• READER'S VIEW: Poem made former teacher’s day

    To the editor,

    I was an elementary teacher for 40 years. I loved each of the students who walked through my classroom door, even the difficult ones.  But it is a rare thing for a student whom I had many years ago to even remember me, much less do what one did a few weeks ago.

  • NOTE OF THANKS: Thanks for Cram-a-Cruiser

    To the editor,

    The Nelson County Schools Family Resource and Youth Services Centers would like to thank the Fraternal Order of Police Old Kentucky Home Lodge 43 for their support of the children in our community.

    The FOP and many volunteers collaborated with the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers for the Third Annual Cram-a-Cruiser event held at Walmart.

  • READER'S VIEW: Vote for Leach

    If voters want to make a difference, they should vote for Ron Leach.

    His opponent, Congressman Brett Guthrie, has turned down request after request to debate during this congressional recess. Centre College and others have offered to host and moderate, but still he refuses. Instead of welcoming a chance to talk of his record and ideas, our congressman prefers to use the advantages of money and his office in this election.

    For information about Ron Leach, visit www.Ronleach4ky.com. Thank you.

    Mary Lane Greenwell

    113 Edgewood Drive

  • READER'S VIEW: 97 percent?

    To the editor,

    Responding to AI Cross in the July 25 editorial, Al claims that 97 percent of climate change scientists whose work has “passed muster” and been published in “peer review” publications say humans are making the earth warmer. What he does not explain is the 97 percent is among liberal scientists and publications and not the general scientific community. Climate change is not “settled science” There are plenty of other muster-passed and peer-reviewed scientists that totally disagree.

  • READERS’ VIEWS: Aug. 13, 2014

    To the editor,

    The definition of insanity, according to AA, is to perform the same task over and over and expect a different outcome.

    Isn’t that what has been happening? The same person has been elected and re-elected, the same failed plans recycled. Do we really expect a different outcome this time?

    The problem with the good ol’ boy system, you know, “I have known that family since ...” or, “They have been dog catchers since my father was a boy ...” is that change is deadly.

  • NOTES OF THANKS: Aug. 13, 2014

    To the editor,

    The volunteers of Barktown Rescue and members of the Bourbon City Bark Park wish to extend a big “thank you” to the many supporters who helped make our first Bark Bash a success.

  • NOTES OF THANKS: Aug. 6, 2014

    To the editor:

    Euclid Lodge No. 13 members, on behalf of the Bardstown Family Resource and Youth Services Center, please accept our gratitude for the donation of 20 backpacks and numerous school supplies.

    Our community is very fortunate to have a dedicated group of fine gentlemen working to better the lives of our underprivileged area schoolchildren.

    Thank you for your outreach program and for making a difference in the lives of many children in the Bardstown City School system.

    Catherine Webb

    Family Resource Center Director

  • NOTES OF THANKS: Aug. 6, 2014

    To the editor:

    Thanks to all who participated in the St. Thomas Super Raffle. The winners were: $10,000 — Diana Vittitow of New Haven; $3,000 — Jim Gunning of Hodgenville; and $1,000 — Mary L. Gagne of New Haven.

    We truly appreciate your support!

    The Rev. Jeff Hopper,

    St. Thomas Parish

    870 St. Thomas Lane


  • READERS’ VIEWS: Aug. 6, 2014

    To the editor:

    Last weekend the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was fouled by animal waste. With unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it will happen again in our own state.

    The problem has become pervasive. Waste from chicken farms has rendered the ocean off the East Coast unfit for fishing. Waste from Midwest cattle ranches carried by the Mississippi River has created a permanent “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico larger than that of the infamous 2010 BP oil spill.

  • Readers' Views: Minimum wage should be economy driven

    To the editor,