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Today's Opinions

  • Rowell: Are toy guns bad for kids?

    The gun debate rages on in the wake of the terrible shootings in Newtown, Conn., and the Christmas day tragedy in Webster, N.Y. where four firefighters were gunned down — with two of them dying — while responding to several house fires set by a convicted murderer with past mental problems.
    And now comes a not unexpected reaction from some parents who have banned their children from playing with toy guns.
    However, I don’t believe that this decision will, in the long run of a child’s life, make a difference.

  • Cole: Where did 2012 go?

    This is the last issue of The Casey County News for the year of 2012. I don’t know about you, but I just can’t believe how fast the year went by.
    And just like Casey County had events that will go into the history books, the year of 2012 will be an important one for me. My husband and I made some pretty big decisions this year; 2012 will be the answer to quite a few questions our future kids may ask us. When did you move to southern Kentucky? When did you get your first house — or hopefully — when did you get this house?

  • Cole: Where did 2012 go?

    This is the last issue of The Casey County News for the year of 2012. I don’t know about you, but I just can’t believe how fast the year went by.
    And just like Casey County had events that will go into the history books, the year of 2012 will be an important one for me. My husband and I made some pretty big decisions this year; 2012 will be the answer to quite a few questions our future kids may ask us. When did you move to southern Kentucky? When did you get your first house — or hopefully — when did you get this house?

  • Wells: Taking a step back in time

    My niece sent me a picture of two of her kids in a telephone booth recently. She labeled it “Antique.” Do what? A telephone booth is an antique? Yes, I suppose it is. I haven’t seen one in ages but I simply hadn’t thought about one, either. The last public phone I remember seeing was not a booth but a phone with a hood-like device over it, hanging off the side of the porch of Rigney’s Grocery in Yosemite. Lord have mercy, that had to be over 10 years ago.

  • Wells: Taking a step back in time

    My niece sent me a picture of two of her kids in a telephone booth recently. She labeled it “Antique.” Do what? A telephone booth is an antique? Yes, I suppose it is. I haven’t seen one in ages but I simply hadn’t thought about one, either. The last public phone I remember seeing was not a booth but a phone with a hood-like device over it, hanging off the side of the porch of Rigney’s Grocery in Yosemite. Lord have mercy, that had to be over 10 years ago.

  • Rowell: Gender neutral toys good?

    As I have stated in previous columns, sometimes I feel like a dinosaur in this day and age. We just cannot seem to make up our minds. Weren’t things more consistent back in the good old days?
    Now comes word about gender neutral toys for kids.
    A story surfaced about 13-year-old McKenna Pope and her 4-year-old brother, Gavyn Boscio, of Garfield, N.J.
    It seems that Gavyn loves to cook and asked his family for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas.

  • Rowell: Gender neutral toys good?

    As I have stated in previous columns, sometimes I feel like a dinosaur in this day and age. We just cannot seem to make up our minds. Weren’t things more consistent back in the good old days?
    Now comes word about gender neutral toys for kids.
    A story surfaced about 13-year-old McKenna Pope and her 4-year-old brother, Gavyn Boscio, of Garfield, N.J.
    It seems that Gavyn loves to cook and asked his family for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas.

  • Editorial: Judicial Center maintenance important

    Approaching the 10-year anniversary of the building of the Casey County Judicial Center in November, we note that the facility has served the county well.
    Court records are safely kept in the Circuit Clerk’s office and the two courtrooms are large enough to accommodate most any trial.
    However, as with all things man-made, there comes a time when maintenance and upkeep issues have to be addressed.