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Editorials

  • EDITORIAL: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

    On Aug. 28, 1963, Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, in which he called for an end to racism in the United States.
    More than 50 years later, the sheer impact of the speech makes it one of the most acclaimed in U.S. history.
    To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who dedicated his life to achieving equality and justice for all, below are 15 iconic quotes from his famous speech.

  • Editorial: Hospice a priceless service, investment of time and effort

    Readers who have been following Kentucky Standard reporter Kacie Goode’s series of articles about Hospice of Nelson County have been learning that hospice is continuing to be a much-needed service for our community.

    Her second article appeared Wednesday and her third, and final one, will run this coming Wednesday.

  • EDITORIAL: A new era

    After more than nine decades spent serving as mostly the “loyal opposition” party, Kentucky Republicans hit the ground running last week with their newly won domination of both legislative chambers and the governor’s mansion.

    It’s been a long time coming for the GOP, and they’ve wasted no time in producing a flurry of pent-up legislation in the first week of the new session, bills that, once affixed with Gov. Matt Bevin’s signature, figure to bring smiles to the faces of those with conservative leanings.

  • EDITORIAL: Farewell to a bourbon legend

    In the years of the current bourbon boom, master distillers have grown to become viewed as rock stars by fans of Kentucky’s signature spirit.

    On Sunday, Parker Beam, the rock star’s rock star, was taken from us following a long battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, against which he and his wife, Linda, have fought in a very public battle in recent years, raising money and awareness to combat the disease.

  • EDITORIAL: Blackmon’s drive, dedication felt beyond school walls

    When Cara Blackmon retired from Bardstown City Schools, the district did not just lose its director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, it lost an icon whose love for the students of Bardstown has always stood out and set her apart.

    In her 16 years with BCS, Blackmon was an instrumental part of the district’s growth and success, and she did so in several roles.

  • EDITORIAL: Clinic continues to meet needs of our community

    Most of us don’t think twice about purchasing over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements or sunscreen. But for many Nelson County residents, purchasing those types of items could mean they can’t pay their utility bills or buy groceries for the week. Now, residents who qualify — by meeting the low-income guidelines or being covered by Medicare, will be eligible to receive items needed through a new service offered by Nelson County Community Clinic.

  • Editorial: City government investigation is worth the investment

    The city took a big step Tuesday night toward possibly finding some answers about whether city personnel or resources were used in an attempt to influence November’s Bardstown City Council election.

    It was the first meeting of the new council’s term, and they spoke with one voice.

    By unanimous vote, the six council members authorized Councilman John Kelley Jr. to sign a contract with Lexington lawyer Scott A. Crosbie to conduct the investigation.

  • Editorial: Possible life sentence for growing pot is hard to comprehend

    Local legend and outlaw Johnny Boone sits in a Canadian jail waiting to learn whether our northern neighbor will extradite him to back to the U.S. to face probably a life sentence.

    His crime? Growing pot.

    Granted, he is accused of growing a lot. The man already served time for his role in the homegrown syndicate that produced literally tons of sensimilla in the 1980s.

  • Editorial: City government investigation is worth the investment

    The city took a big step Tuesday night toward possibly finding some answers about whether city personnel or resources were used in an attempt to influence November’s Bardstown City Council election.

    It was the first meeting of the new council’s term, and they spoke with one voice.

    By unanimous vote, the six council members authorized Councilman John Kelley Jr. to sign a contract with Lexington lawyer Scott A. Crosbie to conduct the investigation.

  • EDITORIAL: 2016 Cheers & Jeers

    As 2016 comes to a close, the editorial board has created its list of cheer and jeers for what has been an eventful year.

    Cheers for the new St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. The expanded space is set up like a grocery store that allows clients to pick the kind of food they need with dignity.

    Cheers for the city of Bardstown, which was named one of the South’s Best Towns in Southern Living Magazine.