Today's Opinions

  • Democracy in action in Casey County

    As I wandered onto the grass outside the Casey County Courthouse last Tuesday night, a woman was storming toward her car parked across Campbellsville Street.

    She was clearly upset, talking to herself about the election results that had just been released. She turned around and saw me and Zach Johnson watching her and she slowed down a bit.

    She said that the election was crooked, “all the way down,” and that the county had fixed it so that her candidate (I’m guessing her family) didn’t win.

  • Rebuilding Kentucky’s infrastructure

    By Hilda Gay Legg

    State Director, USDA Rural Development

    Some people remember when many rural households didn’t have electricity or running water. Although those days are long gone for most, there’s still lots of room for improvement.

  • We’re all In the same religion

    To the Editor:

    The Catholics, and Protestants have argued/ fought on which denomination is right. Would the lord above want this? Or would the Lord want us to rejoice together. Both religions have small religion practices, but both religions have the same big practices. Asking the lord Jesus Christ our savior into our heart, asking for forgiveness, and being baptized as it says to do, in the bible. So why is everyone fighting, over little differences? After all we’re in the same religion.

    Adam Pittman


  • Landmark legislation passed as session comes to a close

    By Daniel Elliott

    Your Kentucky General Assembly has completed the 2018 Regular Session. With so many difficult problems to work on, it has been a challenging few months. I very much appreciate your input, and understand that it was hard to keep up with at times. For now, here is an alphabetical list of major legislation that becomes law this year.

  • We are the caretaker of our thoughts

    By William Holland

  • Tax-raising politicians would choose comfort over transparency

    By Jim Waters

    What led to Judge Thomas Wingate’s ruling supporting the Bluegrass Institute Center for Open Government’s claim that the Kentucky House of Representatives held an illegal closed-door meeting last summer is indicative of how most politicians would, if given a choice, handle contentious issues.

    It’s why we have one of the nation’s strongest open meetings laws and don’t give lawmakers the choice of conducting the public’s business – including policy debates – privately.

  • The green of stress and greed

    Money. Cash. Green stuff. Why is U.S. currency green? Who decided on the classic green hue?

    According to an online article by the History Channel, the U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving selected the green color because the ink was plentiful and resistant to chemical changes; and green symbolizes stability, life, and growth. www.history.com/.

  • ‘KanCare’ is not good Medicaid

    ‘KanCare’ is not good Medicaid

    To the Editor:

    I am writing regarding the Guest Editorial by Jim Waters in last week’s Casey County News where he touts the wonders of, among two or three states, the accomplishments of the State of Kansas regarding Medicaid (known in Kansas as ‘Kancare’). I had almost completed my Letter to the Editor when I came across an article that appeared May 12, 2018 in the Kansas Emporia Gazette newspaper. I am quoting a portion of it below. I think that just about says it all!