• Wealthy in America should pay more taxes

    In answer to Bob Ellis’ simplistic views (Oct. 26 issue) on cutting government programs, medical care and basic retirement programs for the working people are about as necessary and merciful as anything government provides.
    And since no personal income above $106,000 is taxed for social security, the lower classes largely pay for these programs. Social security takes in the tax money to pay its bills, unlike the wealthy welfare programs, which not only don’t pay for themselves, but drain our trust funds to finance their corporate welfare waste.

  • Redistricting leads to senatorial changes

    I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve the good people of Casey County. Every 10 years, it is our Constitutional duty to realign voting districts according to the populations confirmed by the census. This requires the General Assembly to establish the one man, one vote rule.

  • Would like to see park stay as it is

    Concerning the park at the north end of town, I would like to see it remain as is. A welcome center for tourists would be nice.
    In the late 1950s, Melvin Emerson contracted the stone work. He and I, my brother, Bennie Patton, and his brother, Bobby Emerson, did the stone work. Part of the rock came from Carpenter’s Creek and some was bought from Delbert Ellison.
    Bobby Patton

  • ‘The devil is in the details’ on gambling issue

    In answer to Al Cross’ writing of Jan. 4, 2012 — Mr. Cross writes Gov. Beshear is trying to expand gambling. But we know this is nothing new.
    He states the devil may be in the details. I can assure you, sir, the devil is in the details. Because he likes to see the innocent suffer. And who are the most innocent? It is our most precious children.
    Parents will be taking money that needs to be used for food and clothing but will be spent on gambling.

  • State drug legislation could hurt the poor

    In response to “Steps must be taken now to win war on drugs” (Jan. 4 issue), legislation on a state level will not accomplish the desired goal. The big drug companies are right with their propaganda. It will hurt the poor people by forcing them to go to a doctor in order to receive a prescription. Those who want to get ephedrine for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine will simply go across state lines or purchase the drug through the Internet.

  • School board members deserve recognition

    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.

  • Shame on churches who close on Christmas

    I have a problem with the churches today who proclaim to be of Christ and serve Christ. Why, you ask, let’s look just a minute at a couple of things:
    First, the churches of today uphold the Sabbath, the Lord’s Day, as Sunday, but when Christmas falls on a Sunday, the churches seems to forget all of a sudden and want to shut down services. They preach over and over “Jesus is the reason for the season” and then they close the doors. Without Christ in Christmas you wouldn’t have anything but “mas.”

  • Toys for Kids sends thanks

    We have come to the end of another successful Casey County Community Ministries Toys for Kids campaign.
    Santa handed out wrapped gifts to 253 families (including 544 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 individuals, businesses, churches, community and civic organizations.
    We offer our sincere thank you for your generosity.

    Toys for Kids Committee

  • Spay and neuter clinic a future possibility

    For the past six months I have been working to organize a once-a-month low cost spay and neuter clinic in Casey County. It looks as if this might become a reality in March.
    There are a lot of needs in our county at this time, but I know in my heart that this is essential and can help our county in some small way.
    The animal cruelty article in The Casey County News last week was very disturbing. I am hopeful that someone will take the initiative to investigate.
    Linda Clark

  • Bets Rowell is a Democrat

    Mr. Rowell, I have never seen your voting record, nor do I wish to. But from your writing (Dec. 14 issue) I would bet $30 against a three-legged bullfrog you are a Democrat.
    You have spoken of Mitch McConnell a number of times and always in a negative way. I do not care how much money he has nor should you. You say you would never question McConnell’s integrity. I do, however, question yours. I believe you are trying to influence your readers to vote your way, Democratic. This is biased writing and it is not your job to tell your readers how to vote.