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Columns

  • Taking advantage of KentuckyWired

    The idea behind KentuckyWired is to bring faster internet to more areas thorough a publicly owned fiber-optic loop around the state, but for local residents, it likely won’t help without an additional large investment in infrastructure. Would it be worth it for a company to take advantage of the new infrastructure, invest in a small county like Casey and bring the general public here another option?

  • July 20, 1969

    By Joberta Wells

    Where were you on July 20, 1969 when Apollo 11 made it to the moon and Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”? Buzz Aldrin followed him to the surface of the moon 19 minutes later while leaving Michael Collins alone in the command module above the moon.

  • The Amish Cook July 17

    By Gloria Yoder

    How about joining our family on a trip to Maryland? Yes, I know it’s a long haul, especially with five little ones, but you won’t get bored, and each part of the adventure will be quite eventful. When the idea first came up, I thought I couldn’t do it, but then, when God opens doors, what am I to say no?

  • Trump tearing down walls, too

    By Jim Waters

    While a central promise of President Trump’s campaign is coming to fruition in the construction of a barrier addressing illegal immigration along America’s porous border with Mexico, it was inspiring to join the commander-in-chief on Monday as he promoted tearing down imaginary walls between strong economies and safe environments.

  • Love your family

    By Angelia Bryant

    Family relationships are complicated and, if that were not enough, they are ever changing, ever evolving through developmental cycles and altered through divorces and death.

  • Sun, sea, sand, and suds

    By Joberta Wells

    What is more enticing than a combination of sun, sea, sand, and suds? My toes haven’t been kissed by the salty foam of ocean waves for years and years and they are feeling the need.

  • July 4th: A declaration of dependence

    By Jon Edgell

    Last Thursday the country celebrated the 243rd birthday of our nation with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It was a momentous decision for each one of the men who placed his name upon that Declaration.

  • Court of Appeals upholds ethics law

    By John Schaaf

    Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently put its stamp of approval on Kentucky’s legislative ethics law, sending a clear signal for strong public ethics laws across the nation.

    Kentucky’s ethics law was challenged in a lawsuit filed by John Schickel, a state senator from Boone County.

  • The Amish Cook July 10

    By Gloria Yoder

    We’re home again. It was a great vacation- or do you call it a vacation while you have a full-time job of caring for five little darlings?

    For months we had planned on going on a little trip with Daniel’s brother John, his family and a couple of our friends, Mary and Carolyn. Mary was Julia’s first-grade teacher and Carolyn is a dear friend and next-door neighbor. These two friends proved to be a tremendous blessing and asset in helping with the children.

  • Thoughts on growth

    Over the past two years there has been a great deal of discussion on the future of Liberty and Casey County and what improvements should be made in order to preserve what some have said is a dying town.

    The statistics show that Liberty’s and Casey County’s population has declined, but the 2020 census will be the final say. The statistics also show that Liberty’s population is aging. Thirty percent of the people in town are aged 65 and older. Casey County is doing better, with just 15 percent being 65 years of age or older.