• Readers' Views: Oct 9, 2015

    $4,000 chairs?

    I would love to have read the grant proposal for 12 new leather chairs for the Nelson County Fiscal court.  

    One has to wonder how much figurative language was used?  Let’s see ... “much needed soft leather support for 12 wide expansive areas, fake leather would be too weak and untrustworthy for such illustrious derrieres.” 

  • Note of Thanks: Oct. 9, 2015

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Kentucky Bourbon Festival for the success for the past 10 years of the official Kentucky Bourbon Festival Lapel pin partnership. This year’s collectible pin was custom designed by Jonathan Ray of GBA Business Solutions. The lapel pin is required for entry into the Spirit Garden on the lawn during the festival. 

  • READERS’ VIEWS: Oct. 2, 2015

    The Standard’s front-page story on the escaped steer showed a lack of reporting good news. That was another living thing that was in fear of its life; you made it sound like something meaningless.

    You were wrong, as wrong as people who raise animals only to have them killed. I have uncles and aunts who have made their living off of livestock, but I don’t agree with it. I know, farmers, it’s a way of life. Sometimes things like this happen I think to show how selfish humans are.

    Allen Geoghegan

    103 Republic Court


  • READERS’ VIEWS: Oct. 2, 2015

    The climate has always changed. If this were not so, there would be some reason for concern. I reiterate, the change is by no means new or recent.

    Kenneth L. Carney

    100 Coventry Lane


  • READERS’ VIEWS: Sept. 30, 2015

    Nearly 40 years ago, as a recent college graduate, I sat with my dad one day watching the news during the 1976 presidential election season. Since I was just beginning to tune into the emerging candidates, I was interested to see one of them featured whom I had heard about, but had not yet had an opportunity to hear speak. 

    I listened to Ronald Reagan for just a few minutes before I was deeply impressed by his wit, confidence, clarity and common sense. Turning to my Dad, I pretty enthusiastically said, “That’s the man who should be president!”

  • READERS’ VIEWS: Sept. 25, 2015

    My wife Pat and I are an American Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team.  Recently, we responded to a house fire in Bardstown.  It was a “small”  fire and no one was injured; however some details of the incident bring to  light the need for preparedness.

  • READERS’ VIEWS: Sept. 25, 2015

    To paraphrase the late Art Linkletter, conscientious objections are the darnedest things! You just never know what they will prompt people to say or do.

    A century and a half ago, in defiance of a famous Supreme Court decision, an elaborate underground railroad funneled slaves to freedom. Today, historic markers honor the homes of many of those courageous objectors. Can you name just one of the justices on that court?

  • READERS’ VIEWS: Sept. 25, 2015

    Recently we had a family member staying on the third floor of Flaget Hospital. She received the best care possible. The complete staff of the third floor was helpful and professional, and we are very grateful.

    What a gift this hospital is to our community.

    Jim Rogan Family

    Fairfield Road

    Cox’s Creek

  • READERS’ VIEWS: Sept. 23, 2015

    The recent Al Cross op-ed caused me to think about these questions.

    In an increasingly secular and pluralistic society, how do we constitutionally define the privileges and limitations of religious liberty?

  • READERS’ VIEWS: Sept. 23, 2015

    The tribute to our Vietnam Era veterans was well-attended Sept. 6 at Parkway Baptist Church.

    Cox’s Station Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was pleased to honor our veterans, and we wish to thank those who attended and those who participated with a special thank you to Nancy Bean and Mary Ellen Marquess.

    DAR’s objectives are historic preservation, education and patriotism. Cox’s Station Chapter is involved in a variety of projects working toward these goals and generously supports our veterans.