• Bardstown Farmers Market thankful for assistance

    On behalf of the Farmer’s Market vendors, we would like to thank everyone who attended our Farmers Market Appreciation Day, Aug. 11.

    Many thanks to the Nelson County Extension Office, Medica, Nelson County Homemakers, and the fine cooks Ron Bowman, Allen Atcher, and Ed Mattingly, who did the grilling.

    Special thanks to the following sponsors for their donations; Newcomb Oil Co., Bardstown Mills, Town and Country Bank, Bishop Realty, Wilson and Muir

  • Nelson County BackPack Program: How can you help?

    Two thousand ninety children. According to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, Map the Meal Gap data, 18.6 percent, or 2,090, of Nelson County children are estimated to suffer from food insecurity. It is also estimated that 23 percent of those children come from families whose income makes them ineligible for federal supplemental food assistance. (http://map.feedingamerica.org/county/2015/child/kentucky/county/nelson)

  • >> NOTES OF THANKS: School supplies donations appreciated

    Thank you for donations

  • 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.