• LETTER: Delighted by random kindness

    To the editor,

    Recently while I was driving through a local fast food restaurant, the car in front of me paid for my purchases.

    How surprised and delighted I was for this anonymous, random act of kindness.

    The Invisible Santa had chosen to bless me with a special gift.

    Thank you, Invisible Santa.

    The blessing has been paid forward and will continue by me.

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!


    Pat Murray Boone


  • Letter: The ball is in your court

    To the editor:

    Simpson, Brown, Brauch, Hibbs, Spalding, Heaton, Sheckles.

    These were our past mayors: good, level-headed responsible people. Unfortunately, attributes the current mayor doesn’t have and is unlikely to acquire. His latest regulation he is proposing is another example of his self-centered attitude, in which he does spell “team” with a “me.”

    Two options left to make chaotic term positive:

    Be impeached


    Ball is in your court; don’t take it and go home.

  • Letter: Send me your information about Kentucky

    Dear people of the great state of Kentucky, Greetings. My name is Daniela D. and I am a fifth grade-student at Salida Elementary School in Salida, Calif. We live in Central Valley, located east of San Francisco.

    This year we are to each complete a state project.

    I picked Kentucky.

    I am asking for any and all information from and about your great state of Kentucky to be sent to me.

    If you would please send me any post cards, articles, maps, pictures, pens, pencils, posters, pamphlets or any other special items from Kentucky for my project.

  • READERS' VIEWS: Kentucky House new majority to make a better, more prosperous Kentucky

    As we know, Kentuckians as a culture largely avoid change. On Nov. 8, Kentuckians went against the nearly 100-year grain and elected a Republican majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Kentuckians are ready for a change in House leadership that will bring about a new direction for our commonwealth through more jobs and business opportunities.

  • Letter: Friendship will be cherished
  • Thanks to everyone who contributed to parade’s success

    I am writing to commend and congratulate everyone involved in the 2016 Bardstown-Nelson County Kiwanis Christmas Parade. For the second year in a row, the parade was sponsored by the Bardstown Kiwanis Club and presented by WBRT Radio.

  • Letter: When I was a child ...

    People are always writing to you about what happened to them as a child, so here is mine.

    When I was a little girl about 10 years old, I walked down the railroad track, as I did every day and I always stopped by the depot to talk to the men who were working there.

    One of the men said to me, Honey, we’re getting ready to pull out, and if you will wait a few minutes we’ll let you ride, so you won’t get caught on that trestle.

    So I got on the train, and they let me off at Mr. Kelly Curtsinger’s lane.

  • Letter: What’s worth more?

    This is hard to believe!

    When I read you are taking cars away from men who help protect us, away from them because of living outside “city limits,” I could not believe this.

    Now they drive in to get their police car to drive where they are needed and waste precious time to perhaps save a life because of what, money?

    What is worth more — a life or money?

    Give these men back their cars. They work for all the people in Bardstown. So when they are needed, they don’ need to waste precious time driving to pick up a car.

  • Letter: Dedication to serve and protect saves lives

    To the editor,

    I never thought it could happen to me, but on July 4, 2016, I became a victim of domestic violence.  I am reminded that to include the details of what happened that night and the following day would detract from my message of gratitude to Sheriff Ed Mattingly and his fine department.

    On July 5, the responding officers found themselves in a very dangerous situation when they entered my home. The fact that no one was killed is simply a miracle, and for that I will be forever grateful. 

  • READERS VIEWS: If these are the terms, why even bother?

    To the editor,

    Please, please, please tell me that I have misunderstood your article regarding city employees giving sworn testimony. Please tell me that I have misunderstood that the mayor must receive written notice that an employee under his jurisdiction is to be interviewed by the investigator. And to top it off, the mayor is entitled to review any statement before it is submitted to the council or its investigators.

    What a joke!