• 2018 Casey County High School Prom
  • Young artists finding success


    Casey County students are making good art, with two Casey County Middle School students winning state awards, and Casey County High School students painted a mural for a local business.

    Two Casey County Middle School students placed first and third in the State Art competition hosted by the Kentucky Art Education Association.

    Alexis Jenson won the middle school division painting competition. For the competition Jenson painted a cherry blossom tree with a purple sky on an eight by ten canvas.

  • Jones Park Elementary School honor roll

    Kindergarten — Attendance: Myles Allen, Raylan Ware, Andrea Carman

    1st grade — Attendance: Jameelah Bills, Andrew Elmore, Sierra Lawhorn, Lucas Warren

  • Board discusses school safety, construction and other business

    During an April 9 Casey County Board of Education meeting board members discussed a new school safety measure, finishing construction at Liberty Elementary, and other business.

    Superintendent Marion Sowders told the board of a new school safety measure that he recommended the board approve for purchasing for the next school year. The system called the Security Voice/Safe School Hotline service is a tip line service that students would be able to call or text incidences, bullying issues or safety concerns to the tip line and those tips would be sent to school leaders.

  • Graduation, district calendar set

    During a March 14 Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce meeting Casey County High School Principal and Chamber President Josh Blevins announced that this year’s high school graduation would be held at (7 p.m.) on May 24 in the Casey County High School gymnasium.

    In a February Casey County Board of Education meeting, the board revealed the 2018-2019 academic calendar. The 2018-2019 school year will start on Aug. 9 for students, with staff having a professional development day on Aug. 6, a staff work day on August 7, and opening day being on Aug. 8.

  • Board discusses bids, early childhood and medical costs

    During a April 9 Casey County Board of Education meeting, board members declared April 16-21 as Week of the Young Child, gave a update on next school years medical and dental prices and approved advertising bids for seven services needed for the school system.

    Barry Lee, who is chair of the Casey County early childhood council, presented a proclamation to the board to declare April 16-21 as Week of the Young Child in Casey County. Casey County Judge-Executive Randy Dial and Liberty Mayor Steven Brown, who read and signed the proclamation, joined Lee.

  • District awarded striving readers grant

    At the conclusion of an April 9 Casey County Board of Education meeting, it was announced that the Casey County School District had been awarded the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant.

    The objective of the grant focuses on improvements in oral language skills for four year olds, kindergarten readiness, increased reading proficiency at all school levels and increased content proficiency at the secondary level.

  • Youth attend Kentucky 4-H Teen Summit

    Casey County 4-H had 11 youth attend the 2018 4-H Teen Summit March 15 to March 17 at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Leadership Center.

    The conference for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students is designed to encourage youth to continue their involvement in 4-H as they transition to middle and high school.

  • Summers Scholarship available

    The Zach Summers Memorial Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for the first annual Zach Summers Memorial Scholarship fund. This scholarship is being launched to honor the late Zach Summers and all the kindness, joy, work ethic, and personal integrity he embodied until his untimely death on Sept. 1, 2017, at age 23 from brain cancer.

    Zach believed in hard work, a can-do attitude, and treating everyone fairly. This scholarship pays tribute to Zach’s values and belief that life is what you make of it.

  • Jones Park Elementary School Honor Roll

    6th Grade — Mrs. Carey: All A’s: Sydnie Denham, Elizabeth Edwards, Gaeda Gertler, Emily Goode, Abby Pendleton, John Phelps, Tyson Salyers, Renee Williams, Jacob Willis, Katelyn Woods; A’s and B’s: Cass Botkins, Breana Brown, Harley Campbell, Peyton Campbell, Angel Clements, Kelsey Dyer, Jessie Hash, Shaydin Lane, Anakin Mondie