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Letters

  • 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

    Chairperson

  • 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.

  • Show WHAS-TV we want high-definition channels

    To the editor:High-definition television (HDTV) sets a whole new standard in the field of home entertainment. Yet for the several thousand cable customers served by the City of Bardstown, ABC network programs aired by WHAS TV channel 11 are not available in HD.Why? Pure corporate greed!Every other major television network and its local affiliate has allowed the City of Bardstown to receive and re-transmit their HD signal at no additional cost.And then there is WHAS-TV and its parent company, Belo Corp.

  • Montessori needs your help before it's too late

    To the editor: In celebration of Montessori Education Week, I would like to acknowledge the Nazareth Montessori Children’s Center and Sister Pat Hill for the 35 years of education excellence it has provided to this community. I am a parent of three children who have had the opportunity to experience this wonderful school. My oldest completed the Montessori program in May 2007. I have a kindergartener now completing his third year at Montessori, and a preschooler who is in her first year.

  • Montessori teaches lessons children never forget

    To the editor: Did you know this week is National Montessori Education Week? We are so fortunate to have had Nazareth Montessori Children’s Center in our community for 35 years. What? You don’t know about out Montessori school? Well, it is pretty unusual for a small town like ours to have such a great resource. My older children, now 18 and 19, attended pre-school and kindergarten there and I honestly attribute many of their successes to their time at Montessori and the methods that were introduced to them.

  • Credit is long overdue for basketball coach

    To the editor:

    We live in an era in which everything/everyone is expected to be perfect. All of us know that this isn’t possible. But, if there was a perfect youth basketball coach, it would be David Barnes (eighth-grade boys’ coach at Bardstown Middle School). The constant praise and positive energy that he gives his players is outstanding. Barnes coaches with enthusiasm and heart. Unlike some who yell and scream at every mistake made, Barnes seems to see the positive in every effort, whether right or wrong. Two thumbs up.

    Billy Lyon

    603 Nally Court

  • Children benefit most from United Way funds

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  • Celebrate National Montessori Education Week

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  • Thanks to United Way for recent allocation

    To the editor:

    I am writing on behalf of Legal Aid Society to extend our appreciation for the United Way of Nelson County. The United Way of Nelson County has generously granted $4,000 to the Legal Aid Society. The allocation will help us continue to serve Nelson County residents who desperately need our assistance.