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Columns

  • The meth plague

    Can’t we figure out what is drawing all these people to methamphetamine, and work to address it? This drug is obviously in very high demand in Casey County.

    Here at the news office we cover public records, especially crimes, really extensively. Methamphetamines are involved in about 90 percent to 95 percent of the felony cases we print. It’s like clockwork to see a meth charge on a police citation, and it’s so tragic for area families that the drug is so prevalent here.

  • Agriculture highlighted in 2019

    By Daniel Elliott

  • Happy belated Mom’s Day

    By Jon Edgell

    Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. It’s been a bittersweet holiday for me since my Mom died at age 57 on May 2nd, 1980, just one week before Mother’s Day. We called her Mom, Mother just didn’t fit right, you now? I loved her very much and I appreciated all she did for me growing up. As the years go by the sadness is buffered more and more by positive memories.

  • Spring is the season for hope

    She turned to the sunlight, shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young, 1924

    Wake-up! It’s time to wake up. Finally, the calendar has progressed into spring and winter is behind us. The Bradford pears and redbuds have bloomed, along with the most beautiful spring flowers and the grass is that only in spring green. While there will be several cold and rainy days to come, the inevitable has already occurred and we say goodbye to winter.

  • The Amish Cook May 15

    By Gloria Yoder

    As a very young girl, I recall my dad taking us children mushroom hunting. It was a highlight for all of us. I remember once when we as a family all went on a trek in the woods, one-year-old Jeriah stood pointing at a mushroom, which the adults and other children had missed. He just stood there making his grunting baby sounds at it as we all stumbled right past it in our excitement.

  • Bravo, Casey Davis

    By Joberta Wells

    Some of you reading this might remember my father, Josh Wells, as one of your teachers or friends. He was a character, as well as being an excellent teacher of history, government, and civics.

  • Pros and cons of zoning

    Casey County does not have countywide zoning. The City of Liberty has zoning laws, but not a planning and zoning commission.

    I believe there are benefits and drawbacks to having planning and zoning from my six years experience covering different planning and zoning issues.

  • Easter was when?

    By Jon Edgell

    Easter was, what, almost two weeks ago? What have you been doing since then? How has the risen Lord brought change into your life? In Matthew chapter 28, we find that Jesus had risen, the women had worshipped Him, and the Roman soldiers had been bribed to say that Jesus’ disciples had come in the night to steal away Jesus’ body; that He hadn’t resurrected from the dead at all.

  • The Amish Cook May 8

    By Gloria Yoder

  • Overcorrecting systems creates bigger problems

    By Jim Waters

    The Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees grabbed the wheel two years ago this month and abruptly overcorrected a pension system whose tires had dropped off a steep shoulder on the side of a road winding toward a very uncertain future for the commonwealth’s retirement plans and, by extension, its entire economy.

    By suddenly lowering the actuarial assumptions for the state employees’ pension fund from 6.75 percent to 5.25 percent, the board with one move greatly increased the contribution agencies are required to pay.