• Praise for local gas station owners

    I just want to say thank you to the gas station owners around Liberty. They are consistently priced lower than most area towns, including Russell Springs, Columbia, Danville and Lexington.  We seem to always be well below the national average for gas prices.
    Even though the prices within our community vary, it’s good to know that I can usually wait till I get close to home to get a good deal on gas. It means a lot when so many of us are pinching pennies more than ever before.
    Anne Streeter

  • Wikileak more reliable than most papers

    If newspapers are still the most trusted source of information, why is the New York Times nearly bankrupt and cutting back its newsroom staff?
    If people still get their news from the major media, then why are the L.A. Times and the Washington Post in serious financial assistance?
    The fact of the matter is that most recent surveys and polls show people are getting most of their news from the Internet or television. I mean reliable television, not the left wingers from NPR and PBS that shape our political campaigns with their slanted bias.

  • You have to give mercy to receive mercy

    This is in answer to Mr. Russell Vassallo’s letter (Sept. 14) condemning health care for all.
    First, the example of denying health care to Americans because of illegal aliens is way off the issue. We all know illegal aliens shouldn’t be here, anyway.
    To those who stand for the present system that allows a greedy private sector to charge excessive profits from Uncle Sam (which is prohibited from even negotiating prices) for health care services, read on.

  • Girl Scouts need leaders at Walnut Hill

    Girl Scouts is looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of local girls. Troop leaders are needed for girls in grades 4-5 at Walnut Hill Elementary.
    For more information about local Girl Scout opportunities contact the Somerset Girl Scout office at (606)-561-7105.

    Cassi Haggard
    Program/Training Specialist
    Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council
    London, Ky.

  • Thanks to officials for endless support

    Another Apple Festival has now come and gone and I think it is time to reflect on what, why and how these events happen.
    First, of course, is the endless labor and planning of those individuals from various groups, committees, and organizations who devote their time and efforts to the purpose. But somewhere along the line it seems that we are taking for granted some of the most important aspects and issues of the event.

  • ‘Thank you’ is a great gift to a fireman

     The fire departments have been setting up for years at the (Apple) Festival. It is, for most, one of the biggest fundraisers of the year.
    I have been affiliated with the South East Casey County Volunteer Fire Department for over 14 years. While having a booth is to raise money, it is also to let the community know who we are and that we are there for them, that they can depend on us when called on.

  • Meth article went much too far

    In reference to “Poor Man’s Drug” article, in the Sept. 14 edition of The Casey County News:
    First of all let me say I have all the respect in the world for George Atwood, all state police, local police, and anyone who is working to stop this drug problem, not just in Casey County, but the state of Kentucky also. To all these I say thanks!

  • Operation Shoebox kicks off on Oct. 4

    As we quickly approach the Christmas season we would like to remind you that it is also Shoebox Season!  
    For those that may not be familiar with the Shoebox offerings, it is a great opportunity for individuals to open their hearts and share with children across the world that Jesus loves them.  It is as simple as filling a shoebox!  

  • Obamacare didn’t cause rate increases

    Mr. Vassallo’s Sept. 14, 2011 letter made me wonder, why would illegal aliens prefer a Native American hospital to a regular hospital? Especially since his next sentence stated “No hospital can refuse treatment based on ability to pay.”
    Mr. Vassallo complained that his wife’s insurance rate went up and benefits went down. I don’t believe that Obamacare caused the rate increase. According to the news media those increases were already scheduled before Obamacare was passed.

  • ‘Unsung heroes’ brought our hospital back

    That was a lovely story about our new hospital facility this week. (Sept. 14, 2011 edition) Before we rewrite the history of the hospital I must give a big “thank you” to the unsung heroes who got it reopened after it had been closed in 1991.
    There are four people who stand out because of their tireless efforts and dedication and they are Marilyn Coffey and Don Thomas (board members at the time), Casey County Judge-Executive David Johnson, and Ella Gilpin (the new hospital administrator at the time).