• 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.

  • Thanks for Toys for Kids work and donations

    To the editor:

    As the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, I find myself looking back on the many happenings during those days. I am, of course, grateful for all the family and friends who gathered together to fellowship, but I am also very grateful for the community in which I live.

    I was co-chair for the Toys for Kids Toy Drive sponsored by the Bardstown Optimist Club. I give a big thanks to Kim McCarty for her generous gift of toys when she closed The Peanut Gallery. She got us off to a great start.

  • Ron Lewis supports George Bush, not Kentuckians

    To the editor:

    I totally agree with the editorial about Ron Lewis using his position to campaign on taxpayers’ money. I left a message for him telling him I resented this. I challenged him on his talk about helping kids. He voted to uphold George W. Bush’s veto of KCHIP which would insure kids whose parents can’t afford to buy insurance.

    Mr. Lewis has consistently voted to support George W. Bush and not the people of Kentucky. I hope voters remember this in the election. Our kids and people deserve better.

    Ed Carty

    131 Springhill Drive

  • Thanks for supporting Hospice of Nelson County

    To the editor:

    On behalf of Hospice of Nelson County, I wish to thank all the associates at Wal-Mart for their generous donation of $500 to our program of care. We so appreciate the support you give to our patients and their families, in addition to all of the other good work you do for our community.

    What a difference you make! We hope 2008 brings many blessings to your and your families.

    Sharon Bade

    Director, Hospice of Nelson County

    111 N. Third St.


  • Magistrate was right to vote against zoning

    To the editor,

    I am writing to thank my magistrate, Tim Hutchins, for his vote against the planning and zoning amendments.

    Anything that adds red tape and expense to the home buyer can’t be good, especially during an economic slow down.

  • Reader shocked by reaction of fans

    To the editor:

    Nelson County Fans:

    The school and the people of Nelson County should be ashamed and embarrassed by the way the student body acted during the Marion-Nelson County Games.

    Sure it is great to yell, encourage and support your team, but it is not the job of the fans or coaches to scream insults at fans of the opposing team and to the young men and women playing the game. Obscene jesters and jeers at the officials are not appropriate as well.

  • It's time to withdraw the troops from Iraq

    To the editor:

    An Open Letter to President Bush, Senators McConnell and Bunning, and Representative Lewis:

    Twenty-one American soldiers have been killed since I wrote you two weeks ago. This brings the total number of soldiers killed in Iraq to 3,923.

    The estimates of the Iraqi death toll range anywhere from 88,000 to more than 1 million. Even at the low end of the estimate, this is catastrophic.

  • May the spirit of holiday kindness continue

    To the editor:

    The holiday season has passed and so perhaps has some of that spirit of appreciation and kindness that seems to occur between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Fully intending to write this letter during the holidays, I seemed to be a little too busy to get it done, but my thoughts continued to nag at me. Continually on my mind was the idea of how many people we don’t know personally, nevertheless improve the quality of our lives on a daily basis.

  • Rep. Floyd's bill has several holes and flaws

    To the editor:

    In the Jan. 11 Standard, State Representative David Floyd, Republican, attempted to defend his bill encouraging the consumption of an addictive product by teenagers. His argument seems to have two points. First, he argues that it is a matter of justice. If they are old enough to serve in uniform they should be old enough to drink. This is a false argument but if he is concerned about young military members there is a solution that does not threaten public safety or the general welfare.