• Letter: Fiscal court needs to resolve trash issue

    The $400 per month fee charged to companies that provided trash collection in the county is excessive and, apparently, without precedent in comparable counties. While I see no problem with Casey County charging some reasonable fee for an annual business license, to charge as much as they currently do must very adversely impact the revenue of these companies.

  • Letter: Go cart event at ag/expo center great fun

    On New Year’s Day I saw a show at the Expo Center that was, in my opinion, one of the better happenings that has taken place at the Expo Center. It was the go cart races inside the big arena that was unbelievably entertaining.
    There were over 100 go carts present and who would have thought that it would work so well on the inside.

  • Letter: Raising garbage rates not a good idea

    Since most folks are out of work and/or not getting a Social Security cost-of-living raise, soaring prices of food, it sure seems like a bad idea to compound everything by raising any bills, including garbage.
    Our rates were increased a couple of years ago. I know that it wasn’t much but, it was an increase. I am sure that our garbage collectors work really hard and I appreciate them.

  • Letter: Recognizing school board members

    As Superintendent of Casey County Schools, I’m extremely proud of the students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers who are the heart and soul of the Casey County School System. And I’m also proud of the district leadership this community has put in place through the members of the Casey County Board of Education.

  • Letter: Toys for Kids thankful for great year

    We have come to the end of another successful Casey County Community Ministries Toys for Kids campaign (2010).
    Santa handed out wrapped gifts to 257 families (including 535 children). They also picked out stocking stuffers and bags of candy and had their picture made with Santa.
    This program could not be accomplished without the continued support of donations and time from many, many indivduals, businesses, churches, community and civic organizations.
    We offer our sincere thank you for your generosity.
    Toys for Kids committee,

  • Why should trash haulers pay to do job?

    Thirty-some odd years ago, my grandfather, Alvin Owens, started hauling garbage for the folks in Casey County. After my grandfather became disabled, my uncle, Henry Lawson, took over the business.
    Henry and his sons are there to pick up your garbage Thanksgiving, Christmas and every holiday during the year.  They take the loss when renters move away leaving a bill. They are understanding and try to accommodate if customers need a few extra days to pay their bill due to financial hardships or sickness. 

  • Garbage franchise fee unnecessary

    Merriam-Webster Definition of Free Enterprise — Freedom of private business to organize and operate for profit in a competitive system without interference by government beyond regulation necessary to protect public interest and keep the national economy in balance.

  • Letter: Garbage haulers deserve an increase

    Larry Rowell did a good write up on trash and garbage haulers (Dec. 15 issue). I can understand why they are struggling with today’s gas prices, upkeep on their trucks and paying a $4,800 annual permit fee. I must agree with Judge Bill Demrow. This $4,800 fee is ridiculous.
    Those men are doing a service for the county at a much cheaper cost than the county could do for itself. Instead of charging them a $4,800 fee we should be saying thanks for a job well done and charge them nothing.
    I also agree that a montly increase to $14 or $15 a month is in order.

  • Letter: Liberty Care Center does wonderful job with their patients

    I would like to say how everyone at Liberty Care Center takes care of their patients. My sister has been there for six years and she has had the best of care. My mother was there for seven years. She was also taken good care of.
    All the staff there works very hard to see that every patient is taken care of. I’m glad to have a good place like Liberty Care Center for our loved ones to be, when we can no longer take care of them.
    Elmer Brown

  • Letter: More common sense and recognition of priorities needed

    Mrs. Jean Ellis’ letter regarding our judicial system (Dec. 15 issue) brings to mind several other situations that deserve review.
    Shinie Luttrell and the other garbage haulers surely deserve our thanks and a raise to cover their increasing costs. A vital service such as theirs is subject to controversy but the acquisition of a caboose, in less than pristine condition, for $7,500 purported to be a promising tourist attraction, is accepted with little complaint.