Today's News

  • FOOTBALL: Bethlehem clinches home playoff game



    Contributing Writer

    Coming on the heels of a tough district road loss to Campbellsville, Bethlehem was able to right the ship and lock up the two seed for the playoffs with a 42-24 home victory over Fort Knox Friday night.

    Bethlehem (3-6) coach Jesse Cantrall was pleased with the way his team handled the game.

  • 5th REGION VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Region draw announced

    Bardstown will make its second-ever trip to the 5th Region tournament this week, opening play Tuesday against the same team the Tigers beat in last year’s first round on the way to a surprising region runner-up finish.

    Elizabethtown (28-9) is the opponent for the Tigers (27-3) at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nelson County High School, one of just three teams to beat Bardstown all season long. The 17th District runner-up Panthers got a 3-1 win at home over the Tigers on Aug. 22. Bardstown took a four-set win from Elizabethtown in last year’s region quarterfinals.

  • Soup’s on!

    Carlene Ritter was recommending two soups while she sampled another.

    “The creamed kale soup is so good!” she said.

    She also put in a good word for her husband’s chicken and wild rice.

    Ritter, of the Humphreys Homemakers Club, was one of the many women serving guests at the Nelson County Extension Homemakers’ Soup Day Friday.

    “There’s a lot of good people here,” she said. “I think people enjoy coming out and getting together. It’s a great thing.”

  • OPINION: ‘Keeping the promise’

    “Keeping the Promise,” our plan to save Kentucky’s pension systems, keeps the promise made to Kentucky’s current employees while also meeting the legal and moral obligations we owe to those who have already retired. Promises made are promises kept.

    Make no mistake: There will be no changes, clawbacks or reductions to the paychecks of current retirees, and there will be protections for health care benefits. That is a promise you can literally take to the bank.

  • OPINION: It’s about time girls were welcome

    I was selling popcorn with my boys last weekend for Cub Scouts when one of our customers struck up a conversation that started me thinking.

    She voiced her opposition to the recent decision by Boy Scouts of America to allow girls to join starting in 2018. In fact, she was of the opinion they were “forced to.” I guess because she just assumed it was by a court ruling or something.

  • OPINION: The old obit man looks around

    When I was 20, I dropped out of college and got a job with a morning newspaper whose city editor Mr. Walt Streightiff put me to work writing obituaries of ordinary men and women whose deaths were not considered newsworthy. Other reporters handled crime, natural disasters, City Hall, sports, fatal accidents, high finance, visiting celebrities, and what was called “human interest,” meaning heartwarming stories, usually involving children. I was in charge of ordinary cold death.

  • OPINION: Education must mean more than avoiding offense

    The desire to protect young people from offensive ideas and words is an understandable instinct. In the context of bullying, it is a requirement. In the context of great literature, it is nearly always mistaken.

  • 5th REGION GIRLS' SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP: Banshees make it a three-peat

    Three straight, 31 in a row.

    Bethlehem reasserted its ownership of the 5th Region girls’ soccer landscape Thursday, turning back Bardstown for the fourth time this season, 1-0, to capture a third straight trip to the state tournament.

    If you asked Banshees’ coach Danny Rossoll five years ago if he envisioned this possibility, he might have laughed at you.

  • Jarett's Journey

    Kay Rogers holds her son’s hand, gently rubbing her fingers against his. He smiles. It’s a part of Jarett that hasn’t been lost. At 20 years old, Jarett Rogers’ life is much different than it was three years ago, before the cancer and before the brain damage. Though he has Down syndrome, he has always been a fairly independent person, but now he is bound to a wheelchair, unable to speak and dependent on others for care.

    “He’s been through it, bless his heart,” his mother said. “He’s been through the wringer.”

  • Arrest made in Wednesday vehicle theft and vandalism

    Bardstown Police have arrested a local man for the theft of a van and vandalism of vehicles Wednesday.

    “I got him,” Detective Lynn Davis said late Thursday morning.

    Shane D. Helm, 24, of Bardstown, was being questioned at the police station around 11:30 Thursday morning.

    Davis said police found the stolen van near the Nelson County Jail and set up surveillance. Helm soon showed up in another vehicle and was arrested after a brief car chase.