Today's News



    Boys’ Basketball


    5th Region All A Classic

    First Round

    Bardstown 66, Campbellsville 65


    Green Co. 70, Bethlehem 58


    Girls’ Basketball


    5th Region All A Classic

    First Round

    Bardstown 56, Campbellsville 41


    Green Co. 53, Bethlehem 43



  • STRAIGHT ARROW: My last bowhunt of the 2017-18 season

    After spending most of last week at the Archery Trade Show in Indianapolis, it was good to get home, and with snow on the ground, I was anxious to go bowhunting one more time before the season was over.

  • ‘Bloomfield boy’ chases dreams overseas

    Dylan Beasley considers himself just a small-town boy from Bloomfield who loves to play football.

    But in less than two months, he’ll get a big-city experience in his chosen sport that he never imagined possible when the former Nelson County High School and Lindsey Wilson College star quarterback heads overseas for the next chapter in his storied career.

  • Nelson County Schools on 2-hour delay Friday, Jan. 18

    Nelson County Schools will start on a 2-hour delay Friday, Jan. 19. Preschool will be closed the whole day. District child care will be open. 

  • Opinion: Graduating from rehab is a milestone

    By David Whitlock

    As they entered the meeting room, everyone present clapped and cheered, like they were welcoming a couple of rock stars.

    But they weren’t celebrities; they were simply two young men who months ago admitted they had a problem and decided to do something about it.

    Now they were graduating from the program at CenterPoint Recovery Center in Paducah. This was a milestone for both of them.

    “Hi, I’m Levi, and I’m an alcoholic,” the first one began.

  • Opinion: Boots on the ground

    By John Swarts


  • Layoffs are hard, but the blow is lessened by the economy, diverse market

    The announcement that American Greetings will shed 150 positions in coming months was one of the few negative headlines in recent years in Nelson County’s economic news.

    American Greetings has been a stalwart in the local job market since it came to Bardstown in 1983. It was established here and became one of the largest private employers before so many sectors of the economy were disrupted by the internet, especially those involving paper and stationery, like its greeting cards product.

  • Holsclaw’s replacement has big shoes to fill for BCS

    In the past 110 years, Bardstown City Schools has had just eight superintendents, which is a pretty good track record by the city’s school board in terms of finding quality, stable people to lead the system.

    Now, with current superintendent Brent Holsclaw announcing his retirement following this school year, BCS is on the hunt for someone new to guide it. Whomever is chosen to replace Holsclaw will have big shoes to fill, to be sure.

  • Religion Notes: Jan. 19, 2017

    Bardstown Community Bible Study Women’s Day Class

  • Hope is confidence something better is coming

    By Billy Holland

    I have the privilege of being a community chaplain and along with this opportunity to serve I see a lot of heartbreaking circumstances that many people do not see.

    Every year at the holiday season it’s difficult for me to be filled with excitement because I’m surrounded by those who are facing major problems and those who will not experience the same blessings that most of us enjoy.