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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Smooth mayoral transition in Bloomfield good for community

    Eight years ago when she decided to file for the position of Bloomfield Mayor, Rhonda Hagan pledged to serve only for two terms.

    As it turns out, she will be stepping down from the post just shy of that mark.

  • EDITORIAL: PRIDE game a good starting step for the year

    After the past decade of contentiousness, the Nelson County Schools system needed something to feel good about. Years of overbearing management from the top led to a school district that didn’t know which way was up, featuring near-constant staff turnover, and a wave of disciplinary problems. NCS was in the news far too often for the wrong reasons, especially in the months leading up to the ouster of the previous administration.

  • LETTER: FOP contributed to good cause

    It was hot, muggy and humid, but the FOP and Ramon Pineiroa came through for an incredible cause. The Miss My Old Kentucky Home Scholarship preliminary and board are grateful to all who purchased pork chops for our first fundraiser to help raise money to send one teen and one miss off to college. The money raised will help offset books, tuition, room and board, and/or a meal plan. What a great town! What great folk! What an incredible day!

    Kimberly Ball and Deanna “de de” Cox

    MMOKH Directors

  • OPINION: How we see is what we see — and I don’t see enemies!

    Folks, why is our politics gridlocked? Why do we have to have enemies to unite us? Is fear the only principle that can unite us? Fear of fascism? Fear of the liberal elites? Fear of immigrants? Fear of the Africanized bee?

    No, there is another way. Beyond the liberal or conservative way, there is a third way. The third way comes from a whole other level of consciousness. As Einstein intuited: You can’t solve a problem on the same level of consciousness that created it!

  • EDITORIAL: Sisters of Charity leadership reflects history, current mission

    The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have reached another milestone in their 200-plus years of service, and it is a reflection of how the order has evolved into a truly international institution.

    For the next five years, the Central Leadership Team will consist of two members from India and one from the United States.

    President Sangeeta Ayithamattam and First Vice President Jackulin Jesu both have health care backgrounds. Second Vice President Adeline Fehribach comes from a background in education.

  • EDITORIAL: Templin and Fifth intersection warrants study, intervention

    The T intersection at Templin and Fifth is a messed-up intersection at the best of times.

    With the only stop sign at Fifth Street, traffic on Templin Avenue heading toward or away from Fourth does not have to yield, which can cause backups when school lets out on the Bardstown campus.

    This causes a harrowing situation for motorists, but at the times when students are headed to nearby Bardstown Schools, it can become downright dangerous.

  • EDITORIAL: Welcome to our town

    This week is a big one for Bardstown.

    As many as 60,000 people are expected in town to celebrate Kentucky Bourbon and its social and economic impact on this area. Thousands in Nelson County are employed by distilleries, or in the satellite businesses that support the industry.

  • LETTER: Buttermilk pageant thanks organizers for supporting community

    Dear Editor:

    I just wanted to take the time to say a huge thank you and how proud I am to be a part of the Buttermilk Festival and the Sheckles family.

    On Aug. 25, at Bardstown High School auditorium, the Buttermilk Festival preliminary pageant held its largest pageant ever. There were over 50 contestants. This was our 10th year being a part of this amazing festival and family. The success of this pageant could not be done without the support of “my mayor for life, Bill Sheckles,” and the incredible Buttermilk family that created this event.