Today's News

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-March 6, 2018


    The next public Anatok meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the Old Courthouse.

    Kentucky Public Retirees

    The Kentucky Public Retirees/Lincoln Trail Chapter will meet Monday, March 12, at 11:30 a.m. at Golden Corral Restaurant in Elizabethtown. The guest speaker for the meeting will be a representative from Allegro Senior Living.

    Ministerial Association to meet

  • Complaint filed against zoning board member

    Woodlawn Springs resident Peter Trzop has filed an ethics complaint against Planning Commission member Mark Mathis for voting on the Woodlawn Springs Golf Club zone change despite alleged conflicts of interest.

    Trzop claims that, because of his business interests in road construction and paving, and his past political campaign contributions to a member of the golf course owners’ family, Mathis shouldn’t have voted or been involved in the discussion and decision.

  • PHOTOS: FUNdraising with Laughter 2018

    Thomas Nelson High School hosted its sixth FUNdraising with Laughter show, a program offered through Comedy Caravan. The show, held in the new auditorium, supports the school's Project Lift Off event.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION CHAMPIONSHIP: Panthers too much in Tigers' first finals appearance

    CECILIA — During a nine-game win streak that stretched into the postseason, Bardstown developed a reputation as a big second-half team prone to wild comeback victories.

    In Saturday’s girls’ 5th Region championship at Central Hardin High School, however, there would be no big comeback, as the Tigers were unable to overcome a slow start against a determined Elizabethtown team, falling 58-28.

  • Woman injured in outbuilding fire on US 31E

    A 71-year-old woman remained in critical condition in University of Louisville Hospital’s burn unit Monday after she was severely injured Saturday in an outbuilding fire at her home on Louisville Road.

    Judy Jett suffered severe burns all over her body when a shed or garage she was in caught fire.

    Chief Billy Mattingly of Nelson County Fire and Rescue said that a garage door opener apparently sparked and ignited something.

    E-911 Dispatch reported the incident at 2:10 p.m. as a “person on fire.”

  • Opinion: Hope Hicks’s many opportunities

    By Alexandra Petri

    After admitting to the House Intelligence Committee that she was occasionally called upon to tell “white lies” for the president, Hope Hicks has announced that she is leaving the White House. She says these things are not related. She stayed for many Scaramuccis longer than her predecessor. But in the end it got her, too. It always does. She was the Final Girl, hoping against Hope to make it through, but she should never have gone into that House in the first place.

  • Opinion: Time to protect workers from unions’ coercion

    By Marc A. Thiessen

    The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is ostensibly a public worker union. In truth, it is nothing more than an appendage of the Democratic Party. One hundred percent of its political contributions go to Democrats, and it works tirelessly to increase government spending and stop Republicans who want to reform state government.

  • Opinion: Where to start? Fix the budget process

    By Lee Hamilton

    You could choose any number of marquee dilemmas to illustrate how broken congressional politics has become. Guns, Russian interference, climate change — Americans want progress on all of them and get little from Capitol Hill. But to my mind, nothing illustrates the dire state of our politics better than how we act on the federal budget.

  • Column: It’s not too late to think about dying

    By David Whitlock

    It’s been a little more than two weeks since Ash Wednesday. If you received the ashes, they’ve long since disappeared from your forehead.

    Maybe you missed it this year; perhaps Ash Wednesday and the observance of Lent is just not something you do.

    Whether you did or didn’t, it’s not too late to stop and reflect on where you are now, and where you will be at the end of the 40 days of Lent, and further, where you will be at the end of what we call “life on planet Earth.”

  • Hopefully, hasty NCELC changes don’t hinder learning

    There are big changes slated for the Nelson County Early Learning Center next school year, including cutting midday bus transportation, an extension of the school day, increasing the number of instructional days and lower tuition. These certainly are big changes that were proposed and eventually passed at the last Nelson County school board meeting — without any input from families who will be impacted next year.