• LETTER: Memorializing Post 121 members

    It is with a sad and a heavy heart that I share with you the list of American Legion Post 121 veterans who passed away this year. Their names were not presented at the 2019 Memorial Day service. May we never forget the true meaning of Memorial Day and the honoring of these veterans: Robert F. Lyvers, eight years, Jeff Rogers, eight years, Karen L. Coulter, eight years, Leroy Hobbs, 14 years, Charles Gary Miles Sr., 44 years, John (Jack) Coomes, 29 years, James P. (Dude) Graham, 68 years, Respectfully submitted,

    Richard Nest


  • LETTER: Watch for motorcycles and don’t blow grass on road

    Spring has arrived, and wonderful motorcycle-riding weather is here! I’d like to put out some reminders to help make motorcycling safe. Please don’t throw mowed grass on the road.

    And please do not go out and buy your teenager a crotch rocket (sport/racing bike) or any other kind of bike until he or she takes the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Program. Without proper training, these bikes can be death machines.

  • LETTER: Books are the answer

    What is the best book your have ever read?  Have you heard or read that many youngsters and adults are wandering around in a drug-induced fog? Suicide, even! What to do, other than beat our gums and call our legislator?

    There’s something that is being overlooked that can ground children to worth-fantasies and/or dreams —books!  Books can take anyone into exciting adventures (Narnia series) and the amazing lives of great heroes of faith, business, sciences, government, music and art.

  • LETTER: Support for Adkins

    I am expressing my strong support for Rocky Adkins as the next governor of Kentucky because of his strong leadership in the Kentucky General Assembly for the past 32 years, including over 20 years as Democratic floor leader of the House. His running mate, Stephanie Horne, brings valuable skills to this ticket with her background in business, finance, and tenure on the Jefferson County Board of Education.

    You can find more details about the issues they will champion on their website, www.rockyforky.com.

  • LETTER: Endorsements piling up for Adkins

    Democratic candidate for governor state Rep.Rocky Adkins is proud to accept a multitude of endorsements from around the Commonwealth of Kentucky to include: The Tri-State Buildings Trade, Boyd County Education Association, Laborers Local 1445 and 576, United Wine Workers of America, United Steel Workers Local 14581 and Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 248.

  • LETTER: Appreciation to Legion for support

    Dear editor,

    My son, Timmy, has MS and needs a stem cell transplant. We held a benefit at the American Legion April 12. I would like to thank the American Legion for their support and also St. Vincent de Paul for their support and donations. Also thanks to my family and friends for their support and donations. Couldn’t have done it without them. It was a great success!

    Thank you again!

    Wanda Craig


  • LETTER: Room in the Inn success made possible by partners

    Room in the Inn would like to thank everyone involved for another successful winter season, which ended March 31. In its third season, the Room in the Inn program of Bethany Haven serves as our community’s compassionate response to those experiencing homelessness.

    We served 85 separate individuals in the winter program with 660 bed nights and 7,932 volunteer hours served along with an incredible group of intake workers. Once again, the First Presbyterian Church graciously provided its facilities to serve as the intake location.

  • LETTER: Museum appreciates support of Heaven Hill

    The director and staff of Spalding Hall would like to give a big shout out to Heaven Hill Distillery for being a generous supporter of the museum.

    Heaven Hill employees arrived at the museum full of energy and vigor to help spruce up this beautiful historic treasure.

    For three days, the crew painted, cleaned, laid bricks and put in a lot of hard work.

    In closing, Thank you, Heaven Hill.

    Linda F. McClosky

    Director of Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

  • LETTER: Children need our help in escaping abuse

    Thirteen years ago, I joined Nelson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children). Since that time, it has been a pleasure to support and promote the court-appointed volunteer advocacy program in hopes that every abused or neglected child in Nelson County can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive.

    My commitment as a volunteer advocate included training and becoming knowledgeable of the work of CASA and juvenile court proceedings.

  • LETTER: Columnist’s attacks on Trump target all U.S. white people

    On March 23, at a gathering of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Ilhan Omar said, “For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it.” Continuing, “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”