• 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

  • CCHS should keep AFJROTC program

     It disturbs me greatly to have read in The Casey County News of possibly doing away with AFJROTC at CCHS. I think the board members fail to recognize that more students from AFJROTC classes will enter military service whereas, how many student athletes go on to professional sports from Casey County?

  • Please don’t cut Casey High’s JROTC program

     Could it be true? Is CCHS planning to cut the JROTC program, one of the best in the school? Please do not let this happen. Sign the petitions and let your voice be heard.

    My granddaughter’s whole education depends on this program. It teaches honor, morality and pride in our country. JROTC is practically self-supporting.

    Kathy Diaz

    Hustonville, Ky.

  • Observations about work and wages

     Please allow a person who has lived a long life to make a couple of observations.

    At a very early age I helped my two older brothers on a paper route and later I took over the route to earn my own spending money. During two summers of high school I worked at a grocery store where I first had income tax and FICA deducted from my wages. At that time my pay was equivalent to two gallons of gasoline plus a little bit more.

  • Relay Q and A session is Feb. 17

     Please join me for a Relay for Life/American Cancer Society informational meeting and question and answer session on Monday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Pork Producer’s building at the Ag/Expo Center.

    Anyone wanting to know more about programs available for cancer survivors and their caregivers, as well as where the money goes, how to start a team, or use the county’s event website, www.relayforlife.org/caseyky is encouraged to attend.

    Nicki Tarter 

    Event Chairperson

  • Many qualified candidates for 2014 election

     To the voters of Casey County: We have our work cut out for us this time. There are so many dedicated and qualified candidates for us to choose from. I was so proud to see so many names. I plan to be at the Casey County High School on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. where I hope to meet all the people running for office.

    So whether you win or not, you all are a superior group. The best to each of you.

    Everett Kidd

    Kings Mountain, Ky.

  • Apologies for inconvenience in Casey

     The owners and employees of Homestead Family Farms would like to express our apology to the residents and recent visitors in the Geneva and Middleburg

  • FRC thanks community for support

     Thank you to all the churches, businesses and individuals that assisted with the Family Resource Center Angel Tree program. Due to your generosity many children in our community had a wonderful Christmas.

    Shelly Wesley

    Family Resource Center

  • Appreciates those ‘walking the walk’

     I enjoyed reading the Phil Robertson controversy by Larry Rowell on Jan. 1. After reading this piece, I felt like saying, “God bless the USA,” because of the way people have spoken out about this issue. This is the way we keep our freedom of speech, by speaking out and voting.

    I’m also a believer in what the Bible says about homosexuality (Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:26-26, Timothy 1:10, and I Corinthians 1:9).

    I like what Larry says at the close of his write-up, “Talk the talk, but walk the walk.”