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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: St. Joe Prep lives through its legacy

    Last month marked the half century mark of the passing of a great Bardstown institution — St. Joseph Preparatory School.

    It was February 1968 that the Xaverian brothers who ran the school announced they would be closing it.

    Times were changing, they said. There were more demands than their religious order could meet, and on top of the personnel concerns, declining enrollment and the cost of needed repairs left them with no option.

  • >> READERS’ VIEWS: Clarifying the issue of the Bloomfield cell tower

    Clarifying the issue of the Bloomfield cell tower

    The Kentucky Standard’s March 13 article on the Bloomfield cell tower contains many inaccuracies and a basic misunderstanding of the issues at hand. First and foremost, no one is opposed to the idea of a cell tower to provide much needed cell service to Bloomfield. The issue is the location and design of the tower.

  • >> READERS’ VIEWS: Clarifying the issue of the Bloomfield cell tower

    Clarifying the issue of the Bloomfield cell tower

    The Kentucky Standard’s March 13 article on the Bloomfield cell tower contains many inaccuracies and a basic misunderstanding of the issues at hand. First and foremost, no one is opposed to the idea of a cell tower to provide much needed cell service to Bloomfield. The issue is the location and design of the tower.

  • OPINION: Why you don’t need a straight pride parade

    Mary Anglin-Coulter

    Community Columnist

    manglincoulter@outlook.com

    February is Black History month and in March, we’ve got an International Women’s day. It’s June and the start of Gay Pride Month.

    “What about us?” the majority cry.

  • OPINION: Why you don’t need a straight pride parade

    Mary Anglin-Coulter

    Community Columnist

    manglincoulter@outlook.com

    February is Black History month and in March, we’ve got an International Women’s day. It’s June and the start of Gay Pride Month.

    “What about us?” the majority cry.

  • EDITORIAL: Thanks to area dedication, the show will go on

    Well, that was close.

    For a time there, it looked like the “The Stephen Foster Story” and other events at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre would not survive into its 60th year. The deteriorating condition of the amphitheater, with its myriad structural and electrical issues, threatened to end the historic drama ahead of that 60th milestone, with the state pushing to shut down the facility it had long neglected, citing safety concerns.

  • EDITORIAL: Thanks to area dedication, the show will go on

    Well, that was close.

    For a time there, it looked like the “The Stephen Foster Story” and other events at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre would not survive into its 60th year. The deteriorating condition of the amphitheater, with its myriad structural and electrical issues, threatened to end the historic drama ahead of that 60th milestone, with the state pushing to shut down the facility it had long neglected, citing safety concerns.

  • EDITORIAL:Salt River event changes were a good idea and probably overdue

    Decades ago, when Salt River Electric started the practice of having a festive annual meeting in early June, most of the counties where members lived did not have county fairs. By default, the electric co-op became the place where appliance dealers hauled in their wares, where the Pork Producers and Beef Cattle Association cooked up savory sandwiches for sale, and where not-for-profit groups set up information booths. There were rides for the kids and live music, too.