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  • A Casey County woman who is a horse enthusiast took that passion to a new height by volunteering at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington.

    Terri Simpson, 46, of Clementsville, volunteered the past two weekends during what has been billed as the “largest horse show event in the United States.”

    “Being able to be a part of it was huge — it’s electric when you’re there,” Simpson said.

    The 16-day event — held at the 1,200-acre Kentucky Horse Park — began Sept. 25 and ended Sunday.

  • Rayborn-Campbell

    Donnie Rayborn of Middleburg and Connie and Chuck Baldock of Liberty are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Marie Rayborn to James Adam Campbell, son of Debbie Campbell and Tony Crew of Liberty. Kimberly is a 2006 graduate of Casey County High School and a 2010 graduate of National College. Adam is a 2005 graduate of Casey County High School. The wedding will take place on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at Indian Creek Baptist Church at 1:30 p.m. All family and friends are invited to attend.

     

  • Casey County, it’s time to get moving.

    The annual 2nd Sunday celebration is coming to Casey County to promote involvement in physical activities.

    Sponsored by the University of Kentucky, with local activities coordinated by the UK Cooperative Extension Service, 2nd Sunday encourages all forms of physical activity within the local community, according to Meagan Klee, Casey County’s Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development.

  • More than $1,700 was raised in the 2nd Indian Creek Relay on Saturday. The 5.1-mile race across Indian Creek Road is a memorial to the late Trenton Rayborn that was started last year by friends of the young boy who died eight months after being diagnosed with cancer.

    Beneficiaries of this year’s race were Casey County Relay for Life and the Youth Football association, which Trenton was involved with, as well as the family of Trell Whitis, a 6-month-old who is battling a rare genetic disease.

  • Brent Wethington and Patty Thompson were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at their home.

    Brent is the son of Roger Wethington of Dunnville and Hazel Wethington of Liberty.

    Patty is the daughter of Gracie Campbell and the late George Alford.

    The bride was given away by her son, Bobby Alford of Campbellsburg, Ky.

    After their honeymoon, they now reside at their home in Dunnville.

     

  • Phyllis and Harvey Wheeler celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 24. They were married Sept. 24, 1960 at Pleasant Grove Separate Baptist Church by Bro. Amos Emerson. They have two children, Tim Wheeler of Liberty and Tammy (and Greg) Bernard of Dunnville, and two granddaughters, Rachel and Sidney Bernard.

  • A new Miss Apple Festival Teen and Preteen were crowned last week as annual Apple Festival pageants continued.

    Thirty-five girls ages 8-12 competed for the title of Miss Apple Festival Preteen on Sept. 20, while 19 teenage girls, ages 13-15, sought the crown of Miss Apple Festival Teen, who was crowned on Sept. 21.

    Miss Preteen

    Zoey Norris, 9, daughter of Mike and Sheri Norris of Breeding, Ky., took the title of Miss Apple Festival Preteen at the pageant held at the Casey County High School gym.

  • Arm Wrestling

    11-and-under — First, Brandon King; second, Michael Christian; third, Simon Christian.

    12-15 boys — First, Robert Adams; second, Brandon King; third, Jake Smith.

    31-and-over men — First, Bobby Ward; second (tie), Doug Hafley and Justin Cruse; third, Randy Vaughn.

    31-and-over women — First, Darra Roy; second, Sarah Christian; third, Marie James.

    Big Wheel Race

    3-year-olds — First, Hunter Dawson; second, Marshal Miller; third, Shelby McQueary.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Elmer (Chuck) Harrison of Winchester announce the engagement of their daughter, April Denise Harrison, to Jake Michael Davis, son of Michael and Christy Davis of Liberty. April is a 2003 graduate of George Rogers Clark High School, earned an Associates in Arts from Bluegrass Community and Technical College and is currently working on a nursing degree. She is employed by Saint Joseph Hospital. Davis is a 2004 graduate of Casey County High School, attended Somerset Community College and is currently employed by United Parcel Service.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Elmer (Chuck) Harrison of Winchester announce the engagement of their daughter, April Denise Harrison, to Jake Michael Davis, son of Michael and Christy Davis of Liberty. April is a 2003 graduate of George Rogers Clark High School, earned an Associates in Arts from Bluegrass Community and Technical College and is currently working on a nursing degree. She is employed by Saint Joseph Hospital. Davis is a 2004 graduate of Casey County High School, attended Somerset Community College and is currently employed by United Parcel Service.

