• 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.

  • Too many government run programs

    I like the heading of Mr. (Kevin) Williams letter of Oct. 12, 2011.
    You have to give mercy to receive mercy. On this point me and Mr. Williams agree but I believe we have too many government run programs that we cannot afford because we just do not have the money to pay for said programs. And this is why we have a national debt that is out of control.
    I believe we need to start thinking of our grandchildren and therefore show mercy to them instead of thinking of self because they will be paying our debt.

  • Local gas prices higher, not lower

    As to gas prices, the letter writer last week commended Liberty gas stations for being cheaper than surrounding towns, including Danville. I disagree.
    I have never found Junction City/Danville gas prices higher than in Liberty. They are always a few cents to 20 cents lower in the Danville area.
    For instance, on Sunday, Oct. 23, prices in Liberty were $3.45; in Junction City, $3.25 — a difference of 20 cents.
    Mae Thompson

  • Praise for local gas station owners

    I just want to say thank you to the gas station owners around Liberty. They are consistently priced lower than most area towns, including Russell Springs, Columbia, Danville and Lexington.  We seem to always be well below the national average for gas prices.
    Even though the prices within our community vary, it’s good to know that I can usually wait till I get close to home to get a good deal on gas. It means a lot when so many of us are pinching pennies more than ever before.
    Anne Streeter

  • Wikileak more reliable than most papers

    If newspapers are still the most trusted source of information, why is the New York Times nearly bankrupt and cutting back its newsroom staff?
    If people still get their news from the major media, then why are the L.A. Times and the Washington Post in serious financial assistance?
    The fact of the matter is that most recent surveys and polls show people are getting most of their news from the Internet or television. I mean reliable television, not the left wingers from NPR and PBS that shape our political campaigns with their slanted bias.

  • You have to give mercy to receive mercy

    This is in answer to Mr. Russell Vassallo’s letter (Sept. 14) condemning health care for all.
    First, the example of denying health care to Americans because of illegal aliens is way off the issue. We all know illegal aliens shouldn’t be here, anyway.
    To those who stand for the present system that allows a greedy private sector to charge excessive profits from Uncle Sam (which is prohibited from even negotiating prices) for health care services, read on.

  • Girl Scouts need leaders at Walnut Hill

    Girl Scouts is looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of local girls. Troop leaders are needed for girls in grades 4-5 at Walnut Hill Elementary.
    For more information about local Girl Scout opportunities contact the Somerset Girl Scout office at (606)-561-7105.

    Cassi Haggard
    Program/Training Specialist
    Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council
    London, Ky.

  • Thanks to officials for endless support

    Another Apple Festival has now come and gone and I think it is time to reflect on what, why and how these events happen.
    First, of course, is the endless labor and planning of those individuals from various groups, committees, and organizations who devote their time and efforts to the purpose. But somewhere along the line it seems that we are taking for granted some of the most important aspects and issues of the event.

  • ‘Thank you’ is a great gift to a fireman

     The fire departments have been setting up for years at the (Apple) Festival. It is, for most, one of the biggest fundraisers of the year.
    I have been affiliated with the South East Casey County Volunteer Fire Department for over 14 years. While having a booth is to raise money, it is also to let the community know who we are and that we are there for them, that they can depend on us when called on.