Today's Opinions

  • Cole: Looking forward to Apple Festival

    The week of festivities has finally arrived.
    I’ve been anticipating the Casey County Apple Festival since the first day I was hired as a staff writer for The Casey County News.
    Even during the interview process, the festival came up and it’s continued to be mentioned in the news office at least once every other day.
    Now it’s finally here  — my first Apple Festival.

  • Rowell: Vet projects are important

    It always does a body good to see someone who’s totally dedicated to helping those who are struggling with life’s issues.
    In that vein, Delton Coppage and The American Flag Patriots come to mind.
    If you read the story in today’s edition about Delton making a CD of patriotic songs and selling it to use the proceeds to help wounded vets, it gives you a sense about how passionate he is in wanting to help wounded veterans.

  • Editorial: Dead animal disposal good for county

    A persistent problem in Casey County is the disposal of more than an estimated 1,200 head of livestock that die every year and have to be disposed of properly.
    Most farmers either dragged the carcass to the back 40 for the buzzards to clean up or they buried it.
    Thing is, neither one of these is very advantageous for the environment as fluids from the dead animal can leach into ground water and buzzard droppings pose a health issue.

  • Resident waiting for road repairs on Watson Chapel

    Be careful if you come on Watson Chapel Road. If you meet someone and move over, we have drop-offs. Oh, I forgot, we also have holes.
    We pay our taxes. What do we have to do for a better road? I was told twice our road would be fixed in July.
    The residents of Watson Chapel Road are still waiting.

    Carol Spears

  • Wells: Taking a walk down memory lane to Two Keys

like the corners of my mind. Misty watercolor memories
of the way we were.” Marvin Hamlisch and Barbra Streisand wrote that song for the movie “The Way We Were.”  I always loved it.

  • Cole: Tree saga concludes

    Who knew asking The Casey County News readers to call in about old, large trees would get such a response.
    The tree saga started in early August, when a photograph of a white oak tree caught my eye on the front cover of an issue of The Casey County News from 1992.
    I set out trying to find the tree to re-photograph it, but soon found out that it had been cut down.
    I asked for readers to contact me if they knew about any really old, large trees in Casey County. The responses came in fast and before I knew it I had about a dozen suggestions.

  • Rowell: Small in stature means exactly that

    In last week’s column, I wrote about Trell Bradley Whitis and NKH, a neurological disorder that he was born with.
    And one thing you could tell from my writing was the great admiration that I have for Trell’s family as they do everything in their power to help him battle this disorder.
    If other parents had the same dedication to their children that Logan and Kellie have for Trell, more children would grow up with a greater appreciation for who they are and the opportunities that are available.

  • Editorial: Sample copy out today

    About once a year, we send a newspaper to every address in Casey County, whether a subscriber or not.
    It’s a good opportunity to peruse our pages and see all the good coverage that you might be missing.
    We like to think that we’re the oldest and only news outlet that covers events from one end of the county to another.
    We write about everything from public and government meetings to feature stories, school sports, accidents, festivals, church, and police and court news.