• Science fair set for Feb.17

    The Casey County Science Fair will be held Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Casey County High School cafeteria.

    Set-up for participants will be held on Friday from 3-5 p.m., with exhibits open to the public from 3-5 and after 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Participants will be interviewed between 5-7 p.m.

    The fair will feature science demonstrations and refreshments in the cafeteria between 5-7. Awards will be presented at 7:30 p.m.

  • State scholarship program helps students become teachers

    Kentucky students who want to become teachers may qualify for a scholarship from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    Applicants must show financial need and must be enrolled full-time in a teacher education program at a participating Kentucky college to receive a KHEAA Teacher Scholarship. Teachers who are already certified are not eligible.

  • Schools doing well with nutrition, activity

    Casey County public school students are accustomed to receiving report cards on how well they do scholastically. Now, their schools are being assessed as to how well they do with nutrition and physical activity.

    Teresa Terry, Food Services Director for the Casey County School System, presented the results of the 2008 Nutrition and Physical Activity Report Card to the Board of Education Jan. 12.

    Nutrition meets standards

  • Grant awarded for fitness at Jones Park

    It’s a fact — overweight children have up to an 80 percent chance of becoming overweight or obese as an adult, according to the Lake Cumberland District Health Department.

    And three teachers at Jones Park Elementary School did something that will address the obesity issue of some students while boosting the physical fitness level of all their students. They submitted a grant application last year seeking $25,000 from the LCDHD — and won.

  • Lincoln play to be held at Liberty Elementary Feb. 12

    The Center for Rural Development’s Arts Education and Culture Outreach Program is bringing a free arts education program in celebration of the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth to Liberty Elementary at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12.

  • Jones Park releases honor roll, perfect attendance for third six weeks

    Honor Roll

    Mrs. Bates’ first grade — All As, Sierra McAninch, Shelby Dalton, Jacklyn Keith, Ethan Clements, Sadie Godbey, Lacy Lewis, Victoria Gadberry, Malachi Hatter, Garrett Carrier, Destiny Rayborn, Ethan Parton and Jalie Buis; As & Bs, Moses Smith, Collin Hatter, Sabrina Ipock, Jessica Crowe, Chris Meyer, Olivia Caron and Rylan Buis.

  • Filing FAFSA early gives students better chance at state grants

    Kentucky students who plan to attend an in-state college or university in the fall should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Students who file early have a better chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • Saving Beech Bottom

    A group of retired teachers is asking for financial help to restore and preserve a piece of Casey County’s history.

    According to Barbara Jeffries, president of the Casey County Retired Teachers Association, about $5,000 is needed to restore and move the Beech Bottom one-room school from its location near Kentucky Technical Vocational School to another location on the property. About $2,000 has been raised.

  • PAWSitive Panthers

    Jones Park Elementary students who were named PAWSitive Panthers for December include, front row, from left, Hayley Benedict, Taylar Reid, Tristan Elmore, Savannah Twilley, Ashliann Givens, and Rylan Buis. Second row, Jessica Luttrell, Conner Wesley, Courtney Patterson, Evan Lucas, Grace Passmore, Reianna Bechman, and Shelby Emerson. Back row, Gary Hatter, Jessica Richardson, Lashaya Carman, Landon Carman, Jonathan Denson, Tyler Durham, Draken Haggard, Nick Turner, and Landon Pendleton.


  • Applications now accepted for Rogers Scholars, ELI program

    The Center for Rural Development is seeking high school students in Casey County interested in becoming part of the next generation of business leaders or entrepreneurs in Southern and Eastern Kentucky, and qualifying for college scholarships to help achieve that goal.