• Most people who wash and dry clothes in their homes find the mundane task to be somewhat uninspiring, even to the point of calling it a “chore.”
    But now, one Liberty woman has something on her washroom wall that brings a smile to her face each time she does laundry.
    Nelda Harlow, who lives on Butcher Street, struck up a friendship several years ago with Verna Rayburn, whom she met at the Casey County Senior Citizen’s Center.
    “We eat lunch at the center and we’re also walking buddies,” Harlow said.

  • Photography
    Color, scenic, local  — Mark Gosser, Champion.
    Color, floral, wild flower  — Shirley Lane, blue ribbon.
    Color, portraits  — Donna Murphy, blue.
    Color, candid shots  — Donna Murphy, blue.
    Color, scenic, USA — Donna Murphy, blue.
    Color, children 0-3 yrs  —Donna Murphy, blue.
    Color, other  —    Donna Murphy, blue.
    Color, floral, wild flower  — Donna Murphy, blue.

  • Rhonda Coffman and Steven Brown, both of Liberty, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Casey Boyd Brown, to Dawn Catherine Wash, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerald Wash of Versailles. Brown is a graduate of Casey County High School and is employed by Fayette Electric. Wash is a graduate of Woodford County High School and is employed by the United States Army Reserves. The wedding will be held July 15, 2011 at High Bridge Park in Wilmore.

  • Brittany Rodgers, daughter of Russell and Doris Rodgers of Liberty, and Joel Prichard, son of Mary Prichard of Liberty and Jack Prichard of Berry, were united in marriage Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 5 p.m. at Mt. Salem Baptist Church. Bro. Kevin Pittman performed the ceremony.
    The bride is the granddaughter of Elsie Brewster of Lincoln County and the late Melvin Brewster and Lonnie Rodgers of Liberty and the late Elmer Rodgers.

  • Check out pictures from the Casey County Fair, posted today in a slideshow on our home page.

  • Clementsville Motorsports
    Truck Pull

    6400 lb. Bonestock — First, Chris Souder, Brodhead; second, Frankie Woodall, Brodhead; third, Hiland Jolly, Paris.
     4500 lb. 2 wheel open — First, Jay Jolly, Paris; second, Hiland Jolly, Paris; third, DA Austin, Liberty.
     6250 lb. Big Block Stock — First, RA Bishop, Brodhead; second, Jason Elliott, Lancaster; third, Jerry Garrett, Liberty.

  • New pageant royalty was crowned over the weekend as the 2011 Casey County Fair officially got under way.
    Camrin Bennett, 16, of Scottsville, Ky. was crowned the new Miss Casey County Fair. She will represent the local fair at the Miss Kentucky County Fairs Pageant, which will be held in Louisville in January.
    Bennett, the daughter of Chuck and Gail Bennett, will also accompany the Little Miss and Mister Casey County Fair winners to Louisville as they compete at the Kentucky State Fair in August.

  • The first-ever Casey County Fair Battle of the Bands, held Monday night at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center, went four rounds and a review of the judge’s score cards found Identity Crisis out of Floyd’s Knob, Ind. ahead on points to win the $1,000 prize.
    The five-member band, ranging in age from 16-19, was the last to perform and they brought the crowd to its feet, including members of the competition.
    Rick Wesley of RadioLibertyKY.com, one of the promoters of the event, was pleased with the turnout and performances.

  • Mike and Patricia Richardson of Liberty would like to announce the engagement of their son, Michael (Mikey) Richardson to Amy C. Day, daughter of Larry E. Day and Debbie M. Day, both of Paris. Amy is a University of Kentucky graduate with a BSN and is employed with Nurses Registry in Richmond. Mikey is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in computer science and is an active member  of the Kentucky National Guard, training N.C.O. at the Carlisle Armory. A September wedding has been planned. The couple will  reside in Richmond.

  • Ciara Gail Phillips of Campbellsville, daughter of Glen Phillips Jr. of Liberty, and Tammy Phillips of Gravel Switch, and Bryan Joseph Wheatley of Campbellsville, son of Jimmy and Allison Garrett of Lebanon, will be united in marriage on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Robert L. and Bernice Miller Park in Campbellsville. Ciara is a 2011 graduate of Campbellsville University. Bryan is a 2010 graduate of Campbellsville University. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Chumbley-Robinson

  • Ridgetop Greenhouses on Thomas Ridge Spur Rd. hosted an Easter Egg hunt Friday evening, which drew hundreds of children and adults to find the more than 1,000 eggs hidden in a field behind the greenhouse.
    Owner Teresa Luttrell awarded prizes in four age groups, as well as door prizes, and hosted a cookout for those attending.
    Winners in each group included:
    Ages 0-5 — Most eggs found, Hannah King (17); Ridgetop Special Egg, Cheyenne Denton; Smallest Egg, Dylan McKinney; Largest Egg, Sarah Mills; Lucky Egg, Abby Durham; Golden Egg, not found.

  • Wallace Witt and his wife, Ione, drove 150 from their home in Louisville on April 9 to Casey County to celebrate Wallace’s 90th birthday. Thirty-five people gathered at the Bread of Life Cafe for the party, including three children, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a brother and sister.
    Wallace, one of 10 children, is the son of the late Luther and Maud Witt of Casey County. Two of his remaining four siblings — Roberta Atwood and Luther Witt Jr., and his wife, Peggy — were able to attend.

  • The father-son team of Shawn and Kaleb Martin walked away with the $1,000 prize and the title of Casey County's Biggest Losers on Tuesday night.

    The two received their big check, and congratulations from sponsors Dr. Michael Turner and Dr. Erica Montgomery-Turner of Back and Body Chiropractic Center, during the ceremony held at West Side Christian Church.

    The Martins lost a combined 75.4 pounds during the 10-week competition, which represented 19.75 percent of their overall body weight.

  • With spring in full bloom, and May right around the corner, many residents are gearing up to set out pots full of annual flowers, or spruce up and add to their favorite perennials.
    Even though some may have been tempted by recent warm days, Beth Wethington, horticulture teacher at the Casey County Area Technology Center, says it’s best to wait just a little longer.
    With Easter approaching this weekend, Wethington said many flower-lovers (as well as gardeners) believe Good Friday is the best time to start planting.