• Talk with drunk driver about its dangers

    To the editor:

    Drunk Driving is wrong.

    Murder with a $250,000 cash bond is wrong also.

    If this was my son who was killed in the car accident, I would be mad, hurt and may never want to talk with William Russell or his family. Did he try to run after spending months in the hospital? Or did he turn himself in to the law? He lost his best friend and will live with this forever. Dream of and think how again and again what I could have done to change things. Bad dreams, guilt, if only I had done this or that.

  • Police didn't have right to hurt theft suspect

    To the editor:

    First off, J.C. Bailey is a great guy and a true friend. I do not agree with what happened to him. It was cruel and should not have happened. I have known J.C. for a long time and he never had a bad word to say about anyone. He helped me out more than once. One time I drove to see him wrestle and he made sure I had gas to get back home. Would a so-called thief do that?

  • Benazir Bhutto's death will be felt hard by world

    To the editor:

    Last week the world lost a great leader.

    An assassin’s bullet took the life of Benazir Bhutto (despite what the Pakistani government says), former Prime Minister of Pakistan and leader of Pervez Musharaf’s main opposition group.

    Bhutto returned to Pakistan knowing her life was in danger. However, she ignored all the warnings and decided to lead her supporters to victory in the upcoming elections.

  • Excessive force should not be used by police

    To the editor:

    Everyone who actually knows J.C. knows that what happened no one deserves. The letter that the cop’s wife wrote is wrong. J.C. is a sweet loving person and didn’t deserve any of the beatings that he received. She only knows what everyone else does. She has no right to tell us about him. Everyone deserves a second chance in life no matter who they are. I’m sure as a kid or at some point everyone has done something that they need a second chance, right? Everyone makes mistakes and J.C. is no different.

  • Reader questions Bush administration's actions

    To the editor:

    This is an open letter to Senator Bunning.

    Dear Senator Bunning:

    In reading an editorial in the Courier-Journal Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, I too wonder why you would take a stand to let the President hide behind “Executive Order 13233”?

    As a citizen of the United States, born in Bourbon County, Kentucky and now a voting resident of Bardstown, can you please explain to me why you think this administration or any administration should be able to hide its actions, its visitors or its papers from the very people who put them in office?

  • Reader says goodbye to former healthcare patients

    To the editor:

    To the patients of Essential Healthcare, it is with great sadness that I inform you that due to circumstances beyond my control, my last day with Essential Healthcare was Dec. 14. I wanted to thank all of you for making my first experience as a nurse practitioner so rewarding. I consider it my honor and privilege to have known each of you and had the opportunity to participate in your healthcare. Currently, I am home caring for my son, but will try to keep you informed of my future plans. I wish all of you a new year filled with happiness and good health.

  • Reader upset with the commercialism of Christmas

    To the editor:

    The day after Christmas and no holiday music on the radio. The commercial days have been justified and we now turn toward the new year. Year after year it is the same. I often wonder sometimes for what this supposedly sacred time of the year is for. Truly, Christ is not what this season seems to be about, but rather how the stores can turn a profit as the year ends. Just once more in my life I would like to see a return to the meaning of this most sacred time of year. And probably, I will not see it!

    Joe Kirtley

    3207 Kings Court


  • Kansas resident thankful for local power help

    To the editor:

  • We should take a lesson from one woman's courage

    To the editor:

  • Thanks for shopping downtown this holiday season

    To the editor:

    We want to extend a grateful thank you to local residents for shopping this Christmas season in downtown and the other shops and stores owned and operated by residents of this strong Kentucky community. This year has brought more Nelson County residents to locally owned stores than we have seen in recent years. This support of your neighbors’ businesses will continue to help make your community stronger in years to come.