• 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.

  • Liberty Elementary School lists fifth six weeks perfect attendance

    Mrs. Murphy’s kindergarten — Haley Crew, Ashley Hatter, Emily Hatter, Holly Spears and Nayeli Velasquez.

    Ms. Goode’s kindergarten — Sam Bryant, Mary Couch, Morgan Crowe, Taylor Hatter, Matt Matherly, Blake Moore and Mckenzie Summers.

    Mrs. Cochran’s kindergarten — Courtney Allen, Sawyer Beeler, Simon Christian, Dylan Cooper, Gracie Floyd, Kemp Goode, Rachael Grimsley, Savannah Sallee and Justin Sweeney.

    Mrs. L. Johnson’s first grade — Marlie Blake, Tyler Goodlett, Gracie Johnson, Marisa Lee and Maggie Rodgers.

  • Wright elected as president of 2010 Security Council

    The Casey County Middle School Student YMCA attended the Junior Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) conference March 1-3, while the Casey County High School Student YMCA participated in the Senior KUNA, which was held March 22-24. Both conferences took place in Louisville.

    Junior KUNA

    The CCMS students represented the countries of Uganda and Kenya. The club was awarded the World Service Award for the third consecutive year.

    Ashtan Ryan served as President of the Security Council, while Mariah Looney was recognized as an Outstanding Ambassador.

  • Johnson selected as resident assistant at Transylvania University

    Casey County High School graduate and Transylvania University sophomore Will Johnson has been selected as a Resident Assistant (R.A.) for the 2009-10 school year.

    R.A. duties include advising students, planning and implementing educationally supportive activities in the residence halls and working with members of the Transylvania community.

    Johnson is the son of John and Sharon Johnson of Liberty.

  • Upcoming events at Casey County Public Library

    You keep reading about all these free events that are happening at your public library — so isn’t it about time you stopped by and checked them out for yourself? Here are a few of the upcoming programs offered by your library at no charge.

    Celebrate Hat Days

    Whether it be wild or sophisticated, pick out your favorite hat and wear it to your public library on May 1 for the Oaks or Saturday, May 2 for the Derby and receive a surprise. We will also have a hat contest for those interested in participating.

  • Jones Park Elementary school releases honor roll for fifth six weeks

    Mrs. Hayes’ first grade — All As, Reece Brown, Katie Colwell, Seth Owens, Olivia Sharp, Alexandria Campbell, Shelby Emerson, Adam Price and Hailey Terry; As & Bs, Hannah Buis, Dillion Franks, Natalie Hatter, James Murphy, Emily Sheene, Jacob Cochran, Leia Freeman and Marcos Mares.

  • Students at Jones Park and Walnut Hill Elementary Schools are a little more “schooled” concerning booster seat and seat belt safety.

    Students at Jones Park and Walnut Hill Elementary Schools are a little more “schooled” concerning booster seat and seat belt safety.

    The Drive Smart Kentucky Bear, along with representatives of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, visited preschool to second-grade students at Jones Park and Walnut Hill on April 21.

    On April 22, third through sixth-graders at Walnut Hill viewed a rollover simulator which demonstrates what can happen to unbelted passengers in a rollover accident.

  • Nine named to Dean's List

    Nine Casey County area residents have been named to the National College of Danville’s Dean’s List for the winter terms. They each achieved a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0.

    Named to the first winter term were Kimberly Powell, Hustonville; Christa Schoener, Liberty; and Patricia Cabrera, Lisa Rayburn, Elizabeth Sallee and Lisa Stringer, Waynesburg.

    Those achieving the honor during the second winter term were Sheila Coffman, Hustonville; Tonya McKnight, Middleburg; and Erin Dunham, Waynesburg.

  • GED graduates may now apply for Byrd scholarships

    Kentuckians who have taken the GED test since July 2008 and achieved at least a 2700 composite score may apply for a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship. The scholarships, worth up to $1,500 a year, are administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    GED graduates may apply through Zip Access at www.kheaa.com. To apply, sign in to Zip Access with your user ID and password. Those who have not used Zip Access should register to create a user ID and password.