• EDITORIAL: Insert foot, Gov. Bevin

    This is not an editorial comment regarding politics, because what happened last week wasn’t political at all. But if you’re the coach of the University of Louisville women’s basketball team, you may feel like politics had something to do with what happened.

  • EDITORIAL: Tom Isaac steps down from The Kentucky Standard Editorial Board

    Tom Isaac has resigned from The Kentucky Standard’s Editorial Board in preparation for his upcoming move to Texas.

    Isaac retired from daily journalism in 2013 after working for five decades covering Nelson County in radio, television and occasionally print. He has served as a community member of The Standard’s editorial board since 2015.

  • EDITORIAL: Bar hours should move to 2 a.m., patrons need to behave responsibly

    Plenty of us have heard last call and wished the bar was serving for at least one more hour.

    Whether that extra hour would be advisable, though, is another issue.

    That’s the position Bardstown City Council finds itself in after a group of bar owners approached it seeking to extend the latest legal closing time from 1 a.m. to 2.

    Although there are establishments throughout the city, the decision will mostly affect downtown’s nightlife, where several new bars have opened and flourished alongside long-established watering holes.

  • EDITORIAL: Giants with a purpose

    Last week, during spring break, thousands of people migrated to a large forest that is located in Bullitt and Nelson County for a “day-cation” and were greeted by GIANTS!

  • Inaugural ‘I am Her’ a success

    Former Bardstown Councilwoman Kecia Copeland recently held the first of a series of “I am Her” conferences at My Old Kentucky Home. The conference was well received and had an attendance of well over 100 women. Copeland said she felt it was her responsibility to host this event after recently receiving the Woman of Excellence award through the National Foundation for Women Legislators.

  • EDITORIAL: Public help needed in honoring local war heroes

    The east side of the old Nelson County Courthouse on Court Square has been purposed as a memorial for locals who have lost their lives in service to their country.

    Already there are stones engraved with the names of those who died in Vietnam and World War II, but County Judge-Executive Dean Watts and Nelson County Fiscal Court would like to add two more monuments recognizing Nelson County residents who died in the Korean conflict and World War I.

  • EDITORIAL: Trust the science, for the good of everyone

    In the 17th century, an estimated 40 million Europeans lost their lives because of a smallpox epidemic. More recently, estimates say as many as 500 million people worldwide perished in the 20th century because of the infectious disease.

    Some 100 years ago, a worldwide outbreak of influenza — mistakenly referred to as “Spanish flu,” despite its origins in France — killed upwards of 100 million people worldwide, anywhere from 3 to 5 percent of the world’s population at the time.

  • Public beginning to acknowledge usefulness of syringe exchange programs

    Syringe exchange programs have existed and been studied extensively in the United States since 1988, but are new to this area.

    While many of the public voiced skepticism about them at first, opinions are changing.

  • Sometimes, you just need to hug a tree

    There are some things you just can’t replace. But then there are others that you can replace, but too often people don’t because they won’t benefit from them.

    Too often, trees are such an example.

    A large part of Bardstown’s charm is its old buildings and historic architecture. But just as important is its living history in the form of the many trees lining its streets and lawns.

  • EDITORIAL: Women making history locally, globally

    March is Women’s History Month to highlight women’s contributions to America and the world, celebrating how far women have advanced.