• Semi-trucks are ruining atmosphere downtown

    To the editor:

    As a fairly new resident of Bardstown, I would like to comment on my view of downtown. We fell in love with Bardstown while searching for a new place to live. The charm of downtown is enticing except for one thing. The calm of the serene setting is constantly broken by the sounds of semi trucks coming through the center of town.

    The noise pollution from these monsters and the chattering of motorcycles interferes with an otherwise charming setting.

  • To the editor:

    To the editor:Wow! Four years in a row! What a tribute to our community. On behalf of Flaget Memorial Hospital, I want to thank our entire community for helping us become one of the 100 Top Hospitals in America again. Very few communities can celebrate making the list even once. To be recognized multiple times is a true tribute to the many people who have dedicated their lives to making Flaget an outstanding community hospital.

  • Teamwork made Taste of Bardstown a hit

    To the editor:

    This year’s “Taste of Bardstown,” was a huge success because of the contributions of a number of local citizens. Half the ticket proceeds will be used to benefit Hospice of Nelson County patients and families. Half will be used by the Bardstown-Nelson County Hospitality Association, which funds programs that help our community.

    Sandra and Charlie Wells, the new owners of the Blue Grass Entertainment and Exposition Complex, donated the use of their facility for the tasting. We are very grateful for their support.

  • David Hall deserves the thanks and praise

    To the editor:

    I was glad to see the thanks and praise given to David Hall as he retires. I feel he has done an outstanding job enforcing rules he didn’t make and was often criticized because of them. He really had a thankless job and I was pleased to see him in a position to take a bow. Job well done, David. Thanks!

    Judith W. Hiss

    The Stone House

    1007 Stone House Ridge


  • Thanks for help with community Easter Egg hunt

    To the editor:

    We would like to thank everyone who helped make the community Easter Egg Hunt here in New Haven, March 22, such a great success. Thanks to all our sponsors: Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival, Town and Country Bank, Fort Knox Federal, First Federal Savings and Loan, Hometown IGA, DeWitt’s Aluminum, Kentucky Railway Museum and Barbie D’s.

  • Reader concerned about dangerous county road

    To the editor:

    I am writing concerning the Hall Simpson Road.

    There is a break in the road that is getting ready to collapse.

    I have called the Judge Executive’s office, they told me to call the road department. I did but they never called me back. I have reason to believe someone is going to get hurt because one side is breaking off.

    The road is on the Nelson and Marion County line. They both think the other is supposed to fix it. All I know is that we pay our taxes at Bardstown.

  • Reader responds to Gov. Beshear criticism

    To the editor:

    The Kentucky Standard recently published comments from Lacy Coyle-Hatfield questioning why the Governor was not present for a military departure program at Jefferson Middle School in Louisville on Feb. 20.

  • How should Americans show true patriotism?

    To the editor:

    While driving home from Bardstown in my Ford F-150 truck I got behind a red truck on which the owner had displayed his patriotism to the United States of America.

    One sticker was displaying the American flag and the other read “ Proud to be an American.”

    Just to the left of these two stickers was the truck manufactured name in broad white lettering — NISSAN.

    If at all possible we should buy and support all American made products, owned by American people.

    John Cissell

    4715 New Haven Road


  • Reader remembers late Maxine Graham

    To the editor:

    In April of 1968, the men of C Battery, 2/138th Artillery were called to active duty in Vietnam. It was Maxine Graham, who organized a banquet for the departing troops and their families.

    Maxine will always be remembered for her thoughtfulness. May she rest in peace.

    Kent Bischoff

    275 Ben Irvin Road


  • New farm bill would stimulate U.S. economy

    To the editor:

    While Congress and President Bush recently completed work on an economic stimulus package for America, farm interests have been pushing for another type of economic boost known as “the farm bill.”

    Sometimes mischaracterized as a subsidy program for large-scale corporate farms, the nation’s farm policy actually goes a long way toward providing a sense of economic stability in rural communities. And it does so with a broad reach.