Today's Opinions

  • Kentucky Wired versus the Big Dig

    By Jim Waters

    What does a silver bullet cost?

    At least $490 million – the figure being thrown around by bureaucrats charged with implementing Kentucky Wired, the ill-advised 3,400-mile statewide broadband network initially estimated to cost less than $350 million to build.

  • Show some of your own before you criticize

    By Joberta Wells
    Casey County News columnist

    “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me.” Thanks, Aretha. I’ll tell you what it means to me.

  • Former editor happy at ‘home’ freelancing

    By Don White
    Casey County News correspondent

    It was early fall of 1978.

    Sweet smells from the latest Apple Festival lingered in the air.

    Fred J. Burkhard drove into town from Creston, parked his Ford El

    Camino on Middleburg Street, and entered the tiny office of The Casey County News.

    It was my last day as editor, and I was happy the legend I had succeeded three years earlier wanted to say goodbye. Maybe wish me well in my new job as editor of The Anderson News in Lawrenceburg.

  • Cooking the old-fashioned way

    My husband is a man who has some strong convictions.  One of those is that everything is better when it’s cooked in cast iron. He likes to cook and he especially likes to cook using his cast iron cookware. He’s raised our two daughters to have a certain reverence for cast iron and has even gone so far as to give our oldest, who is married, her own cast iron cookware.

  • Officers need to take patrol cars home

    In a Liberty City Council meeting with only three things on the agenda — the city’s audit, second reading and adoption of next year’s budget, and, at the request of Police Chief Steven Garrett, declaring seven Glock 22 pistols surplus property, the meeting should have been uneventful.
    Au contraire.
    Instead of Mayor Steven Brown asking for a motion to adjourn, he opened the floor to attendees or anyone else who wanted to address the council.

  • CCHS junior: Smoking affecting health and education

    I’m a junior at Casey County High School. I’ve always had issues with the use of tobacco at my school. During my freshman year there was dip in all the water fountains and spit all through the halls. Maybe I was too naïve to notice the smoking in the bathrooms then, but it seems as if it’s gotten much worse since then. I have lung conditions and inhaling smoke makes it extremely hard to breathe. This is a dilemma because there isn’t a bathroom in school that isn’t smoke-filled.

  • New feathers in Casey County’s cap

    Word came last week that three Casey County businesses had won state-wide awards for the quality of their products. And, the Casey County Apple Festival picked up the best non-musical festival award in the state.
    I think that’s pretty remarkable for our county to receive four honors like this and be reported in Kentucky Living magazine, which reaches 1.2 million readers in about 500,000 homes across the Commonwealth.

  • Thanks for the happy start, Casey County

    There is no easy way to tell the people of Casey County that this will be my last and final column for The Casey County News.
    For almost exactly one year, I have sat down each week at my computer with a blank document staring back at me and reflected on things that have happened to me in the past, things that affect the Casey community, and ways to share my various opinions with all of you.