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Letters

  • Reader supports local businesses

    This letter is about supporting our local businesses. If I need something and can buy it locally, I do. It only makes good sense to help out our neighbors. The businesses I want to talk about today is our local restaurants. Liberty and Casey County do not have very
    many places to choose from, I wish we had a lot more.

  • Agrees with Whitehouse on country music

    I could not agree with Abigail Whitehouse more in her column, “I hate country music,” in the July 16 edition. I was a die hard country fan since I was a small child and would listen to my uncle Fay Overstreet’s vast record collection of country hits back in the 50s and
    60s.

  • Sweeney has been a great mayor

    We were very surprised, and yes, even saddened, this past week when Liberty Mayor Steve Sweeney announced that he would not seek a fifth term in office.
    Having been elected in November 1998, Sweeney has shown a selfless love for our little town that has benefited us all.
    It’s easy to point to the new water treatment plant and water tower, Liberty Island, the expanded land purchased for Lake Liberty, and the new college scheduled to open in January. These all look to the future and not to the past.

  • Farmer ‘belonged to the wrong party’

     Mr. Rowell’s editorial about Richie Farmer had to come straight from Democrat headquarters. Their plan is to demonize the opponent and keep the story in the friendly news as long as possible.

    Richie Farmer didn’t go to jail for using state money for personal benefit. If that were the case, every politician in Frankfort would be in jail, even the governor. The governor took his family and friends on a pleasure trip to China. He said he was looking for jobs. How many jobs can you find on the Great Wall of China?

  • Kindness will always be remembered

     Do you really believe in angels, or do you think they are religious folklore? Yes, I know that angels announced the birth of Christ. My thoughts have always been that angels have wings as when they announced His birth. But stories that I have read say they also walk the earth. Have you ever seen one? I have.

    On Feb. 6, I met my angel. He looked like any man that you might pass walking down the street. In fact, my angel drove a trash truck.

  • Enjoyed Rowell’s column

     I enjoyed reading Larry Rowell’s writing on March 5 (Let the voters’ decision stand). I believe we will agree some, if not most, judges have too much power and many try to overstep their bounds.

    As for Attorney General Jack Conway, he was on the news one day last week talking about having to make a decision on this issue with tears in his eyes. Then, the next day he was back on TV smiling, saying, “I slept well last night.” Some were saying that this may hurt his chance if he runs for governor. But he wasn’t worried.

  • Police News March 5

    Three charged with DUI

    — Cornelio Utrerai, 44, of West Loudon Avenue, Lexington, was arrested on Feb. 25 on North U.S. 127 by Deputy Jamie Walters and charged with first offense DUI and no operator’s license. Court documents state that Utrerai was involved in a two vehicle accident where he dropped off the roadway and hit a parked car.

  • Think of young people before you vote

     A few years ago, I wrote this to The Casey County News: People of Casey County, what you do in your home is your responsibility, but when we allow alcohol in our restaurants, it won’t be long before gambling will be allowed and God only knows what else.

    Now, we are faced with gambling casinos. Yes, where gaming and drinking goes on. People think! What is wrong? The love of money is the root of all evil. Think before you vote for this and read Matthew 24:48-51, Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 5:18, and Revelation 21:7-8.

  • Where is the local industry?

     Born in Casey County, I’ve worked since I was eyeball level to the table in my dad’s tobacco stripping room. The last 20 years I’ve worked and shopped in Liberty. My motto, “If Liberty didn’t have it, I didn’t need it.”

    With the upcoming election I have only been approached by two candidates. One of them stated, “Where can you go in this town and get a good paying job?”

    I always thought I could depend on the county and town that I supported. They don’t need me anymore. What am I voting for?

  • Career Day a huge success

     The students and staff at Jones Park Elementary School would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Kentucky Farm Bureau, Kinfolk Treasurers Floral and Gifts, Casey County Bank, The Casey County News, Lights of Liberty, Casey County Rescue Squad, Kentucky Utilities Carol Beall, Loren Pennington, Wade Durham, Sedita Whited, Jean Hatter, Renita Murphy, and Susan Godbey. These people and businesses made our Career Day a huge success.

    Jill Upton

    Jones Park Elementary