• Editorial: We should all be ‘St. Joseph proud’

    In mid-November, students and staff at St. Joseph Elementary School celebrated a national award. The private school was among those selected this year as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

    The Blue Ribbon program brings attention to schools that prove all students are capable of meeting high academic standards. It honors the achievements of students in every grade, but also recognizes and applauds the work done by teachers and administrators to help students reach their goals.

  • EDITORIAL: Dreamers deserve citizenship, voters want it, Washington leaders need to act

    Tuesday marks the halfway mark of the six-month deadline Congress has to ensure the future of many of our neighbors and friends who are Americans in all but name.

    On Sept. 5, President Donald Trump canceled the Obama-era program of Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals that shielded undocumented immigrants from deportation. The program offered temporary protection for “Dreamers,” those undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, many of whom know of no other life or country than America.

  • Editorial: Tax increase on tobacco just adds up

    How does Kentucky overcome a challenge that seems insurmountable? How can we eliminate a cultural touchstone that seems so ingrained into who we are as a state that some feel it is impossible to remove?

    Simple. We take a stand and implement strong measures that are essentially proven to save lives.

    That is exactly what has been proposed by a coalition of more than 100 health care, business, education and advocacy groups that make up the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow.

  • EDITORIAL: Engaged citizens encouraged to step up to fill empty school board seat

    Once again the Nelson County School Board is faced with another distraction Following board member David Norman’s resignation of his position Nov. 14.

  • Editorial: Coomes good example of Nelson County’s ‘Greatest Generation’

    Bardstown and Nelson County have lost another member of their “Greatest Generation,” the phrase coined by newsman Tom Brokaw for his best-selling 1998 book to describe the men and women who came of age during the Great Depression of the 1930s, went to fight in World War II and then returned to build postwar America.

  • Editorial: Museum visit will offer education on Moore’s legacy

    Lt. General Hal Moore, a storied Bardstown native who died earlier this year just days shy of his 95th birthday at his Auburn, Alabama, home, now has a greatly expanded military museum exhibit thanks to members of his family.

    The display is located in the museum at Second and Broadway that has already been named in his honor and is housed at the old opera house building.

  • EDITORIAL: Thanksgiving can be more than a one-day state of mind

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. We’ll gather around tables and eat turkey and mashed potatoes until we’re full, then we’ll watch football until it’s time to go shopping. That’s how it goes, right?

  • Editorial: Trashy eyesore shouldn’t tarnish city’s tourism reputation

    While the city clings to its small-town charm and roots — justifiably so — the fact is that Bardstown has become one of Kentucky and the Midwest’s and Southeast’s top tourism destinations, with our deep history and the bourbon industry being chief draws.

    We want nothing more than for the city to put its best face forward to greet those out-of-town guests, who we hope will return home from a fun visit and encourage their friends and family to visit us in the future.

  • Editorial: County joining opioid lawsuit is justified

    Nelson County magistrates have agreed to join 36 other counties in suing synthetic opioid drug distributors.

    The civil suit is seeking to obtain a legal settlement to recover financial losses that Kentucky counties have incurred because of prescription opioid abuse.

  • Editorial: Preparation needed as bourbon boom rolls

    Last week’s announcement by the Stoli Group to build its new Kentucky Owl Park facility on the 420 acres that now hosts the Cedar Creek Quarry represents something of a gauntlet being thrown down for the city of Bardstown and its growing bourbon tourism industry.

    It’s fantastic news, but the question is, are we ready to handle it?