Today's News

  • Tentative CCHS graduation date is May 12

    The Casey County Board of Education has tentatively set Saturday, May 12 as the graduation date for Casey County High School.
    At question during Monday night’s meeting was the time of graduation.
    CCHS Principal Barry Lee offered the BOE two options — 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.
    “If we have graduation at 7 then there’s the question about Project Graduation and getting the kids home in time to go to church the next morning,” Lee said.

  • Wild horses from out west adopted locally

    Mustangs born to run wild on the plains in the western part of the United States have found new homes in Casey County, thanks to a program sponsored by a bureau of the federal government.
    Called a “wild horse adoption” and sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management, the program allows residents in other parts of the United States to adopt mustangs culled from a wild herd out west.
    According to Emma Rinehart, a wild horse specialist with the BLM in Jackson, Miss., 75 horses were put up for adoption at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center on March 2-4.

  • Community Calendar: March 7

    —Lifeline Home Health will have a free blood pressure clinic at the Casey County Bank Friday, March 9 from 9 to 11 a.m.
    —Bethlehem United Methodist Church will have a country breakfast Saturday, March 10 from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the building fund.
    —Evona Volunteer Fire Department will have a chili supper and auction Saturday, March 17 beginning at 5 p.m. Call Louis at 606-706-5499 for more information.

  • Shannon’s Grocery opens on 127 South

    Already working 13 hours a day in two different stores, why would anyone take on an additional enterprise?
    Well, if that person is Shannon Lee, it’s because she loves serving people and their needs in the grocery store business.
    Lee, the owner of Shannon’s Grocery on Ky. 501 in Phil since 2006, recently took the helm of Jack’s Market on U.S. 127 South about a mile north of the Ky. 501 turn-off.

  • Local Pamida store will become Shopko store later this year

    A local retail store serving Casey County since July 2000 will have a new name and face sometime late in 2012.
    Pamida, a general merchandise retail chain on Wolford Avenue in Liberty, has merged with Shopko, creating one of the largest U.S. retailers focused on serving smaller, rural communities, according to a press release.
    “With nearly $3 billion in annual revenues, the combined entity, which is retaining the Shopko name, features nearly 350 locations in 22 states with more than 20,000 employees,” the release stated.  

  • The Shoe Box opens in Liberty Square Shopping Center

    The owners of Liberty’s newest shoe store are impressing customers with a wide variety of high quality, name brand shoes at discount prices.
    The Shoe Box, in Liberty Square Shopping Center, is a small store with a large inventory of footwear for the entire family, said co-owners Nancy Shoopman and Erin Paz.
    Before opening the Shoe Box, Paz worked at a local restaurant where Shoopman and her husband, William, frequently eat.

  • Casey girls defeat Burgin, Wayne in regional tournament

    By Rita “Peat” Harris
    Sports Correspondent

    Two tournament victories sent the Casey County Lady Rebels to the 12th Region championship game last week. The team defeated Burgin in the quarter finals on Tuesday, 50-43. Casey then prevailed over Wayne County in the semi-final contest on Saturday, 54-46.
    Wayne County
    Casey County made a slow comeback against Wayne County on Saturday evening only to close with a 22-point finale in the fourth quarter that sent the Lady Rebels into the 12th Region championship game.

  • Rebels close season with loss to Boyle at regional tourney

    By Rita “Peat” Harris
    Sports Correspondent

    The Casey County Rebels’ season came to a close Wednesday evening in their 12th Region tournament quarter-finals contest at Pulaski County High School. Casey fell to the Boyle County Rebels (12-15), 57-48.
    Casey County had a 4-28 record, but surprised most of the area’s high school basketball followers with their 47th District runner-up title and advancement to the regional tournament.

  • Lady Rebels ‘grow up’ on road to championship game

    By Rita “Peat” Harris
    Sports Correspondent

    The Casey County Lady Rebels watched the final seconds fall off the clock on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln County High School as the 12th Region Championship came to a close as well as the Lady Rebels’ 19-15 season. The team was named the 12th Region runners-up after falling to the Lincoln County Lady Patriots 58-47.

  • Are you all there when you are there?

    “One thing about him, when he was there, he was all there.”  
    I was listening to Dr. Gibson Winter, then Professor for Christianity and Society at Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr.Winter had this wonderful way of sharing an aside--- an “oh by the way” story--- which would invariably have a meaning all to itself, staying in my mind long after the words of the lecture had been snuffed out by the stuffy air of Stuart Hall.