  • The well documented story of three Casey County women who claim they were abducted by aliens more than 34 years ago will be retold in a new play — “but with a decided twist,” according to Danville playwright Elizabeth Orndorff.

    Orndorff has written a comedy/drama based on the close encounter the three ladies said happened to them as they returned to Liberty from a restaurant in Lincoln County in January 1976.

  • Amber Morgan and Jared Watts are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 at 7 p.m. at The Barn at RedGate, Somerset, Ky. Amber is the daughter of June and Chuck Payton and Dean Morgan, all of Middleburg. Jared is the son of Randy and Aleisha Watts of Middleburg. All friends and family are invited to attend. No formal invitations will be sent.

  • Don and Anna P. Richardson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 10 in the Smokey Mountains and also had a family dinner. They were married at the First Baptist Church in Liberty by Bro. Calvin Fields. They have two children, Kevin W. Richardson of Independence, Ky. and Donna Anne Adams of Madisonville, Ky.; and four grandchildren.

  • Susan Lynn and Roger High were married June 12, 2010 in Gatlinburg. Susan is the daughter of Donna Sharp of Poplar Springs Road and the late Ronald Sharp. Her grandparents are Marvin and Lila Martin. Roger is the son of Rex High of Louisville and Mary Huff of Russell Springs.

  • Karaoke contest

    Those wishing to participate in the karaoke contest on Friday night, Sept. 24, may pre-register at the office of radiolibertyky.com, located at 549 Middleburg Street in downtown Liberty rather than WKDO radio station, which was advertised in the Apple Festival tabloid last week.

    The contest gets under way at 7:30 p.m. on Stage 2. There is a $5 entry fee.

    Window decorating

  • Pamela Cochran Garrett, and Brian and Teresa Garrett, would like to invite you to join them at the marriage ceremony of their daughter, Courtney Rose Genee Garrett, to Steven Kyle Huff, son of Kent Huff of Sharpsville, Ind. The ceremony will be Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at Brush Creek Pentecostal Church, officiated by Courtney’s uncle, Scott Cochran. Courtney’s grandparents areRonald and Wanda Cochran and the late Sue Scott Cochran, and Jerry and Glenda Garrett, all of Liberty. Steven’s paternal grandparents are Bea Huff and the late Clarence Huff Jr.

  • Deadline approaching

    for pageants

    The deadline to enter the Miss Casey County and Mrs. Casey County pageants is today (Sept. 8). Applications muåst be postmarked by the deadline date.

    Applications for those pageants, along with the Apple Festival baby/children’s, pre-teen, and teen, are available at Liberty Flowers & Gifts, located on Beldon Street in Liberty.

  • Sixteen youth bands, including one from Casey County, took to the stage in the Young Adult Project (YAP) Tent sponsored by Ticketmaster on Aug. 28, competing in a revival of a long-lost tradition, the Kentucky State Fair Battle of the Bands.

  • A Casey County attorney and prosecutor has been honored by his peers for his many years of outstanding service.

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway presented County Attorney Thomas M. Weddle, Jr. with the 2010 Outstanding County Attorney Award at the Kentucky Prosecutor’s Conference Thursday in Lexington.

    Weddle was one of two county attorneys chosen from among nearly 800 prosecutors, commonwealth’s attorneys and county attorneys from across Kentucky.

    Jeff Edwards, Marshall County Attorney since 1997, was the other recipient.

  • Darren Atwood and Courtney Laman were united in marriage May 15, 2010 at the Dunnville Christian Church.

    The groom is the son of Darrell and Jeanie Atwood. His grandparents are the late Clyde and Lois Atwood and Cecil and Norma Jean Hatter.

    The bride is the daughter of Guy and Debbie Laman. Her grandparents are Grace Laman and the late Richard Laman and Vitus Rodgers and the late Nettie Rodgers.

    Best man was Josh Rodgers. Attendants were Don T. Ledford, Jason Hatter, Keith Price and Leo Johnson. Ring bearer was Connor Sparr.