• NOTES OF THANKS: Blooming Bardstown support appreciated

    The Kentucky Home Master Gardeners would like to thank you for helping to make the 12th annual Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour and Marketplace a big success.

    The Master Gardener program, administered through the Kentucky Cooperative Extension, helps spread research-based gardening knowledge to our local community.

  • Readers' View: City police chief shouldn't scold

    A letter by the police chief in a recent Sunday’s paper describing the “idiocy of rumors” in this community is more a venting of annoyance than it is information. 

    It is futile to scold and lecture people when there are events that people should feel free to discuss. 

  • Readers' Views: July 28, 2015

    Demanding full support divides community

    To the editor,

    I strongly disagree with your recent editorial expressing disappointment in Dean Watts’ position regarding performing marriages. I think coercing anyone, even if it’s just through accusations of blurring church and state, to provide a service they are not required to is not helpful to the causes of equality and community. 

  • READERS’ VIEWS: July 25, 2015

    As I am once again consumed by grief at the horrors of bigotry, I am reminded of the lyrics of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific: “You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear. You’ve got to be taught from year to year, it’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear, you’ve got to be carefully taught!”

    “You’ve got to be taught to be afraid of people whose eyes are oddly made, and people whose skin is a different shade.”

    “You’ve got to be carefully taught!”

  • Readers' Views: July 17, 2015

    A breath of fresh air

  • READERS’ VIEWS: July 15, 2015

    I highly commend Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts for standing up for his beliefs, proving that he is a man of integrity, worthy of the trust the public has shown him by re-electing him time and time again.

    The Kentucky Standard’s editorial attacking him for doing so reveals insensitivity toward and disdain for an opposing view, rather than trying to understand it — which is not helpful.

  • READERS’ VIEWS: July 15, 2015

    To the editor,

    I read with interest about the reactions of Nelson Countians to the Supreme Court marriage ruling, more specifically Judge-Executive Dean Watts channeling the attitude of a 10-year-old kid of “taking his ball and going home” in regard to performing marriage ceremonies.

  • READERS’ VIEWS: July 15, 2015

    We wish to sincerely thank everyone who joined us for our “Tail” Gate Party at the Bourbon City Bark Park event on June 14 and helped to make the event a great success. We need to acknowledge certain folks in particular.

  • READERS’ VIEWS: July 3, 2015

    This letter is in reference to a viewpoint piece entitled “Do we need county fire service, or do we not?” 

    The answer is “Yes ... we do.”

    I spent 27 years responding to the farthest reaches of the corporation’s district and have saved plenty of lives and property. 

    What needs to be in the forefront of everyone’s thoughts is life safety! 

  • NOTES OF THANKS: July 3, 2015