• Thanks for help with Hospice fundraiser

    To the editor:

    We extend our sincere thanks to the volunteers who pitched in to hold a trail ride and auction to benefit Hospice of Nelson County patients. Scores of volunteers gave many hours to putting together the Boone’s Ride May 24.

  • Thanks for making Trail of Hope Ride a success

    To the editor:

    The first Multiple Sclerosis Trail of Hope Ride was June 7, 2008. We would like to thank a few who made the day a great success.

    Thanks to Joey McDonald and fellow property owners for use of the land to host the day’s events. Also, thanks to all friends and family who helped cook and work that day. Special thanks to The Kentucky Standard, WBRT Radio and The Springfield Sun for publicity of the event. Also, special thanks to all the area businesses and individuals for monetary and auction item donations.

  • Vets care more for pets than money

    To the editor:

    Recently in our local news there have been several reports of fatal and near-fatal exposure of pets to over-the-counter flea and tick products. After reading about them and treating some myself in the past weeks, I would like to give one more — perhaps welcome, perhaps not — opinion.

  • Visitors shocked at second-hand smoke

    To the editor:

    Last week I attended Kentucky Music Week, a nationally acclaimed event taught by musicians from throughout the country, held right here in Nelson County. I was one of the few students from Bardstown since many came from as far away as California, Florida, Montana and Michigan — nearly 25 states were represented.

    Most everyone commented on how much they liked Bardstown — the historic downtown, the size, the friendliness — I even spoke with one couple who plans to move here within the next year as they find the town so attractive and livable!

  • Anyone would be better than President Bush

    To the editor:

    This country that once was looked up to by other nations is now regarded with disdain and made a laughing stock by these people. Why? We are led by a buffoon who has made a shambles of the presidency of the United States. People everywhere see us going downhill as our economy falters. It’s as if we have come to a standstill and are treading water while we wait for a new leader. No nation can ever progress without a strong person at the helm.

  • Some problems more pressing than smoking

    To the editor:

    Smoking ban? In a more perfect world, go for it! Here’s the problem: Not one of us is perfect and I’m the least among us. Here I sit surrounded by my cigarette smoke; yet, I’m in favor of the ordinance banning public smoking ... just not right now. Proponents marching in support, some carrying signs, appear to be passionate wanting to save the lives of secondhand recipients and of the less enlightened.

  • As a nation, we shouldn't be so critical

    To the editor:

    I am writing this letter regarding some of the articles that were published in The Standard.

    Growing up in the South end of Louisville, just 1-1/2 blocks away from beautiful Churchill Downs, I can remember three pictures always hanging on our dining room wall: Jesus, the Virgin Mary and the President of the United States. At age 9, I can remember asking why we had to have these three pictures always on the wall everywhere we lived.

  • Reader urges public to support smoking ban

    To the editor:

    I am writing to ask the Nelson County Fiscal Court and the residents of Nelson County to support a smoke-free ordinance to eliminate smoking from the county’s workplaces.

    Research has proven that exposure to secondhand smoke causes about 3,000 lung cancer deaths and 35,000-45,000 deaths from heart disease each year.

    Studies also show that workers exposed to secondhand smoke are one-third more likely to develop cancer than those who work in a smoke-free environment.

  • The action of one shouldn't affect everyone

    To the editor:

  • Proposed smoking ban is going too far

    To the editor:

    I think it’s time to stop following and decide for ourselves what’s best for us and our businesses. As long as anything is legal, how can it be banned? No matter whether you smoke or not is not the issue. Being told how you can run your business is not for any level of government to decide.

    As a consumer what’s next? Be weighed at the door and told you can’t have dessert?

    Are we free people not?

    Carol Bunch

    109 Barberry Lane