Today's News

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Feb. 14-18, 2018

    Coffee with Chad

    Meet with Chad McCoy, Kentucky State Representative for Nelson County, to discuss concerns you have for our county and our state 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Boston Food Mart.

    Women's Republican meeting

    Meet local candidates and participate in activities to promote good government in Nelson County at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the Nelson County Public Library Community Room in Bardstown. Republican women are welcome to join the meeting.

    Forum Nelson County GOP Networking

  • Bardstown School Board to meet Feb. 20

    The Bardstown City Schools Board of Education will meet at noon Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Central Office. The Central Office is located at 308 N. Fifth Street in Bardstown. See the agenda below:

    Call to Order
    Pledge of Allegiance
    1. Minutes: Regular, 1/16/18 & Special 1/24/18
    2. Confirmation and Approval, Claims
    3. Financial Reports
    4. Superintendent’s Report
    5. Board Member Appreciation



    Boys’ Basketball


    Valley 85, Bardstown 59

    Marion Co. 63, Bethlehem 54

    Nelson Co. 71, Garrard Co. 62

    Iroquois 68, Thomas Nelson 38



    Oldham Co. 86, Bardstown 69

    Spencer Co. 70, Bethlehem 51

    North Bullitt 61, Nelson Co. 51



    Brown 75, Thomas Nelson 67


    Girls’ Basketball


  • Cole, Sims are mainstays at the scorer’s table

    When officials make an obvious incorrect call in a basketball game, they are quickly the center of attention and the recipient of a cascade of boos from the stands.

    Likewise, when the clock keeper inadvertently gives points to the visiting team after a basket by the home team, the screaming and yelling and finger-pointing at the scoreboard continues until it is corrected.

    The bookkeeper, however, typically works in anonymity, rarely noticed, but performing an important task nonetheless.

  • PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: NC girls top Franklin Co., B’town girls rout Adair

    Nelson County’s girls topped visiting Franklin County 70-61 on Tuesday behind a 29-point effort by Marly Walls, lifting the Cardinals to a third straight win and their sixth in the past seven outings.

    The Cardinals took command in the second half, turning an eight-point halftime lead into a 17-point margin by the end of three quarters, improving to 17-11 on the year in advance of their home matchup Thursday against John Hardin in the regular-season finale, after press time for this edition.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: Buyers beware

    Last week I ran into a couple of disturbing instances that I would like to share, and hopefully help other archers avoid these problems.

    The first: I got a call from a local coach whose team was having problems with a Vapor Trail dropaway rest. The timing rope on this rest attaches to the upper limb, and as you draw the bow, the rest comes up. They were having problems with it not coming up, even after properly adjusting the timing.

  • STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Four first-timers hit the mat today at state

    For four of the five wrestlers from local schools participating in this weekend’s KHSAA State Wrestling Championships, it will be an altogether new experience, one unlike anything they’ve ever been a part of.

    Bardstown junior Keldon Tilley is making his third trip to the state, leading a group of three other Tiger first-timers to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, site of the state meet. He’s tried to help coach up his teammates to prepare them for the biggest meet of their lives thus far.

  • Bardstown Schools seeking parents for Screening Committee

    The Bardstown City Schools Board of Education is seeking a parent to serve on the Screening Committee for a new superintendent. The Screening Committee will screen all applicants and recommend candidates to the Board of Education. A minimum of two evening meetings will be required of Screening Committee members, as well as time to check candidate references.

  • Valentine’s King and Queen crowned

    Julian “Blue” and Dorothy Edelen were crowned as Valentine’s King and Queen Wednesday at Windsor Gardens. They have been married for 68 years.

  • Neighbors complain about crime near Third, Barber

    Peggy Waters was at home with her children when a woman tried to force her way into her house, then tried to break into a neighbor’s.

    Jennifer Mason watched from her bedroom window at 2 a.m. as a line of people went back and forth from a former motel building to a parked car to buy drugs.

    Tom Wheatley is getting tired of finding used condoms and hypodermic needles on his property.