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Today's News

  • New conservation officer is high on Casey County

    By Don White
    Contributing writer

    Joel High is just getting started as the new conservation officer for Casey County, but the Junction City native is already thinking about retirement.

    “I plan on working here until I retire,” says the 25-year-old former welder.

    It’s not that he’s wishing his life away; he just loves working in a place that has long been special to him.

    “I got my first turkey on some property off Highway 78 when I was on my first hunt as a 14-year-old.”

  • Rebel band shows what the buzz is about

    By David Stone
    dstone@lcni.com

    It’s an unusually warm fall day when members of the Casey County High School March Band take the field in competition at Madison Central High School.

    Dressed in bright yellow and black, with antennae adorning their hats, members are nervous as their show, “The Hive,” begins. Flag-twirling members of the color guard and young musicians emerge from a honeycomb to march among brightly colored flowers.

  • Jones Park honor rolls and perfect attendance

    Kindergarten
    Perfect Attendance
    Autumn Barrett, Leeland Carman, Joseph Clements, Bentley Harris, Draedon Littlejohn, Jayden Miniard, Bryson Raney, Deanna Snow, Myles Allen, Andrea Carman, Sadie Corder, Layla Foley, Easton Hatter, Stephen Lawless, Shaylee Luttrell, Kyle Patterson, Braven Pennington, Isabella Strickland, Raylan Ware.

    1st Grade
    Perfect Attendance

  • Walnut Hill perfect attendance

    Kindergarten
    Benjamin Blevins, Gracie Burton, Carly Childress, David Coleman, Haley M Evans, Haylee J Evans, Kenneth Gaines, Adam Garrett, Krystina Hogue, Addisyn Johnson, Asher King, Shayla Lee, Macilynn Mann, Alejandra Martinez, Allison Martinez Hernandez, Yahir Medorio, Blayze Neat, Brody Richardson, Jadyn Tingle, Mariana Urbina, Bentley Wethington.

    1st Grade

  • State pension problem stems from defined benefits system

    By Bob Martin
    Guest columnist

    There are two types of pension systems: the defined benefits program and the defined contributions program. It is telling that private employers totally abandoned defined benefits pensions in the 70s and 80s, while almost all public-sector employers still rely on defined benefits pensions. Private sector employers pay for pensions with their own money, while public-sector employers pay for pensions with someone else’s money.

  • Merit pay for teachers merits consideration

    By Jim Waters

    Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan at a recent town hall on public pensions bemoaned the fact that interest in vacant teaching positions has dropped in recent years from as many as 100 applicants per opening to as few as 10, with some openings in math and science-related fields nearly impossible to fill.

  • Rebels continue historic start with win at Betsy Lane

    Another game in the books and more history for Casey County football under coach Steve Stonebraker. After last season, how could this team top that result? Well, now 8-0, the Rebels keep topping it.

    Eight-straight wins to start a season is a new school record, as is scoring at least 40 points in a seventh game, breaking the record of six games from a year ago. Casey has scored at least 40 in 13 of their last 20 games after putting Betsy Lane away 56-6 on Friday night. The Rebels are the only 3-A team remaining without a loss.

  • Cross Country takes first, second at Somerset invitational

    The Casey County Cross Country team took to GE field for the Somerset High School Invitational on Saturday. The Lady Rebels dominated the field, bringing a first-place trophy home to Liberty while the Rebels took second place to bring their own hardware back home.

    “Both teams had good races at the Somerset Invitational,” said coach Jon Vaughn. “It was an extremely tough course with three very steep hills. The times were off for everyone because of the large hills. I was very happy with their efforts.”

  • Year two ends in district’s first round for boy’s soccer

    After ending the regular season at home with a 7-4 loss to Clinton County on senior night, Casey County boy’s soccer traveled to Somerset to play Pulaski County in the first round of the 47th District Tournament.
    Pulaski took the match 9-0 to end year two of boy’s soccer for the Rebels.

  • By David Stone dstone@lcni.com Franchise agreements between Casey County and utilities and telecommunications businesses may be coming under tougher scrutiny, Fiscal Court magistrates were told Monday. Judge Executive Randy Dial said many of the agreement

    By David Stone
    dstone@lcni.com
    Franchise agreements between Casey County and utilities and telecommunications businesses may be coming under tougher scrutiny, Fiscal Court magistrates were told Monday.

    Judge Executive Randy Dial said many of the agreements have not been reviewed in years, and the county needs to act to protect its interests when negotiating agreements with new operations or renewals of existing deals.