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Editorials

  • EDITORIAL: Kelley’s service helped right the city’s course

    John Kelley didn’t need a job.

    He and his wife, Kathy, were content to spend retirement years traveling, tending to family, and visiting with guests at The Old Talbott Tavern, which is owned by the Kelley family.

  • EDITORIAL: Ball donation a lasting legacy

    “A lasting legacy” is a phrase that gets bandied about loosely anytime a well-to-do benefactor makes a financial donation to a cause or institution.

    Mira Ball, a woman who grew up in Bloomfield, has raised the bar on what it means to make a lasting contribution to the lives of a group of University of Kentucky students who are at risk of dropping out of school because of unmet financial needs.

  • EDITORIAL: Kudos to Project Hope

    We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. It’s so common, yet so terrible for everyone involved.

    Hearing the news that you have, or someone close to you has cancer is a personal earth-shattering moment. But hearing this news early does give us all some hope.

    “Early detection” are the two words we hear over and over again with regard to increasing cancer survival rates. And the key to early detection is having the facilities and technology to do so.

    That’s where Project Hope comes in.

  • EDITORIAL: Angels in our midst spread season’s joy

    At times such as these, it is natural to grow insular, warming up with friends and loved ones by the fire, celebrating Christmas cheer and all the hope and anticipation of a New Year on the immediate horizon.

    But as we know — and should always remember during this joyous time of year — not everyone shares the same good fortune. Sadly, some people during this time of year are forgotten, falling through the cracks by no fault of their own.

  • EDITORIAL: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    From the editorial page of The New York Sun, written by Francis P. Church, Sept. 21, 1897.

    We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:

    Dear Editor:

    I am 8 years old.

    Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.

    Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.”

    Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?

    Virginia O’Hanlon

  • EDITORIAL: Governor hurt himself, the state with special session

    Gov. Matt Bevin has turned state government into a dysfunctional circus this past week with his attacks on a co-equal branch of government and what amounted to a taxpayer-funded temper tantrum.

    And it also showed just how much he has alienated even his fellow elected Republicans.

    Bevin announced Monday that he was calling a special session of the Kentucky General Assembly in response to the Kentucky Supreme Court striking down last year’s pension reform bill.

  • EDITORIAL: Shooting at bank robber raises concerns

    Details are somewhat scarce concerning a man who discharged a firearm at an alleged bank robber earlier this month, but what police have released is enough to cause concern over public safety.

    On Dec. 7 a man robbed the WesBanco on North Third Street.

    Police say the husband of a woman who was inside during the robbery opened fire at the suspect as he left the building. All four shots missed.

  • EDITORIAL: Christmas parade big success, thanks to the organizers

    The Bardstown Kiwanis Club and WBRT Radio are to be commended for sponsoring another very successful Bardstown Christmas Parade earlier this month.

    By all accounts, it was the biggest parade in terms of participants and spectators in the history of the event. There were 90 units, including over 40 floats, and the crowd viewing the parade was estimated to be the largest ever.

  • EDITORIAL: 'Tis the season for giving

    Every holiday season, there seems to be those stories where a person or groups of people are helped out through the generosity of others. It is always heartwarming to hear this news, and it makes us feel good about our fellow man or woman. After all, this is the season for giving.

  • EDITORIAL: Simple step can save lives in fire

    It’s getting colder, and that means we are trying to stay warm. But with colder weather comes the risk of fire, which is why local fire departments recently reminded people to take some commonsense steps to stay warm and safe.

    But there are some steps that are not so obvious to most people, including this year’s focus on “Close before you doze.”

    As Scott Thompson, assistant chief of the Northeast Nelson Fire Protection District, told a group recently, a closed door on a bedroom can make a life-saving difference.