• EDITORIAL: Community, Flaget fortunate to now have Jennifer Nolan

    Now in her second week as president of Flaget Memorial Hospital, Jennifer Nolan understands she needs to quickly build good relationships with her staff and local community leaders, tasks that will be made more difficult as she splits her time between Flaget Memorial and Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Louisville, where she will continue as president.

  • EDITORIAL: Distillery bringing tavern back to life is a perfect fit

    After the property had lain dormant for several years, it was welcomed news that Barton 1792 Distillery would be purchasing the Hilltop Inn on Cathedral Manor.

    Built in the 1930s, the building, known in previous incarnations as Bard’s Tavern and Maxine’s, has had a long history of serving drinks and burgers and steaks cooked on the ancient, well-seasoned flat-top grill, and has been a favorite among distillery workers and residents of the Edgewood area for many years.

  • Editorial: Welcome to the 2017 Kentucky Bourbon Festival

    You may have noticed the traffic getting a little heavier the past few days. There’s lots more foot traffic downtown than Bardstown’s usual busy-ness in the summertime.

    And if that didn’t clue you in that something big was coming, those posters popping up around town and the flurry of activity going on at the Spalding Hall lawn the past few days should have gotten the point across.

    It’s Kentucky Bourbon Festival week, and it’s our time to shine.

  • Editorial: Superintendent selection should be a transparent process

    The Nelson County School District has taken its first step in finding a new superintendent.

  • EDITORIAL: Reflect on influences that have shaped our workplace

    In 1901, Collier’s Weekly magazine published a pair of articles in what it called its “Labor Day Number.” One of the columns was by Carroll D. Wright, who was serving as U.S. Commissioner of Labor. The other was by Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor. Both men put what today we would call their own “spin” on the holiday.

    These days most of us think of Labor Day as just a day off and the end of the summer grilling season. But 109 years ago, Labor Day was still a new concept.

  • Editorial: County schools commended for proactive decisions

    The Nelson County School Board should be commended for being proactive in restructuring the Horizons School program and recognizing there are two separate sets of students with separate needs.

    Kim Brown, the system director of secondary schools, last month proposed a re-thinking of the program that was once known as the system’s “A” or “alternative” school. Brown presented her vision of the new structure, and the board gave unanimous approval to her recommendations.

  • Editorial: Urban chickens can be beneficial

    At its most basic, the process of farming has remained roughly the same for centuries.

    Growing human populations need to be fed, though, and that has led to many innovations within the farming world, as companies serving the farming industry are always seeking out methods to increase their yields, reduce waste and make more efficient use of their acreage. Mule-drawn plows give way to tractors, which give way to high-tech, computerized equipment that enable fewer people to tend to more and more acres, and produce more and more food.

  • EDITORIAL: Cecil will again serve New Haven well

    Tessie Cecil dedicated herself to the city of New Haven as mayor for 20 years. She ended that run at the end of 2010. In August 2016, she decided that she needed to return to government and that her experience would be beneficial to the town’s new leadership, so she ran for, and won, a seat on the New Haven Commission.

    On Aug. 19, 2017, however, Cecil stepped back into an old role as she was again sworn in as mayor.

  • EDITORIAL: City had no choice but to adjust cable, internet rates

    Over the past several years, there has been a big change in the way many people watch television.

    The trend away from cable to using internet streaming is real, and our area is no exception. Using devices that can be purchased with a non-reoccurring cost, such as Roku, Apple TV or Firestick, then adding apps, viewers with HDMI ports on their television sets can stream content.

  • Editorial: Buttermilk Days offers a chance for us to return to our roots

    Buttermilk Days is proof that in small towns, even backyard barbecues can become community events. No longer is this gathering simply a group of neighbors or former neighbors getting together over good food to catch up. That’s certainly still the cornerstone of the event, but it has become a homecoming for kids who grew up playing together on monkey bars, a big-time festival that has drawn national attention in the recent past and a chance for the rest of us to gain a glimpse into how life in that small section of our community is and used to be.