Today's News

  • KIDS FIGHT: A brotherly battle

    The first time Billie Jackson was told her son had cancer was on Sept. 21, 2012. Trevor wanted to go to the park and play.

    Shortly after arriving, Billie noticed her son started walking in an odd way. Maybe he was just goofing around. But when her often-rambunctious toddler sat down and said he wanted to go home, she knew something was wrong.

  • Paul not backing down on health care

    Establishment Republicans warn that if conservatives continue their “rebellion” against Speaker Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act, it will cost the party in next year’s election. But Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told a Bardstown crowd Thursday the opposite is true.

  • DONATE LIFE: Kidney connections, Pt. 2

    April is national organ donation month. This is the second in a multi-part look at how organ failure and donations affect those from Nelson County.

    There are 118,000 people waiting for organ transplants, and about 6 percent will die before receiving the life-saving surgery. As kidney failure stemming from various disease and trauma is prevalent in the United States — making kidneys the most needed organ — one doesn’t have to travel far to find a person joining the wait.

  • Tension between Roby and Royalty went back decades

    Bad blood between Tom Roby and John Royalty stretched back to their high school days.

    “In my humble opinion, John was always pompous and arrogant through high school and I don’t think he ever changed,” Roby said.

    That was the testimony the former Bardstown Police captain who was demoted by the former mayor a year ago gave during his deposition in a lawsuit he has filed against Royalty and the city for wrongful termination and defamation.

  • Cancer Center nursing station named for past hospital president



    Surrounded by family, friends and staff, former Flaget Memorial Hospital president Sue Downs was honored Thursday afternoon as the Cancer Center’s nursing station now bears her name.

    The honor is something that has been in the works for a while, since Downs’ retirement in October. Many gathered at the brief event to commend Downs on her years of work with the hospital.

  • New Haven looking to convert old building into Neighborhood Center

    It’s possible that residents of New Haven could soon see signs in the window of the old Jot ‘Em Down building on Main Street advertising the approach of The New Haven Neighborhood Center, but that will depend on a lot of work, dedication and funding.

    “Hopefully we can restore this building,” Commissioner Jane Masse told a group of residents and government officials who attended a special meeting at the location Wednesday.

  • New Haven City Commission briefs from April 20

    Leaders voice safety concerns

    Thousands of visitors will be flocking to New Haven in early June for A Day Out With Thomas at the Kentucky Railway Museum, but the town’s city commissioners are worried that there could be some accidents due to incomplete work by the company renovating sewer lines.

    “They were told to start by the Railway Museum first, but they started at the other end,” Mayor Pro-tem Jane Masse said. “I am very concerned. A kid could step into a ditch and get hurt.”

  • Norton Healthcare, University of Louisville announce creation of Norton Children’s Cancer Institute

    Area pediatric cancer patients could soon have access to new types of care and national trials with the creation of the Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, which was announced April 10.

    The institute combines the efforts of Norton Cancer Institute and Norton Children’s Hospital and is affiliated with the University of Louisville.

    According to a press release, new programs for treating rare tumors and benign blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia, as well as a revamped program for bone marrow transplants are among what the institute will provide.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: April 23, 2017

    Flaget Hospital Auxiliary
    Flaget Hospital Auxiliary’s membership meeting will be Monday, May 1, at noon at the Bardstown Country Club at Maywood. The cost of the luncheon is $11, cash or check. Call Bonnie Cecil at (502) 507-4808 by April 24, to make reservations.

    Bardstown Strings to present concert

  • Jail logs, April 20-21

    April Nicole Ash, 27, probation violation (Hardin Circuit).