• Letter: An open letter to Rep. Brett Guthrie

    Dear Rep. Guthrie,

    I am writing to implore you to do something about the problem of mass shootings in our schools. In Parkland, Fla., 17 people died Feb. 14 in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. The massacre at the Stoneman Douglas High School was the 18th school shooting this year. This means there’s been a school shooting, on average, every two-and-a-half days this year!

  • Letter: Thank you for supporting Music for Movement

    To the editor,

    We want to give a big thank you to Troy Dennison and Andrew Newton for making our second annual Music for Movement event a huge success!

    On Nov. 4, 2017, Tory opened his bar up to Team Kylie. Andrew Newton played. We had a great night and an excellent event!

    With their support and the community, Team Kylie has gotten off to an amazing start for our 2018 fundraising year. All proceeds from this event are donated to the Arthritis Foundation.

    Dawn Edwards

    Hendersonville, TN

  • Letter: Helping veterans is not a one-person job

    To the editor,

    In response to a recent letter to the editor by Rhonda Shawler of Nazareth, I want to first thank her for bringing the plight of this veteran to the attention of a great team of veterans in this county. Helping a veteran should never be a one-person situation, but rather a motivated team effort.

    Charlie Greenwell, Wayne Fleenor, my father Pete Trzop, and many others work each month to give out a food box at the Senior Citizen Center for seniors in need of food.

  • Letter: HB 227 – A flawed bill: A solar owner’s view

    To the editor,

    Two years ago, I built a house, re-using rafters, doors, and a staircase from an 1860 farmhouse that was structurally unsound. As a farmer and engineer, preservation is one rule I live by. On the farm I do all to preserve land, water and air.

    Naturally, my house is well insulated and built to last 100 years.

    Why did I decide to invest in solar panels?

    Because I wanted renewable energy to preserve land, water and air. Unlike fossil fuels, there’s no huge cost for damage control.

  • LETTER: Time to address gun violence is now

    The time to address gun violence in our country is now. Every country in the world has people with mental illnesses. Every country in the world has violence. Only the United States has mass shootings at schools over and over again.

    The problem is guns. This is not a partisan issue; many Republicans favor stricter background checks and a ban on assault rifles. But Congress has failed time and again to protect our children, due in large part to very sizeable donations to their campaigns from the NRA.

  • LETTER: Tax breaks are different for us all, and vital to some families

    To the editor,
    Over the past few months, I’ve read several opinion columnists criticizing tax reform.
    They say it is a handout for the wealthy. The truth is, every single tax bracket will receive a tax cut, and most will see more money in their paychecks this month.
    So far, businesses and corporations have been expanding, giving raises and handing out bonuses — directly citing tax reform. We will be repatriating hundreds of billions of off-shore dollars that we can invest in nation-building here at home.

  • Letter: We are not forgetting, and we’re stronger with community support

    Jan. 29 was the day Sherry Ballard and her unborn child were murdered in 1979. That pain still persists constantly. Sherry was a beautiful person.

    There is no such thing as forgiveness when some person or people murder your family members. We will never forget Sherry.

    Moving years forward, who could think other family members would be taken and murdered?

    Our family will continue the fight for justice for Tommy and Crystal.

    Strong will and faith will bring justice. We’re not backing down or forgetting, just getting stronger.

  • I am ashamed of our leaders

    To the editor:

    I never thought that as an American I would be ashamed of the words uttered by the President of the United States. Being only the second generation in this country, I have watched with sadness the debate over immigration and have cringed with the words that President Donald Trump has uttered when discussing this issue. Along with his apparent deep-seated disdain for people who are not white or are not of the Christian faith, he has implied that only the “elite” are worthy of entering this great country of ours.

  • Letter: Evidence of Holderman’s dedication will be seen for years to come

    To the editor,

    Longtime resident David Holderman, of Bardstown, passed away Jan. 26. During his service to the Nelson County Fair Board he was a powerful influence for three decades overseeing construction and growth of the annual event.

    He spent many hours each year tending the upkeep and the burdening business aspect of the fairgrounds. Often he took personal vacation time and lent his skills and efforts to ensure the success of the annual county-wide gathering.

  • Letter: Room in the Inn has become a family

    I would like to thank everyone involved with Room In The Inn. I was recently awarded Standard Communications’ Volunteer of the Year 2017, which was a very humbling experience to say the least.

    Knowing that nine other dedicated volunteers were also nominated makes me feel even more honored and humbled. I’m certain that each one of them are as deserving of this award. I take my hat off to you.