Today's News

  • Watts gives new names to five roads

    Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts has given new names to five more roads in the county in executive orders issued March 26 and 27.

    In the first order, he named the part of the former Louisville Road (U.S. 31E) in Cox’s Creek from addresses 6688 to 8865 Old Louisville Road, and named the section from 6455 to 6645 Old Louisville Court. Another section is now Old Louisville Road Connector.

  • McCoy worked to pass legislation on liquor, porn, visitation rights

    Chad McCoy’s second session as Nelson County’s state representative was a busy one, especially at the end.

    “You know that old phrase about sausage and legislation; you don’t want to see how they’re made. I think that’s true here,” he said.

  • ‘Teachers united, we won’t be divided’

    The day after Gov. Matt Bevin signed a controversial pension reform bill into law, teachers across the commonwealth took to social media and other platforms calling for action. In Bardstown, the response included a rally of a few dozen teachers and community members on Court Square.

    “We can’t sit around and wait for someone else to stand up for us,” said Tiffany Parrish, a teacher with Nelson County High School.

  • County schools dismissing early Friday for Frankfort rally

    Nelson County Schools will be closing two-and-a-half hours early on Friday to allow teachers a chance to attend a rally in Frankfort. 

    Interim Superintendent Tom Brown said the decision, made in conjunction with the Nelson County Education Association, came after the district learned that several teachers wanted to participate in what the statewide teachers union is calling a “day of action at the Capitol” in response Gov. Matt Bevin’s signing of a pension reform bill on Tuesday and his veto of budget and tax reform bills.





    Cal Ripken Experience

    at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Bethlehem 3, North Laurel 1 (8 inn.)

    Boyd Co. 8, Bethlehem 2


    Fort Walton Beach Bash

    Brookville, Ohio 15, Nelson Co. 0



    All A Classic 5th Region

    Campbellsville 6, Bardstown 1


    Cal Ripken Experience

    at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Xaverian, N.Y. 5, Bethlehem 0


  • GOLF: Local League Results

    Boone’s Butcher Shop Morning League

    First place: David Sims/David Vittitow and Donnie Miles/Joe B. Yates (tied with 6 points each)

    Third: Joe Judson/Kenny Hayden and Don Hardin/John Peterson (tied with 5)

    Third: Gavin Walls/Pat McCauley, Steve Long/Gary Conway, Joe Burks/Chad Johnson, and Denny Adams/Robbie Adams (tied with 11.5)

    Low gross: Joe Judson (even-par 35)

    Low net: Joe Judson, Joe Jones and Kelly Wood (tied with 30)

    Closest to the hole: Doug Lyvers (#2) and Joe Judson (#7)

  • SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Banshees, Tigers, Cards each get first win

    Bethlehem is off to its toughest start since Shaun Smith came on board to transform the school’s softball program in 2012, losing its first seven contests.

    On Monday, however, the Banshees had lots to celebrate in their long-awaited home opener, beating North Bullitt, 5-4, on Natalie Shaw’s walkoff double in the bottom of the eighth.

  • TEE TIME: Augusta taking small steps to include women

    While all eyes in the world of golf were on the men competing this past week in The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, there was also some big news for women golfers.

    And somewhere, Martha Burk is smiling.

    You remember Martha.

  • Antique Show vendors showcase unique items

    Tucked in the corner of Grace Lilly’s booth at the 51st Historic Bardstown Antiques Show, a 1920s table lamp with a castle scene painted on its glass shade caught the eye of a few patrons as they meandered about the aisles. The piece, priced at $1,150, has a history.

    “This sat on their piano for years,” said Lilly, owner of the Indiana-based Nothing New Antiques, as she referenced the lamp that belonged to her late aunt and uncle. The couple owned a restaurant and bar, the Nellenbach Hofbrau, in upstate New York for years.

  • Heaven Hill fills 8 millionth barrel

    Right before addressing the crowd gathered Monday at Heaven Hill’s cistern facility, the company’s president, Max Shapira, candidly joked “Why are we here?”

    But make no mistake — he knew. It’s just that milestone barrel-filling events at the distillery keep happening so fast, it’s probably hard to keep up with the pace.