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Schools

  • Students attend FCCLA leadership conference

    The Region 14 officers from Casey County High School attended the 55th Annual Kentucky Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Leadership Conference in Hardinsburg, Ky. June 9–11. The theme for this year was “KY FCCLA: America’s Next Top Leader.”

  • Casey’s 2008 graduates on track with state numbers

    Despite the sluggish economy and lack of jobs in Casey County, recent non-academic data indicates that Casey Countys high school graduates are finding their way in life — at least as well as other graduates in Kentucky.

    Marcenia Brown, Assessment Director for the Casey County School District, presented the non-academic data for the 2007-08 school year to the Board of Education Monday night.

    Brown said that 49 percent of the county’s high school graduates attend college in Kentucky as compared to 49.7 percent of high school graduates statewide.

  • Long, Rubarts receive Excellence in Teaching awards from CU

    Campbellsville University awarded Excellence in Teaching Awards to 145 educators from across Kentucky, including two from Casey County, during the 23rd annual awards program May 16.

    Through the awards program, Campbellsville University presents awards to teachers in each grade level (elementary [P-5], middle [6-8] and high school [9-12]) as selected by their school district. Since the program’s inception, 2,368 teachers have been honored by their colleagues.

  • Six named to CU’s President’s, Dean’s lists

    Campbellsville University has announced the academic honors’ list for the spring 2009 semester. The academic honors’ list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.

    The spring 2009 academic honors’ list includes a total of 343 students, with 119 achieving a 4.0 grade point average and having been named to the President’s List. Others who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5-3.99 are named to the Dean’s List; there are 224 named to that list.

  • Turpin receives health care scholarship

    Ephraim McDowell Health has awarded scholarships to eight area students who are pursuing careers in health care, including one from Casey County.

    Gavin Tupin, a 2005 graduate of Casey County High School, is pursuing a degree in nursing at Somerset Community College.  He is the son of Dale and Brenda Turpin and received a $2,000 renewable Health Care Scholarship.

     The healthcare system awards a $1,000 renewable scholarship to high school seniors or a $2,000 renewable scholarship to college students from Boyle and the surrounding counties.

  • Four incoming CCHS freshmen selected as Rogers Explorers

    eeSixty rising ninth-grade students from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky —including Katelyn Carman, Sarah Coffman, and brother-and-sister Taylor and Tylyn Leigh from Casey County— will have a chance this summer to develop critical leadership skills, get hands-on experience in science and math, and prepare to become the region’s next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.

  • Americorps successful in schools

    For the modest sum of money invested by the Casey County Board of Education, the Americorps program is returning huge dividends in local schools.

    The SERV Corps, coordinated by Eastern Kentucky University, is a partnership of 15 southeastern and southcentral school districts that provided Americorps workers during the past school year, according to Nancy Thames, SERV Corps Program Director.

    To partner with SERV Corps and receive an Americorps worker, school districts pay a cash match of $6,500, Thames told the Casey County Board of Education at its June 8 meeting..

  • Americorps successful in schools

    For the modest sum of money invested by the Casey County Board of Education, the Americorps program is returning huge dividends in local schools.

    The SERV Corps, coordinated by Eastern Kentucky University, is a partnership of 15 southeastern and southcentral school districts that provided Americorps workers during the past school year, according to Nancy Thames, SERV Corps Program Director.

    To partner with SERV Corps and receive an Americorps worker, school districts pay a cash match of $6,500, Thames told the Casey County Board of Education at its June 8 meeting..

  • 18 local students make EKU President’s List

    Eighteen area students have been named to the President’s List at Eastern Kentucky University for the Spring 2009 semester.

    The President’s List recognizes students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.

    Those making the list, including their grade and major, include:

  • CCMS students, staffers cut hair for cancer

    The Casey County Middle Student YMCA sponsored a hair cutting fund-raiser June 1 and 2 for Latosha Durham and James Kuhn, students at CCMS,  who are battling cancer. Students paid to see students and teachers get haircuts.

    Teacher Josh Blevins upped the ante when he agreed to get a mohawk if $600 could be raised, said Student Y advisor Lydia Coffey.

    “The students and faculty quickly met the challenge,” she said. “James and Tosha will now have $300 each to help with expenses for their cancer treatments.”