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Columns

  • Rowell: Campaign ad time again

    After a reprieve of several months, we’re once again going to be bombarded with campaign advertisements.
    We’re already beginning to see ads for the Kentucky governor’s race and it won’t be long until presidential ads will begin airing. Just imagine — Obama, Romney, Gingrich, and can you imagine what Palin’s ads will be like?
    Now, not all ads are negative if the candidates will simply stick to the issues.

  • Carman: Tell us about dad’s advice

    Last month we honored our moms on Mother’s Day, and now dear ‘ol dad’s turn is coming up as Father’s Day is fast approaching.
    You may remember last month that The Casey County News held a mother/daughter lookalike contest, in which we asked our readers to send us their pictures of moms and daughters, along with a short note from the daughter telling us something special about her mom.

  • Wells: Y’all got any EVOO for the ‘thank you bowl’

    I LOVE cooking shows on TV!  The Food Network gets more of my attention than almost any other channel.
    I’m a big fan of Top Chef, anything Gordon Ramsay does (Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, etc.), Guy Fieri, Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa), Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Mike Symon, Anthony Bourdain, and Two Fat Ladies.

  • White: Dear Mom . . .

    In the late 1960s, while a student at Cumberland College and later UK, I wrote my mom a letter every week.
    Mom was one of those “never throw anything away” kind of people, so she kept every one of them.
    And I’m I ever so glad she did.
    Recently, I’ve begun compiling information for a book, with the tentative title of “My 40 Years In Journalism.”
    The plan is to scatter excerpts from some of the dozens of letters to mom throughout the book.
    Such as these……

    Oct., 1968

  • Carman: A show of love and friendship

    Monitoring a police scanner is part of my job, 24/7. Whether it goes off in the middle of a work day, at 3 a.m., or on the weekend, makes no difference.
    This time, it was the middle of a work day, 3:05 p.m. last Wednesday. The call was a house fire on C. Wesley Road. From years of experience, I knew this could mean an actual structure fire, something small that could be brought quickly under control, or even a controlled burn.

  • ‘Oklahoma!’ may be best ever

    At the risk of repeating myself, the Casey County Drama Club put on its best peformance EVER this past weekend as they presented the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!”
    Yes, I know every year I say it was the best play to date, but this year, I just can’t see how they’re ever going to top this one.
    If you didn’t get the chance to see this extremely talented group of young people — ranging in age from kindergarten to some of last year’s graduates who popped in to lend a hand — then it was truly your loss.

  • The end of the world — not!

    Well, I don’t know about you but I’m not surprised that the rapture didn’t happen on Saturday at 6 p.m. or 3 p.m. California time.
    That was the prediction of Harold Camping, an 89-year-old preacher who lives in Oakland, Cal.
    Camping, whose network of 66 radio stations in the U.S with broadcasts that reach many countries around the world, made the asinine statement earlier this year that Jesus would return on May 21.

  • White: How well do you know your ‘Tucky Trivia?

    QUESTIONS
    (1) What was Rick Pitino’s record in overtime games as coach of Kentucky?
    (2) Who was the first UK player to wear number 77?
    (3) Where did UK play home games prior to the building of Memorial Coliseum?
    (4) Who was the only UK player from McCreary County?
    (5) What former UK star once coached the Russell County Lakers?
    (6) Who was the SEC head coach who once was the head man at Pine Knot High?
    (7) What was the nickname of the late UK equipment manager Bill Keightley when he played high school ball?

  • Rowell: ‘Pastor’ was wrong in burning Quran

    I’m angry, and justifiably so.
    It has been widely reported that the Rev. (and I use that term lightly) Terry Jones, pastor of the tiny Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., oversaw a mock trial in which a Quran was burned.
    The Quran is the holy book of the Islamic religion and Muslims — followers of Islam — are highly offended if it is denounced or destroyed.
    Jones is the pastor who garnered world-wide attention last fall by threatening to hold a Quran burning at his church, which by the way, as of Monday, has no members.

  • Carman: Getting there is half the fun

    Elsewhere in today’s issue, you’ll find an Accent page dealing with the upcoming Casey County High School prom. In gathering information for that story, I started thinking about proms gone by, and what I consider to be one of the best parts.
    Prom, which is THE big dance of the school year, is coming up on May 14, which is about five weeks away. But, trust me, girls have been getting ready for this for months already.