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Editorials

  • Continue to support Nelson County Industries

    The old saying goes, “Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you’ll feed him for a lifetime.” Nelson County Industries has embraced that concept and then some, and now it has a new facility to complement its success.

    The Guthrie Opportunity Center is having a reception 1-2 p.m. today followed by a grand-opening ceremony 2-2:30. Business owners who have worked with NCI, family members and friends of employees, along with anyone interested in the NCI program are invited to attend.

  • Sentiment behind Veterans Day remains clear

    Tomorrow’s observance of Veterans Day will not include a service at the Veterans Memorial Park on West Broadway Avenue, but there are plenty of other opportunities locally for citizens to show their appreciation to those who have served in the armed forces. 

    Nelson County High School and Bardstown High School are having programs that include the public with veterans as special invited guests. Nelson County High School’s ceremony is 9:30 a.m. and Bardstown High School’s is 9:40 a.m. 

  • Fundraiser an example of giving back despite heartbreak

    While we didn’t know Mariya Maddox as intimately as her family, friends, teachers and classmates did, Mariya brought a sense of joy to everyone she knew. Even though she had endured much in her short life of nine years, people who knew her said she never complained even when she didn’t feel well. She was a sweet and happy child who always tried to cheer others up when they were down.

  • It's time to put election turmoil behind us

    Many people breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday when the polls closed and the votes were counted. The 2010 general election was a nasty one at times with mud flying in all directions. Who would have predicted just a few months ago that a term like “Aqua Buddha” would become part of our vernacular in Kentucky, and to a lesser extent nationwide?

  • Drainage issues draining patience of city residents

    With a hilly topography, near surface limestone and relentless development it is no wonder that one of Bardstown’s most vexing and ongoing public problems is drainage.

    For decades certain sections of town have been plagued with rising streams anytime we receive a substantial amount of rain in a short period of time.

    South Fourth Street jumps to mind, Springhill Subdivision around Indian Trail and another problem trail on the other side of town, Westwind Trail. What appear to be tranquil and picturesque brooks become raging streams after a downpour.

  • Staggered elections could help in the long run

    We are facing a unique situation this year.

    When Election Day comes and goes Tuesday and the results are released, the cities of Bardstown and New Haven may find themselves in an unusual position — facing the next term with all new city leaders.

  • Bloomfield council no-shows were disheartening

    Editorial board members include:
    • Jamie Sizemore, publisher
    • Lisa Tolliver, editor
    • Stephanie Hornback, assistant editor
    • Tom Isaac, PLG TV-13 news director

    Editorials published in The Kentucky Standard represent a consensus of the paper’s editorial board.

  • Bookmobile is important asset

    With an almost new main library and a pair of full service branches in northeast Nelson at Bloomfield and southwest Nelson at New Haven some may question the need for bookmobile service for our county.

  • Bourbon industry continues strong

    Thousands came out last weekend for the 17th annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

    While many turned out to see what the festival had to offer, others showed up because of their love for bourbon.

  • Bethlehem team deserves praise

    Bethlehem's boys soccer team stamped itself as a st"All A" Classic State Cup title in the past three years.

    The last time the Eagles won the small-school crown in 2006, the win set the tone for the most successful season in school history, which included a win over state power St. Xavier during a run to the quarterfinals of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state tournament.