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Letters

  • LETTER: Our jail needs change

    We need change at our Nelson County Jail.
    I was an employee of the Nelson County Jail as second in command a few years ago. I left Nelson County to return to my previous employer, Hardin County Jail due to how our facility is run.
    The facility has mold issues, low staff, improper training — just to name a few of the issues. This is all attributed to our current jailer. She belittles and treats the staff badly. Inmates are given more respect than the deputies.

  • Letter: Stand against cable rates

    I am writing in regard to the cable bill raise that we have been put on the people of Bardstown. If people would stand up to this city of Bardstown, we would be a better city.

    The low-income and disabled people don’t have a chance to see TV like all these rich people. They have to get that $200,000 back for that lawsuit. Why put the burden on the citizens of Bardstown? Like to hear comments.

    Joseph G. Reynolds

    Bardstown

  • Letter: Leftist gun control policies punish law-abiding

    Sir:

    For a newspaper whose editor seems so concerned about getting the “facts” right on issues with which he seems to disagree, that same concern was obviously missing from the entire editorial page of the Friday, March 2, Kentucky Standard.

    From the cartoon at the top of the page, through the Viewpoints column, and ending with the two published letters to the editor, the string of misrepresentations and outright lies were almost innumerable. 

  • Letter: Pension ‘fix’ seems like plan to destroy public education

    I am tired of hearing some legislators speak of not kicking the can down the road any longer. The General Assembly sure didn’t mind kicking the can for years when they used the money they were legally obligated to use to fund the teacher retirement system for other purposes.

    The problem is not with the structure of the present teacher pension plan. The teachers have met their obligations all these years. Now the teachers and local schools, at the detriment of students, are being asked to fund the legislative obligation.

  • Letter: Sisters of Charity of Nazareth stand with gun violence victims

    We, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, rooted in our faith and Jesus’ model of nonviolence in ministry, work to promote a culture of peace through nonviolence in prayer and action.

    The most recent gun violence in Parkland, Fla., reaffirms that America has a gun violence epidemic, and gun violence is a complex issue with many areas of it needing to be addressed. We stand with many who grieve these deaths, pray with these families and work to support policies that reduce death and injury from gun violence.

  • Letter: Pension ‘fix’ seems like plan to destroy public education

    I am tired of hearing some legislators speak of not kicking the can down the road any longer. The General Assembly sure didn’t mind kicking the can for years when they used the money they were legally obligated to use to fund the teacher retirement system for other purposes.

    The problem is not with the structure of the present teacher pension plan. The teachers have met their obligations all these years. Now the teachers and local schools, at the detriment of students, are being asked to fund the legislative obligation.

  • LETTER: Say goodbye to open space

    To the editor,
    The Standard editorial board published a nice editorial back in December urging the developers and Woodlawn homeowners to work together to find a solution that would benefit Nelson County as a whole. Great advice, and the Woodlawn  homeowners association executive board took that advice to heart. After all, we have the most to lose.

  • Letter: We must maintain our infrastructure

    To the editor,

    As a highway contractor employing many people in this region, I want to share a few thoughts about the importance of investment in transportation infrastructure in our state.

  • Letter: This is pure madness

    To the editor,

  • Letter: Objection can contribute to change

    To the editor,

    I had been a lawyer for eight months when, during the May term of the Nelson Circuit Court, I was appointed to represent all those indicted by the grand jury. You did so without pay. Among those indicted was William Tonge, an African-American charged with murder. The case was then passed to the October term for trial.