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Today's Opinions

  • Death doesn’t distinguish life

    Three times a week page A3 of The Kentucky Standard contains thumbnail sketches that attempt to sum up the lives of local citizens who have died.

  • Reader disappointed smoking ban didn’t pass

    To the editor:

  • Thanks for help with Community Thanksgiving

    To the editor:

    The Ministerial Association of Bardstown and Nelson County would like to say “thank you” to all who helped make the Community Thanksgiving dinner possible. The success of our 26th year offering this meal to the community was a result of the efforts of many who gave their time and talents. Purchase of food for the dinner was supported by donations from individuals, organizations and local businesses, for which we are grateful. The remaining money will be used by the Ministerial Association to assist transients in need.

  • Plans for trip abroad comes with lessons learned

    I’m most likely going to Ireland in January. No, not next month, although it’s fun to make my co-workers think I’m trying to take an impromptu vacation abroad. I’ll travel to the Emerald Isle in January 2010, if all goes as planned.

  • Thanks for helping to make concert successful

    To the editor:

    Nelson County’s Smoke-Free Workplace Coalition sends out a big “thank you” to all who helped make the first “Concert for a Cause” a success. A special thanks to the musical groups, Second Hand Smoke, and the AltarNatives, both of whom donated their time and talent for a great concert.  Thanks also to Charlie Walls for sharing the Bluegrass Entertainment Expo and for providing excellent sound for the show.

  • Cell phone ban not a good idea

    State Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown, had good intentions when he submitted a bill request to ban cell phone usage while driving unless the driver uses a hands-free device. His attempt at a compromise between those who want little government interference in their lives and those who want cell phones to be banned in vehicles altogether was also a smart idea.

    The bill should not become law, however.

  • Falling gas prices a good start to the holidays

    I didn’t realize it had been so long until I heard a report last week that the national average for gas prices was below $2 for the first time since March 2005.

    Three-and-a-half years I’ve been paying more than $2 per gallon reaching close to $4 at times. I remembered the days when I paid less, but I didn’t think it had been more than three years until I heard the news report.

  • Girl Scout troop says thanks for help, support

    To the editor:

    Troop 2067 of Bardstown would like to thank everyone who helped to collect needed items for the local animal shelter; The Standard for the much needed and appreciated space in the paper to get the word out to the community; all those who donated items for the animal shelter; all of the girls who worked hard trying to collect needed items and delivering them, and a special thanks to the girls’ families for helping also.

    Thanks again for all of your support.

    Gina Hutchins

    Troop Leader

    103 Carey Court

    Bardstown