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  • Following a two-year absence, a Casey County Junior Miss will be named on Saturday night.

    Eight Casey County High School senior girls will be competing for the title of 2011 Junior Miss, earning scholarship money for college, and the right to represent Casey County at the state program in January.

    Local Junior Miss chairperson, Vicki Griffith, said she is “thrilled” to see the program revived.

    “We got eight girls .... that says it all,” she said.

  • Mark Wolford spends his days in dress shirts and ties, behind a desk, and in front of a computer screen.

    But when the president and chief executive officer of the Casey County Bank goes home, he transforms.

    The dress clothes are traded for t-shirts and tennis shoes, and his office is the great outdoors — more specifically, his garden in which dozens of varieties of vegetables and herbs can be found growing in raised beds.

    “Most bankers golf, but I don’t like to,” Wolford said. “I like to do this.”

  • Brandy Nichole Burton and Jeremy Dwight Carman will exchange wedding vows in an outdoor ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 at the garden area of the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.

    Brandy is the daughter of Leonard and Connie Burton of Liberty, and the granddaughter of Tom and Hazel Sroczynski, the late Kenneth Sallee and the late Darlene Burton.

    Jeremy is the son of Kevin and Jenna Carman of Yosemite, and the grandson of Sue Clements and the late Bobby Clements, and Janice McElroy and the late Arlious Carman.

  • Stella Lacey Vaught of Eubank and Robert Sean Cundiff of Lancaster wish to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.

    The couple will be united in marriage during a private ceremony at The Barn at Redgate in Somerset on Saturday, August 28, 2010.

    Lacey is the daughter of Beulah Vaught of Eubank and the late Glen A. Vaught. She is the granddaughter of the late Charlie and Stella Acey and the late Arthur and Effie Vaught.

  • Epp Mevin “Butch” Walls makes his living as an electrical contractor by hooking people up to a power source such as Kentucky Utilities or Taylor County RECC.

    But his avocation — what he loves doing more than anything else — is hooking people up through music with the person he believes is the highest power, Jesus Christ.

    And Walls said he hopes to reach more people by promoting his first gospel music CD, “God’s Ears Are Always Listening.”

  • A team of eight from Dunnville First Baptist Church recently answered God’s calling to minister to children in a foreign country.

  • Individuals and organizations sponsor 5K runs and walks to both raise money for, and awareness of, particular charitable causes.

    But a Florida man has taken a passion for a charitable cause to a new, almost atmospheric level — by walking more than 10,000 miles across 32 states within the past three years.

    Steve Young stopped in Casey County Aug. 7 as he makes his way through the Midwest section of the country.

  • Angela Randolph and Clayton Spradlin were united in marriage June 26, 2010 at Bethelridge United Church by Bro. Doug Stutz.

    Bridesmaid was Brittney Profitt. Flower girl was Lacy Lewis, sister of the bride.

    Best man was Allen Holtzclaw.

    Karen Pennington was the wedding coordinator.

    The bride is the daughter of Velber Randolph and Pam Lewis of Bethelridge. Her grandparents are Shirley Holtzclaw of Bethelridge and the late Maynard Holtzclaw and the late Velber and Donna Randolph.

  • The Casey County Fair Pleasure Horse Show, held Saturday night at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center, featured 270 entrants in 35 different classes.

    First through fifth-place winners in each category earned ribbons and prize money, while youngsters in the stick horse and lead line categories all received ribbons and trophies.

    Winners

    The Casey County Fair’s Pleasure Horse Show on Saturday drew more than 270 entries with 35 classes.

    The winners included:

  • When Mike Beard joined the Marines in December 1970 at the age of 19, the United States was involved in the Vietnam War.

    Cpl. Beard spent six years in the service, all stateside, and didn’t go to Vietnam. But the war has left its mark on him forever.

    “I came from the turbulent end of Vietnam,” he said, noting the war ended in 1975 and he was discharged two years later. “I know some people who have been affected by the wars we’ve had, and you don’t have to go far.”

