• Hospitals did fantastic job in emergency

    On the morning of Feb. 20 my husband was very ill so I drove him to the ER at Casey County Hospital.  The doctor and staff on duty were quick in determining the problem and started treatment.
    We could not have asked for a better group of medical professionals to have been there for us.  The doctor and staff at Casey County Hospital, we believe, may have saved his life with their quick actions.

  • Letter: Signs nailed to electric poles are unsightly

    You’ve seen them. Those ugly, yellow, signs advertising Cash Express. Kentucky, even in winter, has a rustic beauty. And those ugly yellow signs nailed to electric poles are unsightly.
    If it’s legal for businesses to advertise in this manner, then all the businesses in Casey County should be allowed to nail their advertising to electric poles. If it is not legal to advertise this way, then Cash Express should be made to remove their signs. And not put them back up.
    Kathy Stinson

  • Letter: Thanks to church for evacuation spot

    On Monday, Feb. 28, as I was driving my daily school bus route, we were alerted that the tornado sirens had went off in Liberty. I thought I would be okay to get my children to Jones Park Elementary since I run the Calvary Ridge area, but as I turned to come towards Jones Park, I saw a terrible cloud with what appeared to be rotation in it.  I made the decision at this point to turn around and go back to the Mt. Olive Christian Church because I knew they had a basement and I was only about a fourth of a mile from it.

  • Letter: Unions have good and bad points

    I would like to say thank you for the well written letter of Betsy Tuckey (March 2 issue).
    I have worked in union shops and been a union member. I have seen the heavy hand of unions. I  have worked with good workers and bad workers. I have worked with some that were a pleasure to work with and others that were a pain to work with.
    The trouble is to a union lawyer they are all the same.
    This is why I agree with every word written by Betsy Tuckey.
    Bob  Ellis

  • Letter: Praise for doctors, therapists on good job

    Usually when things go wrong, everyone wants to tell the whole world about it. But when everything goes right you don’t hear about it. This article is different.
    On Jan. 11, 2011, Dr. Lukins checked me into the Ephraim McDowell hospital for knee replacement surgery. Everyone on the third floor was doing everything they could do to make me as comfortable as possible.

  • Letter: Thanks for bringing fire dues to light

    Thank you for the story about our wonderful (and brave) volunteer fire departments (Feb. 23 issue). Only until I read in The Casey County News that there is a $25 membership fee did I realize that we had never received a notice about the fee in our nearly 10 years of living here! Nor did I even know which fire department was ours.
    I called the number in the phone book and discovered that our home had not been assigned to a fire department. That’s being handled, and I will gladly pay the $25 fee.

  • Letter: ‘Standing in the streets’ will make a change

    Over a year ago, I wrote a letter to the editor concerning how corrupt and “political” our government has become over the years, and I mentioned that our only alternative to getting it fixed would be to go to Washington and stand in the street until someone listened. Well, others in our world must feel the same way, because it is happening.

  • Letter: Support KET’s upcoming TeleFund

    I have been a volunteer at KET, Kentucky’s statewide public television system, since 2006. I volunteer my time there because, for years, my family and I have enjoyed the diverse, wonderful programming and services KET provides, and I want to take part in passing those things on to others in my community.

  • Letter: Cheerleaders made big impression

    I would like to congratulate the Casey County High School cheerleaders on their success being the first squad to receive the honor of placing second runner-up in the state competition last Saturday. They worked very hard and put in a vast amount of time practicing. They did an outstanding job!

  • Letter: Appalled over man walking on charges

    In the Feb. 16 issue of The Casey County News, I read that in Campbellsville, Judge Dan Kelly granted probation with treatment to a man accused of sodomizing a 6-year-old girl.
    Can you imagine the terror, pain and humiliation this child must have endured, then to be told that she doesn’t matter as the perpetrator walks out of the court a free man? He is also ordered to leave the area, which frees him to find a new victim somewhere else. I’m appalled!
    Jean Ellis