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Editorials

  • Editorial: City government investigation is worth the investment

    The city took a big step Tuesday night toward possibly finding some answers about whether city personnel or resources were used in an attempt to influence November’s Bardstown City Council election.

    It was the first meeting of the new council’s term, and they spoke with one voice.

    By unanimous vote, the six council members authorized Councilman John Kelley Jr. to sign a contract with Lexington lawyer Scott A. Crosbie to conduct the investigation.

  • Editorial: Possible life sentence for growing pot is hard to comprehend

    Local legend and outlaw Johnny Boone sits in a Canadian jail waiting to learn whether our northern neighbor will extradite him to back to the U.S. to face probably a life sentence.

    His crime? Growing pot.

    Granted, he is accused of growing a lot. The man already served time for his role in the homegrown syndicate that produced literally tons of sensimilla in the 1980s.

  • Editorial: City government investigation is worth the investment

    The city took a big step Tuesday night toward possibly finding some answers about whether city personnel or resources were used in an attempt to influence November’s Bardstown City Council election.

    It was the first meeting of the new council’s term, and they spoke with one voice.

    By unanimous vote, the six council members authorized Councilman John Kelley Jr. to sign a contract with Lexington lawyer Scott A. Crosbie to conduct the investigation.

  • EDITORIAL: 2016 Cheers & Jeers

    As 2016 comes to a close, the editorial board has created its list of cheer and jeers for what has been an eventful year.

    Cheers for the new St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. The expanded space is set up like a grocery store that allows clients to pick the kind of food they need with dignity.

    Cheers for the city of Bardstown, which was named one of the South’s Best Towns in Southern Living Magazine.

  • EDITORIAL: Ditch your old resolutions and do something significant
  • Editorial: Hibbs’ latest book a vital reflection on local history

    Former Bardstown Mayor and local historian Dixie Hibbs is at the top of her game with the publication of her 16th book.

    It concerns the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral and the history of St. Joe College.

  • Editorial: Cantrell does Kentucky and Bardstown proud

    Since 1997, when the folks running Churchill Downs started commissioning an official Kentucky Derby and Oaks poster, a variety of famous artists have been tapped for the honor with the most famous probably being Leroy Nieman.

    They all had one thing in common: They were not Kentuckians. Not, that is, until Bardstown’s own Jim Cantrell was selected to produce the 2017 posters.

  • Editorial: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    From the Editorial Page of The New York Sun, written by Francis P. Church, Sept. 21, 1897.

    We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:

    Dear Editor:

    I am 8 years old.

    Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.

    Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.”

    Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?

    Virginia O’Hanlon

  • EDITORIAL: When it comes to the futures of our kids, we can do better

    “I believe the children are our future/Teach them well and let them lead the way”

    The opening lines of the smash 1986 hit song performed by Whitney Houston instills in us feelings of warm sentimentality and optimism; thoughts of a bright future where kids grow up to reach their highest potential, where they do better than their parents before them.

    Sadly, we don’t live up to those high-minded ideals as a society the way we would like.

  • Editorial: Addition of murals could help convey city’s character

    If you haven’t seen the new mural on the back of the At Mary’s building, facing the Bardstown city parking lot, you are in for a pleasant surprise. The colorful mural, while only a 6-by-7-foot piece, features historic local landmarks in vibrant and warm colors that tell a story of our prized architecture. And the commissioned piece by downtown business owner Mary Carey has opened the door for discussion and the possible addition of more murals in historic Bardstown.