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Today's Opinions

  • Looking into our past is a way to find our future

    Genealogy research is one of those things that everyone would like to do, but few people ever tackle. In today’s hectic world, people don’t think they have the time to delve into their family’s past, and those who do have time are often intimidated by the sheer volume and minutiae of the records they’ll encounter.

  • Celebrating varied holiday traditions with others

    Growing up, my family celebrated Christmas. I remember setting up the nativity scene at my grandfather’s house and lighting advent candles each Sunday in December. The nativity characters we had at my house were made of clay, glazed and painted with a central-American look. The tiny figures were painted in tones of blue and black. The group would sit patiently on the kitchen table all month in anticipation of their star — baby Jesus.

  • Thank you for help with Thanksgiving Dinner

    To the editor:

    The Ministerial Association of Bardstown and Nelson County would like to say “thank you” to all who helped make the Community Thanksgiving dinner possible. The success of our 25th year offering this meal to the community was a result of the efforts of many who gave their time and talents. Purchase of food for the dinner was supported by donations from individuals, organizations, and local businesses, for which we are grateful. The remaining money will be used by the Ministerial Association to assist transients in need.

  • Reader believes murder charge was too strong

    To the editor:

  • Thanks for being patient during daughter's ordeal

    To the editor;

    I would like to take this time to wish District One and the rest of Nelson County a Merry Christmas.

    Thank you for being patient and understanding while my daughter, Natalie, was recovering from a near fatal car wreck. Thank you for the cards, letters and prayers. We thank Flaget Hospital for Natalie’s care and a special thanks to the ambulance crew members who transported Natalie to Kosair Hospital.

  • Preserving energy is everyone's job

    New reports surface almost daily about the toll our carbon footprint is taking on the environment. Our reliance on fossil fuels paints a scary picture for Earth’s future. The science is reputable, and the problem cannot be ignored any longer.

    Small-town America has been guilty in the past of thinking only metropolitan areas need to take action to reverse the effects of global warming. We are fortunate that leaders in Nelson County are not of that mindset.

  • Temporary fix needed to be done

    It was a job performed well; completed in a timely fashion.

    That about sums up the transportation cabinet’s response to potholes on the Blue Grass Parkway’s east-bound ramp off U.S. 150/Springfield Road.

  • Love for casserole topped by love for husband

    I love my husband. And I love macaroni casserole.

    And the two are forever married in my memory thanks to a handful of words now written in my husband’s writing on a recipe card.

    It happened about three years ago. I was a general assignment reporter at The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown. It was Thanksgiving — or was it Christmas? — and I had committed to making macaroni casserole — one of my family’s signature dishes — for the company potluck dinner.

    But the dinner fell after an exceptionally long day at work.