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Letters

  • ‘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).

  • Wells is/was a hard-working ‘hoot’

    We are sorry to hear about the eventual death of Miss Joberta Wells and would like to know where we might (eventually) send flowers or donations in her name. (Wells’ column of Sept. 14, 2011.)
    We would also like to add to her obituary that she is/was loyal to her beloved county and its culture, a good friend to animals and people alike, a hard-working “hoot,” and an occasional crank (which is a nicer way of saying “pain in the buttoozy”).

  • Shame on paper for meth article

    I was so mad when I read the Casey paper this week (Sept. 14, 2011 issue). Do you all not have more important things to write about than telling our kids how to make meth!
    I know I am not the only person in Casey that did not know how to make meth. I do now, so does every kid that can read. The free paper went to every home. Shame.
    Ruth Wesley
    Bethelridge

  • Put money where mouth is on health care

    I read the guest editorial about providing health care for everyone (Kevin Williams Aug. 24, 2011 issue).
    Those proponents of free health care should visit the vacated Native American hospitals in the southwest that went bankrupt when illegal aliens learned they could have their babies free of charge. Now, Native Americans are without the services they once had. By the way, no hospital can refuse treatment based on inability to pay.

  • Say, what was that name again, mister?

    We are known by names, there’s so many,
    Wesleys and Thompsons, Simpsons and Dennys,
    Randalls and Randolphs, Wilhams and Buis,
    Taylors, the Campbells, Elmores and Rice.

    Youngs and Elliotts, Waters and Sims,
    The Wilson, Colemans, Estes and Mims,
    Watson and Bailey, Rayborn and Short,
    Cooper and Bastin, Martin and York.

    Carman and Burkhard, Streeval and White
    Wethington, Richards, McQueary and Dykes,
    Williams and Raney, Cundiff and Brown

  • McConnell not serving ‘ordinary folks’

    Although McConnell “dropped in” it was obvious from the news coverage and from attendance that Sen. McConnell spoke on behalf of singularly business owners (and large ones, at that).  Apparently the Senator does not realize that there are far more ordinary folks here in Casey County and elsewhere than owners of large corporations.  
    Ordinary folks care about jobs that pay a living wage, unlike “right to work” states where if you are hard up enough to have to work for a couple of bucks an hour then that is what you will get paid.