Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: State is battling a public health crisis. Where’s the plan?


    From doctor’s offices to the Governor’s Office, Kentuckians are raising awareness of the opioid epidemic.

    What’s lacking is a strategic plan for combating the scourge.

    Kentucky was one of the first and hardest-hit victims of misleading prescription-drug marketing and misuse of addictive painkillers, which spawned a deadly upsurge in the use of heroin and synthetics such as fentanyl.

    Overdoses claimed a record 1,404 lives in Kentucky last year.

  • OPINION: God has sent us a Judge, hallelujah



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  • Residents want city to allow backyard hens

    Chickens don’t bark at night, chase cars or bite children, so why not allow them in town?

    The comparison to canines is something that came up again when several residents came before the Bardstown City Council to ask officials to loosen the city’s no-livestock rule to let people have small, backyard poultry operations.

  • OPINION: Wielding ignorance, malice Trump further divides




    It is often difficult to determine if Donald Trump’s offenses against national unity and presidential dignity are motivated by ignorance or malice. His current crusade against sideline activism at professional football games features both.

  • PHOTO: Library book donation

    The Nelson County Public Library would like to thank Rick and Judy Arendt of the Master Gardeners for their donations of books.

  • BIRTH: Sallee

    Christopher Allen Sallee and Kelly Nicole Sallee, of Bardstown, announce the birth of a son, Cody Allen, Sept. 22, 2017, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Kevin and Sherri Willett and Jenny and Kevin Lyvers, all of Bardstown. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Ruth Sallee, of Cox’s Creek.

    The baby was welcomed home by a brother, Travis Robert, 3.

  • BIRTH: Lewis

    A.J. Lewis and Erin Claeys, of Bardstown, announce the birth of a daughter, Harper Raya Lewis, Sept. 13, 2017, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19-1/4 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are David and Jan Claeys, of Springfield.

    Paternal grandfather is Ray Lewis, of Bardstown.

    The baby was welcomed home by a brother, Rowan, 4.

  • BIRTH: Giordon

    Jane Anne and Jason Giordon, of Cox’s Creek, announce the birth of a daughter, Natalie Jane, Aug. 4, 2017, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Jane Coulter, of Bloomfield. Paternal grandparents are Brian and Mary Pochatko, of Sugar Grove, Penn.

  • Public turns out for 'Coffee with a Cop'

    It was a coincidence that Coffee with Cops happened on National Coffee Day.

    “I heard that on the way here, and it just put a smile on my face,” said Bardstown’s new police chief, Kim Kraeszig, who was greeting townspeople Friday morning at Fresh Coffee, Pastries & More.

    It was an idea she brought with her from Louisville Metro, where she recently retired as an assistant chief.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Jackson, Moore

    George Jackson, of New Haven, and Marilyn Jackson of Bardstown, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nikki Renee Jackson, to Eric Richard Moore, son of Rick and Mary Moore and Wayne and Sandy Hicks, of Owensboro.

    The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of University of Louisville and a 2013 graduate of Bellarmine University. She is currently a medical laboratory scientist, specializing in microbiology.