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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: County blessed to have our first-responder chaplains

    Nelson County has been blessed by having four seasoned, first-responder chaplains working with law enforcement officers, EMTs and area fire departments.

    Karl Lusk, Eldon Morgan, Terry Troutman and Tom Mobley are experienced ministers who volunteer their time and talents to assist the public and the first responders themselves when tragedies strike.

  • EDITORIAL: County blessed to have our first-responder chaplains

    Nelson County has been blessed by having four seasoned, first-responder chaplains working with law enforcement officers, EMTs and area fire departments.

    Karl Lusk, Eldon Morgan, Terry Troutman and Tom Mobley are experienced ministers who volunteer their time and talents to assist the public and the first responders themselves when tragedies strike.

  • EDITORIAL: NelCASA’s recognition of Dawson is more than merited

    NelCASA is an organization vital to our community. It provides trained advocates to help our children as they navigate through the legal system. The nonprofit organization’s only mission is to work on behalf of the children. And without one man, it’s likely that organization wouldn’t exist here or at the very least, it wouldn’t be as fine-tuned and time-tested as it is.

    Former District Judge Tom Dawson started the Nelson County NelCASA chapter in 1985 as the first of its kind in the state.

  • EDITORIAL: NelCASA’s recognition of Dawson is more than merited

    NelCASA is an organization vital to our community. It provides trained advocates to help our children as they navigate through the legal system. The nonprofit organization’s only mission is to work on behalf of the children. And without one man, it’s likely that organization wouldn’t exist here or at the very least, it wouldn’t be as fine-tuned and time-tested as it is.

    Former District Judge Tom Dawson started the Nelson County NelCASA chapter in 1985 as the first of its kind in the state.

  • Editorial: More women should consider running for office

    The Nelson County Clerk’s Office will be busy this coming Wednesday as Nov. 8 is the first official day for candidates to file for the 2018 election. While there are two candidates, Ramon Pineiroa and Kaelen Matthews, who have already announced their intent to run for Nelson County sheriff, there will be other candidates filing for local and state elections on Wednesday or soon after.

  • Editorial: Cooperation in public’s interest

    One might call it the first steps toward reconciliation between the city and county governments.

    That was the spirit of an Oct. 19 meeting between the Bardstown City Council and Nelson County Fiscal Court.

    The two legislative bodies and executives met for lunch at the Public Library and talked about ways their governments can work together for the benefit of the citizens they serve.

  • Opinion: Helping those struggling with addiction

    By Senator Mitch McConnell

    The pain of the opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the country — especially here in Kentucky. For years, I have worked with my colleagues in Congress to fight back. Just recently, President Donald Trump took a significant step by formally recognizing a public health emergency for opioids. I commend the president for reaffirming his commitment to tackling this critical problem, and I am proud to stand with him as we continue combating this heartbreaking issue.

  • Opinion: What Kentucky needs is a bi-partisan plan

    By Nelda Moore

    There are so many scary things facing us now that Halloween seemed like a delightful break.

    Vampires and witches roaming our streets were certainly more welcome than the threat of nuclear war with North Korea, any of the many disputes in the Middle East, Kentucky’s pension problems, and disasters at home — whether caused by nature or humans on rampages.

    But that’s the big picture and serious stuff; right now I’m irritated by inconsequential small stuff.