• 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.

  • HOSA students donate wagon to hospital

    The Casey County Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) recently presented a pediatric donation to the Casey County Hospital during “Hosa Week” as a community service. It was named “The Little Red Wagon Project.”

    For weeks beforehand, HOSA members, led by Advisor Vicki Marti, RN, collected toys, coloring books, flash cards and stuffed animals and filled the wagon to its capacity. The goal was to provide a time passer for youth who may come through the emergency room or be admitted to the hospital.

  • Jones Park receives $25,000 grant to fight childhood obesity

    Childhood obesity is a serious health epidemic. During the past four decades, obesity rates have soared among all age groups. Today, more than 33 percent of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. Overweight adolescents have up to an 80 percent chance of becoming overweight or obese adults.

  • Casey students fare well at Kentucky Youth Assemblies

    Students from all five of Casey’s schools represented Casey County in November at the annual Kentucky Youth Assemblies of the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association.

    The Kentucky Youth Assembly is a youth-in-government program designed to provide hands-on experiences in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government.

    Students from the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades attended the East Junior KYA Conference, while the high school students attended the East Senior Conference. Both conferences are held jointly by the cities of Louisville and Frankfort.

  • CCHS students host veterans in ceremony

    Decked out in their dress blue uniforms, the Casey County High School JRROTC held an impressive ceremony Tuesday afternoon 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.