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Today's News

  • Friday Morning Quarterback 2-6-09

    I am not going to spend a whole lot of time discussing whether or not Russell County has a good boys’ basketball team. I spoke my piece about the Lakers back in December and they proceeded to win 16 of their first 17 games as a display of their resolve.

    I was reminded of my statement that “it is quite obvious to me that our neighbors to the south do not have a good boys’ basketball team” when a Russell booster sent me a clipping of my column. At the time, the Lakers were 13-1 and playing quite well.

  • EKU Spotlight Day to be held Feb. 21

    Eastern Kentucky University will welcome prospective students and their families to the Richmond campus Saturday, Feb. 21, for the first Spotlight Day of the spring semester.

    High school seniors and juniors, prospective transfers and their families have a special invitation to visit the Richmond campus for the event, which will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Services Building lobby. The event continues through 2 p.m. The $30 application fee will be waived for all those who apply at the event.

  • CCHS cheerleaders bound for KAPOS state competition

    For just the second time in school history, the Casey County Rebel cheerleaders are going to the Kentucky state cheerleading competition.

    The 1999-2000 squad won the 12th Region and participated at the state.

    Casey’s squad will be competing in the small school, co-ed division at the Kentucky Association of Pep Organization Sponsors At-Large cheerleading competition this Saturday, Feb. 14. The competition is held in Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

  • Wesley retires as Middleburg postmaster

    When Ruth Wesley started her career as a postmaster in Bethelridge with the United States Postal Service in 1985, a first class stamp cost 22 cents.

    Friday, when she retired after more than 23 years of service, including 15 years as postmaster in Middleburg, a first class stamp cost 42 cents.

    “That’s not too bad — 20 cents during those years,” she said.

    Wesley said she and her husband, Cyrus, kind of inherited the postal service positions they both held.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Community Calendar events for 2-11-2009

    HAPPENINGS

    AARP Tax-Aide will provide free tax return preparation and free electronic filing for low- to-middle income taxpayers of all ages on Mondays from 3 to 7 p.m. through April 13 at the Casey County Senior Center on Beldon Avenue.

    Lake Cumberland District Heath Department will have a free diabetes class Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the extension office.

  • Community Calendar events for 2-11-2009

    HAPPENINGS

    AARP Tax-Aide will provide free tax return preparation and free electronic filing for low- to-middle income taxpayers of all ages on Mondays from 3 to 7 p.m. through April 13 at the Casey County Senior Center on Beldon Avenue.

    Lake Cumberland District Heath Department will have a free diabetes class Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the extension office.

  • Carman: Eight (plus six) is too many

    I’m a mother of three — three boys who were spaced out over a period of 11 years. They’re grown now, and while the age difference (six years between the first two and five years later, the third) had its pros and cons, I can’t imagine it being any other way, particularly if they were triplets.

    By now, we’ve all heard the story of the southern California woman, Nadya Suleman, who delivered octuplets on Jan. 26. The eight babies were born to a 33-year-old single mother, who already had six children, ages 2-7, with the last two being a set of twins.

  • News Briefs 2-4-09

    Casey Family Practice gets license

    The State Licensure Board granted the Casey County Family Practice clinic its license on Thursday, meaning that the clinic can now see patients.

    “We are extremely proud of our successful inspection and look forward to our expanded health services to Casey County and the surrounding communities we serve,” CEO/Administrator Rusty Tungate said. “The new practice compliments our already existing Casey County Primary Care and all new Casey Hospital.”