• Letter: Disagrees with stance on gun control

    This is being written in response to the guest editorial in the Jan. 26 edition of the Casey News. With all due respect to Mr. Coffman, I don’t agree with what he has written.
    Here are a few points I would like to make.
    —The Bill of Rights is for all Americans. No state or local government can take these rights away. If that were the case then a state could, for example, make abortion illegal. They can’t because the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that abortion is a woman’s right. That’s not even in the Bill of Rights.

  • Letter: To call Carney’s bill ludicrous is ludicrous

    Larry Rowell’s article on Jan. 5, 2011 (Politicans introduce the craziest bills) asks what or whom has threatened to take away Kentuckians right to hunt and fish?
    Perhaps he has never heard of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (P.E.T.A) or the Humane Society of the United States (H.S.U.S.). They have millions to spend lobbying and litigating against hunting and fishing.
    Thanks to those efforts and the elite media, a “right to hunt” ballot in Arizona recently failed. It could happen in Kentucky if people are not informed.

  • Letter: You can call a skunk a cat, but it still stinks

    We have a perfect solution to the garbage haulers’ franchise fee dilemna.
    We suggest Ronald Wright and the magistrates who came up with this outrageous and possibly unconstitutional fee, haul the garbage for just one week. After performing such arduous work, these gentlemen would probably decide our garbage haulers deserve to keep the money they work so hard to earn.
    Reducing an unfair fee from 5 percent to 2.5 percent does not make that fee suddenly fair.
    You can call a skunk a kitty cat, but it still stinks! Don’t reduce the fee, abolish it!

  • Letter: Technology makes things a lot easier

    My cousin Danny and I were at the Casey High game the other Friday. We were talking about, before the game started,  how things nowadays were different, especially the technological part, where they were taping the game, as we were sitting right behind the tech crew.
    The conversation turned from the game to how far technology has come in our time.

  • Letter: Not in favor of tourism commission

    I have lived in Hardin County for almost 50 years but my roots are among the Richardson clan out at Willow Springs in Casey County. I keep in touch and I couldn’t help but notice that the Liberty City Council may embark on the same adventure as our own Elizabethtown City Council has already done here.

  • Letter: Fiscal court needs to resolve trash issue

    The $400 per month fee charged to companies that provided trash collection in the county is excessive and, apparently, without precedent in comparable counties. While I see no problem with Casey County charging some reasonable fee for an annual business license, to charge as much as they currently do must very adversely impact the revenue of these companies.

  • Letter: Go cart event at ag/expo center great fun

    On New Year’s Day I saw a show at the Expo Center that was, in my opinion, one of the better happenings that has taken place at the Expo Center. It was the go cart races inside the big arena that was unbelievably entertaining.
    There were over 100 go carts present and who would have thought that it would work so well on the inside.

  • Letter: Raising garbage rates not a good idea

    Since most folks are out of work and/or not getting a Social Security cost-of-living raise, soaring prices of food, it sure seems like a bad idea to compound everything by raising any bills, including garbage.
    Our rates were increased a couple of years ago. I know that it wasn’t much but, it was an increase. I am sure that our garbage collectors work really hard and I appreciate them.

  • Letter: Recognizing school board members

    As Superintendent of Casey County Schools, I’m extremely proud of the students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers who are the heart and soul of the Casey County School System. And I’m also proud of the district leadership this community has put in place through the members of the Casey County Board of Education.

  • Letter: Toys for Kids thankful for great year

    We have come to the end of another successful Casey County Community Ministries Toys for Kids campaign (2010).
    Santa handed out wrapped gifts to 257 families (including 535 children). They also picked out stocking stuffers and bags of candy and had their picture made with Santa.
    This program could not be accomplished without the continued support of donations and time from many, many indivduals, businesses, churches, community and civic organizations.
    We offer our sincere thank you for your generosity.
    Toys for Kids committee,