LIBERTY - Through the efforts of a woman interested in the health of Casey County middle and high school students, the two schools have received automatic external defibrillators.
Debbie Laman, Liberty, raised enough money through a state grant and businesses and individuals in the county to buy three defibrillators. She presented them Monday night to high school Principal Tim Goodlett and middle school Principal Terry Price.
Laman, a registered nurse in Somerset, told the Board of Education she was concerned about the students, especially the athletes, after hearing about young people dying after playing sports. She began raising money after talking with the two principals.
"I got overwhelmed after I raised the funds," said Laman. "I decided policies and procedures were needed (concerning the equipment)." She suggested calling the project Code Kevin, after a young athlete who died.