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  • Board of education recognizes standout teachers

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    The Casey County Board of Education, in its May 14 meeting, gave awards to its teachers of the year and to educators who have gone above and beyond their duties in seeking to improve themselves.

    Superintendent Marion Sowders said that teachers don’t always get the recognition they deserve, especially when compared to how highly other countries regard their teachers. He said that it was important to recognize greatness in education.

  • Distinguished Young Woman

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Casey County High School junior Alyssa Jones captured the 2019 Casey County Distinguished Young Woman title on May 19 in front of a packed house at Casey County High School.

    Jones won the crown after a close race with fellow competitor Catherine McAninch, who finished runner up in the competition.

  • Candidates make their case for Casey offices

    A May 15 candidate forum was well attended with approximately 120 people in the Casey County Pork Producers Building.

    Thirty-two candidates participated in the event, which included Curt Demrow, who is running unopposed for reelection as Casey County Coroner, Kentucky Sen. Jimmy Higdon and Rep. Daniel Elliott, who are seeking reelection in November, and Supreme Court candidates Debra Lambert and David Tapp.

    Those candidates were given two minutes to address the crowd.

    Unopposed/State Offices

  • Relay for Life
  • Six to compete for title of Distinguished Young Woman

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Six girls will compete Saturday, May 19, for the crown of Distinguished Young Woman of Casey County. The annual program is set for 6 p.m. at Casey County High School. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 each, starting at 5:15. Alumni of the Distinguished Young Women program are encouraged to arrive at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the high school for a reception and time of reflection and growth for the Distinguished Young Women program.

    Those competing in this year’s program are:

  • Tourism meeting cancelled

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Liberty’s Tourism and Commission was scheduled to meet on May 10 but that meeting was cancelled after only Chairman Nicki Johnson and member Marie Rousey showed up for the meeting.

  • Primary Election will be held next Tuesday

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Election day for Kentucky Primaries are set for May 22. Polls open at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 6 p.m. See the sample ballot on page 16.

    The Casey County News will have the results posted on our website and on our Facebook page on Election Night. Then, detailed coverage of election night results will be published in the May 30 edition of The Casey County News.

  • Casey EMS facing $60,000 in fines

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Two former employees of the Casey County Ambulance Service are accused of pension spiking, and the Ambulance Service is potentially facing $60,000 in fines as a result.

    William W. Thacker and William Bowling, both former Casey County Ambulance Service employees, are accused of spiking their pensions.

  • Warm nights with cool rides

    cvanleuven@caseynews.net

    After the cold winter and rainy start to the spring, classic car restorers were ready for a warm evening to show off their rides, visit with friends and talk shop about their work.

    A scheduled May 4 show had to be canceled due to rain. And so, a week later, the Friday Night Cruisers descended in front of the Casey County Courthouse. By 7 p.m. May 11, over 100 vehicles were parked down Campbellsville and Middleburg Street, while music and the smell of grilling burgers filled the air.

  • Casey County ATC finishes second at State Welding Competition

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    For the third straight year, the Casey County ATC team won the Regional Tournament and this year placed second in the Skills USA Kentucky State welding fabrication competition held in Louisville.

    Seniors Ethan May, Luke Wilson, and Kerry Monday were part of the three man team from Casey County that finished second in the State competition and in doing so won a $3500 scholarship to KUI welding institute.