• 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.


    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.