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Today's Opinions

  • Construction may mean big money for Louisville

    When you have a half-billion dollar general fund budget, reckon thinking in terms of billions is no big deal. Looking at all the high dollar dice being rolled in Louisville’s riverfront/downtown area one would never suspect the city is in a hiring freeze due to slowing national and metro Louisville economies.

  • Reader takes opposition to recent letter

    To the editor:

    This article is in response to the letter written by Walt Pozgay in the Nov. 16, 2007 issue of The Kentucky Standard.

    Proverbs 31:8 tells us to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.” So, in defense of all human life, from the moment of conception to natural death, it is of utmost importance to speak up for those unborn children who are so sadly slighted, forgotten, ignored, ripped of their rights, abused, and murdered by the pro-choice population.

  • Explosion of ideas at WOW Cafe

    Contrary to popular belief, great minds don’t always think alike. There’s usually more than one legitimate solution to a problem, and when we can benefit from someone else’s knowledge and experience, everyone wins.

    Nelson County Schools embraced this belief Tuesday night with WOW Caf.

    At WOW Caf, the Nelson County Schools board, site-based decision-making councils, administrators and central office personnel who deal with curriculum met to share their best practices for closing gaps identified in student assessment.

  • Post Office needs to be near downtown

    From 14 potential sites, it is now down to two.

    That’s the word from the U.S. Postal Service, on a new retail main office for Bardstown. The current P.O., a 6,619-square-foot building, will be carrier service only.

    The two sites are 202 W. Stephen Foster, in the Medica Pharmacy complex, and 510 W. Stephen Foster, a vacant lot which measures just over an acre.

  • First days met with great anticipation for area

    I once worked for a newspaper in a county where the distrust from the community was obvious. There were two competing community newspapers, and I think public officials feared that we would try to sensationalize the news in order to sell papers. Even though that never happened — at least not at the paper where I worked — the attitude was prevalent, and since reporters must work with the public in order to do their jobs effectively, the situation was often unpleasant.

  • Strikes, protests, moral integrity vs self-preservation

    Picket lines of the discontent seem common these days. But there’s a difference between those who keep the assembly line from running and those who take issue with the way things are run. A strike and a protest, are comprised of those who don’t agree. So what’s the difference?

  • Thanks for making BES Career Day a success

    To the editor:

  • Thanks for help with FFA scholarship program

    To the editor:

    An extremely big thank you goes out to Bardstown/Nelson County and Conway Heaton Dodge for their support of the Nelson County FFA. With your help, our FFA chapter was able to raise more than $4,500 for scholarships through the Hometown Scholarship Program. Monies raised will go directly to students in the form of scholarships to leadership conferences or activities, for awards and recognitions, and for collegiate scholarships. This is truly a testament to the support and enthusiasm our community has for its youth.