• READERS’ VIEWS: Sept. 19, 2014

    To the editor,

    The name calling and general grunting has begun in the race for judge-executive of Nelson County. 

    It would seem that we are doomed to relive yet another election centered on checking each other’s diapers. Would it be too much to ask to have a campaign and election based on ideas?

    What are you going to do for the average resident of Nelson County? How would the farmers benefit from your administration? How do you feel about firearm discharge in the unincorporated parts of Nelson County?

    Gerald Williams

  • NOTES OF THANKS: Sept. 17, 2014

    wn Animal Clinic. In addition to expert care, they went above and beyond to save our puppy. I am amazed by these people and the love they have for pets. A special thank you to Dr. Stewart and Ashley! Jo Jo will be back soon for puppy shots!

    Tammy and Bill Gibson

    Greer Lane


  • READERS’ VIEWS: Sept. 17, 2014

    Mitch McConnell has been too busy to attend meetings of the Senate Agriculture Committee for the last four-plus years — too busy kowtowing to his rich cronies like the Koch brothers and other Washington power brokers.

    Mitch doesn’t seem to recognize that agriculture is one of Kentucky’s signature industries and that the state is still working to recover from the loss of what was once its major crop, tobacco.

  • Readers' Views: Sept. 12, 2014

    The editors should not blame economists for their support of the Republican attack on the minimum wage law.

  • READER'S VIEW: Sacred cow tax

    The idiom “sacred cow” is defined by the dictionary as someone or something that has been accepted or respected for a long time and that people are afraid or unwilling to criticize or question. This is how, I believe, most school boards can raise property taxes by the legal limit of 4 percent in Kentucky.

  • NOTE OF THANKS: Thanks for Nazareth success

    I would like to express my sincere gratitude to those who made the Nazareth Villages 25th and 35th Around the World anniversary celebration such a huge success.

    Special thanks to Adams Painting, Kleentech, Brown Heating and Air, Les Keene Jr., Goulds, Patrons,Wilson and Muir Bank and our board of directors for all the door prize donations. Thank you to the Vendors, the Nazareth Villages staff, The Eddie Greenwell Band, the Sisters of Charity and everyone who participated in any way to the success of the event. Our residents really do mean the world to us.

  • READERS’ VIEWS: Sept. 5, 2014

    Recently we have heard of problems with the execution of convicted murders, e.g. Robert Woods in Arizona. In Woods’ case, by lethal injection, it took well over an hour to effect his death. People are being shocked and horrified by this lengthy legal injection and similar electrocution methods.

    Unfortunately, in this imperfect world, I believe capital punishment is a necessary deterrent. So is there a better way?

  • READER'S VIEW: Election could make history

    To the editor,

    Aug. 26 was a day to celebrate. That is the date in 1920 that the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, took effect.

    The last Congress accomplished little, with the exception of the Women’s Caucus, where Republicans and Democrats worked much better together.

    History was made then Gen. Peggy C. Combs took command at Fort Knox. I’m paraphrasing, but the point I got from her speech when she assumed command was that she was not there for herself staying in power, but to make a positive difference at Fort Knox.

  • READERS’ VIEWS: Aug. 22, 2014

    Buttermilk Festival time is here again. Part of what’s happening in Ferguson, Mo., happened here last year.

    Police were posted at Post 167 American Legion’s after-party. No one knows if they were state, local or what. They were dressed in military-style gear and weapons.

    Did Mayor Bill Sheckles order this or was this Officer McKenzie Mattingly’s order? He was the one involved, and what was the reason?

    They harassed and intimidated people. They wanted trouble because Nelson County EMS was also on stand-by.

  • 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.