• Police officers do a great, often thankless job

    To the editor:

    I am responding about the protesters who are in this town. These people are trying all they can to help a thief.

    The men and women in law enforcement in this county do a great and often thankless job, and I will not let Louis Coleman and his gang sully their good reputation.

    If Carl Bailey Jr. wanted a TV, all he has to do is get a job, like the rest of America does, and then pay for it instead of stealing it.

    Chris Riley

    104 Maggie Lane


  • Serious crimes should not get plea agreements

    To the editor:

    First, let me define the three most serious crimes in my opinion and probably 99 percent of the rest of the population: (1) murder, (2) sex crimes against children and (3) rape.

  • Reader responds to issues in newspaper

    To the editor:

    In December I noticed readers spoke out on three separate subjects that really interest me.

  • Take responsibility for your decisions

    To the editor:

    This is in reference to the Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 article in The Kentucky Standard (lawsuit a possibility in fire that killed 10). I cannot imagine the sorrow of losing 10 family members at one time. My sympathy goes out to family and friends in their loss.

  • Family responds to fire lawsuit story

    To the editor:

    In response to the article in The Standard, the Litsey family would like to acknowledge that they are in no way involved in the lawsuit that has been filed.

    The family has found closure. We wish that everyone else would let them rest in peace.

    Sondra Poynter

    601 Harding St.


  • 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?