  • Jeff Shoopman and Amy Davis would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 2 p.m. in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Jeff is the son of Benny and Vicki Shoopman of Liberty. He is a self-employed painter. Amy is the daughter of James Davis of Danville and the late Danna Sharp. She is employed at Child Haven Early Development Center.

     

  • Boyd and Deena Randolph wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Meghann Marie to Christopher Paul New. Christopher is the son of Jeff and Linda New of Somerset. He is the grandson of Donald and Dorothy Bradford, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and the late Paul New. Meghann is the granddaughter of Marvin and Jane Douglas of Kings Mountain and Louis and Peggy Randolph of Bethelridge.Christopher is a 2005 graduate of Southwestern High School and a 2009 graduate of Morehead State University with a degree in biology.

  • Many people never get the opportunity to go overseas and do good works, but one local woman has.

    Tina McFarland Savelyev, a native of Casey County, now lives in Danville with her husband, Alex Savelyev, of Ferghana, Uzbekistan. But the couple also spend part of their time in Russia working with deaf children.

    Going to Russia

    Tina’s father, Watson McFarland, served 20 years in the United States Air Force, which took her to three different schools.

  • Many people never get the opportunity to go overseas and do good works, but one local woman has.

    Tina McFarland Savelyev, a native of Casey County, now lives in Danville with her husband, Alex Savelyev, of Ferghana, Uzbekistan. But the couple also spend part of their time in Russia working with deaf children.

    Going to Russia

    Tina’s father, Watson McFarland, served 20 years in the United States Air Force, which took her to three different schools.

  • There are few women preachers in this area, but there is one who lives in the county, and she’s marking a ministerial milestone.

    Charlotte Coffey, an ordained minister, moved to Casey County in 1975 from the greater Cincinnati area.

    She retired from the Casey County Public Library on June 29, where she worked for five years, and was the head cataloger’s assistant.

    But Coffey has a higher calling. She has preached for about 25 years, and has been a licensed minister for four years.

  • The marriage of Jason Riley Sanders and Ellen Nekedra LeeAnn Hogue took place May 15, 2010 at the First Christian Church in Liberty. Bro. Creech Richardson officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Jackie Hogue and Craig Hogue, both of Liberty. She is the granddaughter of Bobby Lee and Nora McFarland of Yosemite and Barbara Coontz of Stanford and the late Glancy Hogue. She is a 2006 graduate of Casey County High School and is a full-time student at Lindsey Wilson College majoring in elementary education.

  • Severely handicapped residents at the Galilean Children’s Home who spend the majority of their time each day sitting in a wheelchair will soon have their own playground.

    And a group of volunteers from Canada, along with several donors, will help to make it a reality.

    Hope Burt, medical director at the Home, said she’s had an idea for a playground rattling around in her head for awhile.

  • Mitchell Dean Adams and Cynthia Maria Jankouski would like to announce their marriage on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 3 p.m. at Turkey Flat Road. Mitchell is the son of Robert (Mitch) Adams and Naomi (Poppy) Adams of Liberty. He is the grandson of Leona Propes and the late John W. Propes and Gladys Adams and the late Roy Adams. Cynthia is the daughter of Marie Jankouski of Michigan. She is the granddaughter of Lupe Menchara of Michigan and the late Louie Menchara.

  • 4-H

    Electric

    Pop can lamp kit — Blue and champion, Brianna Earles; blue, Logan Hatter; blue, Presley Woodrum; red, Brianna Gosser; red, Jacob Murphy; white, Cydney Davis; white, Patricia Diehl.

    Wood Science

    Bird house — Blue and champion, Patricia Diehl; blue, Presley Woodrum; red, Brianna Earles; red, Logan Hater; white, Brianna Gosser; white, Jacob Murphy.

    Home Environment

  • Megan Mae Durham and Jonathan Craft Hayes Jr. were married Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Historic Union Station Hotel in Nashville. Rev. Mike Wilson performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Durham of Nashville and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Tisdale of Nashville and Carol Durham of Yosemite and the late Gordon Durham. She is the great-granddaughter of Lorene Briley of Portland, Tenn.