• LETTER: Band uniforms have plenty of life left in them

     Band uniforms have plenty of life left

  • LETTER: 'Old school' sports teams to be published in booklets

    How many readers have ever seen these rare species? Hazel Green Bullfrogs, Fredonia Yellowjackets, Greenville Black Hawks. You had better look fast because they are disappearing because of one of the worst decisions ever made about education in this country: school consolidation.

    These were the names of the teams of the small independent schools that were absorbed into huge centralized schools. Two generations later, people have realized that was a mistake with frightening unintended consequences.

  • LETTER: Community assisted with improvements at Wesley Meadows

    Community assisted with improvements at Wesley Meadows

    The people of Wesley Meadows are committed to the needs of the community.

    We have been under construction for the past year to improve our facility. Three very important ramps and a half-moon circle drive were added to the facility to allow easy access into the building. Wesley Meadows is now 100 percent handicap accessible.

  • LETTER: Seven teams kicked against cancer

    LaRue County Park and Recreation hosted the Second Annual Kicking Cancer Kickball Tournament Saturday.

    Seven teams participated – on an extremely hot day.

    We would like to say thank you to the sponsors and volunteers who supported our event and made it possible this year.

    LaRue County Park and recreation raised more than $1,000 for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. The runner-up team was One Kick Wonders from Nationwide Uniform Corporation and the champions were the Pink Panthers.

    Bill Hawkins

  • Red Hill Cemetery is lovely

     I would like to take the time to say how proud I am for the lovely way Tim Robertson and his crew keep Red Hill Cemetery.

    Linda Roark


  • LETTER: Fly the flag every day

     A few years ago, Congress passed into law proclaiming June 14 as National Flag Day.

    A great many do so in this county today. At one time, this wasn’t so here.

    Americans who have lived in a country outside of the good old USA, serving there, not being liked because you are Americans, you know they despise you, yet you do your duty. As you are driving on their roads, you drive by an American installation and you see the old red, white, blue, then you feel very proud to be an American. Then you know why some of us fly the flag every day.

  • LETTER: Learn about industrial hemp

     A public forum about industrial hemp will be held 2 p.m. June 16 at the Marion County Agriculture Center.

    Is it true that Daniel Boone was wearing hemp underwear under his buckskin clothes?

    Is it true that the first Model A Ford had 40 percent hemp on it body frame? And it ran on industrial hemp gas?

    Is it true that you can make over 100 items from hemp?

    Is it really true that we are importing industrial hemp from 33 countries?

  • LETTER: Red Hill Cemetery Commission to meet

    Monday, July 9 marks one of only two times a year the Red Hill
    Cemetery Commission meets to discuss issues concerning the cemetery.
    My concerns are:

  • LETTER: E-cycling was a success

    June 2 was another demonstration that people in our environs do indeed care about protecting creation.

    St. Joseph Elementary School in Bardstown provided their spacious parking lot for the 5th Catholic Charities of Louisville electronics recycling day. This effort was endorsed by County Judge Executive Dean Watts,  Catholic Parishes in Nelson County: Basilica of St Joseph Proto Cathedral, St. Monica, St. Thomas, St. Catherine of Alexandria, Immaculate Conception, St. Gregory and St. Michael; and Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

  • LETTER: Pets need special care in hot weather

     Hot weather is upon us and with the rise in temperatures comes much suffering for animals.

    Dogs are descendents of the wolf, an animal that spends its days in the cool forests or in rock shelters. Just as the wolf seeks shelter from the sun, dogs need shade. Rather than providing shade, a dog house sitting in the sun quickly becomes an oven. Deprived of shade a dog can die a slow and painful death from heat stroke. Dog houses need to be placed under a large tree or a side porch needs to be built on the house to provide shade.