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Letters

  • Letter: Thank you for supporting hope

    We talk about hope during the holidays, and on Dec. 9, a room packed with supporters of the Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation had an up-close look at hope.

    We sat in a candlelit room at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse during the second annual Bourbon & Bluegrass Holiday Bash and listened as Bardstown resident Jim Roby choked back tears, sharing about the day he was told by Louisville doctors that he had two years to live.

  • Calling on Congress to consider the common good

    The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, founded in 1812, continue to minister with people who struggle on a daily basis to meet their needs. We are deeply concerned that the recently passed tax bills favor wealthy households and major corporations.

  • LETTER: Position should be abolished, but the issue is how it is eliminated

    To the editor,

    I agree completely that the position of constable is outdated and that it needs to be abolished as a constitutional position. However, because of politics in Frankfort every recent attempt to eliminate the office has failed. Please note that the private citizen already has the power of felony arrest.

    Kentucky law is very clear.

    KRS 431.005 (6) A private person may make an arrest when a felony has been committed in fact and he or she has probable cause to believe that the person being arrested has committed it.

  • LETTER: Thank you from the Flahiff Family

    To everyone involved with the fundraising for the benefit in support of our family and support in general, we are completely overwhelmed by the love, support and generosity you have shown to us in this very difficult time. We thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts.

    We’d like to say a special thanks to Pat Ballard for all the hard work and to our families and friends for the unconditional support. Also, Tammy Gowin, Joey Hayden, all the Goldmark Realtor’s family,  and the Inoac Team for everything they’ve done.

  • LETTER: There’s no need for additional housing in Woodlawn Springs

    To the editor,
    I live in Woodlawn Springs subdivision located just north of Bardstown. According to officials with the Bardstown-Nelson County Planning Commission, the Chris Osborne family is currently making a proposal to sell their failing golf course located here in order to put single family homes, condominiums and possibly apartment complexes on the property.

  • LETTER: Thanks for making him happy

    To the editor,

  • Letter: Turkey Bowl makes a difference to students, families

    To PLG TV-13 and The Kentucky Standard staff:

    Thank you for sponsoring, along with our Bardstown Save-a-Lot, the third annual Turkey Bowl to benefit Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland’s Nelson County BackPack Program. Your contributions to the effort through advertising, giving of your time to set up and run the event, sponsoring a team to bowl, and donating money to this worthy cause are most appreciated by the students and families who benefit from the weekend food assistance.

  • LETTER: Thanks for community support

    To the editor,
    Once again, this community has come together to support The New Life Center.  We are especially excited this year as the first time in our five years of hosting The Turkey Fun Run and Family Stroll, we exceeded 200 runners.
    Our final count was 214! We thank each and every runner, volunteer and sponsor.

  • Follow the rules and like it or leave it

    To the editor

    Bardstown is very unique, among its many accolades, it is the most Beautiful Small Town in America.

    So why are people trying to change it?

    For those who want to raise chickens move to the country. We don’t need chickens in town to attract raccoons. And they would. A neighbor had chickens and they were everywhere and we had raccoons.

    So other towns have chickens, that doesn’t mean Bardstown has to.

  • Letter: Looking for a gift or hope to honor a veteran?

    To the editor,

    I attended the Kentucky County Clerks Association annual convention held Nov. 5 through 8. The convention brings Kentucky’s county clerks together to discuss and learn about upcoming changes in election law, real estate transactions and motor vehicles.

    One of the highlights of the convention is the auction held on behalf of Helping a Veteran Everyday (H.A.V.E.) which is a charitable organization created by the county clerks to raise money to benefit veterans’ homes in Kentucky.