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Schools

  • Computers 4 Kids

    Logging onto the Internet at home will soon become easier for 128 sixth-graders at Walnut Hill Elementary School.

    Through a $300,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to ConnectKentucky Computers 4 Kids, each child will receive a computer and printer.

  • Casey County High School Veterans Day Ceremony

    Decked out in their dress blue uniforms, the Casey County High School JRROTC held an impressive ceremony Nov. 11 in the CCHS gym to honor about 25 local veterans and their families.

    The student bodies of both Casey High and Casey Middle attended the ceremony.

    A number of dignitaries attended the event including retired Brig. Gen. Norman Godbey, a Casey County native.

    Master Sgt. Gary Emerson, instructor for CCHS’ Air Force Junior ROTC program, was the guest speaker.

  • Walnut Hill pays tribute to vets

    Twenty veterans from the Army, Marines and Air Force were honored at a special Veteran’s Day ceremony Monday afternoon at Walnut Hill Elementary School.

    A lunch was provided for the veterans prior to the ceremony.

    The ceremony began with the posting of the colors by the Casey County High School JROTC color guard.

    Judy Phillips, assistant principal, welcomed the veterans by thanking them for their service to our country.

  • School board hears good reports

    In the midst of an economic downturn and expenses rising, with an emphasis on students progressing toward higher test scores to meet federal and state mandates, the state of the Casey County School district is strong, according to reports given to the Casey County Board of Education Monday night at Walnut Hill Elementary School.

    Walnut Hill Principal Tim Goodlett outlined projected progress in three areas — reading, math and arts/humanities.

  • FOE awards mini grants

    Friends of Education in Casey County has awarded 10 mini-grants to teachers in the Casey County school system.

    The $250 mini-grants are one of the programs Friends of Education is able to continue due to the generosity of individuals during the annual membership drive and the Apple Festival, according to Friends’ member Lisa Peek.

  • Casey High Junior ROTC cadets complete course on Brush Creek farm

    Recently the Casey County High School Air Force Junior ROTC program completed a Leadership Land Navigation Course on the Jerald Emerson farm on Brush Creek.

    Eight soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard conducted operations which included classes in land-navigation, operating in hostile terrain, map reading, and use of the compass. Cadets were challenged to work as a team to achieve an objective, within time limits, according to JROTC instructor Sgt. Gary Emerson.

  • Casey High Junior ROTC cadets complete course on Brush Creek farm

    Recently the Casey County High School Air Force Junior ROTC program completed a Leadership Land Navigation Course on the Jerald Emerson farm on Brush Creek.

    Eight soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard conducted operations which included classes in land-navigation, operating in hostile terrain, map reading, and use of the compass. Cadets were challenged to work as a team to achieve an objective, within time limits, according to JROTC instructor Sgt. Gary Emerson.

  • School district to test One Call system on Thursday

    The Casey County School Board will test its new “One Call” telephone notification system tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 p.m.

    Parents of more than 2,400 students, as well as 500 staff members, will receive the calls.

    The notification system, adopted by the board in June, allows authorized school personnel to contact the entire district or small “subgroups” of students, teachers, or other staff to send a message.

  • Celebrating Red Ribbon Week

    About 340 children from Liberty Elementary School kicked off Red Ribbon Week Monday at the Village Green behind City Hall.

    The children, wearing red T-shirts with an anti-drug message, heard an anti-drug message from Liberty Mayor Steve Sweeney and then released red balloons into the air as a pledge to say “no” to drugs.

    Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people each year, according to www.stopaddiction.com.

  • CCHS students lead effort to restock local food bank

    Due to the economic downturn and high gas prices, food banks that help the less fortunate are giving out more than they are taking in.

    And some local students want to do something to make sure that hungry people who go to the food bank in Liberty won’t go away with an empty sack or stomach.

    Students from four clubs at Casey County High School are leading a county-wide effort to collect non-perishable goods for the food bank in Liberty.

    The drive began Oct. 3 and goes through Nov.19.