• To the editor:

    Our ship of state is nearly upside down; will you help right it? We’ve paid enemies for oil for a generation instead of using our own and wonder why they use the money to destroy us.

    We’ve spent more than we earn and hope our condition will improve by increasing taxes on our rich neighbor who hires people, but would have to lay off some of his/her workers as a result.

    We are letting a few unelected judges rule — yes, rule — the nation instead of legislatures, congress and the president.

  • To the editor:

    I want to express my extreme disapproval of the recent actions of John McCain and Sarah Palin. The McCain-Palin campaign has launched a series of smears, turning their campaign into nothing more than a negative, destructive attempt at character assassination. Although I’ve never agreed with his politics, I used to think that McCain had some admirable qualities that served our country well. How unfortunate that his campaign’s recent tactics have forced me to change my mind.

  • We heard you.

    About ? months ago, we changed our Web site. We had grand plans for a site our readers would love and one that would display our news in the best way possible.

    With plans in place and expectations running high, our parent company LCNI made the switch to the new format.

  • To the editor:

    Doggone it, even Joe  six pack and the Hockey Moms know what isn’t a Maverick!

    John McCain would have us believe he is a Maverick. Well  darn it, McCain is definitely not an unbranded calf. In fact, McCain is a well branded old bull! An old bull that has become crotchety and disagreeable and should be put out to pasture.

    Andy Spolski

    102 Antlers Trace Drive


  • To the editor:

    Breast cancer: Two of the scariest words a woman will ever hear. When I heard those words from my doctor in April 2000, my world felt like it was about to come crashing down.

  • For weeks, The Kentucky Standard editorial pages were flooded with letters supporting Ron Rust and the Rev. Jeffrey Leger.

    The two men were locked in a lawsuit over a priest’s interpretation of church law and what that meant for a local funeral home director. At issue were restrictions Leger placed on funeral Masses at St. Catherine in New Haven. Leger claimed he was abiding by the guidelines set out for him as a priest and Rust argued those guidelines were hurting his business.

  • To the editor:

    The more I listen to John McCain the more convinced I become that he is still fighting the Vietnam war. It seems as if he confuses Iraq and Vietnam, telling us we could have won in Vietnam and ignoring General Petraeus’ recent statements to Congress. Petraeus said, “I can’t say that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel,” and “this thing (Iraq war) could go either way.”

  • To the editor:

    After reading Frances Strange’s letter in The Standard Oct. 5, “Catholic feels confident with Obama,” and many long hours in front of the TV, Internet, newspapers, two conventions and three debates, I want to endorse Sen. Obama as my choice for the next president of the United States. I wish time would allow me to write this after the final debate.

  • If you want to learn the history of an area, talk to a taxicab driver.

    I found the aforementioned statement true Friday night when I was in the Newport and Covington area for a concert. Though, my boyfriend, Randy, and I did not ask to be told such information. Our taxicab driver — a proud, retired, 65-year-old grandfather — who drives a taxicab now for fun, shared some quite interesting tidbits from yester-years with us. But, we didn’t mind.

  • Someone recently pointed out that Judea-Christian Scriptures note, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”

    This seems to reinforce the point that it is very wise in the first place to watch what we let into our hearts and souls via our eyes and ears.

    But back to the Scriptures.                

    What gives with the volume of hate speech among us? The terms we use, the pitch with which we speak them? The generalizations we make, judgments we take?

  • The day of unity against domestic violence rally and candlelight vigil on the steps of the Nelson County Justice Center Monday was a reminder that we cannot let the very real problem of violence against women become hidden.

    A survivor of domestic violence was the guest speaker, and law enforcement officials spoke as well. Wooden cutouts of women with brief stories of how domestic violence ended their lives were positioned outside the Justice Center. Last year, 22 women in Kentucky lost their lives to domestic violience.  

  • If you’ve ever thought someone you knew needed a pat on the back and a little recognition to boot then now is your chance to give them that recognition.

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2008 Hall of Fame.

    This award recognizes individuals or groups who have worked to make significant contributions, which have in turn enhanced the quality of life for all of us who live in Nelson County.

  • Last summer when Rick Dildine announced he had accepted a position in the arts in the Chicago area, Stephen Foster Productions started looking around for someone to take over the position of artistic director.

    That person turned out to be right under their nose.

    Johnny Warren, the affable communications director for Stephen Foster Productions, has been tapped to take over directing duties for the drama’s 51st season. It would be difficult to find anyone who could fault the choice.

  • The popularity of arts and crafts has grown the past few years. Not surprisingly, so has the frequency of arts and crafts fairs.

    Nelson County residents and visitors have a chance to visit one of the best this weekend. Everything from paintings and jewelry to baskets and pottery will be available Saturday and Sunday at Bardstown’s 28th annual Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair.

  • When U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell refused to participate in KET’s debate recently, it was not much of a surprise. McConnell’s not one for debates. He refuses to participate on a regular basis. But even with that in mind, it still left a sour taste in some people’s mouths.

    A candidate who seeks the public’s approval to hold an elected office should be willing to participate in a debate. It’s really the only fair way the public can judge competing candidates on issues and candidates’ knowledge of how he or she will handle a public post.

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  • For most of us, the natural rhythm of a day is lost. We rise and fall at any hour we please without consideration for light and darkness — a measure that at one time would dictate useable hours in a day.

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  • During tough economic times charitable giving decreases just at a time when it is needed most.

    That is the major challenge facing the Nelson County United Way as it kicks off its fall campaign. The goal is $185,000, really very modest considering some 16 agencies rely at least in part on United Way funds to provide needed services here.