 sixth-graders at Walnut Hill Elementary School.

    Through a $300,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to ConnectKentucky Computers 4 Kids, each child will receive a computer and printer.

  • Casey County High School Veterans Day Ceremony

    Decked out in their dress blue uniforms, the Casey County High School JRROTC held an impressive ceremony Nov. 11 in the CCHS gym to honor about 25 local veterans and their families.

    The student bodies of both Casey High and Casey Middle attended the ceremony.

    A number of dignitaries attended the event including retired Brig. Gen. Norman Godbey, a Casey County native.

    Master Sgt. Gary Emerson, instructor for CCHS’ Air Force Junior ROTC program, was the guest speaker.

  • Walnut Hill pays tribute to vets

    Twenty veterans from the Army, Marines and Air Force were honored at a special Veteran’s Day ceremony Monday afternoon at Walnut Hill Elementary School.

    A lunch was provided for the veterans prior to the ceremony.

    The ceremony began with the posting of the colors by the Casey County High School JROTC color guard.

    Judy Phillips, assistant principal, welcomed the veterans by thanking them for their service to our country.

  • School board hears good reports

    In the midst of an economic downturn and expenses rising, with an emphasis on students progressing toward higher test scores to meet federal and state mandates, the state of the Casey County School district is strong, according to reports given to the Casey County Board of Education Monday night at Walnut Hill Elementary School.

    Walnut Hill Principal Tim Goodlett outlined projected progress in three areas — reading, math and arts/humanities.

  • FOE awards mini grants

    Friends of Education in Casey County has awarded 10 mini-grants to teachers in the Casey County school system.

    The $250 mini-grants are one of the programs Friends of Education is able to continue due to the generosity of individuals during the annual membership drive and the Apple Festival, according to Friends’ member Lisa Peek.

  • Casey High Junior ROTC cadets complete course on Brush Creek farm

    Recently the Casey County High School Air Force Junior ROTC program completed a Leadership Land Navigation Course on the Jerald Emerson farm on Brush Creek.

    Eight soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard conducted operations which included classes in land-navigation, operating in hostile terrain, map reading, and use of the compass. Cadets were challenged to work as a team to achieve an objective, within time limits, according to JROTC instructor Sgt. Gary Emerson.

  • Casey High Junior ROTC cadets complete course on Brush Creek farm

    Recently the Casey County High School Air Force Junior ROTC program completed a Leadership Land Navigation Course on the Jerald Emerson farm on Brush Creek.

    Eight soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard conducted operations which included classes in land-navigation, operating in hostile terrain, map reading, and use of the compass. Cadets were challenged to work as a team to achieve an objective, within time limits, according to JROTC instructor Sgt. Gary Emerson.