• LETTER: A big thank you from Relay for Life 

    I (Paula Simpson- Chairperson of Relay For Life) would like to say thank you to our community for all the support that was shown at Relay For Life of Nelson County this year. With a change of venue, date and times along with other events going on, I was not sure how it would turn out, but we had a beautiful day and a great turnout from the community.
     I sincerely thank everyone who came and supported us and the survivors. Thanks to those who donated money, time, talent, merchandise and for caring about the people who matter to them and others.

  • LETTER: Thanks for Afternoon with the Past

    The fifth annual An Afternoon With the Past took place Saturday, May 13, in Bloomfield. Approximately 200 were in attendance.
    This year we honored our veterans. More than 300 framed veterans’ photos were on display. These photos will soon be hung on The Veterans Wall at American Legion Post 288 in Bloomfield. Thanks to the Legion for donating the frames and wall. (This is a continuing project for any and all veterans from Bloomfield, Chaplin and Fairfield. Thus, additional veterans photos will always be accepted.)

  • LETTER: New Haven Appreciation Day a success

    Thank you to the people of New Haven for a fantastic participation at the third annual New Haven Appreciation Day.
    This year’s event drew over 400 attendees, and all had a great time.
    A special thank you to all of the helpers and the musicians that participated. The giving of their time to put on a great night of music and fun for the residents of southern Nelson County is truly appreciated.
    The success of this year’s events had all of those involved talking of how to improve it for next year.

  • LETTER: Grendel’s mother isn’t a jihadist

    Grendel’s evil mother hid in the depths of water. The evil foe in Afghanistan hid in caves.
    Ask the mother of any U.S. service person whose life matters more.
    Joe McGuire

  • Letter: Donations make a difference

    The Nelson County Community Clinic Board of Directors, patients, paid and volunteer staff sincerely thank the Tri-County Kentucky United Way for their generous allocation of $10,000. These funds will be used to cover medical and dental supplies and prescription medications for qualifying patients.

  • Letter: Thank you from the Nelson County BackPack Program

    To a very caring community:

    “We barely have any food to eat.”

    “I worry less about having enough for my kids to eat.”

    “Usually, we don’t have a lot of food, and we run out.”

    These are a sample of the responses to the Feeding America, Kentucky Heartland’s end-of-the-year evaluation asking how the Nelson County BackPack Program has made things better on the weekends.

  • Letter: Thanks for keeping Ky. 245 safe

    To the editor,

    I would like to thank the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office for making it safe going to Jim Beam in Clermont, off Ky. 245.

    Because of Happy Hollow Road being closed, no one says thanks when the police do good things. So thanks.

    Jimmy Reid


  • Letter: Support protections for pregnant workers

    To the editor,

    This Mother’s Day was a reminder that our commonwealth needs strong measures to support pregnant workers.

    All too often, pregnant workers are pushed out of their jobs because our current laws don’t explicitly guarantee reasonable accommodations for pregnancy and childbirth. The Kentucky Pregnant Workers’ Act would enshrine important protections into our law.

  • Letter: Kim Davis should have stepped aside

    To the editor,

    Being Episcopalian and Christian, I normally nod my head at Randy Patrick’s columns, but this time (Sunday, May 7), I must speak out in disagreement.

    Kim Davis is certainly entitled to her beliefs and opinions. However, as an elected official, she is not entitled to allow those beliefs to contradict the law as interpreted by the Supreme Court.

    Even in the face of an apparently benign and conciliatory interview with her, for Patrick to say otherwise contradicts the constitutionally established separation of church and state. 

  • Letter: Protect letter carriers from attacks by dogs

    In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this “National Dog Bite Prevention Year.”

    Pet owners’ efforts are critical when you consider the number of Postal Service employees attacked by dogs last year reached 6,755 — more than 200 higher than the year before.

    My concern is not only for our employees, but with the general population as well. Here are three critical points to remember: