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Today's News

  • Bourbon Chase runners will be on area roads this weekend

    Motorists should use caution this weekend as participants for the annual Bourbon Chase relay event will be on Nelson County roadways.

    The 200-mile relay race, which stretches the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, could see more than 4,000 runners, many running for charities.

    The race will begin Friday at Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, and travel through Bardstown and on to Maker’s Mark, eventually ending in Lexington.

  • Flaget Health Fair fosters fitness

    Mary Jo Bartley held three big tote bags filled with freebies as she made her way along the covered sidewalk.

    “It’s like trick-or-treating for adults!” she said. “It’s fun. You meet friends and you see old friends and you get lots of good stuff.”

    Bartley was one of the hundreds who attended the sixth annual Flaget Community Health and Wellness Fair, sponsored by the local hospital and its parent company, Kentucky-One Health.

  • STATE ASSESSMENTS: Schools improve overall in reading, drop in math

    State assessments released at the end of September show mixed results for area school districts, with improvements in some areas over the prior year, and needs identified in others.

    For Bardstown Independent Schools, a focus has been placed on focus groups.

    With a need identified among a small student population in middle school reading and high school writing a few years ago, the focus groups allow the district to identify each student and see exactly what his needs are to help him obtain the appropriate interventions.

  • Opinion: On Donald Trump and Puerto Rico

    By Terry Welshans

    First, let’s look at the magnitude of the problem, in terms of mainland America. Think about a population of U.S. citizens equal to that of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming combined, or that of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont combined.

    Think of the number of households that are in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Think of the number of ports, roads and cellular towers in the Seattle metropolitan area. Think about the entire San Diego metropolitan area losing electrical power.

  • Opinion: Facing a dilemma: Cooperation and competition

    By Michael Quigley

  • Editorial: Copeland settlement while unfortunate, was the right call

    The Bardstown City Council recently agreed to settle with City Councilwoman Kecia Copeland to the tune of $40,000 to avoid what could have been a very costly lawsuit.

  • Editorial: Pursuit of criminal charges appropriate in Royalty case

    John Royalty’s legal issues deepened last Wednesday when a Nelson County grand jury indicted him on criminal charges that include one felony and three misdemeanors.

    Royalty was removed from office in April in an administrative quasi-judicial proceeding where the Bardstown City Council acted as the jury. It found, after two days of testimony and a months-long investigation by its hired attorney, that Royalty had abused his authority as mayor in an effort to damage a political opponent.

  • PHOTOS: Nelson Scene: Oct. 11, 2017
  • Low-cost entertainment exists for seniors

    By Carol Marak

    Entertainment is a priority for me, but spending money on it isn’t. So, I’m on a mission to find low-cost ways to enjoy my free time, be with friends, and socialize. For seniors, it’s important for our health to get out of the house and make connections.

  • HMH Medical Group adds neurologist to team

    Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) officials welcomed one of the newest members of HMH Medical Group, Ryan Owens, M.D., a board certified neurologist, at its Sept. 19 HMH Board of Trustees meeting.

    HMH Chief Medical Officer John Godfrey, M.D. called Owens’ arrival a great addition to the HMH medical staff.  Godfrey said taht with Owens, HMH now has two neurologists on staff to care for patients with any number of neurological conditions including chronic migraines, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, stroke and more.