• 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.  

  • Finding humor in McConnell’s comments

    I found a little humor in the Aug. 31 headline “McConnell Drops In.” According to the article, “McConnell said the reason for the country’s poor economy has to do with a federal government that over spends, over borrows and over regulates business, thus keeping them from expanding.”
    The legislative branch of our government, which is made up of the House and Senate, is part of the federal government. It makes the laws of the land. Does anyone see the humor?

  • Liberty High School alum invited to reunion

    A Liberty High School reunion will be held Oct. 15 at noon at the AG/EXPO Pork Producers building. Anyone who attended Liberty High School is invited.
    No reservations required, dress casual. Lunch provided. Donations accepted.
    Contact Delores Pinkerton, 606-787-5758; Nancy Bastin, 606-787-4435; or e-mail nbporter@windstream.net.
    Nancy Porter

  • Treatments, but no cure, for encephalitis

    A beautiful young lady’s life was taken recently from complications from encephalitis. My heart goes out to all of those people who knew and loved her.
    This letter is to shine a light on the subject I know all too well about. There are treatments, but no cure for this illness.
    I know about this because I, too, have been stricken with encephalitis. I am writing this in hopes somebody benefits from it.

  • Looking for info on anti-war march

    I would like to publicly express my most sincere gratitude and thanks to the staff of the Casey County Public Library for their assistance during recent research for my master’s thesis work I am completing this semester at the University of Louisville. The library staff was extremely helpful and accommodating through all phases of my work.
    I would also like to solicit information from The Casey County News readership. My current work focuses on The Casey County News’ reporting of the Vietnam War and the general social issues of the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Beautiful Casey scenes are treat for the eye

    I enjoy God’s creation. I don’t know if others feel the same way, but we are blessed to live in such a beautiful part of God’s creation.
    Have you ever considered running a picture a week submitted by the citizens and/or visitors to highlight what they see as the most beautiful part of the county?

  • Help in time of trouble much appreciated

    I am writing this letter to tell you about some top shelf citizens living here in Casey County.
    I recently got a phone call from my niece in Ohio, that my brother and his wife, her parents, were in a horrific accident somewhere near here. I was not aware and I went to the courthouse to see what I could find out.
    The accident was elsewhere but a lady informed me it had just happened but no one had been taken anywhere yet.
    Meanwhile my friends at the Gathering Place made calls for me and tried effortlessly to find out the situation.

  • Junior Golf tournament a huge success

    Organizers of the Hickory Hills Country Club Junior Golf Tournament want to express our sincere appreciation to those businesses who helped support the young golfers in our community.  
    Through the financial contributions of these local businesses each of the golfers received a golf towel and goodie bag, as well as food and drinks. Winner and runner-up trophies, along with special prizes for fewest putts, longest drives, and closest to the pin were awarded in each age group.  

  • Nickel had buying power in days gone by

    Donna Carman’s “What’s 75 cents worth” (column of July 13) got me thinking about small change of those thrilling days of yesteryear. Back then 75 cents would buy quite a bit.
    I remember one December, must have been ’44 or ’45, I would have been 12 or 13. My father gave me 50 cents. That was the most money I had ever had.
    Back then there were three of us kids, me and my two sisters. I wanted to buy something we could enjoy together.

  • Domestic violence laws need to be rebuilt

    Women are not possessions. Cars and houses are possessions. If someone was to take your car from you and drive it around and you wasn’t allowed to have it back, you’d be outraged and with a good reason for it.
    Women, on the other hand, are not property. You cannot force them to love you or think of them as yours to control. They are human beings with hearts, feelings, fears, and rights.
    No woman should be afraid in her own home. Children should never fear for their mother’s safety and no man should ever run his home in such a manner.