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Editorials

  • Editorial: BCS clinic continues to address student health, success

    More than eight years ago, Bardstown City Board of Education member Margie Bradford had the foresight to push the idea of having an on-site health clinic to serve the children and families of the city school district, and now her efforts will soon come to fruition.

  • Editorial: Passion is good, but it’s not all

    We are a little more than a week past Kentucky’s primary, and it is clear that voters in our state are as fed up with the “establishment” as the rest of the nation.

    Hillary Clinton barely edged out U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders statewide, despite the fact that Sanders has no realistic chance to claim the Democratic nomination.

  • Editorial: Never forget

    Today marks three years since the murder of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis, and still we have no answers as to who committed such a heinous crime and why.

    Ellis was murdered on the off-ramp of Exit 34 of the Bluegrass Parkway as he headed home from his shift in the early morning hours of May 25, 2013. What we do know is that the assailant placed debris in the roadway as a diversion, and when Ellis exited his car to remove the debris, someone wielding a shotgun ambushed him.

  • Editorial: Sonne was truly an unsung hero

    The phrase “a pillar of the community” is sometimes overused, but that is certainly not the case in characterizing the service to Bardstown and Nelson County performed by Dr. John J. Sonne. 

    The Laconia, Ind., native died last week at the age of 98.  

  • Editorial: Good luck, class of 2016!

     Will Rogers once said, “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” At least the Internet says he did, so it must be true.

    Graduation season is upon us, and there are more sappy sayings and cliché advice floating around online and in speeches than are typically found in the aisles of entire stores devoted to selling greeting cards.

  • Editorial: Continued growth proves GO Center is getting it right

    The Guthrie Opportunity Center has been an asset for Nelson County since its inception.

    The GO Center Foundation opened its doors in 2011 as a 501c(3) charitable organization with the mission to offer support for the intellectually and developmentally disabled residents of Nelson County. It has since partnered with Nelson County Industries and Communicare to increase in quality and quantity the opportunities available to those individuals.

  • EDITORIAL: Migrants vital part of work force

    The problem American farmers have in finding hired help could become worse if Donald Trump is elected president and makes good on his promise of building an $8 billion wall at the Mexican border.

  • Editorial: ‘History is what you make it’

    In August 2003, Jim Beam’s Warehouse B, located on Withrow Court, just off of Ky. 245, caught fire. The flames rose more than 100 feet into the air. Nearly 20,000 barrels were destroyed, with the burning mixture spilling into Withrow Creek and eventually the Beech Fork, killing thousands of fish.

    That low point in the whiskey giant’s history was perhaps exacerbated by the fact that the bourbon market 13 years ago looks nothing like it does today.

  • Editorial: No better place to make bourbon

    Luxco Inc. has been in the spirits for nearly 60 years, with labels such as Ezra Brooks, Rebel Yell and Blood Oath to its credit.

    While it’s well established in the bourbon market with these brands, don’t make the mistake of treating Luxco as a new kid on the block just because the St. Louis company is just now finding its way to Bardstown. The truth is, they’ve always been here, with local distilleries handling some of Luxco’s third-party needs.

  • EDITORIAL: Legend Lumber will increase diversity in workplace options

    Patience and persistence pay off.

    That is one lesson proved true with the recent announcement that a lumber facility in Boston will open again under new management and is planned to grow even larger than it was before.

    The facility is now known as Legend Lumber. A Chinese businessman bought the former SEEMAC lumber curing facility earlier this year with plans to fire up its kilns and saws for the first time since 2009.