Today's Opinions

  • Residents should be proud of Casey Hospital

    On Jan. 16, 2015 while in Liberty, I was admitted to the Casey County Hospital with double pneumonia and flu. I must say this is a professional hospital and something the residents of the county should be proud of. I had caring nurses in the emergency room and the doctor was great. I was treated with great respect and the best care that I think could have been given.

  • ‘It’s rope, not dope’

    One main argument against hemp is one that is tired and over-exaggerated – it’s too much like marijuana.
    But as usual, the true science says otherwise.
    Those opposed to hemp will have you believe that growers will be inclined to hide marijuana plants within hemp growing capacities.
    But the fact is, cross-pollination between hemp and marijuana plants would drastically reduce the potency of marijuana fields and could quite possibly DETER marijuana growers.
    If anything, law enforcement officials should be advocating for industrial hemp.

  • Say thanks to people who make our lives easier

    I usually leave my house in Campbellsville well before dawn on Tuesday morning since that’s the day we send the paper to the printing plant in Elizabethtown.
    Recently on a very cold morning, I saw the garbage truck pull up in front of my house. The driver, who had some type of medical boot on his leg, jumped down, hobbled to our trash can and emptied it in the back of the truck.

  • Happy birthday, Tom

    Happy belated birthday to the man of my dreams, Tom Selleck, who was 70 years old on Jan. 29. What a man! So what if he’s 70? He still floats my boat.
    Okay, get off my case. I don’t want to hear any snarky remarks. I might be older than dirt but I still appreciate a fine-looking man and Tom Selleck is a fine-looking man.

  • ‘More I’m around some people, the more I like my dog’

    Czechoslovakian writer Milan Kundera once said, “Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.”
    I’ve told you before how much I love my dogs, but this quote puts it to words quite perfectly for me.
    On Sunday my boyfriend and I loaded up the pups and took off to town – nothing out of the norm.

  • Do kids need cell phones in school?

    The Kentucky Standard, our sister newspaper in Bardstown, carried a story recently about a school principal banning cell phone usage in the school.
    Jim Beavers, principal of Bloomfield Middle School, informed parents and students via the school’s Facebook page that as of Jan. 14, students’ use of cell phones was no longer permitted.

  • Glad to see Foster’s tribute

    Bravo, Jerry Foster! I loved seeing the picture of the French flag flying in front of the Judicial Center. That was a lovely tribute to the journalists who were slaughtered by terrorists in Paris.
    I would like to think that France would fly our flag if terrorists killed the staff of The Casey County News or any other publication in the U.S.A. Long live freedom of speech!

    Joberta Wells

  • Let’s stay positive about animal situation

    On Jan. 13, the Adair County Fiscal Court voted to terminate the contract between Casey County and Adair County/Green River Animal Shelter “for the time being.” To my knowledge, no reason was given. This means that Casey County cats and dogs will have no animal shelter to go to after the middle of February.