• Goodbye, Mr. Chips

     First of all, I think there should be some kind of prize for anyone who even remotely “gets” the title of this column.

  • No place like Casey County

     On Saturday morning as I headed into Liberty to take photos of the Grocery Grab event at Liberty IGA, I was stopped out on old Ky. 70 by Officer Doug Tarter, whose police cruiser blocked the road.

  • Whitlock: Autumn gardens and the circle of life

    By David B. Whitlock

    Guest Columnist


  • Rowell: Grammy awards are a lost cause for me

    I have to confess that I didn’t watch the annual Grammy music awards’ program Sunday night.
    For one thing, I don’t get a lot of this generation’s musical groups with names like Ocean, Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Dream, and The Black Keys.
    Also, the music, with a beat which sounds like two opossums fighting in a 55-gallon drum, just doesn’t move me like the old tunes do.

  • Cole: Small town trust

    One of the things I love about small southern towns is the amount of respect and trust that the residents show each other.

  • Wells: Midnight musings keep me awake

    We’ve all been there. Lying in bed, trying to fall asleep but can’t because the mind is going six ways from Sunday, random thoughts flitting through, then getting fixated on some of them so that sleep is even more elusive. Why can’t we think good thoughts and just fall into dreamland? Never happens!
    Well, there I was not long ago. Couldn’t fall asleep. All I could think of was stupid things going on in this world. Those thoughts just made me crazy and less and less sleepy.

  • Rowell: Looking forward to Sen. Paul’s visit

    I always get excited when the big-time, big name Washington lawmakers come to Casey County. We’ve had visits from U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, Congressman Ed Whitfield, and on Friday, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, our Republican representative, is scheduled to pay us a visit at noon at the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center.
    I appreciate that Sen. Paul will chair a round-table discussion on business and then field questions from residents about issues affecting our little corner of Kentucky.

  • Whitlock: “Stan the man”: A living legend

    “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart, kid, and you’ll never go wrong.”
    — From the film, “The Sandlot” (1993)

    A great American legend, and one of my heroes, was buried last week. But “Stan the Man” Musial was more than a hero; he was and remains a legend. And legends live on, influencing those who come behind them, inspiring new acts of courage and goodness.
    Though dead, Stan Musial lives on.

  • Cole: Six cents nonsense

    Nowadays there are several things that are done by machine that used to be handled by humans. Often times when the machines “make a mistake,” it’s something that a human would have been able to understand and easily avoid.
    I bring this up because my husband recently joked with me that I needed to go back to kindergarten to learn how to write a “6.”

  • Rowell: Time to pay fire dues

    A new year has just begun and that means it’s income tax time and I’m sure all working folks are just thrilled that we’re all bringing home less money in the pay packet because of the increase in the federal payroll tax.
    But that’s not what this column is about. Folks, it’s time to get out the old checkbook and write that annual check to your local volunteer fire department. For homeowners, it’s $25 and businesses are higher.