• Changes could mean good things for local distillery

    Changing the name of what is commonly known as “Barton’s” to “Tom Moore Distillery” and adding it to the Bourbon Trail is great news for Bardstown and just a shadow of things to come from the local institution. Tom Moore was founded in the 1870s and has always been, near the banks of the Beech Fork just south of Bardstown. It was reorganized after prohibition and is now owned by Constellation Spirits.

  • Adopt-A-Senior if you are able

    These days, nonprofit organizations losing funds is nothing new. Senior citizens centers in Nelson County are on the chopping block as well.

    When Central Kentucky Community Action became the new meal service provider for senior centers in the Lincoln Trail Area Development District (LTADD), along with it came a budget cut of $100,000, said Georgia Briney, area director for the congregate meal program through LTADD. The change made senior citizens center directors get creative in order to raise enough funds to cover the cost of lunch provided to seniors.

  • Support the nonprofit clinic

    There was a need, and those in the community who recognized it gathered to meet it.

    Thus, the Nelson County Community Clinic opened nearly two years ago.

    In those two years of operation, the clinic outgrew its space. Now with a new home at 300 W. John Fitch Ave., Suite 200, the clinic can better accommodate its growing client list. The clinic, a non-profit agency providing free services to the working uninsured of Nelson County, now features three medical examination rooms and three dental exam rooms.

  • 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.