• Thank you for donations of good, clean items

    To the editor:

    St. Vincent DePaul Mission Store and Food Pantry would like to thank the community for donating the good clean items, food donations and monetary gifts. We would especially like to thank the consignment stores that donate seasonal items. It is through these donations that we are able to help the less fortunate with financial assistance of electric, utilities, rent and other needs as well as putting food on the table from the food pantry the entire year.

  • Reader appalled that family isn't getting money

    To the editor:

    I heard, once again on the news this morning, that the family of the fire last year has not received the donations made to benefit them. I am so sickened by this. I would really like to know just exactly who those at the City of Bardstown think they are. Folks from within and outside Bardstown gave their money for the FAMILY ... NOT a city fund to benefit fire victims in general.

  • Thank you for contributing funds to United Way

    To the editor:

    On behalf of the Board of Directors for the Nelson County Chapter of the American Red Cross, we would like to offer our sincerest thank you to the United Way’s many contributors, volunteers, and support staff, and to the executive director, Linda Wells. The United Way continues to provide vital financial support to the local Red Cross chapter. Without its support, as well as the generosity demonstrated by caring individuals and organizations throughout this community, the Red Cross would not be as effective when looked to in times of need.

  • Students made recent game enjoyable experience

    To the editor:

    My hat’s off to the student fans present at the boys’ Bethlehem vs Nelson County game last week. I am the parent of three teenagers who either have attended or are attending both schools. I did not have a child playing in the game; I was merely a spectator.

  • Funds for fire victims were donated for one purpose

    To the editor:

    The Mayor might surely feel he’s doing the right thing by placing the donated funds in a trust. Good idea!

    The bad part of his idea is his plan to use these donated funds for other purposes. The funds were not donated for purposes other than to help the survivors of that horrific fire event that snuffed out 10 lives.

    Besides having the victims’ funeral expenses paid, the survivors have a lot of living to do beyond the burials.

    Lives can be made productive if the money in the trust fund is preserved for its intended purpose.

  • The Caring Place thanks United Way

    To the editor:

    As we go through life we are lucky to meet others who make a difference in our lives. United Way of Nelson County is an organization that is filled with those who concentrate their efforts on making a difference in the lives of many. The Caring Place is a 501-3 organization that provides emergency shelter and many other services to women and children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. We operate through grants, private funding and strong supporters such as The United Way of Nelson County.

  • Community Action, Inc. says thanks

    To the editor:

    The staff of the Central Kentucky Community Action, Inc. and Central Kentucky Senior Corps/RSVP & SCP would like to thank The United Way of Nelson County for its recent generous grant to their programs. Without funding from such civic-minded agencies our work could not continue.

  • Compassionate Friends says thank you

    To the editor:

    The Compassionate Friends of Nelson Count would like to thank The United Way of Nelson County for its very generous donation to our chapter. Your support has helped us reach more than 800 parents in the past, and we hope to help more in the future.

    The Compassionate Friends’ mission is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child at any age and provide information to help others be supportive. We are grateful to have the support of the United Way of Nelson County.

    Mary Ballard-Boone


  • Reader looking for material on Kentucky

    To the editor:

    Hi. My name is Dawson Hochstetler. I am a fifth grader at Nappanee Elementary. I am doing a state project on Kentucky, and I am in need of newspapers, postcards, pictures, anything about history, famous people, colleges, tourist attractions, and weather.

    Thank you for your time.

    Here is my address if you have any information to help me. Thanks.

    Dawson Hochstetler

    952 East Lincoln St.

    Nappanee, IN 46550

  • Thanks to United Way for recent funds

    To the editor:

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of America’s Second Harvest of Kentucky’s Heartland Food Bank in Elizabethtown I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the United Way and the people of Nelson County for their generous support. With the funding support we receive from the Nelson County United Way we are able to distribute more than 1 million pounds of food and grocery items to our Nelson County member agencies for re-distribution to those in need.