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Opinion

  • To the editor:

  • To the editor:

    We would like to thank our community, families and friends for the support given to our annual Fall Festival Sept. 26. The evening was a huge success raising more than $3,100 for our Residents’ Activity Program. Thanks to all businesses and individuals who donated to our festival. Thanks to Sheila Hoskins and the Common Creek Band for the entertainment, to all volunteers who helped make the festival a memorable event and a special thanks to Gail Elmore, who worked so hard to make this festival so successful.

    Residents of Colonial Health

  • To the editor:

    Barack Obama makes a good first impression. He has stage presence and is articulate.  He is also a good salesman who knows how to pitch the policies that he is trying to sell to voters. However, it doesn’t take much to see through the sales pitch and recognize that his policies are self-contradicting and even dangerous for our country.

  • Barack Obama’s lucky number is 95. As in 95 percent of working people will get a tax cut in an Obama administration. He trots the figure out every time he’s portrayed as an old-school tax-and-spender. He’s mentioned this factoid 10 times in the three presidential debates, brandishing it as a token of his concern for the economic struggles of the middle class.

  • To the editor:

  • The only two Democrats who have won in the past 10 presidential elections were moderates from the South. This datum made the nomination of Barack Obama — a liberal from the South Side, not the South — seem an unnecessary gamble for Democrats. At least before it became evident how convincing an imitation Obama could do of his moderate Democratic forebears.

  • Do you ever get the feeling of déjà vu?

    I sort of got that feeling Wednesday night as I watched the final presidential debate between Democratic candidate Barack Obama and Republican candidate John McCain.

    It was uneasy feeling, especially considering so much is riding on this election. On Nov. 4 we go to the polls and choose the country’s new leader for the next four years.

  • To the editor:

    I know that it won’t be much longer before Americans will be going to the voting booth. When you are standing there I would like you to stop and think.

    If Jesus was standing right next to you would He approve of you voting for a person who believes in killing innocent babies? (Would you want to have one of your children killed because life gets tough?). Look at all the protection there is to take in today’s world. The easier way is to say no! If the man truly loved you he would want to wait.

  • To the editor:

    The 2008 presidential race is in full swing, but another problem is quickly brewing  that could affect all of us. Teen pregnancy is a growing trouble that could change how we look at the world.

  • To the editor:

    Some may say that smoke from smokers’ cigarettes — and, yes, exhaled from smokers’ lungs — doesn’t harm others who also must breathe the air in the room. But it does.

  • To the editor:

    I believe we should elect David Boswell as the next 2nd District U.S. Congressman. David Boswell is pro-life, pro-gun and against taxes. Boswell is one of us. He knows Nelson County and will work for us.

    Boswell will focus on jobs and improving the economy. He is a Democrat and will work to change the way they do business in Washington. As a senator in Frankfort, he led the charge to create one of the toughest ethics reform laws in the country. We need him in Washington.

  • To the editor:

    As the Nov. 4, 2008 Election Day approaches, Nelson County Kids Voting wants to  thank the Nelson County Fair Board for allowing NC Kids Voting space to set up an information booth at the 2008 Fair.  

    Kids Voting is a national program that encourages parents to take their children with them on Election Day where students have the opportunity to vote in a mock election. All children (grades K-12) residing in Nelson County  are invited to cast their vote. Join us on Election Day 2008!

    Nancy J. Ballard

    Kids Voting Secretary

  • In a week and a half, it’ll be over. What will we do to fill the void in our lives?

    Opinion surveys, voter registration totals and cable television ratings indicate that Americans have been engrossed by the marathon presidential campaign. That’s no surprise, given the first-in-history nature of the candidacies, the host of crucial problems we face and the sense that the outcome may determine the course — and the prospects — of our nation for many years to come.

  • Five new members of the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame were inducted Thursday night.

    Four individuals and one organization were honored as the Class of 2008 for the Hall of Fame.

    Dixie P. Hibbs, Wainwright A. Lancaster, Dr. Robert Lee McClellan and Kathy Reed along with the Bardstown Independent School System have made their way into the coveted field of honorees. They were recognized Thursday night during a dinner in their honor.

  • Pink ribbons have become the common symbol for breast cancer awareness. Those ribbons have been reproduced on just about every type of jewelry item to spread the word that finding a cure for breast cancer is important to our society. Hats, socks, shirts, purses, bumper stickers, jewelry and even shoes have been sold with the common pink ribbon as sign of support.

  • When you go to the polls Nov. 4 be sure you make your opinion known about cell phones in classrooms.

    Do you think cell phones are a distraction to the learning process during a regular school day?  Oh wait, that is a question that only kids will be weighing in on at the polls election day.

    The Nelson County “Kids Voting USA” ballot will also include spaces to vote for President, the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representative. There will also be a place to vote for Kentucky State Representative even though incumbent David Floyd is unopposed.

  • I woke one recent Saturday to find toilet paper strewn across my front yard. The dastardly act was one of the most popular of the autumn pranks and something I guess has gone on for years, maybe since there has been toilet paper.

    During the night, while I slumbered away, minor-league terrorists armed with rolls of generic roles of tissue had draped my maple trees in white streamers that hung damp and limp by the next morning.

  • Every day, I communicate through my fingertips, maybe just as much as I do through spoken words.

    I do not remember when this became a normal day-to-day thing for me, but with constant increases in technology, I am not sure when, or if, it will slow down.

    Like many others, I communicate through my fingers in a number of ways through various facets of technology and programs — from my BlackBerry cell phone to social networking sites to e-mail accounts.

  • To the editor:

  • Five new members of the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame were inducted Thursday night.

    Four individuals and one organization were honored as the Class of 2008 for the Hall of Fame.

    Dixie P. Hibbs, Wainwright A. Lancaster, Dr. Robert Lee McClellan and Kathy Reed along with the Bardstown Independent School System have made their way into the coveted field of honorees. They were recognized Thursday night during a dinner in their honor.