• Cross Country has a good unofficial start to season

    By Rita “Peat” Harris
    Sports Correspondent
    The boys and girls cross country team had an unofficial start to their season as they competed in the Bluegrass State Games at Masterson Station Park in Lexington on Aug. 18.
    “It was a good day and I think they all really enjoyed it,” Coach Amanda Hatter said, adding that Masterson Station’s course is where the middle school state event will be held at the end of the season.

  • Local students learn business at conference

    Two seniors in the Area Technology Center at Casey County High School spent part of their summer learning NICE principles. Not only how to be get along with others but also learning business principles and leadership skills.
    Cody Lewallen and Logan Soule attended the National Institute on Cooperative Education (NICE) conference at Virginia Tech University from July 28 to Aug. 1. The program is promoted through local 4-H programs, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, and the American Private Enterprise Youth Program.

  • Title I funds important to local schools

    By Larry Rowell
    Staff Writer

    Federal monies which come to the Casey County School District based on the percentage of students who receive free and reduced lunches provide needed services to students, Assessment Coordinator Terry Price told board of education members on July 9.
    Price said the district — based on 71 percent of students who are on free and reduced — should receive about $1.29 million for the 2012-13 school year. Every school in the district fits the Title I classification with the exception of Casey County High School.

  • Lee assumes new position with Casey County school district

    When school bells ring for students at Casey County High School on Aug. 8, a familiar face won’t be there to greet them.
    Principal Barry Lee has resigned that position after five years to become the Director of Special Education and Preschool Services at the Casey School District Office.
    Lee replaces Tishana Cundiff, who retires the end of this month after more than 31 years in education.
    Superintendent Linda Hatter said that she’s excited and pleased that Lee will be serving in this capacity.

  • Liberty Elementary to get new heating/cooling system

    If everything goes according to schedule, Liberty Elementary School students and teachers will attend school beginning in January in climate-controlled comfort.
    Casey County Board of Education members learned at Monday night’s meeting that bids for the $127,000 project should be opened on July 13 with work commencing Aug. 8, said John Newman, an engineer with Clotfelter-Samokar in Lexington.
    According to District Maintenance Director Dale Sellers, contractors will replace the old boiler unit used to heat the building.

  • Casey schools weekly breakfast and lunch menus Jan. 11-17

    Elementary &
    Middle School
    Wednesday, Jan. 11 — Cinnamon roll, cereal or ham biscuit, fruit or juice.
    Thursday, Jan. 12 — Bacon, egg, cheese biscuit or mini pancakes, peaches or juice.
    Friday, Jan. 13 — Gravy and biscuit, sausage or breakfast pizza, fruit or juice.
    Monday, Jan. 16 — No school. Martin Luther King’s birthday.
    Tuesday, Jan. 17 — Hash brown, toast, scrambled eggs or pancakes and syrup, fruit or juice.


  • School district financial audit exemplary

    Casey County School Board members heard Dec. 12 that the handling of the district’s finances — by district staff and faculty and staff from the five schools — is a model of excellence and one of the finest in the state.
    Artie White, of White and Associates of Richmond, conducted the annual audit for the financial year which ended June 30.
    White said there were no findings from the prior year which indicates that the district’s financial performance was faultless.

  • School breakfast and lunch menus

    Elementary & Middle
    Wednesday, Dec. 14 — Breakfast pizza or french toast and syrup, fresh fruit or juice.
    Thursday, Dec. 15 — Muffin or chicken fritters, biscuit, fruit or juice.
    Friday, Dec. 16 — Gravy biscuit, sausage or cereal, toast and jelly, fresh fruit.
    Monday, Dec. 19 — Bacon, egg, cheese biscuit or cake donut, fresh fruit or juice.
    Tuesday, Dec. 20 — Cinnamon roll and cereal or mini pancakes, fresh fruit or juice.

  • School board considers building locker room

    Casey County Board of Education members tabled an architect’s proposed estimate of $94,000 to $118,000 for a 500-square foot locker room addition at Casey County High School, based largely on design elements in the plan.
    Russ McFarland, with the architect and engineering firm of Clotfelter Samokar in Lexington, presented the building estimate to board members at their regular meeting on Nov. 14.
    However, the cost estimate from the architect is just that, an estimate. McFarland is available to assist the board with the bid process.

  • Schools hold special services for veterans

    Members of the Casey County High School Y Club, FFA-ATC and the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) held a solemn and dignified ceremony on Friday designed to both honor veterans and educate students about the origins of Veterans Day.
    Prior to the ceremony in the CCHS gym, cadets and Y club members hosted a reception for the veterans and their families in the CCHS library.
    AFJROTC Commander Cadet Lt. Col. Bethany Scott served as emcee for the event.