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Letters

  • Do you need your Social Security check?

    If you know of anyone dependent on  their  Social Security check in order to buy groceries or to pay the rent, you might want to tell them that they might not receive a check on August 3, 2011 unless the Republicans agree to raise the debt limit for our country.
    You can contact our congressman, Ed Whitfield, and tell him what the non-receipt of a Social Security check will mean to them.
    Tom Ellis
    Liberty

  • Letter: Judges have too much power

    I have to agree with Mr. Haggard about the judge’s decision allowing kids to play violent games (letter to editor in July 6 edition). Kinda makes me think of the movie “Dumb and Dumber.” This proves judges have too much power.
    As for porn movies and books, this causes lust and can mess up anyone’s mind, young or old.
    As for the Ten Commandments in courthouses, I’d much rather they put up John 3:16 and Revelation 3:20.

  • Letter: Casey trying to act like a rich county

    I went to town the night of July 4 and watched the fireworks. I was totally amazed to see $23,000 to $24,000 shot up in the air and drift away in a big cloud of smoke in less than 30 minutes.
    Now when I was able to work it would take over two years to earn that much money and I’m talking about gross income, not take home pay. Now according to my figures, $24,000 would feed 9,600 hungry children.
    What’s wrong here? Casey County is a poor county trying to act like a rich county. Will the AG/EXPO Center ever turn a profit? I doubt it.

  • Letter: Why object to national health care?

    Why has there been such opposition to a government health care system?
    Right now we have some of our political leaders wanting to do away with Medicare. The Ryan voucher program is proposed as a replacement. It is based on the premise that health insurance companies would compete for your health insurance dollars. In theory we would get better coverage for less money.
    But those of us who live in the real world realize that millions of us who pay for or contribute to our health insurance plans can only attest to the fact that we pay more and receive less benefits.

  • Letter: Wisdom of man can be dangerous thing

    In the beginning God planted a garden in Eden putting the man there to dress and keep it. The man was faithfully warned of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. “In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Gen. 2:16). So said God and so foolish was the man to disregard the warning.

  • Letter: Cemeteries were beautiful and well-tended

    We would like to say a special “THANK YOU” to all those tending to the care of the Casey County cemeteries. They all looked beautiful and well-tended. Over the Memorial weekend we were able to visit and were very touched and impressed.
    Jerry and Pearlie Whited and family
    Tanya Whited Sweet and family
    Elizabethtown, Ind.

  • Letter: County needs to take care of working poor

    I read a letter last fall in which the writer stated that they hadn’t had a raise in three years (hospital). Sad, but pales to the employees who are rapidly approaching five years since last real raise (Sept. 2006) and that was virtually wiped out within six months due to a vicarious increase in food and fuel.

  • Letter: Directors did great job with 'Oklahoma!'

    What a great opportunity to write a short note to the Casey News as I looked at my mail today and saw the reminder that my Casey News needed to be renewed for another year.
    The news letter concerning production of “Oklahoma!” has a big ditto from me. (Donna Carman’s column of May 25, 2011). I have been privileged to see the last five musicals at the middle school and high school.

  • Letter: Cartoon not welcoming to outsiders

    I have lived in this county for 15 years now and it has taken me about that long to feel welcome.
    All those community feelings were wiped out with last week’s (May 25, 2011) editorial cartoon which reminded me, once again, that this area does not like strangers.
    Donna R. Austin
    Liberty

  • Letter: Casey needs to address and care for animals

    Benjamin, a beagle-basset mix, has lived with us for the past eight years or so — dropped here — brought in and cared for and vet taken care of — now, arthritic and on meds.
    Davey — a three-legged dog — one leg was so badly damaged that it couldn’t be saved. Davey — living here and taken care of.
    Joy — a rope around her middle — emergency trip to the vet to have the rope removed and have her taken care of. However, Joy was so aggressive to both animals and people that she had to be put to sleep.