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  • Graham-Kerr

  • Billy Joe and Kay Wethington of Knifley would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristy Wethington to Nick Bright, son of Mark and Teresa Bright of Columbia. Kristy is a 2005 graduate of Adair County High School and is a junior at Western Kentucky University with a major in elementary education. She is the granddaughter of James and Eldora Allen of Campbellsville and the late Jodie and Lovie Wethington. Nick is a 2004 graduate of Adair County High School and a 2008 graduate of Somerset Community College with a degree in industrial electric.

  • Music abounds this weekend as the Casey County Drama Program and the 21st Century Community Learning Center will co-sponsor “Fiddler on the Roof Jr.”

    The play, which is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), will be performed at Casey County Middle School at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

    Sponsor Rita Sweeney, who is assisted by Jamie Hamblin and Charlee Beldon, said the play features a cast of 50 students and staff.

  • Thanks to a grant, members of a Casey County volunteer fire department are undertaking a project that will aid the residents in their service area.

    Members from the Poplar Springs Volunteer Fire Department are placing reflective, numbered signs at about 600 residences and businesses in the Poplar Springs Fire District, according to Fire Chief Mike McQueary.

  • Guy and Debra Laman of Dunnville would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Lee Laman to Darren McKinley Atwood, son of Darrell and Jeanie Atwood of Liberty. Courtney is the granddaughter of Vitus Rodgers and the late Nettie Rodgers and Grace Laman and the late Richard Laman. Darren is the grandson of Cecil and Norma Jean Hatter and the late Clyde and Lois Atwood. They are both 2007 graduates of Casey County High School. Courtney is an employee of Lifeline Home Health and will graduate in December with a bachelors degree in elementary education.

  • Guy and Debra Laman of Dunnville would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Lee Laman to Darren McKinley Atwood, son of Darrell and Jeanie Atwood of Liberty. Courtney is the granddaughter of Vitus Rodgers and the late Nettie Rodgers and Grace Laman and the late Richard Laman. Darren is the grandson of Cecil and Norma Jean Hatter and the late Clyde and Lois Atwood. They are both 2007 graduates of Casey County High School. Courtney is an employee of Lifeline Home Health and will graduate in December with a bachelors degree in elementary education.

  • Hatter-Williams

  • Kevin Atwood and Nikki Graham would like to announce their forthcoming marriage on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 7 p.m. at Atwoods Chapel United Methodist Church. Nikki is the daughter of Philip and Julie Graham. Kevin is the son of Bobby and Elaine Atwood, All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • A 5K run held for the first time last year broke local records for the number of participants and money raised for children.

    The second annual Jennie Carol Memorial Mother’s Day 5K, honoring the late Jennie Black Tarter, will be held Saturday in downtown Danville. It begins at 8 a.m. and ends on Centre College’s track. A kid’s run will be held on the college’s football field.

  • A 5K run held for the first time last year broke local records for the number of participants and money raised for children.

    The second annual Jennie Carol Memorial Mother’s Day 5K, honoring the late Jennie Black Tarter, will be held Saturday in downtown Danville. It begins at 8 a.m. and ends on Centre College’s track. A kid’s run will be held on the college’s football field.

  • While trying to picture what a 14-year-old boy battling cancer looked like, the only things that came to mind were tired eyes and a look of fear.

    The exact opposite happened when I first set my eyes on eighth-grader James Kuhn, walking with his head held high down the halls of Casey County Middle School. While he extended his hand to catch my name and say, “Nice to meet you ma’am,” I noticed he had the same look on his face as all of his other classmates, as if he did not have a care or worry in the world.

  • Graduates

    Pfc. Dustin M. Gosser recently graduated from U.S. Army basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. Dustin is the son of Mark and Debbie Gosser of Liberty and Mary Kaye Whalin of Lexington. He is a graduate of Casey County High School and Eastern Kentucky University. He is now serving in the 1-506 Infantry regiment of the 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles) at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Hope Barlow and Rick Flynn of Louisville will unite in marriage Friday, May 28 in Jamaica. Hope is the daughter of James and Etta Barlow. Her grandparents are the late Marion A. and Flora Lee and Jess and Effie Barlow. Rick is the son of Dale and Sharon Flynn of Sellersburg, Ind.

  • Steve and Penny Dye of Science Hill would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Abner to Teddy Daruis Bragg, son of Billy and Donna Bragg of Hustonville. Rachel is the granddaughter of Steve and Nina Vaught and Johnny and Jean Dye, all of Science Hill. Teddy is the grandson of the late John and Dorothy Ackerman of Cookeville, Tenn. and Dee Bragg of Coal City, W.Va. and the late Billy Joe Bragg. They are both 2007 graduate of Casey County High School. Rachel is employed at Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T).

  • It was a milestone week for Marty Shackelford, the individual competitor in “Casey County’s Biggest Losers.”

    Shackelford lost six pounds from last week, putting him below the 300-pound mark at 299 pounds. He has now shed 51.4 pounds since beginning the weight loss competition two months ago.

    “I finally got below 300,” he said.

  • Dropping a total of 110.6 pounds, the father-and-daughter team of Joey and Randalin Daniel collected the $1,000 prize Tuesday night as the winners of the second season of "Casey County's Biggest Losers."

    Team Daniel, who lost 19.9 percent of their overall body weight during the 12-week weight loss competition, emerged the winners from among six parent-child teams who began the contest in January.

  • Team Daniel (Joey and Randalin) each took home the $100 cash prize offered to the parent who lost the most weight during Week 6, as well as the child who lost the most weight.

    Joey posted a 7-pound weight loss for the week as Randalin dropped 5.2 pounds. This gave the team a double-digit loss of 12.2 pounds to lead all participants in “Casey County’s Biggest Losers” last week. It also sent Team Daniel below the 500-pound mark. They weighed in at a combined 491 pounds, and moved into first place with an 11.7 percent overall weight loss.

  • It’s not uncommon to see people reading labels on items at the grocery store. However, for a group of Casey Countians, what they found on those labels was an eye-opening experience.

    The six parent-child teams and the lone individual competitor participating in “Casey County’s Biggest Losers” made a trip to the grocery store Friday night.

    Their goal — to buy healthy foods.

  • Week 3: February 9-15

    Casey County’s Biggest Losers participants have dropped 33 pounds in the last week as they enter the third week of the 12-week weight loss competition.

    The six parent-child teams are counting their calories and logging miles on the treadmill as they work toward the goal of being the team who will lose the biggest percentage of their body weight and earn $1,000.

    Team Dorman, father-son Chuck and Derek, have dropped the most weight in the past week, losing 9 pounds.