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  • LETTER: 2017 Bourbon City Street Concert thanks

    We would like to take a moment to thank everyone who made the 2017 Bourbon City Street Concert a huge success. First and foremost, we greatly appreciate our title sponsors, Jim Beam and WesBanco Bank, who continue to support this family-friendly event in the heart of downtown Bardstown.

  • Letter: The American Red Cross needs help. What will you do?

    The American Red Cross needs help.

    What will you do?

    One of my favorite TV programs is “What Would You Do?” We each are called upon to make this decision more often that we might think.

    Not a week goes by that we don’t see or hear of the need for blood donors.

  • Letter: Sorry I voted for him

    If the mayoral election was held this week, I could not vote for Dick Heaton.

    Sorry I voted him for city council.

    No way McKenzie Mattingly should not have been fired along with Royalty. Instead, Heaton let him bow out gracefully as if he had done nothing.

    Blair, Barbie Bryant and Larry Green needed to go, too. Instead he used Uram as a scapegoat. Sad.

    Alfred Edwards


  • Letter: May we respond in a positive way

    Although I am not as regular a reader of The Kentucky Standard as I was when I served as a Nelson County Catholic pastor (1982-93), I did see the edition from Sunday, July 30. The front page story by Forrest Berkshire caught my attention, and I read it with personal interest. It was the tragic story of the late Garrett Dugan and his fatal addiction to narcotics.

    As Mr. Berkshire points out, such addictions have metastasized throughout our community, commonwealth and nation, to “a level that health care experts have called epidemic.”

  • NOTES OF THANKS: St. Vincent de Paul can only offer assistance because of donations

    To the editor,
    St. Vincent de Paul would like to thank the many individuals, churches, organizations and companies that have donated to our Mission Store and Bread For Life Food Pantry. We would not be able to help the needy of Nelson County without your wonderful generosity.

  • Letter: Was Mencken a visionary?

    Journalist H. L. Mencken wrote this editorial in the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920 :

    “As democracy is perfected, the office of the president represents more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright moron.”

  • Letter: Wouldn’t Orr be of more use working directly with schools?

    I read in July 23 edition of The Kentucky Standard that the Nelson County School Board entered into an agreement with Anthony Orr. According to the agreement, the district created a position for him. He is to be the director of process, research and improvement. In return, Orr would resign as superintendent of Nelson County Schools.

    Mr. Orr was asked to resign because some schools were not showing improvements, but were having serious issues.

  • Letter: Bloomfield Barkfest was a great time

    To the editor,

    On behalf of the Bloomfield Barkfest Committee, I would like to thank all those who made our event successful. Thanks to all who came out to support the event. It was great fun!

    We would like to say a special thank you to Mark Hicks for being the emcee, Officer Jeremy McCauley for his K-9 unit education and demonstration, Lori Bunch and Alexis Hand for the agility trials, and Father Wilfredo Fernandez for blessing the animals.

    We would also like to thank all the volunteers, vendors, donors and the Bloomfield Middle School Beta Club.

  • LETTER: Thanks for making golf scramble a success

    On Sunday, June 4, the St. Joseph Men’s Club (SJMC) held its annual Charity Golf Scramble at the Maywood Country Club golf course.

    Because of the outstanding efforts of the Maywood staff and the overwhelming contributions from our various sponsors and players, this event was a great success.

    Funds raised during this event are used to directly support various parish school facility requirements, club and team expenses, as well as the parish W.O.W. youth program.