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Today's Opinions

  • Respected doctor never knew my feelings

    I loved Dr. Paul Armstrong.

    Now before you jump to conclusions or call my husband Bud to tattle, let me explain. We’re talking agape here — nothing scandalous.

    Dr. Armstrong watched over me through my two pregnancies. He was there at both births — 1983 and 1986 — and placed in my hands the most beautiful babies ever born. Who wouldn’t love the person who handed them the most precious gifts they’ve ever received?

    He remained my physician until he retired a couple of years ago.

  • Others care about Stoners Chapel cemetery

    To the editor:

    I personally know the farmer (Michael Evans) mentioned in the Sept. 28 article concerning the Stoners Chapel Cemetery and as he said “cows want shade” and will find a way to get to it. Previously, I have helped the farmer and my husband to put fence around the cemetery. Evans has put fence around the cemetery many times with money from his own pocket even though he leases the farm from a Louisville doctor. The doctor’s son lives in the house on the property.

  • Reader believes program can help students

    To the editor:

    A few weeks ago, I sent an email out about the possibility of developing a pilot program in education with local high schools and colleges. The idea is based on several state models of fusing high school and college education for accelerated students. While I have sent the idea forward for state officials to review, my belief is if a successful program can be set up in our local communities of Nelson and Washington counties, this progressive policy could be the vehicle for positive change in our state education system.

  • County vehicles should not be in other counties

    To the editor:

    I was recently in a neighboring county and witnessed a Nelson County Government vehicle. This opened my eyes, as I see more of these county vehicles on the road after normal work hours. Hopefully, Fiscal Court will follow up on the concerns and questions voiced by Magistrate Tim Hutchins at the last Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Good work in Kentucky regarding health care

    Some polls indicate that the general state of our economy has at this time overtaken concern about health care in our country — though a major proposal is on our national table to dismantle employer-provided health insurance and to in effect dismantle at least Medicare.

    Work to make good health care achievable for everyone takes work in many sectors. One of these sectors includes the people in Kentucky.

  • Cell phone use is becoming unwelcomed

    To the editor:

    This is for all who own a cell phone, especially those with a cell phone that is probably one step away from being implanted in your head. You know who you are.

    We are a society in which everything can be at your beck and call. Within a second, barely blink your eyes and all the information you want or need is right there at your fingertips, just think it and you have it, say the word and it is yours.

  • Move over — share the road with bicyclists

    I learned to ride it when I was a youngster with training wheels attached and a guiding hand holding on to the back of the seat until I was ready to take off. It was my first vehicle with wheels and a license was not required…

    It was my first bicycle.

  • Protect our local cemeteries

    Michael Evans does not consider himself to be a “historian” in the usual sense of that word. But the Samuels Road resident has a deep and growing appreciation of local history that led him to contact The Standard, PLG and the Nelson County Genealogical Roundtable about a cemetery in his part of the county that was falling into deeper and deeper disrepair.