• Welding is not that easy

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing in response to a comment made by the new conservation officer, Joel High, in a recent edition of The Casey County News.

    In the article, he was asked, “Why welding?” and his response was, “I went for something easy.”

    My husband has been in the welding industry in some for for almost 30 years, and I have many friends who are welders, and I feel safe in speaking for all of them by saying there is nothing “easy” about welding.

  • CCHS junior: Smoking affecting health and education

    I’m a junior at Casey County High School. I’ve always had issues with the use of tobacco at my school. During my freshman year there was dip in all the water fountains and spit all through the halls. Maybe I was too naïve to notice the smoking in the bathrooms then, but it seems as if it’s gotten much worse since then. I have lung conditions and inhaling smoke makes it extremely hard to breathe. This is a dilemma because there isn’t a bathroom in school that isn’t smoke-filled.

  • 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.