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Today's News

  • Casey County farmer wins tractor through veterans program

    By David Stone
    dstone@lcni.com

    After three tours of duty in Iraq, Army veteran Matt Fitzwater was ready to return home and build a business.

    Of all the possibilities before him, operating Rainbow Harvest Farm with his wife, Jennifer, and their two young sons, Joel and Isaac, topped his list. Never mind he had little practical experience in farming, he had all he needed: a plan.

  • Casey County Extension Service hosts first expo

    The Casey County Extension Service conducted its first Extension Expo on Sept. 16.

    The event was open to the public and offered information about the programs and resources Casey County Extension has to offer. Through donations from community organizations and businesses, the event was entirely free. With more than 100 people in attendance, the Extension Office plans to offer the Expo annually, the Saturday before Apple Festival.

  • Foundation announces $1,000 environmental science scholarship

    The Lake Area Foundation has announced The George and Joan White Howell Environmental Education Scholarship is available for high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in environmental science at Campbellsville University.

    Students graduating from Casey, Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor and Wayne counties are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

  • Rescue Dog of the Week

    This momma dog was abandoned at a site in Casey County. She has had puppies recently as you can see. No puppies were with her when she made her way to a house looking for anyone who would feed her. The people there have taken in other cats and dogs. But they are dealing with medical issues and will be hard for them to keep her. FURever Care will be spaying her on Tuesday. If anyone could give her a home or be willing to donate some food for her it would help this family. The number to call is 606 787-7012 or 859-351-1108. She is very sweet and gentle.

  • 4-H Month

    Casey County Judge-Executive Randy Dial signs the proclamation declaring October 4-H Month. With Dial is Casey County Extension Service Agent Meagan Klee. (Photo submitted)

  • Casey Youth Coalition receives state award for programming

    The CYC (Casey County Youth Coalition) of Casey County received statewide recognition from the Kentucky Youth Empowerment System for its efforts to reduce youth alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use.

  • Casey County schools awarded $4,095 in PRIDE grants

    SOMERSET — Eastern Kentucky PRIDE announced recently it will award $4,095 for hands-on environmental education projects in Casey County during the 2017/18 school year.

    Overall, PRIDE will award $119,155 to educators across 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky through the PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, which was made possible by a grant to PRIDE from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

  • Galilean Home Honor Roll

    Galilean Home

    1st Grade

    All A’s: Dylan Burt, Colton Tucker, Whitley Wethington

    A’s and B’s: Kierra Brock, Landon Oakes, Nevaeh Overstreet.

    110% Award: Joshua Sharp

    2nd Grade

    All A’s: Ethan Burton, Ani Sizemore

    A’s and B’s: Azalynn Tovilla

    3rd Grade

    All A’s: Amber Evans

    A’s and B’s: Addie Abrell

  • Liberty Elementary School Students of the Month

    Liberty Elementary School recently announced the Students of the Month for August and September.

  • HS freshman Harmon among top potential recruits

    By Larry Vaught

    He’s helped the United States win a gold medal in international competition as well as leading Bowling Green High School to the state championship last year as an eighth-grader. He recently became only the second high school freshman to be invited to Big Blue Madness in John Calipari’s nine years at UK.

    So how did Zion Harmon – who said Madness “was great” after his trip – end up at Adair County High School in Columbia for his freshman season this year?