• Letter: Moral authority from the First Amendment

    To the editor,

    On Sept. 15, Mr. Don Ramsier of Cox’s Creek exercised his First Amendment right by writing a letter to the editor criticizing, in pretty harsh terms, a recent column of mine regarding President Donald Trump in which I quoted a critical Vanity Fair editorial.

    Mr. Ramsier questioned where I got the “moral authority” to be able to criticize the actions of the president.

  • LETTER: Turn it off

    To the editor,

  • LETTER: Eye pollution

    To the editor,

    Driving home from I-65, I look forward to exit 112, where the landscape becomes both tranquil and beautiful on Ky. 245. The trees, wooded areas, and small clearings offer a safe haven from all the eye polluting billboards, signs and other advertising. With the exception of a couple small signs, the roadway is still pristine by being void of these ugly monstrosities. Now the advertisers have infiltrated into this locale by building two billboards along Ky. 245. These ugly eye cancers take away from the natural beauty of our area and are unwelcome eyesores!

  • Letter: Always an Eagle Scout

    To the editor,

    Randy Patrick’s article in Sunday’s newspaper, “Bardstown Bourbon Company hires ‘rising star’” — John Hargrove — ends with, “He is also a former Eagle Scout.”

    As the mother of an Eagle Scout and the grandmother of another Eagle Scout and one just about to become an Eagle Scout, I know there is no “former” related to this high honor. John Hargrove and every other Eagle Scout will proudly hold this title forever.

    Linda Smith

  • Letter: Let’s get everyone inspired

    To the editor,

    Thank you so much for those kind words. I’ve always said that I would like to read my obituary before I die. But now I hope I can serve this term before that happens.

    I feel like I am in heaven, angels singing praises all around me.

    I am so excited to serve and looking forward to work on major projects with our board and community business leaders.

    Thank you for your support. I look forward to working with all of you again.

    Lets get everyone challenged, inspired and motivated.

  • Letter: Taxation without representation

    I agree Randy Patrick’s report on the pensions hit a cord that should be familiar to every employee within the city and county. Taxation without representation because CERS is responsible for a majority of the assets with no representative on the investment board? Kind of sounds like workers within the city/county who live outside the city/county having to pay occupational tax even though they have no representation within the government entities that set those rates.

  • Letter: Generosity has helped students start the school year with success

    To the editor,

    The Northeast Schools Teaming Together Family Resource and Youth Services Center (NESTT FRYSC) would like to express how thankful and appreciative we are for the continued support shown to our students at Bloomfield Elementary and Bloomfield Middle Schools. 

    We wish to thank Chaplin Baptist Church, American Legion Post 288, Bloomfield Christian Church Outreach Ministry, Nelson County Retired Teachers’ Association, FOP Lodge 43, Realtor’s Association, and the Nelson County Farm Bureau.

  • LETTER: Thank you to police and the community

    To the editor,

  • 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)