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Letters

  • FOP dedication to clothes drive appreciated

    To the editor:

    On behalf of the Boston and New Haven communities we would like to thank the Fraternal Order of Police for their dedication to our youth. Each year, the FOP raises money to assist children with back-to-school clothing. This year, FOP contributed to 33 children in the Boston and New Haven areas. We would like to thank the members of FOP and all community members who donated to the FOP fundraiser.

    Christy VanDeventer, Coordinator

    Village Family Resource &

    Youth Services Center

    489 High St.

    New Haven

  • Sister city sign should have been fixed by now

    To the editor:

    Since the sign ordinance is a topic in the news, I have one that needs attention. The historical sign on New Haven Road blew down in January. I called the mayor’s office twice (since it is in his jurisdiction) asking that it be repaired. Nothing has been done. I love the signs identifying our sister city as Billom, France, and treasure our relationship with the French city. Dixie Hibbs would have fixed the sign in February.

    Charlene Jacobs

    672 St. Thomas Lane

    Bardstown

  • St. Catherine funeral policy is misguided

    Catholic priests in the Archdiocese of Louisville take Jesus’ command to bury the dead very seriously. They are very compassionate in their ministry to bereaved families. It is their greatest gift to our Church. With that in mind, we feel compelled to respond to the article in the Kentucky Standard on August 15 regarding Father Jeffrey Leger, the pastor of St. Catherine Church in New Haven, Ky.

  • Americans should not be afraid of Obama

    To the editor:

    I’d like to reply to a recent letter by a reader who said he was “afraid, very afraid” of Barack Obama “because he is a Marxist or worse yet a radical Islamist.”

  • Smoke-free coalition says thanks

    To the editor:

    The Smoke-free Nelson County Coalition would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Nelson County Fiscal Court for considering the possibility of a smoke-free ordinance in our community.

    Judge Watts has gone above and beyond by hosting and facilitating two public hearings with plenty of healthy discussion and respectful debate from individuals on both sides of the issue. We also appreciate each of the magistrates for being approachable and receptive to the campaign.

  • Woman's Club says thanks for support

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank David Holderman, Keith Willett, John Locklin and all the Nelson County Fair board members for their help and support; Optimist club members, in particular Ken Distler and Jim Beery for their help, all the folks who visited our booth; and especially the Bardstown Woman’s Club members who put in long, hot hours to make this — our biggest fund-raiser — a success.

  • Thanks for supporting area street concert

    To the editor:

    On behalf of the Bardstown Main Street Program, an NCEDA Partner for Progress, we would like to thank Bardstown and surrounding communities for participation in the Bardstown Street Concert on Saturday, June 28. We are excited to be able to offer events of this caliber free to the public. In order to be able to do so, we rely on our sponsors and would like to say thank you to the following sponsors of this year’s event.

  • Rights are free until someone else is harmed

    To the editor:

  • Thanks for Bloomfield's Picnic in the Park fun

    To the editor:

    Hats off to members of the Bloomfield Community of Tomorrow Committee for all their hard work (you know who you are) for the July 12 Old Fashioned Picnic In the Park. It was good entertainment for the entire family to enjoy.

    Special thanks to Jerry Hahn and Larry Russell for donating their time with the horse and carriage rides. My 5-year-old granddaughter has talked about it all week. She thinks we should be able to go to the park every day to take a ride.

  • Reader wants to clarify recent letter to editor

    To the editor:

    On July 11, Dale Elliott, currently serving in Iraq, responded to my May 30 letter to the editor. After receiving a number of positive responses I was taken aback by Elliott’s angry response.