• NOTES OF THANKS: May 27, 2015

    Grace Fellowship Church would like to say thank you to our community for your support of our food drive for Bethany Haven.

    Two hundred ninety food items were collected! This was a great success, and is an example of what our community can do when working together for a common goal.

    We thank God for the people of this community, and look forward to continuing to be a part of it as we seek to show the love of Christ.

    Brad Woods


  • NOTES OF THANKS: May 27, 2015

    NELCASA (Nelson County Court Appoints Special Advocates) wishes to thank Tri-County United Way, its board of directors and all of the supporters of the three counties for hearing the voices of the abused, neglected and dependent children of Nelson County.

    Our program is made up 99 percent of volunteer. These trained individuals act as children’s voices in court for those from birth to 18 years old who are found to be victims of abuse or neglect.

  • NOTES OF THANKS: May 27, 2015

    Nelson County celebrated its 20th anniversary of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life on May 8. The weather was great after heavy rain for the past two Relays.

    Of this year’s $98,000 goal, $72,500 has been collected to date. Donations are still coming in.

    By closing this gap and reaching our 2015 goal, Nelson County will have donated over $2 million in the last 20 years to support the American Cancer Society’s research funding and programs of service. This will be a great accomplishment for the Nelson County community.

  • NOTES OF THANKS: Compassionate Friends thanks United Way

    The Compassionate Friends of Nelson County would like to thank the United Way for their generous contribution to our organization.

    With their help, we are able to reach out to more bereaved parents, and families of children who have died. Without United Way we could not do what we do.

    Thank you again United Way.

    God bless you.

    Mary Ballard-Boone

    Chairwoman and Chapter Leader

    The Compassionate Friends of Nelson County

    128 Hurstborne Ave.


  • NOTES OF THANKS: Thanks for a successful Paddle Pick-up

    On behalf of the Bardstown Boaters, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the 10th annual Paddle Pickup river clean-up. Wonderful weather and river conditions provided volunteers the ability to fill their boats full of litter as they floated the Beech Fork river. Tires, bottles, plastics, and even a kitchen sink were cleaned from six and a half miles of the river between the bridges at Manton and Highway 49 where a dumpster was waiting to receive the trash.

  • READERS' VIEWS: Get it together

    To the editor,

  • READERS' VIEWS: There should be a better system

    To the editor,

    In response to the letter I recently read in your paper from Tim Roby, I most certainly agree. He hit the nail on the head when he said sentences handed down by Judge Simms were a travesty. Sit in his court sometimes and you can rape, steal, shoplift and all his sentences he hands down are less if you beat and rob someone compared to just shoplifting.

    I’ve sat in his court to observe several times and could not believe some of the sentences he hands down to a shoplifter vs. a serial offender.

  • READERS’ VIEWS: May 20, 2015

    This is my opinion on Bardstown’s mayor giving the Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Deptartment an ultimatum: Either turn over the county’s equipment, firefighters and funds to the city or separate the two departments and have the county remove its equipment out of Station 1.

    I served our community as a firefighter for the Bardstown Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department for 18 years. We operated as one department, one team, with one chief out of one station, and it worked for several decades.

  • READERS’ VIEWS: May 20, 2015
  • NOTES OF THANKS: May 17, 2015

    Cox’s Station Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, wishes to thank Forrest Berkshire and The Kentucky Standard for assisting us in identifying the Nelson County Vietnam veterans who will be honored by our chapter in an upcoming event. The date and location of the event will be announced soon. The newspaper article went above and beyond our expectations. Because of your help, we have been able to identify additional veterans.

    Nancy M. Bean

    Cox’s Creek