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Schools

  • Rousey completes Rogers Scholars

    Jenna Gail Rousey, a junior at Casey County High School, graduated from the first session of the 2009 Rogers Scholars program held this summer at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

    Rousey, daughter of Barry and Jennifer Rousey of Liberty, said she will use the leadership skills she developed as a Rogers Scholar to create new projects in her home community and to inspire others.

  • School buses ready to roll as new year begins next week

    The school buses will start rolling in Casey County again next week as students begin the new academic year on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

    More than 2,300 students are expected to ride a bus to school, with the school district running 38 bus routes. According to district driver trainer Gail Ware, Casey school buses logged 524,624 miles in the 2008-09 school year.

    Ware said “safety first, schedule second” is what is stressed to the drivers.

  • School buses ready to roll as new year begins next week

    The school buses will start rolling in Casey County again next week as students begin the new academic year on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

    More than 2,300 students are expected to ride a bus to school, with the school district running 38 bus routes. According to district driver trainer Gail Ware, Casey school buses logged 524,624 miles in the 2008-09 school year.

    Ware said “safety first, schedule second” is what is stressed to the drivers.

  • School district sound financially

    The Casey County School District is on sound financial footing even in the midst of a shaky economy, Casey County Board members learned Monday night at their regular monthly meeting.

    According to Manager of District Wide Services Deena Randolph, total cash on hand the end of June was $6 million.

    That’s about $900,000 more than last year. The general fund balance is up approximately $1 million, representing a 22 percent carryover, Randolph said.

  • Interest sparked in drum line camp

    Jacob Tarter, a diminutive sixth-grader and one of the 15 Casey County Middle and High School participants at a drum line camp last week, wore a determined look on his face as he hoisted a large pair of hand held cymbals — about 10 pounds for each arm.

    A scant breeze did little to cool the students who practiced under the hot, mid-afternoon sun Thursday in the parking lot at Casey County High School.

  • CINDERELLA

    As a part of the Missoula Children’s Theater, the Casey County 21st Century Community Learning Center, with more than 35 local students, performed the play, “Cinderella” Friday night at the Casey County Middle School.

  • Lynn named to Grinnell College Dean's List for 2009 spring semester

    Herbert R. Lynn of Liberty has been named to the Grinnell (Iowa) College Dean’s List for the spring semester 2009. Lynn, who is majoring in sociology, is one of 280 students honored for outstanding academic achievement by Grinnell College. To make the Dean’s List, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or above.

    Lynn is the son of Richard K. Lynn.

  • 18 Casey students earn degrees from Eastern

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,293 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2009 semester, including 18 from Casey County. The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 9.

  • Buis receives scholarship award at APTA annual exposition

    Students enrolled in the Somerset Community College (SCC) Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program from London, Jamestown, Liberty and Somerset recently participated in the American Physical Therapy Association’s (ATPA) Annual Conference and Exposition in Baltimore, Md. 

    Jeff Buis of Liberty and Rod Edwards of Somerset were recognized as national award winners and Valarie Cooper of Jamestown and Jeff Tyree of London accepted the Outstanding PTA Program Award for the program’s participation in the 2009 Georgia State-Marquette Challenge.

  • Randolph graduates cum laude from Morehead State

    Meghann Randolph graduated cum laude from Morehead State University during the 2009 spring commencement. To graduate cum laude, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 to 3.69 on a 4.0 scale.

    Randolph is the daughter of Boyd and Deena Randolph of Casey County.