• >>NOTES OF THANKS: Post 42 is leading the way

    To the editor,

    Our Bardstown and Nelson County communities were well represented in October by American Legion Post 42 during a Legion overseas deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 

    On this LOD mission, team members focused on the care of veterans, their families, and showing that folks back home miss them and send their support and prayers.  Going to Cuba is like visiting Small Town USA, and while Bardstown has a sister city in France, I wish we could adopt Guantanamo Bay as a military sister-brother city overseas.

  • >> NOTES OF THANKS: Parks and Recreation Deptartment Halloween party was successful

    To the editor,

    On behalf of the Bardstown Parks and Recreation Department staff, I want to extend our sincere appreciation to everyone who made our eighth annual free Halloween Party an outstanding success. Over 500 youth were in attendance, along with parents and grandparents. Special thanks to Shannon Oller at the Guthrie Opportunity Center for use of their facility.

  • >> READERS’ VIEWS: The tyrant has no clothes

    To the editor,

  • >>READER'S VIEWS: Where does the greed stop?

    To the editor,

    Where does the greed end?

    I was paying one of my utility bills by telephone, a completely automated process, yet I was charged a fee. So that we are on the same page, they charged me to pay my bill.

    Maybe it’s me, but aren’t utilities public? At one point, did we say they are going to make X amount of profit?

    Keep in mind that they provide a service the source of which is a public project — a dam, a reactor or a furnace, each a product of a government subsidy.

  • Who appreciates veterans?

    On Veterans Day, the president spoke in appreciation of us veterans. Meanwhile, the Republican hawks in Congress showed their appreciation by searching for ways to get the USA involved in another war. Simultaneously, those same Republican hawks want to privatize veterans hospitals and probably cannot sleep at night because they are searching for ways to decrease our veterans’ pensions.
    How can anyone with a military background be able to vote for a Republican candidate?

    Andrew Spolski
    USAF MSgt, retired
    102 Antlers Trace Drive

  • Questions for Keene

    I would like to take a few moments to respond to Mr. Trey Crumbie’s article from Sunday, Nov. 1, in which he presents Mr. Howard Keene’s desire to extend our city’s ordinance to sell liquor and wine by the bottle and drink from 1 p.m. on Sundays to “preferably” 11 a.m.

  • Why skip the turkey on Thanksgiving?

    To the editor,
    While  President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey’s life.
    And here are some good reasons:
    • You can brag about pardoning a turkey — like Obama.
    • You truly are what you eat. Who wants to be a “butterball”?
    • Fruits and vegetables don’t have to carry government warning labels.

  • Kindness still exists

    November is the month of Thanksgiving. Saturday, Nov. 7, was an example of that theme.
    I had the grand opportunity to participate in a wonderful event.  It was the Turkey Bowl, sponsored by PLG-13 and Save-a-Lot. It was heartwarming and endearing to see so many from our community come together and help such an honorable charity. 

  • Pay attention to where you make donations

    To the editor,
    The holiday season is quickly coming upon us, and with that many good people begin to consider ways to give and donate to others.
    First, thank you for being generous and helping those in need. This is a positive reflection of you towards others in our community.

  • Trump isn’t stupid

    To the editor,
    The Donald Trump is not stupid. He just talks that way. If more conventional, he would better suit me.
    However, I doubt that he is worried about it.
    Kenneth L. Carney
    100 Coventry Lane