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Schools

  • 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.”

  • Liberty Elementary school lists sixth six weeks perfect attendance and honor rolls

    Perfect Attendance

    Sixth Six Weeks

    Ms. Goode’s kindergarten — Josh Allen, Sam Bryant, Mary Couch, Jake Looney, Matt Matherly, Blake Moore, Cleyber Ramirez, Hannah Thompson and Alexis Torres.

    Mrs. Murphy’s kindergarten — Ann Allen, Rebecca Couch, Marley Harris, Ashley Hatter, Emily Hatter, Cara Rodgers, Austin Snider, Noah Snider, Holly Spears and Lane Tapscott.

    Mrs. Cochran’s kindergarten — Courtney Allen, Dylan Cooper, Rachael Grimsley, Ean Parton, Justin Price, Savannah Sallee and Alex Wilham.

  • Friends of Education rewards 133 CCHS students

    Casey County Friends of Education honored 133 Casey County High School students on May 12 who had achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

    The program was held in the CCHS cafeteria and featured senior Ali Bocook as master of ceremonies. Brian Stucker, a recent University of Kentucky graduate, was the guest speaker.

    Senior Kelly Patterson made the introductions, while fellow seniors Natalie Wesley and Marie Reed offered closing remarks and prayer, respectively.

  • Youth entrepreneurs selected

    Six Casey County High School students recently participated in the “Growing Youth Entrepreneurs” competition, sponsored by the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute and the Liberty-Casey County Economic Development Authority.

    The students were required to write a business plan for a start-up business and then make a Power Point presentation, pitching their idea to a board of judges on May 18 at the Casey County Area Technology Center.