• LETTER: Improper screening leads to problems
  • LETTER: Independence

    Masses of broken lives stand along the borders of this great nation seeking freedom.

    The question asked is, should they be allowed to come in or be told they have to go?

    Building a fence or destroying families is not freedom to choose, but freedom we lose.

    The freedom of others depends on God, who gives mankind freedom for all races.

    Would you want to give up your freedom and take their places?

    A fence along the borders is not the barrier that stands against freedom of this land.

  • LETTER: Farm Bureau appreciates Ag Day support

    On behalf of the Nelson County Ag Day and Tractor Parade, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the sponsors and volunteers who worked so diligently to make this year’s event a success.

    We would also like to thank the general public for their patience while the tractor parade was in progress, allowing this event to transpire without any safety issues.

    A special thanks to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office for their escort vehicles in helping with the parade.

  • LETTER: Appreciation for firefighting efforts on home

    On Friday night, June 21, our Maywood home was hit by a massive lightning strike creating a fire which essentially destroyed our home.  The event was caught on surveillance cameras. We wish to say “THANK YOU” to so many. We need 3,000 words but are limited to 300 words in order to effectively say just two words: “THANK YOU!” 

  • LETTER: Reader sees bias

    Being a long-time subscriber to The Standard is becoming a weekly grind because your paper is so biased against conservative viewpoints and particularly our president.

  • LETTER: Thank you to Tri-County Kentucky United Way

    The Nelson County Community Clinic Board of Directors, patients and volunteer staff wish to sincerely thank the Tri-County Kentucky United Way for their generous $15,000 grant for 2019.

    The fact that United Way is funded by residents of this community makes the support even more endearing, as it is truly people helping people in need, and that is the mission of the clinic.

    The clinic provides basic medical, dental, pharmaceutical and vision care for the working, uninsured/underinsured, low-income residents of Nelson County at no charge to the patients.

  • LETTER: Ignoring the problems from alcohol

    From Drugfreeworld.com “Fermented beverages existed in early Egyptian civilization, and there is evidence of an early alcoholic drink in China around 7000 B.C. In India, an alcoholic beverage called sura, distilled from rice, was in use between 3000 and 2000 B.C. The Babylonians worshiped a wine goddess as early as 2700 B.C. In Greece, one of the first alcoholic beverages to gain popularity was mead, a fermented drink made from honey and water.

    Greek literature is full of warnings against excessive drinking.”

  • LETTER: Support for Community Clinic 5K appreciated

    What a success!

    On behalf of the board of directors, staff, volunteers and patients of the Nelson County Community Clinic, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who helped to make our 5K, Run for the Health of It, fundraiser a success.

    Thank you to our presenting sponsor, CHI Saint Joseph Health Flaget Memorial Hospital medical staff.

    Our gold sponsors were Bardstown Rotary Club, Boone’s Butcher Shop, Flaget Memorial Hospital, Five Star, Orbis, Toyota Boshoku-America and UPS Foundation.

  • LETTER: World Refugee Day a time for reflection

    June 20 is “World Refugee Day.” Perhaps it is a timely opportunity to examine our level of acceptance of those who don’t look, think, speak or pray like us.

    The concept of differentness has been an ongoing challenge for most of us and remains so today. With all the controversy surrounding the topic of immigration, it seems fitting to spotlight the issue. Along that line, the Nelson County Human Rights Commission in its November annual recognition event will focus on the impact of immigrants in our community.

  • LETTER: Give dogs, cats a chance at life

    The Humane Society of Nelson County is an “open admission” facility. That means we never turn away Nelson County residents who surrender their pets or turn in a stray. So we don’t just get the adorable dogs and cats; we get the highly aggressive, the seriously ill, the badly injured, the elderly, and everything in between. Some shelters can be picky; they accept only healthy, easily-adoptable pets. That’s not the case with us.