• OPINON: Safety should be concern for more than police officers

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office recently hosted a training session on officer safety and reminded the participants that complacency kills.

    The training was geared toward law enforcement. Officers deal with dangerous situations every day. That’s why we give them guns and bulletproof vests and authorize them to use their discretion to decide when to shoot and possibly kill someone. Every time they respond to a call, there is the potential for it to become a life-or-death situation.

  • OPINON: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ offers more than entertainment

    Riding high on the release of the live-action Disney film version, this year’s second show for The Stephen Foster Drama Association is “Beauty and the Beast.” The show, as well as events such as the recent Be Our Guest Tea Party, has done a great job at appealing to children, not only providing a second family show, but by drawing them into theater, offering exercise for imaginations and fostering interest in the arts.

  • Editorial: Monuments and tributes honor those who fought for our freedom

    The county’s latest tribute to local veterans is taking shape in Bloomfield thanks to Marylou Muir Crume.

    Crume, who is originally from Bloomfield, has been working to create a pictorial Veterans Wall at the American Legion Post 288 to honor local veterans from the Bloomfield, Chaplin and Fairfield areas.

  • Editorial: Congratulations to Bloomfield Farms for product recognition

    Food allergies are serious — deadly serious. They occur when our bodies mistake protein particles as invading germs. The overreaction by the immune system can have serious ramifications.

    Living with a food allergy is a constant battle of searching lists of ingredients for any mention of an allergen that must be avoided, and eating out becomes problematic. Children and adults alike can be hit with allergies to food.

  • Editorial: BPD chief must be committed to professionalism, community ties

    Sometimes the hardest decision an employer makes when judging a potential hire is not about whether he is qualified, but whether he will be a good fit with the organization.

  • EDITORIAL: Body image not the total picture

    Felicia Delaney faced a struggle many of us, especially women, experience on a daily basis. She had issues with her own body image and self-esteem. But she reacted differently than a lot of people do. Rather than feel sorry for herself or belittle herself for what women are frequently told are shortcomings or inadequacies, she focused on using her personal struggles to inspire other women who were feeling as she had. To do that, she started The 4th Trimester Chronicles on her website.

  • EDITORIAL: Scout trip proves organization is dedicated to shaping futures

    It was Mother Nature that put the “high” in the high-adventure trek to Alaska last month for 16 members of Bardstown Boy Scout troop 147.

    The scouts, along with 12 adults, participated in a 10-day trip to the Chilkoot High Adventure Base in the northern section of the Alaska Panhandle, not far from Canada’s Yukon Territory. The camp is operated by the Boy Scouts of America and is staffed with professional wilderness guides.

  • EDITORIAL: Farm-to-Table benefits people and community

    The new emphasis on “Farm-to-Table” or “Farm-to-Fork” eating is not just a hipster fad anymore, and suddenly eating food straight from the farm is cool again.

  • EDITORIAL: We are blessed to have the SCN and their missions in our midst

    Rooted in the past but always looking forward with a progressive vision for making the world a better place, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, for 195 years, have tremendously impacted the development of local Catholic culture and local culture overall, while at the same time making their compassionate mark globally.

    Throughout its history, the SCN were always ready to respond to what was needed at the time, answering the Lord’s call to go out into the world and do good deeds.

  • Editorial: Bourbon Festival addresses drinking responsibilty, so should we

    In 2016, approximately 53,000 people from 44 states and 14 countries attended the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. To say that the event has a broad reach and a large following is an understatement. That’s why it’s monumental when the event’s organizers take a stand or promote a certain message.