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Today's Opinions

  • Economic future is still bright

    Economic development can sometimes seem like taking two steps forward and one step back.

    Last week that is exactly how Nelson County Economic Development Agency executive Kim Huston felt when hours after taking part in a “grand opening” program at NPR she received word that Intertec Systems would be closing in the spring. That is about the time that Flowers Foods will open its multi-million dollar bakery in the new industrial park.

  • Christian values should be considered in vote

    To the editor:

    Many have asked why the left keep on slinging such demeaning, derogatory insults toward Governor Palin. Some have surmised it is due to her anti-abortion stance, less taxation legislation enacted in Alaska or the fact she is just a woman. However, the reason most obvious to me is Sarah Palin is Christian. This characterization shows through by her pattern of speech [saying she is blessed], service to constituents and love for family, friends and country which is enthusiastically demonstrated.

  • Reader comments on autumn reflections

    To the editor:

    Now that Autumn is beginning to show its magnificent colors and tease us with tantalizing weather, once again I cherish and remember why this is my favorite season. With cool, brisk mornings showing a slight hint of fog, to the warm and peaceful sunny afternoons,  I am amazed at how quickly the years seem to go by; yet, the memories are still vivid as if yesterday.

  • No comparison between Palin and Obama

    To the editor:

  • Don’t forget U.S. soldiers still fighting in Iraq

    To the editor:

    I’m asking Kentuckians to not forget the soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan still risking their lives daily in the name of freedom and justice.

  • Message of peace is hopeful

    Despite pledges from many beauty queens that they will work for world peace, few if any keep their promise once crowned. It’s not as easy as saying, “Can’t we all just get along?” Peace is an elusive concept, whether it be nationally, internationally or within one’s own mind.

  • Disposing of the flag properly is important

    During the past several decades respect for the American flag has seemed to flag.

    The strictures about taking a flag down from an unlit pole at night, the proper display of a flag in ceremonies and placing one’s hand over the heart during the pledge have waned.

    It would seem that as the flag has become fair game for being made into apparel or exploited for commercial purposes it has been losing luster as a revered symbol of our country. Perhaps that is why the flag retirement ceremony last Sunday by the Cox’s Station DAR was so refreshing.

  • Change needs to start in school systems

    To the editor:

    In a Standard editorial it was stated the “Nelson County Schools missed being an Exemplary Growth district by just a hair” but let us look at the scores by schools. The facts are in and while the elementary schools did well and if it was not for them (elementary) Nelson County scores would be far worse as a whole. Let’s look at Nelson County High School scores in its ranking among other high schools in the state.