• Letter: Why keep records if they can’t be accessed?

    To the editor,

    Like so many other people out there, I have a passion for researching my family history. Some of the reasons people spend their time researching are to validate family stories, see if they are related to famous people and for me, it’s gaining a better understanding of my ancestors and how I became me. I love history, and researching my family has been a journey of discovery of lost histories and preserving them.

  • Letter: Who won?

    To the editor,

    I am off the grid and only get my news from The Kentucky Standard. Can you tell me who won the presidential election?

    Ron Crume


  • Letter: Commission should understand real reasons for current conditions

    To the editor,

    A recent Bardstown-Nelson County Tourism Commission meeting, as reported by The Kentucky Standard, stated that a tourism commissioner testified that the recent closing of Harrison-Smith House restaurant is hurting other Bardstown restaurants. The commissioner apparently stated: “The restaurants that are continuing to operate are overwhelmed on weekends. I’ve had like 80 percent of complaints from guests saying the wait at some places is two hours.”

  • Letter: Thank you to the community for your kind donations

    To the editor,

    The following organizations and churches have generously donated food and/or funds to our Bread for Life Food Pantry and to  St. Vincent de Paul Mission Store to help us help the poor.

    The Abbey of Gethsemani

    Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

    Country Cuties Pageant


    Master Gardeners

    Local Farmers

    Flowers Baking Company

    Panera Bread of E-town

    Save-a-Lot Grocery

  • Letter: Bras Down Bardstown was a success

    To the editor,

    On Oct. 28, the Bras Down Bardstown kickoff for Relay For Life of Nelson County was a success.

    I want to thank everyone who came and attended the event and brought items for the silent auction and other food items. Thanks to everyone who came to bid on items and bought concessions to help support our Relay teams.

  • Letter: McCoy expresses thanks

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that helped me win this election. These things are never the work of one person, and I had a great team.

    First and foremost, my wife, Dr. Holly McCoy, and our kids, Hunter and Woody, along with my parents, who all knocked doors with me starting back in June.

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon and Rep. David Floyd, who knocked on doors and gave me so much support and encouragement. Thanks to my walking crew, especially Megan, Genita, Anna and Levi.

  • Letter: Mayor wants his way or the highway

    To the editor,

    I thought God was the only one always right.

    Seems like Mayor John Royalty thinks he is always right. You either do as he says or say what he wants you to, or you are gone.

    The mayor seems to have problems with anyone who does not see it his way. He wants to make his own rules.

  • Letter: Bardstown Parks and Recreation Department Halloween Party still a hit

    The Bardstown Parks and Recreation Department staff would like to extend our sincere appreciation to everyone who made our ninth annual free Halloween Party a tremendous success. More than 350 youth were in attendance, along with parents and grandparents.

    Special thanks to Cindy Hutchins with the Guthrie Opportunity Center for co-sponsoring the event.

  • Letter: Monument will be to the ones who kept us free

    To the editor,

    Dr. Harry Spalding in World War II became a doctor. He delivered my three children and was my wife’s doctor. Before that, I got arrested in his yard and was charged for alcohol intoxication and criminal trespassing. I was picking up sticks out of his yard.

    Dr. Harry and my father served in World War II. We are going to put up a monument to dedicate it to the ones that kept us free.

    JB and David O’Bryan are entombed inside of the USS Arizona.

    Rest in peace.

    Go Navy.

    Edward O’Bryan

  • Letter: Spalding and Masterson’s effort much appreciated

    To the editor,

    The family of the late Virgil and Celeste Hagan Whelan would like to express our appreciation to Dr. Harry Spalding and Mr. Joe Masterson for their diligent research and work in collecting information regarding our family service men killed while serving in World War II.

    Dr. Harry and Mr. Masterson, along with Judge-Executive Dean Watts, the Nelson County Fiscal Court and  Mr. Richard Nest, American Legion 121,  have prepared a stone monument honoring our deceased servicemen and women to be placed at the downtown Court House Square.