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Schools

  • Seniors earn more than $1.2M in scholarships, awards

     After 13 years working toward academic excellence, the hard work has paid off for the Casey County High School Class of 2013. 

  • Chamber honors CCHS, CCMS students

    “We always hear about bad news,” Casey County Chamber of Commerce Coordinator Blaine Staat said, “but there’s plenty of good news, too.”
    Wednesday, April 25, was “a day to focus on the good news,” he said.
    That’s exactly what the chamber did as they honored 20 top students from the Casey County High School and Middle School.
    With local officials and family members in attendance, the students were presented awards “as an acknowledgment of their success.”

  • Winners announced in creative writing contest

    The fifth annual creative writing contest, sponsored by the Casey County Public Library, Liberty/Casey County Chamber of Commerce, and The Casey County News, featured 102 entries in three age groups — adult, middle school and high school.
    The top three in each age division received monetary awards — $75 for first place, $50 for second, and $25 for third.
    Winners in the adult division were Mike Dean, first; Fr. Patrick L. Dolan. second; and Patti Jensen, third.

  • Casey County celebrates ‘Week of the Young Child™’

    By Barry D. Lee
    Casey County Schools

    The Casey County School System and Casey County Early Childhood Council asks for all community members to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child™ (April 15–19).  As part of the Week of the Young Child™ that is celebrated across the country, Casey County is honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children’s lives.

  • Casey County School Board adopts amended calendar

    During an unusually long meeting on March 12 in which board members accepted Superintendent Linda Hatter’s announcement of her June 30 retirement, the school calendar was amended and set, with Friday, May 17 as students’ last day and graduation, and Friday, May 24 as the last day for teachers and staff.
    However, Hatter said that the board had a called meeting last night (Tuesday) to amend it once again.
    “Because the state track meet is on May 17, the board will discuss a new date,” Hatter said.

  • School calendar: Feb. 27, 2013

    March 1    
    —Dr. Seuss Birthday – Read Across America Day
    —Pork Producers Fundraiser in Liberty – Sponsored by CCMS Football Boosters

    March 2
    —CCHS – Cinderella’s Closet 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    March 4
    —CCMS - Common Assessment #5 begins (through Wednesday, 13) All students testing in all content areas

    March 4 – 8
    —JPE – Scholastic Book Fair

    March 5

  • Hundreds attend parent involvement event

    Tap, tap, tap, has been the sound of music to the ears of Casey County students, staff, and parents in the month of February.
    All of this noise has been part of Casey County Title I Parent Involvement, which in conjunction with Lowe’s in Danville, has provided elementary students in Casey County the opportunity to use hammers, nails, and wood to build their own woodworking project.

  • Casey County High School celebrates National FFA Week

    By Allison Ware
    FFA President, CCHS

    The Casey County High School FFA Chapter recently celebrated National FFA Week from Feb. 16 through Feb. 23, encompassing George Washington’s birthday.
    Members across the country celebrate the impact that 500,000 FFA members make on the agriculture industry throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

  • Hatter’s annual evaluation: ‘Vision, focus, strong character’

    Casey County School Superintendent Linda Hatter’s annual evaluation mirrors the past nine that she’s had, with Board of Education members heaping praise upon praise on the District’s top official.
    Speaking during the Board’s Feb. 11 meeting, Chairman Ken Coffman said that Hatter exhibits an excellent work ethic.
    “Mrs. Hatter makes our job really easy and we really appreciate the hard work she puts into her job.” Coffman said.

  • Casey County student wins state art award

    By winning a statewide art contest, one local eighth-grader has inspired her fellow art students at Casey County Middle School.
    Abigail “Abby” Hood, 13, won first place in the middle school category of the statewide 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Visual Art Contest.
    “Abby’s win has brought about a new self-confidence in my students,” said Tara Farmer, art teacher at CCMS.
    Abby was happy to represent Casey County with the win.