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Today's Opinions

  • Sarah Palin is not vice presidential material

    To the editor:

    Forget the lipstick. That Sarah Palin is not qualified to be Vice President, let alone President of the United States, we have on the authority of no less a figure than Karl Rove. Commenting on Mark Warner’s leadership credentials, Rove said Warner had only been a governor — of Virginia — for three years and before that he was only mayor of Richmond, our 115th largest city.

  • Thank you for supporting New Life Center

    To the editor:

    As we approach the end of summer, we (at The New Life Center) express our thanks and appreciation to Toyota Manufacturing. We have had a busy and productive summer implementing programs to better serve our community.

    24/7 Dads, a new program, reaches out to men of the Nelson County area, helping them to integrate responsibility and integrity into their parenting, and Earn While You Learn continues to offer free parenting instruction and material support to men and women.

  • Thanks for help of New Haven family fun day

    To the editor:

    The New Haven School PTO would like to thank everyone who made our Family Fun Day a huge success. On Aug. 23, New Haven PTO hosted a “Back to School Family Fun Day.” We had booths, games, raffles, concessions, silent auction, large side bouncer, large optical course bouncer and much more. All the students, children, parents, teachers and adults enjoyed the big day.

  • HOSA says thanks all for helping bake sale

    To the editor:

    On behalf of Health Occupations Students of America at Nelson County Area Technology Center and the adviser, we would like to thank everyone who supported the bake sale at Wal-Mart Aug. 30. The proceeds are being donated to the March of Dimes.

    Lauren Colvin

    HOSA Secretary

    1060 Bloomfield Road

    Bardstown

  • St. Catherine Church parishioners are hurting

    To the editor:

    From someone who knows and has been a member of St. Catherine Parish for almost 70 years, and has dedicated a lot of hard work and energy in support of the school, I think it is about time that the people in New Haven and Nelson County know what is really going on at St. Catherine Church.

  • Raising taxes is needed at times

    We’re crossing our fingers that Bardstown City Council didn’t miss the boat last week when it refused to raise personal property taxes.

    By a 4-2 vote, the Council decided to keep personal property tax stagnant for the upcoming year even though the decision meant the city would find itself in the hole by more than $20,000 than the year before. The reason — there is less personal property to tax.

  • Raising taxes is needed at times

    We're crossing our fingers that Bardstown City Council didn't miss the boat last week when it refused to raise personal property taxes.

    By a 4-2 vote, the Council decided to keep personal property tax stagnant for the upcoming year even though the decision meant the city would find itself in the hole by more than $20,000 than the year before. The reason — there is less personal property to tax.

  • Race challenges didn't stop it

    This year's "Bourbon City Challenge," which was last Sunday in the area around Samuels Field, Sympson Lake and west Bardstown, had a pair of major challenges. First, the organizers, led by former Standard Reporter Bob White, lacked a major sponsor and had to scramble to figure out how to pay the bills without serious underwriting. The participants in the run, paddle and peddle competition faced wind gusts of more than 50 mph during the early afternoon dodging falling limbs and being pushed backward and sideways.