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  • Andy and Elaine Durham of Liberty would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Nathan, to Mabel Orellana, daughter of Aldurin Carbajal of Liberty and Reina E. Gutierrez of Honduras. Nathan is an employee at Dollar General. Mabel is an employee for American Greetings. The wedding will be Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 3 p.m. at New Life Tabernacle Church. A reception will follow the ceremony at Gateway Park. All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • As the participants in Season 2 of “Casey County’s Biggest Losers” come down to the final four weeks of the weight-loss competition, we’ll take a look back at each team, and individual Marty Shackelford, to chart their progress in the first two months.

  • Jared Luke Sizemore of Liberty has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

    A member of Liberty Boy Scout Troop #787, Sizemore is one of approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank.

    Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community-related service project to earn his Eagle. Sizemore chose to make 15 concrete benches for the town of Liberty. He also started 12 geocaches around Casey County to showcase some of its historical landmarks.

  • A change in the workout routine has some of the Casey County’s Biggest Losers teams liking what is happening.

    Kaylin Cochran, half of Team Cochran along with her mother, Angela, is happy with the past week’s loss. On Monday, Cochran said she, personally, had dropped more weight in the last week than she has in the last three to four weeks combined.

  • David and Melissa Weddle of Liberty would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Weddle, to Ray Seabolt, son of Jim and Kim Seabolt of Hiseville, Ky. A beach wedding will take place in Destin, Fla. on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at sunset at Henderson Beach State Park. No formal invitations will be sent but all family and friends are invited to attend.

  • Team Daniel (Joey and Randalin) posted a double-digit loss of 12.2 pounds for the week, moving them into first place with 11.7% total weight loss. They broke the 500 mark, weighing in at 491 pounds, down from their 503.2 pounds the week before.

    The Daniels also collected the $100 prize money offered this week for the parent who lost the most weight and the child who lost the most weight. Joey lost 7 pounds, while Randalin posted a 5.2-pound loss.

    Other weights at Tuesday night's official weigh-in were:

  • Lynn-Baker

    Robert and Bonita Lynn of Liberty are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Allison Lenae Lynn, to Daniel Lee Baker of Stanford. Daniel is the son of Martha Baker of Stanford and the late Harold Baker. The wedding will take place on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 4:30 in the afternoon at the Baker family farm in Stanford. Family and friends are invited to attend.

  • It’s the home stretch for the six teams in “Casey County’s Biggest Losers” weight-loss competition. The 12 competitors, along with individual Marty Shackelford, have the end of the 12-week competition in sight, and their trainer is bragging.

    “There have been some stand-out efforts from several people this year,” Brian Mountjoy said. “Marty has clearly been giving it his best, and that’s why he is in the lead.”

  • The six teams in “Casey County’s Biggest Losers” can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. For some, that means it’s time to really increase their efforts to gain the maximum results before crossing the finish line.

    Marty Shackelford said the experience has transformed his life — literally.

    “I rode my bicycle to Danville last week and had a light, healthy lunch before riding back to Liberty,” Shackelford said.

  • 60 years together

    Otis and Sarah Murphy of Mooresville, Ind. celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 8, 2010. Otis and the former Sarah Raines were married April 8, 1950 in Jamestown, Ky. Otis is retired from General Motors and Sarah is a retired preschool teacher. The couple are parents of two children, Cecil Murphy of Indianapolis (deceased) and Ann Abbott of Brownsburg, Ind. The Murphys also have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  • Faith White, daughter of Mark and Melissa White and granddaughter of Gayle Wilson of Liberty, and Nathaniel Crew, son of Ken and Kim Crew of Liberty, will be united in marriage Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 3 p.m. at New Life Tabernacle in Liberty. All friends and family are invited to attend.

     

  • Matthew Scott Hicks and Kelly Lyn Haste would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Kelly is the daughter of Garry and Missy Burke of Liberty and the late Phyllis Burke. Matthew is the son of Doug and Vickie Hicks of Hustonville. A casual country wedding and reception will be held Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center. All family and friends are invited to attend. No formal invitations will be sent.

  • Donovan Barlow of Louisville and Pebbles Carpenter of Louisville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at St. Johns Virgin Island. Donovan is the son of James and Etta Barlow of Liberty. His grandparents are the late Marion and Flora Lee and the late Jess and Effie Barlow. Pebbles is the daughter of Debbie and Dennis Shepard of Indiana and Jackie and Donna Carpenter of Indiana.

  • Kimberly Dawn Clark, daughter of Darvol and JoAnn Clark of Drip Rock, Ky. and Brandon Thomas Sneed, son of Russell and Zelda Sneed of Waynesburg and Glenda Sneed of Bethelridge, will be united in marriage Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 4 p.m. at the New Life Church of God of Prophecy in Waynesburg. All friends and family are invited to attend.

  • During the winter months of January and February, many college students dream of a relaxing spring break in Florida away from the demands of school.

    However, there are others, like Liberty native Tara Weddle, who will sacrifice a “fun place to go” in order to serve the less fortunate in countries like Haiti.

    Weddle, 20, will travel to Port de Paix, Haiti, March 19-28, as a member of a team of college students from Kentucky Christian University in Grayson.

  • Charles and Patricia Combs would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Crystal Dawn Combs to Jacob E. Holt, son of Eddie and Shirley Holt of Dunnville.

    The marriage will take place Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the residence of the groom, 36 Cundiff Road in Dunnville. Signs will be posted. All friends and family are invited to attend. No formal invitations will be sent.

    A reception will follow at the groom’s house.

     

  • Jenna Murphy of Liberty would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her mommy, Angie Murphy, to Byron Coffman on March 13, 2010.

    Angie is the daughter of Danny and Carol Spears of Liberty. She is the granddaughter of Margaret and Nathan Giles of Columbia and great-granddaughter of Betty Bryant of Russell Springs. She is also the granddaughter of the late Homer and Devonda Spears of Liberty and the late Lemuel Bryant of Russell Springs.

  • Delmer Caroll and Joanna Baugh will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 27. The couple were married in 1960 by the late Rev. Lloyd Keeney in Science Hill. They have two children, Sharon (and James) Moore of Columbia and Sheila (and Dan) Baker of Waynesville, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

    An open house/reception will be held in their honor Saturday, March 6 at the Stanford Housing Authority in the community room from 2 to 5 p.m. All family and friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts.