• 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.

  • Recession could make America stronger

    As a child we were taught that any child born in America could strive for the office of president if they so desired. But today it seems like it is a millionaire’s playground. Who is the last person that we voted into office that was not wealthy?
    Now we have the super PAC (Political Action Committees) that allow the very rich to spend millions of dollars to support their favorite candidates. Now I don’t know how you folks feel, but if I’m going to spend big money to support a candidate then I would expect something in return.

  • Park should stay at entrance to Liberty

    Watching my son, Shannon, play on the rock wall and running up and down the steps is one of my favorite memories of the roadside park.
    I am so proud of my family for being a part of the rock wall because it is one of the beautiful walls that my daddy, Bobby Patton, and my uncles, Benny Patton and Melvin Emerson, laid up.
    I hope the park will get to stay at the entrance to Liberty and many more people will enjoy the rock wall at the park like I did for years to come.

  • Efforts under way for historical marker

    Efforts are underway to erect a historical marker in Adair County to mark the location of the Civil War Camp Boyle and the formation of the 13th Kentucky Cavalry. This effort is being spearheaded by Chris Bennett of Columbia and donations are currently being received.

  • Likes Higdon’s prediction on gambling bill

    I liked Sen. Higdon’s report (Feb. 1 issue) and was glad to hear he doesn’t believe there is enough votes to extend the gambling bill.
    This is a report we should be glad about instead of fearing. I believe casinos would raise the crime rate in Kentucky.
    The governor has made some good moves since becoming governor, but on this one he is wrong.
    Bob Ellis

  • Correction to Sen. McGaha’s letter

    Two weeks ago there was a letter to the editor with my name attached. I did not send the letter and it was done without my approval. So now let me convey my message to the citizens of Casey County.
    It has been an honor to represent the best senatorial district in Kentucky for the past 15 years. I have endeavored to communicate with you, assist with your problems, and represent you with my vote in an honest and open manner.

  • Wealthy in America should pay more taxes

    In answer to Bob Ellis’ simplistic views (Oct. 26 issue) on cutting government programs, medical care and basic retirement programs for the working people are about as necessary and merciful as anything government provides.
    And since no personal income above $106,000 is taxed for social security, the lower classes largely pay for these programs. Social security takes in the tax money to pay its bills, unlike the wealthy welfare programs, which not only don’t pay for themselves, but drain our trust funds to finance their corporate welfare waste.