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Today's Opinions

  • 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: 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 needs a new jail, and we don’t need to wait

    The Nelson County Jail is 30 years old and grossly overcrowded.

    Built in 1987 at 810 W. Stephen Foster Ave. to replace a 19th century jail in the downtown area, the “new” jail was constructed to house about 100 people and serve a county with a smaller population than we now have. The jail now, as a matter of routine, has a population that exceeds 150 and overcrowding is a way of life. This is particularly true for the facilities for women.

  • 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.

  • Ethics is about being equally fair to all

    By Terry Welshans

    My father-in-law was a huge basketball fan. If a game was on, he would be glued to the radio, his preferred method of following the game. The squeal of the sneakers and the reverberation of the hoop as the ball ricochets off would make him lean in for a few seconds, then applaud if his team did well, or just sit back if not. He liked the University of Kentucky best, but he had a son at the University of Louisville. He was an equal opportunity fan, I guess.

    He passed away more than 20 years ago, and we miss him to this day.

  • Opinion: Remember soldiers, others during holidays

    The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transitioned into this blustery November. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the commonwealth and in Frankfort.

  • Letter: Bardstown would be beautiful home for Foster statue

    I run a small travel and group tour business out of Waynesville Ohio. I have been bringing groups to Bardstown for over 35 years. This year alone, I have made seven trips to Bardstown, and it is always an enjoyable experience.

    I am also a collector of “Fosteriana” or all things related to Stephen Foster. I started this lifelong hobby shortly after my first trip to Bardstown about 35 years ago. I love the music of Foster, and I have always been a self-appointed ambassador for Foster as well as for Bardstown.

  • Letter: Thank you, Jim Beam

    Nelson County Family Resource and Youth Services Centers want to extend our sincere gratitude to Jim Beam and its employees for their contribution to us. Your generous gift will have a major impact on helping families in need during this holiday season.

    Nelson County FRYSC’s want to thank you for helping us make a positive difference in the lives of our families. Your support encourages our continued commitment to helping students meet their needs.

    Thanks again for your generosity and support,

    Lynne Potter