• 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.

  • 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.

  • It’s been said a good government is an open government.

    In essence, if a government agency has nothing to hide, then its records should be open to the public. We understand there are some aspects of any agency that need to be kept private. That’s common sense. But the majority of any taxpayer-run agency should be open for public scrutiny.

    That openness keeps everybody honest — checks and balances, if you will.

  • To the editor:

    I want to thank a young man through this letter.

    There is a lot of negativity surrounding our teenagers today, and often there are generalizations made about them that lumps all of them into “bad kids.” I want people to know that is a wrong assumption. There are great, thoughtful young people out there.

  • To the editor:

    I believe I can vote for the Obama/Biden ticket as a faithful Catholic (Biden is Catholic) and concerned American after carefully reflecting on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ guidelines.

  • So here we are. Only one month until the next presidential election and on this eve we are left grasping for answers in a rapidly declining economy. Last week I was excited to watch the first presidential debate. “Finally,” I thought, “we will get some real answers to straightforward questions.” Sadly, I was mistaken. Instead of answering questions head-on in a straightforward manner both candidates circumvented questions dodging each question as if it were a loaded gun.

  • To the editor:

    Not too long ago a Nelson County Deputy was terminated from his duties for misuse of a county fuel card.

    I agree if these charges are or were true there is a need for punishment. In this case it was termination of the deputy.

    Recently it was brought to the attention of Nelson County citizens that the judge executive (the same judge who pushed for termination of the deputy mentioned above) and a county inspector knowingly used a county vehicle, county fuel and possibly county time traveling to Bullitt County to work.

  • There’s just one problem with having a cute little Maltese/Shih Tzu pup: Walking him is an exercise in frustration.

    House training is taken care of. He sleeps all through the night with no protest. He entertains himself for hours with his myriad of toys, including a black, rubber tire made just for dogs and a two-foot-long green creature of some sort that makes a sound like a calf bawling. Who thinks of these things?

    But going for a walk is when Eli and I butt heads.

  • To the editor:

    The New Life Center would like to thank the following churches and organizations for their donations to The New Life Center through our 2008 Baby Bottle Campaign:

  • There are two kinds of voters in the United States, the ones who have never missed voting since they were old enough to register and those who go to the polls every once in a while when the spirit or a spirited campaign moves them to vote.

    This message is aimed at the latter group. Are you registered? Depending on the number of elections that have passed since you last did your civic duty and cast a ballot, you could find yourself out of luck when you show up at your precinct polling place Nov. 4.

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  • To the editor:

    The Nelson County Health Department, Nelson, Marion and Washington County Diabetes Coalition and Bardstown City Schools would like to thank everyone who made Family Health and Fitness Day a success. We had 31 booths giving parents and children the opportunity to learn about health and safety as well as interactive booths for the parent and child to complete together. When the family completed 15 or more booths, they were eligible for door prizes.

  • To the editor:

    Often, in a world plagued with economic and social woes, I am tempted to become cynical and discouraged. I recently had the honor of seeing first-hand a wonderful example of our community coming together and tackling some of these issues with grace and joy. Our Nelson County Community Clinic provides the “working poor” with medical and dental services that are sorely needed largely through the unsung efforts of volunteers.

  • To the editor:

    Ron Rust with William R. Rust Funeral Home is incorrect on two accounts in his intrusion into the right of the Catholic Church to conduct a Catholic Burial Mass according to the norms of the Church that have been in place for centuries.

  • Those without health insurance face many uphill battles in our society. Preventative care is often unaffordable, and many major procedures are out of the question. That inevitably leads to a population that isn’t as healthy as it could be, which affects every aspect of society.

    The Nelson County Community Clinic recognizes that problem, and so do the many supporters of its recent Taste of Tuscany dinner and art auction.