• Goode family receives Outstanding Cooperator award

    The Casey County Soil Conservation District held its annual awards banquet April 7 at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center’s Pork Producer’s Building as students from five of the county’s schools were honored for their art and writing.

    The district also named its 2008 Outstanding Cooperator, Greg and Joy Goode, as well as honoring the land judging team from Casey County High School’s FFA chapter and presenting participation awards to each school.

  • Editor’s Note: This is the second-place winning entry in the Casey County Public Library’s creative writing contest.

    By Samuel Cooper

    CCHS student

    She flipped her brown hair out of her face, staring at a photo of herself and her husband. How long ago it seemed that picture had been taken, so many lonely years!

    It felt like it had been only yesterday that she had been walking across the CCHS stage, receiving her diploma with the class of 2011, discovering the next morning her husband had been killed in combat.

  • Resurgence of Dragons

    January 1, 2029, 1:01 a.m.

    In Liberty, the sound of a clock striking one interrupted the noise from New Year’s parties.

    In a windowless building on Main Street, three people hunched over a dented metal table.

    “Lancelot,” Jack yawned. “Why did you ask us to come here in the first place, and why wouldn’t you answer any of our questions before?”

    “I have a new invention!”

    Juliet stifled a yawn. “Another? Will you explain how this one works?”

  • Beam receives Ph.D

    Ph.D. recipient

    Miranda Beam of Lexington was awarded a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Kentucky in December 2008. She is the daughter of Connie Warner of Campbellsville and the granddaughter of J.P. and Juanita Warner of Chicken Gizzard Ridge. Miranda is currently Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Berea College. She is pictured here with her grandmother, Juanita Warner.

  • They're off to see the Wizard

    Drama lovers will get the opportunity to travel down the yellow brick road in a couple of weeks as the Casey County Drama Club will present its spring play, “The Wizard of Oz.”

    Scheduled for two public performances on April 17 and 18 at 7 p.m., the musical will take place in the gymnasium at Casey County Middle School.

    Drama club sponsors Rita Sweeney and Wanda Phillippe said there are between 75-80 students involved in this year’s production, ranging in age from a college freshman to a pre-schooler.

  • Casey County Library announces creative writing contest winners

    Three Casey County students have won cash prizes for their writing skills as they have been named winners of the Casey County Public Library’s creative writing contest.

    Elizabeth Lemmons, 17, who is a home-schooled senior, will receive $100 for her first-place winning entry.

    Second place of $50 goes to Samuel Cooper, 16, a junior at Casey County High School, and Chelsea Williams, 17, a CCHS senior, wins $25 for third.

  • CCHS students offered $2,000 in prizes in egg hunt

    Who says hunting Easter Eggs is only for kids?

    Some teens at Casey County High School will get their chance on Friday to make a mad dash for the brightly-colored eggs, hoping to find some that contain very special prizes.

    Tracie Hoskins, curriculum specialist at CCHS, said the 200 students who have earned all A’s and B’s for the fourth six weeks grading period have been invited to participate in the special egg hunt.

  • Johnson receives nomination to NYSP program

    Ashley Johnson, a student at Walnut Hill Elementary, has been nominated to attend the National Young Scholars Program (NYSP), which will be held this summer. She was nominated by her teacher, Ellen Allen.

    Students who participate will choose their own “discovery strand” and explore forensics, architecture or medicine.

  • Backpack program feeds hungry students on weekends

    A middle school student, during lunch in the cafeteria on Friday, eats his food and asks others around him for their leftovers because he’s not sure if he’ll eat again until breakfast at school on Monday morning.

    America’s Second Harvest, in Elizabethtown, is doing something to combat childhood hunger on the weekends and holidays with the “Busy Bee Backpack Program.”

  • Copley and Spagnoletti honored at LWC

    Gladys Copley and Judy Spagnoletti, both of Dunnville, were honored March 26 for their academic success at Lindsey Wilson College.

    The two Lindsey Wilson students were recognized at the college’s second annual President’s List and Dean’s List Banquet, held in the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining and Conference Center.

    Students recognized at the banquet had been named in the last year to either the college’s President’s List or Dean’s List.