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  • “Murder at the Moose Lodge,” a “whodunnit” mystery, will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.

    Written by local resident Joberta Wells, the play stars local “actors” (using the term loosely) and is sure to be a “hoot.”

    County newcomer Juan Marcos El Diablo Lobo (Mark Wolford) brings his suave sophistication from Spain, becoming a big hit with all the ladies. Could he be hiding something that would make him a murder suspect?

  • Darrell D. McQueary, son of Darrell and Linda McQueary, and Crystal Goode, daughter of Cathy Long and Jerry Odom, were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at Poplar Springs Fire House.

  • David Michael Rodgers of Liberty, son of Layton Rodgers, and Elizabeth Ann Richardson of Liberty, daughter of the late Fonce and Flora Wethington, were united in marriage Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 at the Wedding Bell Chapel in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Rev. Terry Mosher performed the ceremony. After a honeymoon in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains, the couple now reside in Liberty.

  • A father and son were among seven Casey County dairy farmers who were honored for their quality milk production at the Dairy Farmers of America District 9 meeting held Oct. 8 at the Bread of Life restaurant.

    Donald Land, 71, and his son, Kevin, 44, were each honored for producing quality milk for 12 out of 12 months.

    “A perfect 12 out of 12 takes extreme dedication,” said Richard Sparrow, DFA area manager, who presented the awards along with Eddie Hasty, a local field representative for the DFA.

  • The fifth annual Kid’s Fishing Derby at Lake Liberty Saturday drew 76 youngsters and their families, who enjoyed a morning of fishing and a cookout.

    Sponsored by the Liberty Police Department, the event had several volunteers who offered a helping hand, said Chief Steven Garrett. With about $1,000 in donations from the Casey County Bank, Farmer’s Deposit Bank, Monticello Banking Co., Liberty IGA, A&D Supermarket, and Crockett Trail, Garrett said all the young fishermen were offered prizes and families were treated to a cookout.

  • How would you spend the last 59 minutes of your life?

    That is the question posed at “Judgement House,” a walk-through drama about eternity which is now being presented at First Baptist Church in Liberty. The drama resumes Friday night and concludes Saturday night. For reservations, call 606-787-8123.

  • Joe and Rose Denson of Liberty would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nikki Denson to Zack Delp, son of Brent and Helena Delp of Liberty. Nikki is a 2004 graduate of Casey County High School and a 2008 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelors of science degree in occupational science. She is employed at the Casey County Hospital. Zack is a 2006 graduate of Casey County High School and is employed with Westlake Regional Hospital. The wedding will take place Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church.

  • Tom and Teresa Estes of Kings Mountain would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Estes to Bradley Stafford Neat, son of Greg and Cecilia Neat of Dunnville. Ashley is the granddaughter of Lida Carmicle of Liberty and Glendell Carmicle of Glasgow and the late Carlos and Edna Estes. She is a 2001 graduate of Casey County High School, 2005 graduate of the University of Kentucky, and currently a licensed associate broker with Coldwell Banker Foster Real Estate in Somerset.

  • When some local residents were trying to organize a public library back in the 1970s, Beulah Wesley literally wore holes in the soles of three pairs of shoes as she went door-to-door, asking residents to sign the library petition.

    Jan Banks, the first and only head librarian hired for the Casey County Public Library, remembers “Ms. Beulah” telling the story often.

    “She said she wore out three pairs of shoes getting signatures for the library because she thought the county really needed one,” Banks said.

  • Glenn Holt honed his barbering skills giving free haircuts to the living and the dead in the embalming room at the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty.

    The year was 1968 and he was a student at the Moler Barber College in Lexington. He couldn’t charge customers because he didn’t have his barber’s license.

    His younger brother, Darell, said Glenn needed the experience he gained in the embalming room.

  • Residents are invited to meet popular Kentucky author Robert A. Powell (“Notable Kentucky Trivia”, “Landmarks of Our Heritage”, “True Kentucky Legends”, “Kentucky Governors” and many more) on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Casey County Public Library as part of the library’s “Meet The Kentucky Author” series.

  • Amy Cochran of Liberty, daughter of Jimmy and Sharon Martin and Burl Cochran Jr., and Greg Baldock of Liberty, son of Paul Baldock and Rose Baldock, were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at Atwood Chapel United Methodist Church. Rev. Edward Parton performed the ceremomy.

    The bride was given in marriage by her son, Cole Ledford.

    Bridesmaids were Becca Vaughn and Samantha Putteet. Flower girl was Hannah Cochran.

    Groomsmen were Jimmy Martin and Ryan Baldock. Ring bearer was Clay Emerson.

    Ushers were Luke Ledford, Dallas Chadwell and Tyler Cochran.

  • Anita Murphy and Stephen Godbey are proud to announce their forthcoming marriage on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. at Pine Grove Church. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. No formal invitations will be sent.

  • Do you have a “top dog?”

    Is your cat absolutely purrrrr-fect?

    How about your rabbit, fish, hamster or even snake?

    If you think you have absolutely the best pet ever, The Casey County News wants to know.

    For the first time ever, your local newspaper is sponsoring a pet contest, giving readers the opportunity to showcase their favorite four-legged (or finned, or scaly) family members.

  • If there’s one thing that’s held true during 70 of his 91 years of life, it has been Jake Vest’s love for his wife, Hazel. And Hazel says the same thing — love overcomes everything.

    The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 29.

    Jake first laid eyes on Hazel Black at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in 1936. He was a handsome, wiry, 19-year-old and Hazel, at 14, was a trim, beautiful red-head.

    Though Jake said it might not have been love at first sight, it didn’t take him long to realize she was the one for him.

  • If there’s one thing that’s held true during 70 of his 91 years of life, it has been Jake Vest’s love for his wife, Hazel. And Hazel says the same thing — love overcomes everything.

    The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 29.

    Jake first laid eyes on Hazel Black at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in 1936. He was a handsome, wiry, 19-year-old and Hazel, at 14, was a trim, beautiful red-head.

    Though Jake said it might not have been love at first sight, it didn’t take him long to realize she was the one for him.

  • Katy and Mike Slone of Liberty would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Slone to Jim Depaolo, son of Dennis and Linda Bair of Liberty. The wedding will take place Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at 3 p.m. at Miller Park in Campbellsville. A reception will be held at the Campbellsville Fire Department. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Since its beginning locally nine years ago, more than 10,000 people have taken a journey through “Judgement House,” asking themselves that all-important question, “Where will I spend eternity?”

    Now embarking on its seventh production since 1999, First Baptist Church of Liberty will present “59 Minutes” starting tonight (Wednesday) and running for seven nights through Oct. 18.

  • David and Barbara Weddle of Liberty and David and Sandy Schaller of Cottekill, NY announce the marriage of their children, Kara Dyean Weddle and Jayson Michael Schaller. They were married Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008.

    The bride is a 2008 graduate of Casey County High School.

    The groom is a 2005 graduate of Rondout Valley High School in Accord, NY.

    The couple now reside in Killeen, Texas, where Jay is an E-4, stationed at Fort Hood with the United States Air Force.

  • Georgia Humphrey sits in her favorite place on her back porch Thursday morning, enjoying the sunshine and the cascade of flowers spread before her in her own backyard.

    It’s a view she’s been enjoying, and perfecting, for quite some time now.

    “You know,” she says. “I’m going to be 100 next week.”

    Although her physical appearance doesn’t attest to that, Mrs. Humphrey will indeed turn 100 years old on Thursday, Oct. 2.