• 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:

  • Letters: Parishioners, others invited to celebration of 60 years as priest

    Sunday, May 21, I will be celebrating 60 years as a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville. This occasion will be marked with a special Mass of Thanksgiving in St. Joseph Proto Cathedral at 1 p.m., followed by a reception in the parish hall.

    After ordination on May 25, 1957, my first appointment was to serve as associate pastor at St. Joseph Proto Cathedral. I served there till November 1966 before moving on to other assignments in the archdiocese.

  • LETTER: Thanks Coach

    Coach Braden: You were a tough, but caring coach.

    You, along with Coach Harmon and Coach Barnes, taught lessons that carried on and off the court — lessons I still find useful more than 20 years later.

    Thank you and best of luck in whatever you choose to do in the future.


    Bobby Augustine

    Nelson County High School Cardinal

    Class of 1991

  • LETTER: Store manager went above and beyond

    To the editor,

    I would like to thank Andrea Dreggors (store manager at Shoe Sensation, Bardstown) for going out of her way to work with the Multiple Sclerosis Society and me to find new footwear for me. Due to the use of a support brace that fits in my right shoe, I can wear down shoes fairly quickly, and finding comfortable and durable shoes is a difficult task for someone in my situation. Mrs. Dreggors and I had never met, nor had she ever worked with the MS Society before this instance. Needless to say, I was worried that I wouldn’t find anyone to help.

  • What happened to our rights?

    Canceling the National Day Of Prayer meeting was a bad idea.

    What happened to ...

    • freedom of speech?

    • freedom of religion?

    • freedom to attend or not to attend?

    • freedom to use public buildings and grounds?

    • freedom to fly flags?

    • freedom to see historical monuments and statues?

    • freedom to hold to your beliefs? (Remember Ali?)

    • freedom of assembly?

    • freedom of choice?

  • LETTER: Thank you for pie auction success

    On behalf of the Nelson County Deputy Clerks’ Relay for Life team, we would like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation to everyone who attended the annual pie auction. A big thank you goes out to all the officials and bakers who provided the selection of goodies for the event and for those who could not attend, but gave a generous donation. A special thank you to Joey Hayden, our auctioneer, and Dean Watts for the use of the Civic Center.

    We are grateful that we have so many generous supporters who share the vision of ending cancer.

  • Letters: May 10, 2017