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Editorials

  • Get in the habit of recycling now

    With all of the elements of the City of Bardstown’s new recycling program in place, it is time for changing habits about how we handle household trash.

    Getting in the recycling habit is not at all difficult. In fact, it is downright simple and can make a major difference in saving landfill space and reducing energy waste.

  • Whitewater park one step closer

    A giant leap forward was made this past weekend in the journey to develop a park for Bardstown that would take advantage of our proximity to the Beech Fork River.

  • Seniors have much to offer

    Fifty-five is the new 45, 65 is the new 55, and — well, you get the picture. The point is that today’s senior citizens and retirees have as much to offer as those half their age, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program gives them a chance to prove it.

    RSVP is sponsored locally by Central Kentucky Community Action Council and funded by United Way and the Corporation for National and Community Service, but it is a national organization. Volunteers choose their hours and can serve as much or as little as they like.

  • We should honor

    Tom Brokaw immortalized them in “The Greatest Generation,” those men and women who fought abroad or made sacrifices at home during World War II. They fought not for personal glory, he wrote, but because they knew it was the right thing to do.

  • We need to get healthy, moving

    Brace yourself for a revelation.

    We’re fat — as a nation, that is.

    There’s no two ways around it. As individuals, we vary in sizes from being too small to weighing so much that our health and lives are at risk. But as a nation, the scales have tipped to the overweight spectrum. This causes health problems and puts our nation at risk for a number of conditions including diabetes, high cholesterol, heart problems and joint issues.

  • County's health big responsibility

    Chances are if you ate at a Nelson County restaurant or swam in a public pool during the last 22 years and didn’t come home with unwelcome bacteria, you have Charles “Chip” Spalding to thank.

  • Stand up for elected role

    During presidential election years, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the lives of our national candidates. We watch newscasts, read newspaper reports and listen to radio broadcasts about the candidates and their daily activities. Their political positions and personal trials become headline fodder for the general public.

  • Reunion brings back memories

    Danny Hicks and Greg Puckett are products of their environment. They are part of the self-described “wild and crazy kids” who grew up in the west Bardstown area known as the Maple Hill neighborhood back in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

  • Little Leaguers did county proud

    Some of the players may still be smarting after seeing their state tournament run end Tuesday, but the Nelson County Little League 11/12-year-old All Stars have nothing to be ashamed of. After all, they’re only one of three in the last 25 years to get that far, as best as we can tell, and maybe ever.

    The Nelson All Stars — led by head coach Jeff Osborne and assistants Jamie Mattingly and Jeff Ballard — went 8-3 in play in the district and state tournaments, and was the first Nelson County Little League baseball team to make it to the state in a decade.

  • It's time for a smoking ban

    With two public hearings behind us and several opinions voiced at those hearings and in numerous letters to the editor, we think the time has come for Nelson Fiscal Court to do what is right and pass a smoking ordinance for local businesses.

    We understand this is a hard decision for our local officials but they are elected to make those tough decisions and do what is best for the county at large. Both sides of the idea — pro and con — have presented thoughtful ideas.