• RELIGION NOTES: Dec. 21, 2014

    To the editor,

    Flaget Hospital Auxiliary was formed in 1975 for the purpose of assisting the staff at the hospital, but today the auxiliary is working not only at the hospital but in the community by sponsoring several programs.

    One such program is to give four or five $1,000 scholarships to seniors of the Nelson County schools who are going into the medical field hoping one day they will return to work in Nelson County.

  • READER'S VIEW: Senior citizens left behind

    There’s a group of people who have been left behind.

    They don’t have anyone to help them. People say they are a different kind.

    These seniors worked hard to put food on their table, but the way things are going today, they are no longer able.

    So what’s going to happen? Can we keep them, find a way to take care of their families? Come on, what do you have to say?

    You know our senior citizens want to do what’s right, but they don’t know where to turn. They feel like they’ve lost the fight.

  • READERS’ VIEWS: Dec. 17, 2014

    On Dec. 14, Americans remembered the 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary whose lives were taken by a heavily armed man just two years ago. Many lit candles and sent their thoughts and prayers. Others wondered if anything had been done to prevent senseless tragedies like these from happening.

  • READERS’ VIEWS: Dec. 17, 2014

    I don’t always agree with Sen. John McCain, but I believe he is totally right about the wisdom and effectiveness of our U.S. policy regarding torture (and its several other names). In the end, it is all about us.

    Further, through these now-acknowledged practices with prisoners, have we given those who wish us great harm a victory? Have we become like what we fear from them?

    What about our practice of solitary confinement? Capital punishment —where we together officially kill people to make the point that killing people is wrong?

  • READER'S VIEW: Bourbon suggestions

    To the editor,

    After reading that Sen. Mitch McConnell suggested a bourbon summit with President Barack Obama, it seems McConnell was undecided on what bourbon to have. Likely it was because our senior senator, after 30 years in office, knows very little about bourbon!

    I would like to suggest these bourbons for the summit.

    “Eagle Rare” for President Obama. “Old Crow” for McConnell.

    I think these bourbons are very fitting for each man.

  • READER'S VIEW: Where raising minimum wage causes inflation, but rate increases don’t

    A minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $10.10 was recently proposed. It didn’t happen because the well-off among us claimed that paying people who make a poverty wage more would cause businesses to fail and ruin the economy. We, as a society, have no sympathy for these people.

  • >> READERS’ VIEWS: Light up your lawn to take part in Bardstown Christmas

    Light up your lawn to take part

    in Bardstown Christmas

    Each Christmas, we welcome college students, family and friends back home to Bardstown. We delight our out-of-town guests and tourists on any cold winter’s day with our warm, southern hospitality.

  • READERS’ VIEWS: Dec. 3, 2014

    To the editor:

    Totally reverse the headings “myth” and “reality” in Mr. Zarontonello’s column of Friday, Nov. 21, and you are close to the actual reality in the world and the actual truth about the recent election.  It is especially galling to hear the left harp on “voter suppression” as if that even occurs, but even more galling to know that they prefer ILLEGAL voters to INFORMED voters.  

    Ronald D. Weddle, M.D.

    4004 Mary Jo Blvd.


  • READERS’ VIEWS: Dec. 3, 2014

    To the editor:

    One vote. That’s what it took to defeat the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline bill. Of course, this controversial issue is not going away. Is anyone communicating with facts? Those who support the pipeline continue in mantra-like form to proclaim that the pipeline is good for the economy.

  • READERS’ VIEWS: Dec. 3, 2014

    To the editor:

    All the residents of Bardstown and Nelson County, and all surrounding counties, have gained a wonderful person and a fantastic pharmacist by having Alison Shirley as the new owner of Scripts pharmacy, which is located just past Flaget Hospital in the former Town & Country Bank building. I don’t receive anything, other than the joy I get from helping people, for sharing this information with you.