• 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. 

  • Jones Park, Liberty elementary schools list fourth six weeks honor rolls

    Jones Park Elementary

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

  • Casey County FFA Chapter receives grant

    The Casey County Area Technology Center FFA is among the 61 FFA chapters and 4-H councils across Kentucky that have been selected to receive Agriculture Achiever Grants totaling $80,000.

    The grant program will help 33 county 4-H councils and 28 school FFA chapters fund projects that advance agricultural education in their local communities. The program is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and is funded through a federal Rural Rehabilitation Grant.

  • Coffman qualifies for state spelling bee

    Sarah Coffman, an eighth-grader at Casey County Middle School, will compete in the Kentucky State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 14, at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.

    Coffman is one of approximately 60 Kentucky and Southern Indiana youngsters who will participate in one of the major events of the Kentucky Derby Festival.

    The state winner will receive a U.S. Savings Bond valued at $10,000 upon maturity, a trophy, the latest edition of the Merriam Webster collegiate dictionary and a $25 amazon.com gift card.

  • Last day of school may be June 10

    The last day of school in Casey County has tentatively been set for June 10.

    It’s possible that this date will be changed due to a bill currently in the legislature that would excuse days when schools were closed during the ice storm in January and February, Superintendent Linda Hatter said at Monday night’s board of education meeting.

    There will be no school Thursday or Friday due to the Casey High Lady Rebels playing in the state basketball tournament beginning Wednesday night in Bowling Green.

  • Dixon earns white vet coat at Auburn

    Nicholas Dixon recently received a clinical white coat from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

    The coats, presented to students at the end of their junior year, mark the transition from veterinary sciences into senior clinical rotations where students help administer patient care.

    Dixon earned a biology degree in 2006 from Bellarmine University and is a 2002 graduate of Casey County High School. His parents are James and Susan Dixon of Casey County.

  • Casey High receives report card

    The grades are posted and it seems that Casey County High School students again won’t be going to the woodshed.

    The Kentucky Department of Education issues district and school report cards each year to highlight what the schools are doing and how well they are doing it.

    The report card for each school is a snapshot about test results, teacher qualifications, student safety, and parental involvement — among other topics.

    The report card stated that the vast majority — 92.4 percent — of CCHS graduates found something to do after graduation.

  • Applications available for PEPP Scholars Summer Program

    Casey County high school seniors and college students interested in pursuing careers as physicians or dentists are eligible to participate in summer programs at the University of Kentucky offered through its Professional Education Preparation Program.

    The PEPP Scholars Summer Program, designed for students from medically underserved areas, is open to current high school seniors. The PEPP II Medical and Dental School Preparation Program is open to students who have completed at least two years of college.