• Support Kenny Patten for sheriff

    To the Editor:

    In the 28 years that I have lived in Casey County, I have never allowed anyone to place a sign on my property in support of his/her election—until now!

    I fully support Kenny Patten for the position of Casey County Sheriff. I have known Kenny for the past 28 years and know him to be, above all, a man of his word. He is a pillar of our County and will uphold this position in the highest honor for the citizens of our County.

  • Building an American Dream economy

    Building an American Dream economy

    To the Editor:

    I personally believe that the recession of a few years ago did not need to happen. I always wondered why companies needed to hide vase amounts of profits in offshore accounts. This is money that could have been reinvested in state of the art technologies that would have made us more competitive with other nations.

    We are the largest consumer nation in the world and, at the same time, we are also one of the largest debtor nations in the world.

  • Welding is not that easy

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing in response to a comment made by the new conservation officer, Joel High, in a recent edition of The Casey County News.

    In the article, he was asked, “Why welding?” and his response was, “I went for something easy.”

    My husband has been in the welding industry in some for for almost 30 years, and I have many friends who are welders, and I feel safe in speaking for all of them by saying there is nothing “easy” about welding.

  • CCHS junior: Smoking affecting health and education

    I’m a junior at Casey County High School. I’ve always had issues with the use of tobacco at my school. During my freshman year there was dip in all the water fountains and spit all through the halls. Maybe I was too naïve to notice the smoking in the bathrooms then, but it seems as if it’s gotten much worse since then. I have lung conditions and inhaling smoke makes it extremely hard to breathe. This is a dilemma because there isn’t a bathroom in school that isn’t smoke-filled.

  • CCHS restrooms locked to prevent smoking

    It has come to my attention that Casey County High School has closed two of its three student restrooms. The reason given to the students was to stop students from smoking in them. As a result, it has become extremely difficult for students to be able to use the facilities. I have a daughter who attends CCHS. She has reported that lines to use the restroom are so long that either students must first go to their class and request permission to use the facilities (this permission is not always given), or choose to wait in line. This causes them to be reported as tardy.

  • Thanks for road work during winter storm

    I would like to thank our magistrate, Kenny Morgan, and his road crew for keeping our roads to where we could travel. I appreciate it very much.
    Marie Carman

  • Improved communication needed with officials

    Good, caring people of Casey County struggle with many problems relating to employment, health and closely related economic woes. Many privately express needs, complaints, ideas and contributions that should be part of the governmental discourse in Liberty and Casey County government.
    Today I tried to forward to an internet link addressing a comparative causal study of “Hardest Places To Live” in counties nationwide that included us. We are ranked in the bottom 5 percent of 3,135 counties in the U.S.

  • Questions regarding county coroner’s office

    As to the coroner’s expensive tastes, why couldn’t he have purchased the office supplies in Liberty for a lot less than $878? Wouldn’t the golden $80 badge identify him as coroner without having to buy six expensive $35 shirts?
    I don’t recall Quincy in the big city having anything but his badge for identification. Shouldn’t the coroner be a part of the sheriff’s department and not connected to any funeral home?
    M.T. Thompson

  • Residents should be proud of Casey Hospital

    On Jan. 16, 2015 while in Liberty, I was admitted to the Casey County Hospital with double pneumonia and flu. I must say this is a professional hospital and something the residents of the county should be proud of. I had caring nurses in the emergency room and the doctor was great. I was treated with great respect and the best care that I think could have been given.

  • Glad to see Foster’s tribute

    Bravo, Jerry Foster! I loved seeing the picture of the French flag flying in front of the Judicial Center. That was a lovely tribute to the journalists who were slaughtered by terrorists in Paris.
    I would like to think that France would fly our flag if terrorists killed the staff of The Casey County News or any other publication in the U.S.A. Long live freedom of speech!

    Joberta Wells