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Editorials

  • Christmas events are enjoyed by all

    Santa comes to town Thursday for the annual Bardstown Christmas parade which travels through the downtown area.

    With Christmas less than three weeks away, this won’t be Santa’s first appearance. He was in Bloomfield Saturday night for Light Up Bloomfield — the city’s official kick-off to the holiday season. He was back in the county Sunday for New Haven’s Christmas parade. Although it was a wet day, the show went on and Santa didn’t miss a step.

  • Explosion of ideas at WOW Cafe

    Contrary to popular belief, great minds don’t always think alike. There’s usually more than one legitimate solution to a problem, and when we can benefit from someone else’s knowledge and experience, everyone wins.

    Nelson County Schools embraced this belief Tuesday night with WOW Caf.

    At WOW Caf, the Nelson County Schools board, site-based decision-making councils, administrators and central office personnel who deal with curriculum met to share their best practices for closing gaps identified in student assessment.

  • Post Office needs to be near downtown

    From 14 potential sites, it is now down to two.

    That’s the word from the U.S. Postal Service, on a new retail main office for Bardstown. The current P.O., a 6,619-square-foot building, will be carrier service only.

    The two sites are 202 W. Stephen Foster, in the Medica Pharmacy complex, and 510 W. Stephen Foster, a vacant lot which measures just over an acre.

  • New commissioner adds new direction

    “His experience will give him a tremendous network of relationships to draw on as he helps lead Kentucky schools forward.”

  • Pavilion honors former POW

    The United States and France have had mixed relations through the years.

  • Records don't tell the whole story

    With Bardstown’s 28-20 loss Friday at Fort Campbell, the football season for all our local schools drew to a close.

    All three teams finished the season with a losing record, but some context to the just-completed year is necessary.

    Bardstown was ranked all season in every statewide Class 2A poll, despite finishing with a 6-7 record. In some cases, statewide observers chalk that up as having less to do with how good the team is and more owing to respect for the program’s history.

  • Boston up for revival of sorts

    A group in the Boston community has started a drive to keep the once thriving little city from becoming simply a wide spot in the road at the intersection of U.S. 62 and KY 61.

    Through the years the business base of Boston has shrunk to the point where the very identity of the town is threatened. A grass-roots group, VOB (Voices of Boston), is trying to turn things around.

  • Celebrate Native American history

    As we are about to turn the calendar page to the 12th and final month of the year, it is appropriate to pause and reflect on November and its designation as Native American Heritage Month. The special designation was “brought to life” here in Bardstown at the “Harvest Celebration,” honoring Native American and Early American cultures, recently at Old Bardstown Village.

    It was a weekend for food and fellowship, story-telling, music and crafts in which the festival gained insight to the Indian culture of a nearly forgotten time and place.

  • Rat control is a plus for county

    For several years the county has provided residents with free rat bait.

    The plan is simple. If the county provides free rat bait to its residents, those resident are more likely to use the bait that kills the unwanted rodents. While rats will likely never be eliminated from the county, the rat bait program can suppress them into a more manageable number. Rats are a problem for many, particularly considering we are an agricultural community. But with the free program, the problem can be managed thus keeping the rats from reaching epidemic numbers.

  • Let's fix the illegal immigrant problem

    It’s not often that businesses in Bardstown get flagged for employing undocumented workers, but it does happen. We’re apt to see more of it until this nation comes up with a comprehensive, permanent solution to the illegal alien epidemic that now affects every state in the Union.

    Duh, is there a war against terrorism going on throughout the world? And, yet, our borders are like flood-gates, with thousands of persons from virtually every country in the world entering the U.S. every month. How can this be?