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Opinion

  • To the editor:

    Legislators are working the fourth-grade lecture circuit.  Teaching the Voters of Tomorrow, how “We The People” control our democratic fates by the power of the vote. Same swill the nuns out at St. Thomas were teaching altar boys like me, back in the ’60s.  

    At 50, I can tell you it ain’t necessarily so, if you’re working from within a corrupt political system.

  • To the editor:

    How many video games have you bought or played in the last six months? It doesn’t matter. Millions of people throughout the world play them and buy them. If they’re banned because of a little bit of violence, then jobs and money will be gone. Some of the violence is fake. How much damage can something that doesn’t exist do? Have you ever thought for a moment that the actions of aggressive children are not being caused by something he or she could have made up to get people off his or her back?

  • If the Bardstown Industrial Development Corporation had been handed a magic wand and then told to produce an ideal plant for Bardstown and Nelson County it is doubtful it could have dreamed up something better than Flowers Foods.

    The number of jobs is significant and the average pay impressive. The product is virtually recession proof and the company employees who participated in a “Get Acquainted” session at Maywood last week seemed as if all of them hailed from Fairfield or New Hope rather than Thomasville, Ga.

  • To the editor:

    Gene Reynolds’ letter in The Kentucky Standard of Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 — “Christian values should be considered in vote” — only served to expose the writer’s ignorance about religion and faith.

  •  In less than two weeks, Kentucky voters will go to the polls. For the first time in 14 years, my name will not appear on the ballot. As my congressional career draws to a close, I would like to take a moment to thank you for allowing me this unique opportunity to serve in public office. Together, we have worked to achieve many important objectives to strengthen the security and prosperity of our families and local communities.

  • If  you had to think of someone who embodies what it means in this day and age to be a farmer, you might have a hard time really grasping what that would entail.

    You might think of  Tommy Hart if your definition is someone who also cares for the land, knows the true value of a hard day’s work, understands that value and success come in what you do as well as how you do it and someone who works hard to not only provide for themselves and their family but also the millions of people who depend on farmers every day.

  • “Listen... do you smell something?”

      — Dr. Raymond Stantz

    “Ghostbusters”

    Many have asked why I am not participating in my co-worker Robert’s ghost hunting experiments this month. The answer is — I’m a big chicken.

    I don’t want to know if ghosts are real. I would rather they stay in the ambiguous realm of the unknown and I certainly don’t want to see one.

  • Kim Lacy and everyone in the Bardstown Independent School System who have labored over Saturday’s celebration of the 100th birthday for the system have done a remarkable job of organizing the displays of material that will be available for viewing in the high school gym.

  • Enough is enough.

    A lot of rumors have floated around about Bardstown’s sewer system, especially concerning a recent meeting city officials had with the state’s Department for Environmental Protection’s Division of Enforcement regarding its sewer issues.

  • It has officially become jacket weather. For me this means it’s also time to stay indoors and be cozy, read and brush up on indoor activities such as game playing and baking.  

  • To the editor:

    I encourage everyone to vote in this important election.

    There is a good slate of Democrats running. It is time to take this government out of the hands of corporations and their bought politicians.

    We have had eight years of dysfunctional government. Do we continue for another four years of what has gone on?

    Ed Carty

    131 Springhill Drive

    Bardstown

  • To the editor:

    I’m all for bible study, but does it really have anything to do with football? You may ask this question when you hear the story about a coach recently forcing University of Louisville football players to go to bible study. Coaches are making them go for their off-field demeanor. In my opinion making someone go to bible studies isn’t right at all.

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  • It has officially become jacket weather. For me this means it’s also time to stay indoors and be cozy, read and brush up on indoor activities such as game playing and baking.

  • For sometime now, I have been interested in raising animals — particularly goats. Having no experience raising animals, other than cats, (which could be considered somewhat of a failure) I decided goats would be a good place to start. Not having the experience, cows seem overwhelming and very large. I imagine the expense to start up a cattle operation is far more expensive than a goat operation. I am also not naturally at ease with the giant creatures. I admire the children who learn to care for cattle at a young age and wield them with ease.

  • I didn’t hear the sirens.

    Didn’t smell any smoke.

    At 4:30 a.m. last Wednesday morning, I only could hear the sound of my daughter coughing in her crib.

    She’s been fighting a cold — or maybe it’s allergies — and had woken up coughing for several nights. As had become routine, I walked to her crib and lifted her to hold and rock her until she stopped.

    It wasn’t until I reclined on my bed with her in my arms that I noticed the bright red lights swirling through the mini blinds.

  • To the editor:

    Having attended Saturday night’s production of “The Hollow,” my wife and I would like to commend all those connected with the Bardstown Community Theatre for their hard work and excellent

    performance.

    It had been a long time since we had seen an onstage play and we really enjoyed it. Well done.

    David and Marilyn Prewitt

    1850 Ashes Creek Road

    Bloomfield

  • Kim Lacy and everyone in the Bardstown Independent School System who have labored over Saturday’s celebration of the 100th birthday for the system have done a remarkable job of organizing the displays of material that will be available for viewing in the high school gym.

  • Cover your mouth when you cough and your nose when you sneeze. Wash your hands frequently. Don’t put your fingers in your nose or mouth. And, if you’re able, get a flu shot.

    Those are the main ways to protect yourself from influenza, a nasty respiratory virus that, in extreme cases, can lead to death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5 percent to 20 percent of the United States population gets the flu each year, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and about 36,000 people die.