• Expresses opinions on politics, government

    Bob Ellis wrote a letter, “Too many government programs” in the Oct. 26, 2011 issue. Yet he addresses only Social Security and Medicare. These are the only two programs that are of any real benefit for older Americans.
    Social Security was designed to be self-sustaining. In other words, if you worked you paid into the Social Security fund. Medicare was designed to help offset the cost of health care with taxpayer dollars. Social Security was established Aug. 14, 1935. Medicaid was established in 1964. Medicare was established in 1965.

  • Newspapers and TV need to get it right

    Mr. Vassallo is right. True information is getting hard to come by nowadays in newspapers or by TV news (letter to the editor, Oct. 19 issue). Like Bill Clinton had trouble with what “is” is.
    Seems like TV news and newspapers are having trouble with what truth is.
    Bob Ellis

  • Supports Johnson’s Christian values

    If you want the 2012 presidential candidate to win Kentucky’s electoral votes, who receives the most lawful votes, then vote for Bill Johnson for Secretary of State. If you want President Obama to get Kentucky’s electoral vote because groups like Acorn transport the same people from precinct to precinct, vote for Alice Lundergen Grimes.

  • Be informed and get involved in elections

    Have you noticed how much attention the next “big thing” gets these days? Whether it is advances in tractor technology, a new and improved variety of corn or soybeans, or a new line of livestock genetics, we tend to pour a lot of energy into these new opportunities. Lest we forget, we can actually have considerable influence on the next “big thing” if we take a moment to exercise one of the greatest rights we have as citizens of this great country — voting.

  • Endorses Johnson for Secretary of State

    Seldom do we get to vote for someone with a connection to Casey County. This year we can vote for Bill Johnson for Secretary of State. He is the son-in-law of Marvin and Imo Jane Douglas. She has been a business school teacher to two or three generations of Casey Countians.
    From what I have read and heard about Mr. Johnson, he is a fine young man with lots of experience in the business world. He is a Navy veteran, an engineer, and math teacher. He wants everyone to vote who is entitled to vote — only once and not from the graveyard, unlike his opponent.

  • Thinks Gov. Beshear doing a good job

    As a retired Navy veteran, I would like to take this opportunity to endorse Gov. Beshear for re-election.
    He and his lieuntenant governor candidate are themselves veterans. I was honored when I saw him visiting our Kentucky warriors on the battlefield of Iraq. In 1966-67 when I was in Vietnam fighting for our country, it would have been an honor to receive a visit from a Kentucky official.

  • Thanks for support during Apple Festival

    The Friends of Education and the CCHS Basketball Boosters would like to thank everyone for their dedication to our programs by their recent support during the Apple Festival.   Both programs depend on this fundraising event during the year.
    We would also like to thank the local businessmen that opened the doors to their buildings for storage and use.
    Last, but not least, we would like to thank all the parents and Friends’ board members that gave of their time to help work the booth. Without your help it would be very difficult.

  • Grimes is right choice for Secretary of State

    About a month ago I went to listen to a speech given by candidate for Secretary of State Allison Lundergan-Grimes and was most impressed with her  presentation. Allison is a very personable young woman with a good grasp of politics and the needs of the people of Kentucky. She is running on a  
    platform to recruit employers and small businesses to come to Kentucky in order to grow our economy and create more jobs. Additionally she plans on simplifying the registration process for small businesses.

  • Relay chili cook-off was big success

    Thank you to those who participated in the Relay For Life of Casey County chili lunch and chili cook-off last Friday.  We raised over $1,000.  This gives us an excellent start for our 2012 event.
    If you are a returning team or want to join us for the first time, registration is free through the end of October.  Please visit www.relayforlife.org/casey to register or learn more about our event or www.cancer.org for more information about Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society and how we can help you.

  • We absolutely have the right to complain

    I’ve wanted to say this for many years so now here goes: Those of you who say, “If you don’t vote you don’t have a right to complain.” That’s a stupid statement on several accounts. If you see reason to, you have absolutely the right to.
    The world is a mess locally as well as nationally. Why is that? It’s the people you vote into office and that’s because of the poor choices you have.
    Your small town America votes people in because they are nice people. Most towns vote one party and one party only.