• County schools' uniform policy is too restrictive

    To the editor:

    I am writing this letter out of complete frustration with our county school system’s uniform policy. Our current policy is too restricting. We have completely stripped our children of any individuality and we have given our administrators something trivial to punish our children for.

  • Volunteer of the Year 2007

    To the editor:

    I wish to take this opportunity to thank Standard Communications for naming me Volunteer of the Year for 2007. I am blessed, humbled and extremely honored by this recognition.

    I have come to appreciate the importance of the Standard recognizing volunteers each year and stressing the importance of volunteerism. By doing this, Standard Communications also takes an active role in making Nelson County a better community.

    I again thank them for the honor and for what they do for this community.

    Doug Alexander

    1530 Chaplin-Taylorsville Road

  • Bethany Haven

    To the editor:

    On behalf of Bethany Haven Board of Directors, we would like to thank Bloomfield Methodist Church, Bethlehem High School 4-H Club, Sisters of Nazareth, residents of Nazareth Village, J.L. Newcomb Sr., United Way, Judge Executive Dean Watts, Bardstown Mayor Richard Heaton and the entire community for the great support and generous donations received throughout 2007.

    Again, a big thank you for making a temporary shelter for the homeless.

    Faye Keeling

    President, Board of Directors

    Bethany Haven

    510 Edelen Ave.


  • President's economic plan hurts future generation

    To the editor:

    So now this administration will attempt to bail out this country with pumping money for us to spend on goods!

    I sincerely hope that we will not fall for yet another mistake that our president has made during the past seven years — spending our children’s money, which they will have to do to pay for this folly.

    If we had not spent the money on a war in which we should not have engaged, our country would not be in the fix we find ourselves in now.

    We need to end this war. We need to bring our troops home.

  • Returning Army unit didn't wear required uniform

    To the editor:

    It was with pride that I watched the coverage last week of the return of Battery C, 2nd/138th Field Artillery from a tour of duty in Iraq. It is a testament to their leaders and their training that they had not a single man lost or seriously injured.

  • The Church and town belong to all, not just a few

    To the editor:

    I’m writing this letter in hope of putting an end to the ugliness surrounding St. Catherine Parish in New Haven.

    There is a group of people there who want to run the parish and apparently feel as if they are spokesmen for the good people of the town. The bad thing is they don’t seem to understand that the church doesn’t belong to them anymore than the town does.

  • Columnist confused legal and illegal immigration

    To the editor:

    One thing the people in this U.S. of A. need is yet another columnist trying to convince us of the complexity of the illegal immigration issue. This issue is not complex at all. It becomes complex when writers purposely confuse legal immigration with illegal immigration and vice-versa. Legal Immigrants want to learn the English language and recognize our customs and traditions as they struggle to assimilate and abide by our laws.

  • Retired teachers always make a difference

    To the editor:

    The Kentucky Retired Teachers Association was organized in 1957. KRTA is the only organization in the state that has as its main purpose to look out for the welfare of retired educators.

    The Biennial Legislative Program is aimed at soliciting support for and commitment to the Association’s priorities.

  • Money was intended for fire victims' families

    To the editor:

    On Feb. 6, 2007, our community suffered a great loss that reached not just “us” — the town that knew the fire victims — but, through news coverage, the United States and even farther got the word of that horrible fire that took 10 lives, and thus began a massive opening of hearts everywhere.

  • Support of Christmas light display appreciated

    To the editor:

    Thank you to Brian Walker and the Kentucky Standard for the wonderful article and for allowing us the opportunity to share our Christmas light display with the community.

    After the story ran on the front page of your paper, we had lines of cars waiting to see the display and listen to the music. We were often stopped by people who gave wonderful comments on the display.