• 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.

  • NOTES OF THANKS: Buttermilk Festival thanks those who helped make event a success

    To the editor
    On behalf of the Buttermilk Days Festival, we would like to thank all the people, groups and businesses that helped make our 22nd annual Buttermilk Days Festival a tremendous success.  
    First, we must give thanks to the good Lord above for blessing us with outstanding good weather.
    To our Gold Sponsors: LG&E, Toyota-Boshuru, Town & Country Bank and 3D Graphics, City of Bardstown, B-town Nelson County Tourism a special thank you.

  • Letter: City police should consider reserve force

    To the editor,

    I wish to respond to a recent news article in the Standard in reference to overtime pay in the Bardstown Police Department.

    I suggest the city of Bardstown look into the formation of a reserve police force. Large cities, such as Indianapolis and some of the surrounding towns, have used a reserve force to supplement merit officers for public event crowd and traffic control, as well as filling in for officers on vacation or sick leave.

  • Letter: Thank you from the library

    The New Haven Branch of the Nelson County Public Library would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who contributed and visited the Iron Horse Festival Art Show on Sept. 10.

    Nelson County has so much local talent, and we truly enjoy having the opportunity to display the fruits of those talents each year during the festival.  Special thanks go out to Mary Spalding for the use of her easels to display the work, the many artists who volunteered their beautiful work for display, and those who came to support the art show with their patronage.

  • Letter: Thank you for making Prime Time possible
  • Letter: Thank you from St. Monica Church

    We wish to thank everyone who helped make our 2016 Fall Festival a great success. We appreciate the generosity of the merchants who made donations and the support of all who attended and contributed in any way.

    Frances Strange

    St. Monica Parish


  • Letter: Why I support DeWeese

    To the editor,

    We in the 50th state House race are fortunate to have two fine candidates.  A separating issue is the misnamed “right to work.”

    Comparisons of states that have gone red and that have passed this law show these states hurting economically, while states without it prosper. Catholic social justice teaching champions worker’s rights, while “right to work” laws hinder workers from using those rights.