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Today's Opinions

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • LETTER: Thanks to those who stopped to help

    On the afternoon of May 22 my husband and I had a terrifying rollover accident on the Bluegrass Parkway. We ended up in the median with the truck upside down.
    We want to thank the good people who stopped to help us and called for the ambulance. Thankfully, we survived with no broken bones, just a lot of bruises.
    God bless you all for being so kind.
    Don and Elsie Matteson

  • LETTER: Thanks to those who stopped to help

    On the afternoon of May 22 my husband and I had a terrifying rollover accident on the Bluegrass Parkway. We ended up in the median with the truck upside down.
    We want to thank the good people who stopped to help us and called for the ambulance. Thankfully, we survived with no broken bones, just a lot of bruises.
    God bless you all for being so kind.
    Don and Elsie Matteson

  • LETTER: The biggest Afternoon with the Past

    Thanks to all those that helped in any way with May 12’s An Afternoon With the Past. We think this year’s crowd was the biggest yet. This year’s theme was “Bloomfield Treasures.” Thanks to all those that brought their items for all to enjoy.  Special thanks to the David Cody Prewitt family for going to so much trouble to get the Model-A Ford there. 
    Many thanks to all that donated too. I would especially like to thank Wilson & Muir Bank for being a major sponsor of this annual event.

  • LETTER: The biggest Afternoon with the Past

    Thanks to all those that helped in any way with May 12’s An Afternoon With the Past. We think this year’s crowd was the biggest yet. This year’s theme was “Bloomfield Treasures.” Thanks to all those that brought their items for all to enjoy.  Special thanks to the David Cody Prewitt family for going to so much trouble to get the Model-A Ford there. 
    Many thanks to all that donated too. I would especially like to thank Wilson & Muir Bank for being a major sponsor of this annual event.

  • LETTER: On the Woodlawn Springs debacle

    To the editor,
    As I left my home this morning for work, I could not help but notice what appeared to be a family of three jogging along the cart paths of the now defunct Woodlawn Springs Golf Course. It was a pleasure to see and a reminder of why our Fiscal Court of Nelson County should consider acquiring the property as an addition to our County Recreation Department. Given its proximity to the current Dean Watts Park only separated by Highway 605 (Woodlawn Road) it would be a somewhat contiguous addition to our existing parks and recreation program.