• Letters: Parishioners, others invited to celebration of 60 years as priest

    Sunday, May 21, I will be celebrating 60 years as a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville. This occasion will be marked with a special Mass of Thanksgiving in St. Joseph Proto Cathedral at 1 p.m., followed by a reception in the parish hall.

    After ordination on May 25, 1957, my first appointment was to serve as associate pastor at St. Joseph Proto Cathedral. I served there till November 1966 before moving on to other assignments in the archdiocese.

  • LETTER: Thanks Coach

    Coach Braden: You were a tough, but caring coach.

    You, along with Coach Harmon and Coach Barnes, taught lessons that carried on and off the court — lessons I still find useful more than 20 years later.

    Thank you and best of luck in whatever you choose to do in the future.


    Bobby Augustine

    Nelson County High School Cardinal

    Class of 1991

  • LETTER: Store manager went above and beyond

    To the editor,

    I would like to thank Andrea Dreggors (store manager at Shoe Sensation, Bardstown) for going out of her way to work with the Multiple Sclerosis Society and me to find new footwear for me. Due to the use of a support brace that fits in my right shoe, I can wear down shoes fairly quickly, and finding comfortable and durable shoes is a difficult task for someone in my situation. Mrs. Dreggors and I had never met, nor had she ever worked with the MS Society before this instance. Needless to say, I was worried that I wouldn’t find anyone to help.

  • What happened to our rights?

    Canceling the National Day Of Prayer meeting was a bad idea.

    What happened to ...

    • freedom of speech?

    • freedom of religion?

    • freedom to attend or not to attend?

    • freedom to use public buildings and grounds?

    • freedom to fly flags?

    • freedom to see historical monuments and statues?

    • freedom to hold to your beliefs? (Remember Ali?)

    • freedom of assembly?

    • freedom of choice?

  • LETTER: Thank you for pie auction success

    On behalf of the Nelson County Deputy Clerks’ Relay for Life team, we would like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation to everyone who attended the annual pie auction. A big thank you goes out to all the officials and bakers who provided the selection of goodies for the event and for those who could not attend, but gave a generous donation. A special thank you to Joey Hayden, our auctioneer, and Dean Watts for the use of the Civic Center.

    We are grateful that we have so many generous supporters who share the vision of ending cancer.

  • Letters: May 10, 2017
  • Letters: May 10, 2017

    To the people of Colton’s Steakhouse, Bardstown EMS and Bardstown Fire Department,

    My husband and I fell in front of Colton’s Steakhouse when getting into our vehicle after dinner a couple of weeks ago.

    We wish to thank the excellent people at Colton’s who stayed with us till the Bardstown EMTs and Fire Department arrived to provide aid. Everyone did a superb job of making sure we were OK and able to return home after our fall.

    We sure have some great people in Bardstown in our businesses and emergency services.

  • Letters: May 10, 2017

    Without a doubt, one of my favorite activities is driving the back roads, rain or shine, camera on the seat beside me.

    There is a “Bedouin” legend that goes “God took a handful of southerly wind, blew his breath upon it and created the horse.”

    Horses are herd animals; they crave the companionship of other horses. But all too often they are forced by humans to spend their lives alone in a field. No amount of riding or petting by humans can compensate for their forced isolation.

  • LETTER: Tasting Bash a success, community support appreciated

    We would like to thank the Nelson County community for making this year’s My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity Tasting Bash an incredible success!

    We raised just over $5,500 with more than 160 in attendance. Your support helps us accomplish our goal to build new affordable homes or perform critical home repairs, changing the lives of many.

  • Letter: Brand damage will quickly fade with better decisions being made

    As a Bardstown native and recent resident, I was very impressed by the hard work, resolve and discipline demonstrated by the Bardstown City Council recently in their investigation of complex issues and the difficult choices they made. Many could have rationalized ways to avoid those choices.