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  •  10 YEARS AGO

    Week of June 18, 2003

     

  •  10 YEARS AGO

    Week of May 21, 2003

  • The parents of Allison Bartlett and Justin Johnson announce their upcoming wedding on Feb. 8, 2013 at 6 p.m. at New Hope Separate Baptist Church in Adair County.
    Allison is the daughter of Levia and John Bartlett of Georgia.
    Justin is the son of Pam and Travis Burton of Liberty.
    All family and friends are invited to attend. No formal invitations will be sent. A reception will follow the ceremony.

  • David and Ruth Bramlage of Campbellsburg would like to announce the marriage of their daughter, Lindsay M. Bramlage, to Jeremy A. Hayes, son of Pete and Joyce Hayes of Liberty, on Nov. 17, 2012.The ceremony took place in Richmond at the Blue Grass Army Depot, Lake Buck Lodge at 2:30 p.m.
    The couple are graduates of Eastern Kentucky University and currently reside in Berea. Jeremy is employed at the Department of Defense, MWR, as a Supervisory Recreation Specialist at Toledo Bend Recreation Site in Ft. Polk, La.

  • Pamela Lewis of Bethelridge and Donnie Robbins Jr. of Mt. Vernon were married Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
    Pamela is the daughter of Shirley Holtzclaw of Bethelridge and the late Maynard Holtzclaw. She has three children, Angela, Robert and Lacy.
    Donnie is the son of Donnie and Gloria Robbins of Mt. Vernon. His grandparents are Zora Robbins and the late Dewey Robbins and Janette Phelps and the late J.T. Phelps of Mt. Vernon.

  • By James Roberts
    Landmark News Service

    From the rice paddies of Cambodia to the squalor of Afghanistan, Geoff and Lindsey McPherson hope to open a few eyes.
    The couple moved from Texas to Casey County a few years ago and started Good Life Ranch, a 160-acre self-sustainable farm located on the Taylor/Casey County line. Lindsey McPherson is a junior English teacher at Taylor County High School. Geoff McPherson is a substitute at TCHS.

  • Mildred Durham received an early Christmas present.
    It wasn’t anything that money could buy, and it wasn’t anything that was homemade. She walked.
    While that is something that most people take for granted every day of their lives, Durham has learned to appreciate the simple things in life the past nine months. And she accomplished a huge milestone on Dec. 6 when, for the first time since April 15, she walked.

  • Rita Helen Dixon and Jonathan Michael Harris were united in marriage on Oct. 8, 2011 during an afternoon nuptial mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Liberty. Father Patrick Dolan was the celebrant.  
    Rachel Crabtree, sister of the bride, was the matron of honor. Holly Jo Hellyer, the bride’s cousin, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kelli Gould, Danielle Fleming, Becky Meade and Valerie Fisher. Juliana Dixon, cousin and goddaughter of the bride, was the flower girl, and Oliver David, nephew and godson of the groom, was ring bearer.

  • Lindsay Jay Price and Jonathan Tyler Keen were married June 4, 2011 at an outdoor wedding at the home of the bride’s parents by Bro. Greg Powell.
    The bride is the daughter of Jay and Carol Price of Liberty. The groom is the son of Wayne and Lynne Keen of Lebanon.

  • Terry and Sandra Bolin of Liberty announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cassandra Bolin, to Joseph Followell, son of Amy Cummins of Danville. Cassandra is the granddaughter of Martha and Claud Wyatt of Yosemite. Joseph is the grandson of Foster and Patricia Followell of Hustonville. The wedding will be Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. at the Brush Creek Christian Church. A reception will immediately follow at Camp Wakon-da-ho in Yosemite. All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • Natalie Rose Godbey and Charles Tyler Lee Fox were married July 9, 2011, on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine. Officiating the ceremony was Jason Fox, brother of the groom.  
    The bride is the daughter of Chris and Jennifer Godbey of Liberty. The groom is the son of Steve and Laura Fox of Dunnville.
    Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Chelsea Buckman of Henderson, as maid of honor. Nick Viers of Abindon, Va. was the best man.

  • On Saturday, Ann Norfleet will go to her mailbox and no doubt find several birthday cards wishing her a happy birthday.
    However, she’s looking for one special one that she knows will be there — the “bird card” from her sister, Wanda Price.
    Price, 60, has been sending her sister the same birthday card for 25 years now, but Norfleet, who will turn 74 on Saturday, has been doing the same thing.

  • The 2011 Miss Apple Festival Teen and Preteen were crowned at the annual Apple Festival pageants last week, along with the winners of the new Mother-Daughter pageant.
    Twelve girls, ages 8-12, competed for the title of Miss Apple Festival Preteen on Sept. 19, while 11 teenage girls, ages 13-15, sought the crown of Miss Apple Festival Teen on Sept. 20.
    The Mother-Daughter pageant, which was held in conjunction with Miss Teen, drew five mother-daughter couples.

    Miss Preteen

  • Apple Peeling
    Men — First, Bruce Hiner, 38”; second, Jim Foster, 34”; third, Roy Becraft, 25 ½”.
    Women — First, Linda Peavey, 67”; second, Rosa Bertram, 45”.

    Bicycle Drag Race
    6-year-olds — First, Chase Hogue; second, Jessie Naylor; third, Evan Stephens.
    7-year-olds — First, Jacob Scott, second, Jax Price; third, Taylor Hansford.
    8-year-olds — First, Wyatt Stonecypher; second, Samuel Roethle.

  • Talk to Brian Waskom for any length of time and it’s not hard to realize how a creative mind and a little muscle works when it comes to how he looks at life.
    Waskom, a Liberty resident, designs and creates iron and metal plant hangers, lamp hangers, kitchen utensil carousels, gates, personalized signs and just about anything else a customer could want.
    The 50-year-old father of two teenagers works out of a small shed where he lives near the Casey County Hospital.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fuller and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hamrick would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Valerie Fuller, to William Salyers, son of Deloise Salyers and the late Mike Salyers. The wedding will be Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at 4 p.m. at South Fork Separate Baptist Church, Liberty. A reception will follow the ceremony. All friends and family are invited.
     

  • Amanda Kay King and Joseph Thomas Escola were married June 25, 2011 at the First Christian Church in Liberty by Rev. Homer Hecht.
    The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Kay King of Liberty. The groom is the son of Jim and Peg Escola of Louisville.

  • With the sounds of Latin music drifting in the air, a group of ladies dip, lunge, kick and move to the fast-paced beat.
    Is it dance?
    Is it exercise?
    Well, a little of both — it’s Zumba, “an exercise in disguise.”
    On this Thursday night, nine women are burning up the calories as they jump in to the moves of Zumba taught by Jessica Middleton, Kelcie Murphy and Katy Wilson.

  • Chloe Wesley and Briar Elmore were among 72 couples competing at the Little Miss and Mister Kentucky State Fair Pageant Thursday night in Louisville. They won the local pageant at the 2010 Casey County Apple Festival, earning the spot at the state fair, where they placed fourth. Chloe, 7, is the daughter of Matt and Shavahn Wesley of Liberty and is a second-grader at Liberty Elementary. Briar, 6, is in the first grade at Jones Park Elementary and is the son of Ronnie and Cassy Elmore of Liberty.