Dean and Joanne Burkhart of Rootstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Katy Burkhart, to Brian J. Little of Jewett, the son of Jim Little of Jewett and the late Patricia Little. The bride-elect is a graduate of Rootstown High School and Kent State University. She is working toward a masters degree in information science at KSU and is employed by Liquid Learning Inc., in Kent. Her fianc is a graduate of Jewett-Scio High School in Jewett and will graduate from KSU in December. A member of the Golden Key Honour Society, he is a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps and is employed by the Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region. A wedding date has been set for Dec. 20 at the First Congregational Church of Rootstown, United Church of Christ.