• 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.


    The official weigh-in results on April 13 DO NOT include the percentages of body weight lost. According to Dr. Erica Montgomery Turner, this will provide suspense going into the last week of the competition.

    April 13 weigh-in results:

    Team Brown — Both members of the team did not weigh in.

    Team Cochran — 357, down 5 pounds from week before.

    Team Daniel — 448, down 14 pounds from week before.

    Team Dorman — 381, down 2.2 pounds from week before.

    Team Evans — Did not weigh in.

  • Week 2: Feb. 2-8

    A grueling run, which included Water Tower Hill in Liberty, greeted participants in “Casey County’s Biggest Losers” at their first official workout Jan. 26 with fitness trainer Brian Mountjoy.

    “The first workout was great,” Mountjoy said. “I think everyone did well, but I think some may have been holding back. It seems like everyone has a good attitude.”

    He said he hoped to extract 100 percent effort from everyone in last night’s session.

  • Entering the halfway point of the 12-week weight loss competition, Casey County’s Biggest Losers were given a little extra incentive to drop those pounds this week.

    “Whoever loses the most weight this week gets $100 cash,” said Dr. Erica Montgomery Turner, owner of Back and Body Chiropractic Center along with her husband, Dr. Michael Turner, who are sponsoring the competition. “We thought they could use a little extra competition this week.”

  • Week 1: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

    The six teams and one individual participating in Season 2 of “Casey County’s Biggest Losers” had their first official weigh-in on Tuesday night, Jan. 19 and entered “prep week” in anticipation of their first session last night (Jan. 26) with fitness trainer Brian Mountjoy at Better Bodies Health and Fitness.

  • 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.