• CCHS restrooms locked to prevent smoking

    It has come to my attention that Casey County High School has closed two of its three student restrooms. The reason given to the students was to stop students from smoking in them. As a result, it has become extremely difficult for students to be able to use the facilities. I have a daughter who attends CCHS. She has reported that lines to use the restroom are so long that either students must first go to their class and request permission to use the facilities (this permission is not always given), or choose to wait in line. This causes them to be reported as tardy.

  • Thanks for road work during winter storm

    I would like to thank our magistrate, Kenny Morgan, and his road crew for keeping our roads to where we could travel. I appreciate it very much.
    Marie Carman

  • Improved communication needed with officials

    Good, caring people of Casey County struggle with many problems relating to employment, health and closely related economic woes. Many privately express needs, complaints, ideas and contributions that should be part of the governmental discourse in Liberty and Casey County government.
    Today I tried to forward to an internet link addressing a comparative causal study of “Hardest Places To Live” in counties nationwide that included us. We are ranked in the bottom 5 percent of 3,135 counties in the U.S.

  • Questions regarding county coroner’s office

    As to the coroner’s expensive tastes, why couldn’t he have purchased the office supplies in Liberty for a lot less than $878? Wouldn’t the golden $80 badge identify him as coroner without having to buy six expensive $35 shirts?
    I don’t recall Quincy in the big city having anything but his badge for identification. Shouldn’t the coroner be a part of the sheriff’s department and not connected to any funeral home?
    M.T. Thompson

  • Residents should be proud of Casey Hospital

    On Jan. 16, 2015 while in Liberty, I was admitted to the Casey County Hospital with double pneumonia and flu. I must say this is a professional hospital and something the residents of the county should be proud of. I had caring nurses in the emergency room and the doctor was great. I was treated with great respect and the best care that I think could have been given.

  • Glad to see Foster’s tribute

    Bravo, Jerry Foster! I loved seeing the picture of the French flag flying in front of the Judicial Center. That was a lovely tribute to the journalists who were slaughtered by terrorists in Paris.
    I would like to think that France would fly our flag if terrorists killed the staff of The Casey County News or any other publication in the U.S.A. Long live freedom of speech!

    Joberta Wells

  • Let’s stay positive about animal situation

    On Jan. 13, the Adair County Fiscal Court voted to terminate the contract between Casey County and Adair County/Green River Animal Shelter “for the time being.” To my knowledge, no reason was given. This means that Casey County cats and dogs will have no animal shelter to go to after the middle of February.

  • Consider your decisions, actions in 2015

    Is less more, more less, or is it all in one’s perspective? Two decades ago, the majority of American families were not burdened with finding funds within its budget to cover satellite television, cell phone, and Internet service.  
    Yet today, individuals are considered somewhat of an oddity if they do not purchase these amenities.

  • Those elected should be creating jobs

    This is in reference to the 3 percent restaurant tax for dining in our four or five restaurants that we have because people in this county don’t want anything.
    This is a poor county and not everyone has these good paying jobs like those we elected. You can probably afford this tax but I will tell you what will happen. People will pay the tax. The waiter just won’t get a tip. So I guess that tax can be given to them or their employer can pay them more for working for them since the people won’t be leaving tips.

  • Hopes results of election are sign

    I hope the results of the recent mid-term election is a sign people (voters) are beginning to wake up. If it is, that’s encouraging for our country. If it isn’t, then they will likely make the same colossal mistake again in 2016 by voting Hillary Clinton in as president, just as, in my opinion, they did in electing Barack Obama a second time. I am not yet convinced that the voters are waking up because if after the first four years of Obama they did not see the light, but rather went to the polls and elected him again, it makes one wonder.