• Emergency workers are to be commended

    I have recovered from a hip operation and want to let the community know about the Casey County Ambulance Service and Air Evac Life team.
    I injured my hip on May 23 and responders from the Casey County Ambulance Service came immediately. They cared for me until the Air Evac helicopter landed on our front pasture to fly me to Norton Orthopedic Hospital in Louisville.
    The four EMTs were kind, considerate and professional. They are to be commended for their service and we thank the responders and their companies.

    Mary Alice Theriot

  • Thankful for Casey County Library volunteers

    Many of you may know about the recent disasters at our Casey County Public Library but many others might not.
    The air conditioning system decided to break down in the middle of one of the hottest summers we’ve ever had and parts to repair it have been difficult to find because other air conditioners everywhere were also breaking down.
    On top of it all, the storm we had Wednesday night, July 18, caused considerable damage with rainwater collapsing the ceiling in the main room of the library, flooding the area, and causing the loss of many wonderful books.

  • Stealing flags is disrespectful to veterans

    The veterans and Ladies Auxiliary are writing this letter in regards to flags being stolen from the VFW Post 5704 on Ky. 70 West. The American flag and state flag were taken on Monday, July 9.
    It is very hurtful and aggravating that someone could disrespect the veterans who have fought for the freedom we have today. Removing the flags brings a great deal of sorrow to us that someonecould do this and not appreciate what our veterans have done for them and our country.

  • CCHS Class of 2007 reunion announcement

    The Casey County High School Class of 2007 will be celebrating its five-year reunion on July 21 at 6 p.m. at the Mallard’s Restaurant.

    For more information contact Seth at 606-706-9305 or email caseycounty2007@live.com. We are collecting mailing addresses at this time for use in the future. If you are on Facebook, the event can be found by searching: Casey County High School Class of ‘07 Reunion.

  • Urges county to fix Upper Brush Creek Road

    At approximately 5850 Upper Brush Creek, there is a hump in the road that completely blinds you. At least one car or truck runs off the road weekly. The ditches are so deep it will destroy your car.
    They need to tile the ditches and widen the road there or take out the hump to make it safe. I was run off the road this week. I believe everyone who lives on Upper Brush Creek has been run off the road there.
    I have seen numerous wrecks (cars and trucks) and two motorcycle wrecks. The neighbor on the right had his tree taken out by a car being run off the road.

  • Jail system rules in place for a reason

    In response to the letter, “Changes are needed in jail system,” which was in The Casey County News on March 21:
    It is correct in saying that we cannot all agree on the point of how the jail is run in our county. We elect our jailer to run that jail and expect him to run it as set forth by rules and regulations mandated by the state. You can change the person that runs the jail with your vote. But you cannot change the way the jail must be run.

  • Local hospital deserves recognition

    I am writing this letter to all of us in Casey County. We sometimes need to be reminded of how important our hospital here is to us and our families.

  • Changes are needed in jail system

    I know we can’t all agree on the law and incarceration of people who break the law. We hear so many people who don’t approve of how our jail is being run. It seems to me that we should concentrate on getting them pointed in the right direction before they break the law again and end up going to prison.

  • Recycling should be more widespread

    I don’t live in Casey County but spend some significant time (or try to) supporting and promoting its fine agriculture and local products through “GROW Casey County” on the Internet. We also do most of our business and shopping in Casey County, even though we live in Pulaski County.

  • Has demand for medicines exceeded supply?

    In the news lately we have seen stories of shortages of certain types of medicines. Most generally the reason given is production problems. But no one seems to question what those production problems are.
    Has demand exceeded supply? This would indicate a failure of the pharmaceutical companies to forecast the future need of a particular medicine.
    If the problem is production capacity, the answer would probably be to hire more workers and/or build more facilities.