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Opinion

  • 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.

  • I loved Dr. Paul Armstrong.

    Now before you jump to conclusions or call my husband Bud to tattle, let me explain. We’re talking agape here — nothing scandalous.

    Dr. Armstrong watched over me through my two pregnancies. He was there at both births — 1983 and 1986 — and placed in my hands the most beautiful babies ever born. Who wouldn’t love the person who handed them the most precious gifts they’ve ever received?

    He remained my physician until he retired a couple of years ago.

  • To the editor:

    I personally know the farmer (Michael Evans) mentioned in the Sept. 28 article concerning the Stoners Chapel Cemetery and as he said “cows want shade” and will find a way to get to it. Previously, I have helped the farmer and my husband to put fence around the cemetery. Evans has put fence around the cemetery many times with money from his own pocket even though he leases the farm from a Louisville doctor. The doctor’s son lives in the house on the property.

  • To the editor:

    A few weeks ago, I sent an email out about the possibility of developing a pilot program in education with local high schools and colleges. The idea is based on several state models of fusing high school and college education for accelerated students. While I have sent the idea forward for state officials to review, my belief is if a successful program can be set up in our local communities of Nelson and Washington counties, this progressive policy could be the vehicle for positive change in our state education system.

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    I was recently in a neighboring county and witnessed a Nelson County Government vehicle. This opened my eyes, as I see more of these county vehicles on the road after normal work hours. Hopefully, Fiscal Court will follow up on the concerns and questions voiced by Magistrate Tim Hutchins at the last Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Some polls indicate that the general state of our economy has at this time overtaken concern about health care in our country — though a major proposal is on our national table to dismantle employer-provided health insurance and to in effect dismantle at least Medicare.

    Work to make good health care achievable for everyone takes work in many sectors. One of these sectors includes the people in Kentucky.

  • To the editor:

    This is for all who own a cell phone, especially those with a cell phone that is probably one step away from being implanted in your head. You know who you are.

    We are a society in which everything can be at your beck and call. Within a second, barely blink your eyes and all the information you want or need is right there at your fingertips, just think it and you have it, say the word and it is yours.

  • I learned to ride it when I was a youngster with training wheels attached and a guiding hand holding on to the back of the seat until I was ready to take off. It was my first vehicle with wheels and a license was not required…

    It was my first bicycle.

  • Michael Evans does not consider himself to be a “historian” in the usual sense of that word. But the Samuels Road resident has a deep and growing appreciation of local history that led him to contact The Standard, PLG and the Nelson County Genealogical Roundtable about a cemetery in his part of the county that was falling into deeper and deeper disrepair.

  • It’s been said a good government is an open government.

    In essence, if a government agency has nothing to hide, then its records should be open to the public. We understand there are some aspects of any agency that need to be kept private. That’s common sense. But the majority of any taxpayer-run agency should be open for public scrutiny.

    That openness keeps everybody honest — checks and balances, if you will.

  • To the editor:

    I want to thank a young man through this letter.

    There is a lot of negativity surrounding our teenagers today, and often there are generalizations made about them that lumps all of them into “bad kids.” I want people to know that is a wrong assumption. There are great, thoughtful young people out there.

  • To the editor:

    I believe I can vote for the Obama/Biden ticket as a faithful Catholic (Biden is Catholic) and concerned American after carefully reflecting on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ guidelines.

  • So here we are. Only one month until the next presidential election and on this eve we are left grasping for answers in a rapidly declining economy. Last week I was excited to watch the first presidential debate. “Finally,” I thought, “we will get some real answers to straightforward questions.” Sadly, I was mistaken. Instead of answering questions head-on in a straightforward manner both candidates circumvented questions dodging each question as if it were a loaded gun.

  • To the editor:

    Not too long ago a Nelson County Deputy was terminated from his duties for misuse of a county fuel card.

    I agree if these charges are or were true there is a need for punishment. In this case it was termination of the deputy.

    Recently it was brought to the attention of Nelson County citizens that the judge executive (the same judge who pushed for termination of the deputy mentioned above) and a county inspector knowingly used a county vehicle, county fuel and possibly county time traveling to Bullitt County to work.

  • There’s just one problem with having a cute little Maltese/Shih Tzu pup: Walking him is an exercise in frustration.

    House training is taken care of. He sleeps all through the night with no protest. He entertains himself for hours with his myriad of toys, including a black, rubber tire made just for dogs and a two-foot-long green creature of some sort that makes a sound like a calf bawling. Who thinks of these things?

    But going for a walk is when Eli and I butt heads.

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    The New Life Center would like to thank the following churches and organizations for their donations to The New Life Center through our 2008 Baby Bottle Campaign:

  • There are two kinds of voters in the United States, the ones who have never missed voting since they were old enough to register and those who go to the polls every once in a while when the spirit or a spirited campaign moves them to vote.

    This message is aimed at the latter group. Are you registered? Depending on the number of elections that have passed since you last did your civic duty and cast a ballot, you could find yourself out of luck when you show up at your precinct polling place Nov. 4.

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