• 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.

  • Week 5's weigh-in of Casey County's Biggest Losers, on March 8, saw Team Dorman make an impressive surge as they recorded a 6.6-pound weight loss. Mother-and-son, Rita and Derek, buckeled down to lead all teams for the week after having recorded only a 1.2-pound loss the week before.

    At the halfway point of the 10-week weight loss competition, the father-son team of Shawn and Kaleb Martin are leading with an overall weight loss of 56 pounds, or 11.31 percent of their total body weight from the start.

  • The official weigh-in on March 1 for Week 4 saw the participants in Casey County's Biggest Losers take off a combined 25.6 pounds, which is up (or down) 9 pounds over last week's weigh-in of a combined 14.6 pounds.

    Team Martin (Shawn and Kaleb) surged ahead this week, dropping 8.6 pounds to lead all teams. They are the first to reach the 50-pound weight loss plateau, having dropped 51.6 pounds overall.

  • Casey County's Biggest Losers weighed in Tuesday night, Feb. 22, dropping another combined 14.6 pounds for Week 3 of the 10-week competition.

    Posting the biggest loss for the week was Team Dorman, who took off 6.4 pounds for a total loss of 36.8 pounds.

    Results include:

    Team Brock (Leann and Kaitlyn) — 349.2 pounds, down 4.0 pounds (from last week), total loss, 26.0 pounds.

    Team Dorman (Rita and Derek) — 448.4 pounds, down 6.4, total loss, 36.8.

  • Cameron C. Griffith has been admitted to the Casey County Bar and granted leave to practice law before the Casey Circuit Court.
    Hon. James G. Weddle administered the oath Feb. 14 after Griffith was presented to the court by Theodore H. Lavit.
    Griffith is a graduate of the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude in May 2010. He was the recipient of the Karen Allen Scholarship as well as the L. Leroy Highbaugh, Sr. Law Award.

  • Week 2: Feb. 15 weigh-in

    Season 3 participants of Casey County's Biggest Losers dropped 31.4 pounds in the last week.

    Leading the way is Team #1 Pittman (Diane and Nick), who lost 8.6 pounds from last week, and have lost a total of 34.8 pounds since the competition began.

    The overall loser, to date, is Team Martin (Shawn and Kaleb), who have lost a total of 40.4 pounds.

    Results from last night's official weigh-in include:

  • Participants in Season 3 of "Casey County's Biggest Losers" had their first official weigh-in on Feb. 8, losing a combined 153.2 pounds since their first initial weigh-in on Jan. 14.

    The teams went through a two-week trial period to determine eligibility for the program, which kicked off Jan. 28.

    At the Week 1 weigh-in, results included:

    Team Martin (Shawn and Kaleb)

    Starting Weight: 495.0

    Loss: 33.4

    Feb. 8: 461.6

  • By Jan Banks

  • April Denise Harrison, daughter of Chuck and Sharon Harrison, and Jake Michael Davis, son of Michael and Christy Davis, were united in marriage Oct. 16, 2010 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Winchester, by Rev. Gary Baker.
    The bride is the granddaughter of Naomi Harrison and the late Arnold Harrison, Arthur Shelton and Louise Shelton, all of Winchester.
    The groom is the grandson of James and Sharon Clark of Lilberty and Inez Davis of Dunnville and the late Ray Davis. He is the great-grandson of Jake and Hazel Vest of Yosemite.

  • The adage “there are two certainties in life — death and taxes,” especially rings true during tax season. Some dread it because of money owed to the Internal Revenue Service while others look forward to getting that check or direct deposit refund from the IRS.
    And local tax preparers stress that to begin the process of filing an income tax return, organization is the key.
    Pauline Sharp, owner of P & S Tax Service in Liberty, has been preparing income tax returns for 32 years.

  • Casey District Court jurors are to report to Honorable Judge Michael Loy Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Casey County Judicial Center first floor district courtroom.

    Evan Allen, James Augustine, Michael Burt, Susie Campbell, Geraldine Case, Leon Childress, Donald Clark, Rodger Cochran, Donna Coffey, Barbara Eads, David Elliott, James Elliott and Donald Elmore.

  • Casey County has had its own version of “The Biggest Loser” for a couple of years. And now it has a version of “Dancing with the Stars.”
    “Dancing with the Rebels,” a fund-raiser for the Casey County High School cheerleaders, was presented Nov. 20, and has drawn such praise that organizers say they’ve had requests to repeat it.
    CCHS cheerleading coach Susan Stringer said the comments and response to the program has been “overwhelming.”

  • The red-and-green boxes are beginning to stack up in the fellowship hall at Middleburg Baptist Church, and those involved with Operation Christmas Child hope there will be hundreds of them by the time shoebox collection week is over.

    Lisa Peek, who coordinates the countywide Operation Christmas Child effort locally, said this is the seventh year Middleburg has served as the relay center for Casey County.

    The church will be open Nov. 15-21 to receive the gift-filled shoeboxes that will be distributed to boys and girls around the world in more than 100 countries.

  • Cassadee Anne Hanson and Andrew Vernon Banks would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. at the Liberty First Christian Church.

    Cassadee is the daughter of Betty Jo Hanson of Liberty and Ronald Hanson of Pinedale, Wyo. She is the granddaughter of the late Nita Bernard and Clifford Blevins of Marion, Ind., and Paul Hanson of Pinedale, Wyo. and the late Mary Hanson.

  • Gail Thomas Arms and James G. Withers were married Sept. 20, 2010 at Honeymoon Hills in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

    Gail is the daughter of the late Leslie and Nadene Thomas.

    James is the son of Lily Withers and the late Garnett Withers.

    The couple resides at Russell Springs.