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Letters

  • Big business should be held accountable

    To the editor:In The Kentucky Standard Sunday, March 9, Charley Reese attempts to blame Democrats and Republicans for the state of the U.S. in the world. This is like blaming the water in a scotch and water for you becoming an alcoholic. Using a war as a re-election platform was proposed by the Republicans in 1992 and when President Bush Sr. refused to use a preemptive war to gain re-election, the Republicans refused to vote for him and Clinton was elected. His son chose to use that war plan and lied to the world and invaded Iraq.

  • Gov. Beshear should welcome troops home

    To the editor;An open letter to Gov. Steve Beshear:I am writing in response to your absence at the farewell ceremony for the 223rd Military Police Company at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Louisville Feb. 20, 2008. One hundred eighty soldiers were deployed Sunday, Feb. 24, to serve our country for 400 days, including my younger sister. Many of these soldiers are serving in Iraq for their second tour. This will be her first tour in Iraq serving the Military Police.

  • Community should have supported Dr. Schum

    To the editor:

    In response to Dr. Paul Schum’s side of the story: Most of us can be quick to judge others wrongly of the whole truth. Sometimes we need to be convinced of the whole truth repeatedly before our opinions can be changed. We truly need to remind ourselves to look at all individuals as innocent until proven guilty.

  • War in Iraq is costing country way too much

    To the editor:

    It’s time to do some math. We’re spending $12 billion a month in Iraq. There are 30 days in a month and 24 hours in a day. So if you divide $12 billion by 30, you get $400 million. And when you divide $400 million by 24, you get $16.7 million. That’s a conservative estimate of how much we are spending on the war in Iraq every hour — more than $16 million every single hour!

  • Thank you for helping with special event

    To the editor:

    The Nelson County Fighting Lady Cards soccer team, coaches and parents held a luncheon March 1 for all senior citizens in the community. We had a huge crowd of about 130-150 senior citizens to show up for this luncheon. We would like to thank all of the senior citizens who attended and allowed us to serve them.

  • Senate Bill could save "Family Summer Vacation"

    To the editor:Senate Bill 134, “The Family Summer Vacation Preservation Bill,” is awaiting a hearing in the Senate Education Committee. This Bill will mandate that Kentucky schools not start before the third full week in August. The reasons that this bill is moving forward are abundantly clear. Putting our kids on “rolling ovens” i.e. school busses, allowing oppressive heat to run up district utility bills, and crippling Kentucky’s tourist business to the tune of $115 million are the unconscionable effects of beginning school in early August.

  • Thank you for help with trying to find lost pet

    To the editor:During the ice storm late on the night of Feb. 18, an elderly pet cat jumped from a family car and was lost in an unfamiliar neighborhood.

  • Nazareth Montessori was important part of life

    To the editor:I am a former student of Nazareth Montessori School. I started at age 3 in 1992. Looking back, what I remember most about it was the teachers’ attention to detail. They wanted things to be in order and they strived to make it that way. I was a very mixed up child but the teaching at Montessori straightened me out. I am now a student at Bardstown High School. I may be older but I have not forgotten the days of Montessori.Bardstown also has a preschool and I learned recently that it is able to offer lower tuition.

  • Thanks for help with St. Catherine Super Raffle

    To the editor:

    As principal of St. Catherine of Alexandria Academy, I want to thank everyone involved with our recent Super Raffle. With the help of our parents, community, Knights of Columbus and alumni, we had a successful raffle.

    I am so pleased to see the dedication that these people have for our school. I am blessed to be a part of this community and school. Again, thanks to all who worked so hard to make this fundraiser a huge success.

    Jo Renee O’Bryan

    Principal

    St. Catherine Academy

    413 First Street

    New Haven

  • 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.