• Wethington, Rousey to participate in Rogers Scholars program

    Casey County’s Sarai Wethington and Jenna Gail Rousey will get the chance this summer to become part of a program that’s providing leadership and scholarship opportunities to the region’s future leaders.

    Wethington and Rousey, both students at Casey County High School, will join 60 rising high school juniors from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky for an intensive one-week summer session of Rogers Scholars. The program will be held at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, host site and program sponsor.

  • 12 Casey County students attend FBLA State Leadership Conference

    Twelve members of the Casey County Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America attended the FBLA State Leadership Conference April 14-16 in Louisville, where two of the members placed in their respective events.

    Sarai Wethington finished second in Public Speaking I, where she was required to create and give a prepared speech. She is now eligible to represent Kentucky at the National Leadership Conference, which will be held June 24-29 in Anaheim, Calif.

  • Bocook selected to attend ELI

    Casey County student Tim Bocook is considering a possible career in business.

    This summer, he will get the opportunity to grow his business and entrepreneurial skills as one of 30 students from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky selected to attend the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI).

    Bocook, 16, a student at Casey County High School, will attend ELI June 14-19 in Somerset, on the campus of The Center for Rural Development, the program’s host and sponsor.

  • Friends of Education honors 115 Casey Middle students

    Casey County Friends of Education honored 115 Casey County Middle School students May 7 who had achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

    The program was held in the CCMS gym and featured Casey High students Wendy Garrett as the master of ceremonies and Jenna Lee as the guest speaker. Danielle Bastin offered prayer, while Sara Weddle gave the closing remarks.

    Friends presented Casey Middle with a plaque bearing the names of all students who were honored for their academic achievements. Each student was also presented with a trophy.

  • CCAA looking for new members

    An organization that started more than 20 years ago is still promoting the education of Casey Countians.

    What began as the Friends of Casey County in 1988 incorporated as the Casey County Alumni Association in 1993. Since then, the organization has awarded $53,000 in scholarships to students with plans to award $5,000 more this year.

  • JKG students compete at state

    Casey County High School’s JKG (Jobs for Kentucky’s Graduates) students competed at a state competition in Lexington April 13-14.

    Melissa Cook led the award-winners with six, while Felicia Byrd received five awards.

    Event winners are:

    Scrapbook — Second, Felicia Byrd.

    Decision Making Team — Second, Byrd, Melissa Cook and Amanda Stamper.

    Telephone Techniques — Second, Hope Salyers.

    Carpet Maze — Fourth, Salyers, Alice Hayes, Justin Riggs and Zack Brown.

    Job Application — Fifth, Cook.

  • Former advisor now honorary member of Casey FFA

    The Casey County FFA chapter held its annual year-end awards banquet in the high school cafeteria on Friday night. There was no guest speaker for this year’s banquet, but former advisor Jay Price was made an honorary member and spent some time sharing his thoughts.

    After an invocation by Jason Sweet and a welcome by President Marie Reed, advisor Brent Ware introduced the special guests. Principal Barry Lee welcomed everyone to Casey County High School.

  • LES lists fifth six weeks honor roll

    Mrs. Blevins’ fourth grade — All As, Sarah Harne, Dakota Hoskins, Brandon King, Drew Lee and Jake Smith; As & Bs, Kelly Allen, Presley Atwood, Krista Dewitte, Kyra Eads, Alexa Long, Morgan Mercer-Long, Lane Ogle, Amber Pierce and Chase Williams.

    Mrs. Jaynes’ fourth grade — All As, Payton Atwood; As & Bs, Cameron Alexander, Isaac Allen, Taylor Gilpin, Abigail Hood, Cameron Horsman, Hannah Humphrey, Ryman King, Alyx Martin, and Lindsay Scott; Bug Roll, Cameron Alexander.

  • SCC honors six Casey students

    Six Casey County students were among those honored April 17 at the Somerset Community College’s Honors Night Ceremony held at the London Community Center.

    Jeff Buis was one of four students named to the All-USA Academic Team for Community Colleges. Buis, who is in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program, received recognition for his election to the APTA Student Assembly Board of Directors. He was awarded the PTA Leadership and Professionalism Award and the PTA Outstanding Mentor Award.

  • Air Force Junior ROTC programs mark end of year

    In a dignified and formal atmosphere replete with military tradition, cadets in the Air Force Junior ROTC program at Casey County High School held a “Dining-Out” Friday evening in the cafeteria.

    Under the direction of Master Sergeant Gary Emerson, the 59 cadets, outfitted in dress uniforms, planned a soirée designed to build “esprit de corps” among the troops and their family members and friends.