After visiting the Philippines for the first time in 2010, Bardstown resident Pat Blanford was taken aback by the extreme poverty in which the kind and humble Filipino people lived.
“It’s a beautiful country as a whole,” he said, but the citizens suffer with a corrupt government and a minimal middle class. “Either you’re filthy rich or filthy poor. And you’ll see it, even in the big cities.”
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Early Friday was one of those mornings that make it easy to understand where mankind came up with the concept of God.
The Central Kentucky area had been ravaged by record snowfall. Roads were still treacherous, vehicles scattered in the ditches. Some of us had made it to work the day before through great effort. Others were still homebound.
Mother Nature had put us through a lot over the past couple of weeks. It was March, the time we start to dream of spring and look for the first color to return to the drab gray and brown winter countryside.
Looking back at summer 2014, one group of Bardstown City Schools students said it was an experience that was life changing.
The group, which included students from Bardstown High School and Bardstown Middle School, traveled to North Carolina in August to attend Camp SAY, a summer camp for young people who stutter.
Formerly known as Camp Our Time, Camp SAY teaches students how to control their stuttering with breathing exercises. The two-week camp also helps the students develop confidence to speak in front of others.
In an age where Photoshop has become a controversy in the fashion world, Elsie Matteson recounts her start as a fashion illustrator in the 1950s when advertisements for the latest trends were drawn by hand.
Matteson, a 10-year resident of Bardstown, knew at a young age she wanted to go into fashion.
“As a young teenager, I was always interested in drawing and wanted to be an artist,” she said. “I also was interested in sewing, because my mother was a seamstress,” so the idea of being a fashion illustrator fit nicely.