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Editorials

  • Another link to past slips away

    The passing of Bardstown native Colonel Bill Talbott represents another slip in our link to a past that is fading rapidly.

  • Leadership group set for 20th year

    Are leaders born or are they made?

    You could make a case for either scenario suggesting that some things can’t be taught while other signs of a true leader are only learned through experience.

    Whatever the case may be, Leadership Nelson County has provided a learning atmosphere for current and potential leaders in the area for two decades.

    The 20th class of Leadership Nelson County will soon begin its 10-month learning adventure to discover the ins and outs of the county and produce future leaders for our continued economic growth.

  • Mid-Winter Feaste kicks off 2008

    After the stress of Christmas and over-indulgence of New Year’s is over, we often want to seclude ourselves in our homes for some much-needed rest and relaxation.

    Although we could all use some of that, there’s an event happening in Bardstown later this month that is worth getting up off the recliner.

  • Make a resolution to buckle up

    This is the time some of us look at the world as a clean slate. You can right your wrong and correct your misgivings as a New Year dawns.

    While already two days into the new year, there is no need to throw up out hands in frustration if a New Year’s resolution has not been made. There is a simple one all of us can still take part in and it might just save our live. You can’t ask for something better than that — simple and lifesaving.

  • Dispatch Center is now a reality

    After months of planning, discussions, ideas and hopes, the centralized Nelson County Dispatch Center is up and running.

    With the first call being dispatched around 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, the center is guaranteed to stay busy. It will provide calls for the Bardstown City Police, Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Nelson County EMS, all fire departments in the county, the Emergency Management Agency and for after-hours situations for the Bardstown utilities.

  • Enjoy the holidays responsibly

    All too often, we see the results of someone’s poor judgment.

    When that poor judgment involves choosing to drink and then get behind the wheel of an automobile, those results can be deadly. At times those who are paying for the deadly results are those who had no option in the choosing, they are innocent people on the roads when a drunk driver is behind the wheel.

  • Shelter will provide needed haven

    The new 2,000-square-foot Nelson County Animal Control Shelter is a blessing to the area’s stray animals. It is cleaner, more humane and altogether more comfortable for the animals and animal control workers.

    However, the simple fact that a new facility was needed shows the message to spay or neuter pets is still going largely unheeded.

    “Euthanization day is the hardest part of the job,” said Larry Wimsett, chief animal control officer.

  • New facility is worth the cost

    We have come a long way in how we treat the developmentally disabled. Still, they are often put into a corner before they are given a chance to learn and grow. Many believe they are incapable of becoming functional members of society.

    Supporters of Nelson County Industries know that is nonsense. The program, operated by Communicare, provides work for the developmentally disabled. NCI bids on jobs with local industries and pays its clients to do them. It employs 95 people and supports 43 others who work in the community.

  • Bernheim award was well deserved

    When Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest decided to go “green” with the construction of its new visitor’s center, it was no major surprise.

    The center was finished in 2004 and Bernheim officials boasted of its achievement and its ability to stay within its bounds of creating a “building like a tree.” They were right to boast of the achievements because that’s just what they and the architecture and community design firm of William McDonough and Partners did.

  • A century old and still going strong

    An organization dedicated to the fellowship of its members and the betterment of a community is worthy of our appreciation.

    That appreciation grows with the knowledge the organization has kept that steady progress and constant presence in the community for the past century.

    On Dec. 29, the Bardstown Council of the Knights of Columbus will celebrate it 100th anniversary with a special Mass at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz will lead the Mass, with assistance from the Revs. Bill Hammer and Steve Pohl.