Today's News

  • Students collect 620,000 pop tabs

    Casey County students recently turned in 620 pounds (or 620,000) pop tabs that will be turned in to the Ronald McDonald House in Lexington.

    Megan Long, case specialist for the Casey/Adair Drug Court who sponsors the collection of the tabs, said officials at Ronald McDonald House will sell them to a recycler.

  • Jones Park lists perfect attendance

    Fifth Six Weeks

    Perfect Attendance

    Mrs. Bennett’s kindergarten — Luis Castillo, Hymylee Hines, Kylie Long, Cody Luttrell and Madison Thomas.

    Mrs. Wesley’s kindergarten — James Goodman, Justin Phelps, Haven Rodgers and Saul Tolentino.

    Mrs. M. Durham’s kindergarten — Elijah Floyd, Gracie Harness, Austin Lee, Chasity Lyons, Hunter Richards and Caleb Tarter.

    Mrs. Hayes’ first grade — Alexandria Campbell, James Murphy, Bradley Cox and Matthew Benton.

  • Class of 2009 earns nearly $1M in scholarships, awards

    Nearly $1 million in scholarships and awards were presented to 42 members of the Casey County High School Class of 2009 at the annual Seniors Awards and Scholarship Program, held Thursday night in the CCHS cafeteria.

    While the unofficial total was $969,076, it will easily top the $1 million mark as some amounts were not available for some of the scholarships and awards that were presented.

    Principal Barry Lee, who emceed the event, said other than graduation, this was the best night of the year for seniors, and one of his favorites.

  • School personnel must complete PD

    Some staff members who may be trying to get by without meeting all the requirements for their professional development may want to sit up and take notice.

    Board member Marilyn Coffey told the other members of the school board at their May 11 meeting that it had been brought to her attention that some staff, either certified and/or classified, were not attending professional development as they’re required.

  • CCHS Class of ‘09 graduation is Tuesday

    The Casey County High School Class of 2009 is scheduled to graduate at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, in ceremonies held at the CCHS gymnasium.

  • Carman: Change graduation for the better

    The Casey County High School Class of 2009 is in its last days. Next Tuesday night, June 2, the class will walk across the stage at the CCHS gymnasium, receiving that all-important piece of paper that signifies they are high school graduates.

    (You can meet the members of the Class of ‘09 in a special section that is included in today’s issue.)

  • Compromise reached on funding for SRO

    After learning that the City Council had decided not to fund one-half of the salary for the School Resource Officer at the Casey County High School for next year, Superintendent Linda Hatter and County Judge/Executive Ronald Wright scrambled to find a solution as to how to fund this position.

    Hatter said Monday that she and Wright had reached a tentative agreement on funding the SRO position for next year.

  • Letter: Class of '84 planning 25-year reunion

    The Casey County Class of 1984 will hold its 25-year class reunion on July 18, 2009 in the Casey County High School Cafeteria.

    We will be holding a planning meeting for the reunion at the Casey County Public Library on Saturday, May 30 at 11 a.m. Any Class of ‘84 member who would like to help organize the reunion is invited to attend the planning meeting.

    Jeff Bastin, President

    Class of ‘84

  • Michael A. Wethington, 29

    Michael A. Wethington of Liberty died Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at the Casey County Hospital. He was 29.

    Born on Dec. 18, 1979 in Taylor County, he was a son of Brenda G. Wethington of Liberty.

    He was disabled and a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.

    Besides his mother, survivors include his uncles, Billy, Terry, Joey, Robin and Kevin Wethington; and his aunts, Arlene Cohen, Julita Patton and Sandy Wolford.

    Funeral services were May 23 at St. Bernard Catholic Church by Rev. Patrick Dolan. Burial was in St. Bernard Cemetery.

  • SPORTS TALK: Perpetual Reds fan still has his hopes up

    If anyone had told me back in March that the Cincinnati Reds would have had five key players miss significant time due to injury, it would have worried me. If that same person had told me that the Reds would have been 11-12 at home by Memorial Day, it would have really worried me.

    But in spite of lackluster play at Great American ballparks and losing Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Alex Gonzalez, Edwin Encarnicion, and Edison Volquez to injury, Cincinnati has compiled a 24-20 record and is only 2.5 games out of first place.