• The first-ever Casey County Fair Battle of the Bands, held Monday night at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center, went four rounds and a review of the judge’s score cards found Identity Crisis out of Floyd’s Knob, Ind. ahead on points to win the $1,000 prize.
    The five-member band, ranging in age from 16-19, was the last to perform and they brought the crowd to its feet, including members of the competition.
    Rick Wesley of RadioLibertyKY.com, one of the promoters of the event, was pleased with the turnout and performances.

  • Mike and Patricia Richardson of Liberty would like to announce the engagement of their son, Michael (Mikey) Richardson to Amy C. Day, daughter of Larry E. Day and Debbie M. Day, both of Paris. Amy is a University of Kentucky graduate with a BSN and is employed with Nurses Registry in Richmond. Mikey is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in computer science and is an active member  of the Kentucky National Guard, training N.C.O. at the Carlisle Armory. A September wedding has been planned. The couple will  reside in Richmond.

  • Ciara Gail Phillips of Campbellsville, daughter of Glen Phillips Jr. of Liberty, and Tammy Phillips of Gravel Switch, and Bryan Joseph Wheatley of Campbellsville, son of Jimmy and Allison Garrett of Lebanon, will be united in marriage on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Robert L. and Bernice Miller Park in Campbellsville. Ciara is a 2011 graduate of Campbellsville University. Bryan is a 2010 graduate of Campbellsville University. Formal invitations have been sent.

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  • Ridgetop Greenhouses on Thomas Ridge Spur Rd. hosted an Easter Egg hunt Friday evening, which drew hundreds of children and adults to find the more than 1,000 eggs hidden in a field behind the greenhouse.
    Owner Teresa Luttrell awarded prizes in four age groups, as well as door prizes, and hosted a cookout for those attending.
    Winners in each group included:
    Ages 0-5 — Most eggs found, Hannah King (17); Ridgetop Special Egg, Cheyenne Denton; Smallest Egg, Dylan McKinney; Largest Egg, Sarah Mills; Lucky Egg, Abby Durham; Golden Egg, not found.

  • Wallace Witt and his wife, Ione, drove 150 from their home in Louisville on April 9 to Casey County to celebrate Wallace’s 90th birthday. Thirty-five people gathered at the Bread of Life Cafe for the party, including three children, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a brother and sister.
    Wallace, one of 10 children, is the son of the late Luther and Maud Witt of Casey County. Two of his remaining four siblings — Roberta Atwood and Luther Witt Jr., and his wife, Peggy — were able to attend.

  • The father-son team of Shawn and Kaleb Martin walked away with the $1,000 prize and the title of Casey County's Biggest Losers on Tuesday night.

    The two received their big check, and congratulations from sponsors Dr. Michael Turner and Dr. Erica Montgomery-Turner of Back and Body Chiropractic Center, during the ceremony held at West Side Christian Church.

    The Martins lost a combined 75.4 pounds during the 10-week competition, which represented 19.75 percent of their overall body weight.

  • With spring in full bloom, and May right around the corner, many residents are gearing up to set out pots full of annual flowers, or spruce up and add to their favorite perennials.
    Even though some may have been tempted by recent warm days, Beth Wethington, horticulture teacher at the Casey County Area Technology Center, says it’s best to wait just a little longer.
    With Easter approaching this weekend, Wethington said many flower-lovers (as well as gardeners) believe Good Friday is the best time to start planting.

  • Controversial topics such as religion, politics and even basketball can spark heated and passionate debate among friends and family members. And in rural areas like Casey County, add another “hot topic” to the list — gardening.
    There are those who hold to the notion that spring gardens should be planted according to the moon phases or “signs” while others say that signs amount to a whole lot of poppycock.

  • Although Team Martin (Shawn and Kaleb) didn't have the biggest weight loss for the week at the Casey County's Biggest Losers weigh-in Tuesday night, they did finish the 10-week competition recording the most pounds lost.

  • Team Brock (Leann and Kaitlyn) made a big push as Casey County's Biggest Losers enters its final week of competition. The mother-daughter team posted a 7.4-pound weight loss at the official weigh-in on Tuesday night, April 5, to lead all teams in pounds lost for Week 9.

  • Casey High students are gearing up for the biggest dance of the year as Prom 2011, “Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing,” is scheduled for Saturday, May 14.
    While that is still more than five weeks ago, preparations for the important event have been under way for months, in some cases.
    Typically, the first item on the agenda for any prom-going girl is “the dress.” But, if she’s going to the prom with a date, then second on the list is to make sure her guy’s attire matches her own.

  • It was a tough week for Casey County's Biggest Losers teams as a combined loss of 2.6 pounds for Team Pittman 2 (James and Daphne) was the largest recorded at the official weigh-in on March 29.

    With only two weeks left to go in the 10-week competition, Team Martin (Shawn and Kaleb) remain at the front. Together, the father-and-son team have lost 66.4 pounds since starting the program, for a 13.41% body weight loss.

  • Seven weeks into the 10-week team weight-loss competition, one of the five teams in Season 3 of Casey County's Biggest Losers has lost a team member.

    Nick Pittman has left the competition, but his mother, Diane, is continuing. She posted a 3.6-pound loss at the March 22 official weigh-in, for a total of 31.2 pounds lost since the weigh-ins began on Feb. 8.

  • As participants in Casey County's Biggest Losers start the second half of their 10-week weight loss competition, one team has already exceeded the 50-pound loss mark, while two other teams are right on the verge.

    At the Week 6 official weigh-in March 15, Team Dorman (Rita and Derek) recorded the most pounds dropped for the second week in a row. The mother-son duo lost 5.3 pounds, putting them at 49.9 pounds total, just shy of the 50-pound mark.