Today's Opinions

  • We are a superpower run by a simpleton

    WASHINGTON — One of the major problems with President Trump’s impulsivity is its utter predictability.

  • EDITORIAL: Bardstown H.S. and Junior ROTC

    Most people who have served in the military say that the important takeaway from the experience was an enhanced sense of discipline. The same benefit can also be found among high school students who participate in Junior Reserve Oficers’ Training Corps programs.

    Nelson County High School has had a Junior ROTC program affiliated with the Air Force for the past 18 years, and now 10 Bardstown High School students are enrolled in classes taught by Col. Donna Lucchese and Sgt. James Pfost at NCHS.

  • EDITORIAL: Handy Hands – the future is bright!

    Every year for the past nine, a “feel good story” has taken place in Nelson County that deserves special recognition.

  • LETTER: Remembering T.T. Etheridge

    The 1960 school year had just started, and my fellow classmates and I had just transferred from Chaplin Elementary to Bloomfield High School.

    I suppose most of us were a little apprehensive about being in a new surroundings and meeting new students and new faculty. One day, however, my apprehension turned into cold fear, I was in the freshman health class and it being a nice summer day, the teacher decided to take us out on the playground to do some calisthenics.

  • Be an informed voter

    I don’t know how candidates for any office manage all those public appearances, all that unhealthy food, all that endlessly repeating the same speeches and the one-on-one chatting. However, if they can do all that, the least we can do is pay attention to what they have to say.

    If all politics is local, as former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill claimed, then this election looming in just a tad more than eight weeks is significantly important for all of us. It behooves each and every one of voting age to learn enough to make better-informed choices.

  • The ‘etiquette’ of real estate

    Association Executive
    Old Ky Home  Board of Realtors

    A few years ago, I ran into an old friend that I haven’t talked to for a few years. She was so excited to tell me all about the new house she had just purchased.

    “You bought a house?” I asked incredulously- “from who???”

  • OPINION: McCain and McConnell battles helped define McConnell’s role in the Senate

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund hosted a candlelight remembrance at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to remember the late Sen. John McCain. USA TODAY

    As America said farewell to John McCain this weekend, many Kentuckians viewed him through the career of their own senior senator, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. They spent much of their Senate careers at odds on big issues, and their battles helped McConnell get where he is today and shaped his leadership style.

  • EDITORIAL: Benefits of Biking Blue Highways in Bardstown

    Labor Day weekend, Bardstown hosted the Old Kentucky Home Tour. The cycling tour is a premier three-day tour through the rolling hills of Nelson County. 2018 marked the second year the tour has been exclusively held in Bardstown, and the surrounding “Blue Highways.” It featured a hub at the Heaven Hill Distillery, featuring breakfast and lunch, full SAG support, live music and bourbon tours.