• Wake up, USA!

    To the Editor:

    Where to begin?

    There is sooo much going on just here in the USA that it is unbelieveable.

    Without writing a book, let me comment on some things:

    1. Professional football players taking a kneel to the national anthem. Sure they have the right, but please don’t make them a celebrity!

    2. Legalized marijuana is spreading all over the US. Companies and places of businesses are being sued for standing on their No Drug policies when they refuse to hire an applicant.

  • Eyes wide shut and hamburger helper

    By David Pickhardt

  • We’re all In the same religion

    To the Editor:

    The Catholics, and Protestants have argued/ fought on which denomination is right. Would the lord above want this? Or would the Lord want us to rejoice together. Both religions have small religion practices, but both religions have the same big practices. Asking the lord Jesus Christ our savior into our heart, asking for forgiveness, and being baptized as it says to do, in the bible. So why is everyone fighting, over little differences? After all we’re in the same religion.

    Adam Pittman


  • ‘KanCare’ is not good Medicaid

    ‘KanCare’ is not good Medicaid

    To the Editor:

    I am writing regarding the Guest Editorial by Jim Waters in last week’s Casey County News where he touts the wonders of, among two or three states, the accomplishments of the State of Kansas regarding Medicaid (known in Kansas as ‘Kancare’). I had almost completed my Letter to the Editor when I came across an article that appeared May 12, 2018 in the Kansas Emporia Gazette newspaper. I am quoting a portion of it below. I think that just about says it all!

  • Candidates should make realistic plans

    To the Editor:

    I would like to discuss the upcoming local elections, and what it means to the citizens of our county.

    My opinion, for whatever it is worth, is that every candidate running should have solid ideas on how they will improve the area once they are elected.

    Even in good times, improvements can always be made, and good enough, is never good enough.

    I have had several candidates come to my door. The first question I ask is, “If you are elected, what will you try to do to improve the lives of your constituents.”

  • Support the Casey Honor Guard

    Dear editor,

    The Casey County Veterans Honor Guard has been raising funds to purchase a van to transport their unit to perform their duties.

    The Masonic Lodges of Casey County are having a fundraiser to support their cause.

    A breakfast will be held at Craftsman Masonic Lodge from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday March 31. The meal will be all you can eat of ham, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy for $5.

    The location of the lodge is behind McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Everyone is invited especially all veterans and their families.

  • Support Weddle for sheriff

    To the Editor, The Casey County News:

    In a few months we will be voting to elect a new Casey County Sheriff.

    This will be a very important choice to make. Unfortunately the law does not require the candidates to have previous experience in the office or be a resident of the county for which they are running. I realize that most likely the six candidates are family men with good morals and well respected.

  • Supports increased cigarette tax

    Dear Editor,

    Many of our citizens have heard of efforts to support an increase in the cigarette tax. It was recently discussed in the state’s Health and Welfare Committee and there has been a bill introduced by Senator Stephen Meredith. I personally support a tax increase of at least $1 per pack on cigarettes sold in Kentucky, which will help reduce smoking and tobacco-related disease in Kentucky.

  • Thanks to road crews

    Thank you Bart Woodrum and County Road Dept. for your tremendous effort in the cleaning of the roads in northern Casey County during this winter!

    Sometimes it is easier to complain than to write a letter of gratitude, when a local government job is well done—well done under very difficult conditions and the promptness was awesome!

    Rat Durham


  • Support Kenny Patten for sheriff

    To the Editor:

    In the 28 years that I have lived in Casey County, I have never allowed anyone to place a sign on my property in support of his/her election—until now!

    I fully support Kenny Patten for the position of Casey County Sheriff. I have known Kenny for the past 28 years and know him to be, above all, a man of his word. He is a pillar of our County and will uphold this position in the highest honor for the citizens of our County.