• Bourbon Fest kicks off again

    For the 17th year, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival will bring the sights and sounds of America's native spirit back to the region for a six-day event that will bring thousands to Bardstown and Nelson County.

    With events for all ages, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival has fashioned itself as a place to be in mid-September. A number of the events are free making the festival an even greater family-friendly event.

  • Habitat homes officially begin

    Officially, the ground has been broken on the two spots for new Habitat for Humanity houses in Nelson County. Ceremonious shovels filled with dirt were turned Tuesday to symbolize the start of the building projects.

  • Bishop Flaget's altar reappears

    This has been an exciting year for the Archdiocese of Louisville and Bardstown, where the diocese began 200 years ago.

    The celebration began in April. The next event is an outdoor Mass Sept. 28 at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto Cathedral. And for that Mass, the biggest — and heaviest — artifact from the diocese’s first years will be the centerpiece.

  • Suicide solution should be goal

    "No man is an island" is a saying with which most of us are familiar. It simply means that all of us are inherently connected to our fellow man, even though we often think we can go it alone.

    Since communities are formed of people, we can logically take the saying one step further: No issue facing a community is the problem of just a few of its members.

  • Remember those we have lost

    For the past several years Holy Trinity Church at Fredericktown has had a patriotic program on Flag Day in June.

    This year, with the designation of Sept. 11 as “Patriot Day” in memory of the 2001 attack on our country by terrorists, the church has decided to move the program to September.

    Thursday at 7 p.m. in the parish center firemen, EMTs, policemen, service veterans and the families of soldiers serving in the military today will be honored. St. Catharine College President Bill Huston will serve as master of ceremonies.

  • Award winner deserves thanks

    Owning and operating a small business is no small task. Everything — repairs, customer service, paying the bills — falls on the owner’s shoulders. Anyone who can successfully tackle such an undertaking deserves our admiration and respect.

    Mary Carey is one such person, and she was honored Thursday by being named the 2008 Chamber Business Person of the Year during the Business Expo at the Civic Center.

  • Internet news has become a force

    There is no question that the Internet continues to evolve as a force in our everyday lives and in ways that just a few years ago would have seemed far-fetched.

  • Giant Steps

    For most of us going to school is a normal part of childhood. We think nothing of it. As youngsters, we begrudge getting up early, going to school and having homework. As adults, we send our children to these education institution without much consideration that in some parts of the world this is a luxury. To us, it is natural.

  • 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.