• 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.

  • Jones Park students kick butts

    Members of the UNITE Club at Jones Park Elementary School observed “Kick Butts Day” March 25 by picking up cigarette butts in the front parking lot of the school, RIGHT. In just under an hour, the students collected more than four pounds of discarded butts.

    Sonya Salyers, the Americorps representative who works with teacher/adviser Tammy Spears to lead the club, presented the students with facts about teens and tobacco usage.

  • Students of the month at Liberty Elementary

    Students of the Month

    Liberty Elementary March Students of the Month are, front row, from left, Kylee Lawson, Kyle Humphrey, Taylor Hatter, Cara Rodgers and Courtney Allen. Second row, Josh Murphy, Kellie Martin, Dakota Hoskis, Brittany Grimsley, Tanner Porter and Aleigha Emerson. Back row, Lindsay Callinan, Caleb Wesley, Jacob Jaynes, Katie Hatfield and Alex Walls.

  • Clark wins SCC award

    Cyndi Clark, a student from Liberty, has been named the recipient of the Somerset Community College PTA Program’s 2009 Total Rehab Award for Outstanding Second-Year PTA Student.

    The award was named in honor of the Total Rehab Center of Somerset. The business has made generous donations to the PTA program in the past.

     Clark, who will graduate this May, has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average while in college.  She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Kentucky Physical Therapy Association.