Today's Opinions

  • Fair Board not connected with Rock-n-Ride

    To the editor:

    The upcoming Rock-n-Ride event at the Nelson County fairgrounds Oct. 28-Nov. 1, is an outside event not affiliated with the Nelson County Fair board members or the fair. The portion of the proceeds go toward the American Cancer Society.

    For more information, watch PLG TV-13, The Kentucky Standard, radio stations and/or visit Web site www.bardstownfestival.com.

    Please do not contact fair board members for information.

    Patsy Durbin


    Nelson County Fair Board

    2391 New Haven Road


  • Keep America safe: vote for McCain for president

    To the editor:

    The USSR’s 70-year experiment in Marxism, or “scientific socialism,” failed, but only 19 years later, most of us forget the kind of joy we felt when the Berlin wall started coming down. Regardless, the Cold War is actually back and far too many historically oblivious and over-confident Americans think that history starts with today. Marxism is making a significant comeback in Russia and if Senator Obama gets elected, based on his campaign remark “redistribute the wealth,” marxism will be more active in the USA.

  • Review of codes worth the time

    It’s good to take a second look at the rules sometimes.

    You might find a better way of doing something or find that some rules just don’t have the appropriate amount of enforcement to make them practical.

    Taking a fresh look is exactly what Nelson Fiscal Court is doing regarding the county’s Administrative Code and Personnel Policies and Procedures.

  • Election 2008 is coming; be patient, ready to wait

    To the editor:

    Election Day is coming! With a record number of voters expected to arrive at the polls on Election Day, voter preparation is the key to a smooth voting experience.

    Please have your candidate selection decisions made before you get to the machine. Sample ballots will be available at the polls and a copy will be printed in the local paper. Please look at them and use them to be ready to vote when you enter the booth. Prepared voters make their selections quickly and are in and out of the voting booth, which helps to keep lines moving.

  • Election officer seeks answers to questions

    To the editor:

    Legislators are working the fourth-grade lecture circuit.  Teaching the Voters of Tomorrow, how “We The People” control our democratic fates by the power of the vote. Same swill the nuns out at St. Thomas were teaching altar boys like me, back in the ’60s.  

    At 50, I can tell you it ain’t necessarily so, if you’re working from within a corrupt political system.

  • Don’t ban video games due to violence

    To the editor:

    How many video games have you bought or played in the last six months? It doesn’t matter. Millions of people throughout the world play them and buy them. If they’re banned because of a little bit of violence, then jobs and money will be gone. Some of the violence is fake. How much damage can something that doesn’t exist do? Have you ever thought for a moment that the actions of aggressive children are not being caused by something he or she could have made up to get people off his or her back?

  • Flowers Foods is a good fit

    If the Bardstown Industrial Development Corporation had been handed a magic wand and then told to produce an ideal plant for Bardstown and Nelson County it is doubtful it could have dreamed up something better than Flowers Foods.

    The number of jobs is significant and the average pay impressive. The product is virtually recession proof and the company employees who participated in a “Get Acquainted” session at Maywood last week seemed as if all of them hailed from Fairfield or New Hope rather than Thomasville, Ga.

  • Reader urges writer to check facts

    To the editor:

    Gene Reynolds’ letter in The Kentucky Standard of Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 — “Christian values should be considered in vote” — only served to expose the writer’s ignorance about religion and faith.