• 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.

  • Letter: The people deserve to know where Guthrie stands

    To the editor,

    I’d like to add three more points to Randy Patrick’s article from Wednesday, June 21, “Constituents grill Guthrie on health care.”

  • Letter: Thank you for support of the Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour

    To the editor,

    I would like to thank the community of Bardstown-Nelson County, and the surrounding areas for their support of the 2017 Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour.

    The support of the silent suction donors and purchasers, the beautiful gardens, and plant sale will allow the Kentucky Home Extension Master Gardeners to support community projects, student scholarships, 4-H camp tuition, and other beautification efforts.

    We hope to see you next year, June 9, 2018, for Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour No. 15.

    Joseph H. Rogers

  • Letter: Out of sight, out of mind — The Humane Society of Nelson County

    To the editor,

    It is so easy to pass the fairgrounds and miss The Humane Society of Nelson County, the animal shelter located at the back of the property. It not only houses those adorable pets awaiting a new home, but also a wonderful and dedicated staff.

    There could not be a better run nonprofit to be found in Nelson County. I could not have ever met a more dedicated board of directors, who not only give of their time, but also of their own money.

  • Letter: Sisters disagree with president’s decision on Paris Agreement

    To the editor,

    The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, as one of 12 congregations of women religious that are part of the Sisters of Charity Federation, share the following statement:

  • Letter: Thank you to everyone who has been there

    To the editor,

    We are writing on behalf of Cameron Williamson’s family. We wanted to have an opportunity to thank some people for being there through this tough time of losing him on May 15.

    If at all possible, we would like to thank the Bardstown Police Department, A.J. Lewis with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, and Detective Lynn Davis for being there for Cameron, staying on his murder case and capturing the four individuals.

  • Letter: Thank you for your hospitality

    The weekend of June 15-18 our family held a very successful family reunion in your city.

    We all have our roots in Kentucky but reside all across the country. We had other localities from which to choose, but we are so thankful that we chose Bardstown as our destination. The courtesy, friendliness and cleanliness, of your city and its citizens was amazing and welcoming.