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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Higdon, McCoy speak at BCA

    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and Rep.  Chad McCoy (pictured) spoke with students at Bluegrass Christian Academy recently. The congressmen discussed the three branches of government, the importance of the Constitution, and the challenges facing policy makers.

  • PHOTO: Author speaks, signs books at Civil War Museum

    Author Bryan S. Bush, right, met with guests at the Civil War Museum Saturday afternoon during a lecture and book signing as part of the national release of his latest book, “Favorite Sons of Civil War Kentucky.” In the book, Bush writes about some of the state’s favorite local heroes. Bush, a native of Louisville, has written dozens of books about the Civil War and has been a Civil War re-enactor for years.

  • Three in custody for vehicle thefts

    Two young women and a juvenile were arrested over the weekend in relation to vehicle thefts in the Cormans Crossing neighborhood.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, the break-ins were reported about 6:30 Sunday morning and at least five vehicles had been gone through. Among the property taken from the vehicles were two firearms.

  • Weiner hired as chief investment officer

    First Bankers Trust Company, a division of Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. of Bardstown, recently announced the hiring of Michael Wiener, CFA, as chief investment officer.

    He is an investment professional with more than 30 years of experience. Recently he served as chief investment officer for a nationally-known trust company. He led an investment team that improved the process and speed of asset allocation and mutual fund selection across multiple platforms. He also developed and co-managed dividend growth equity portfolios that attracted $50 million in new assets.

  • Guthrie files for re-election to represent state in Congress

    Congressman Brett Guthrie filed for re-election Monday to represent Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District for a sixth term.

  • Gov. Bevin, Justice Cabinet and Operation UNITE unveil new drug treatment helpline

    The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Operation UNITE are launching a new substance abuse call center that will connect people across the state with drug treatment, Gov. Matt Bevin announced recently.

  • Dawson honored by NelCASA

    Judy Beaven, along with Judge-Executive Dean Watts, presented former District Judge Tom Dawson a NelCASA (Nelson County Court Appointed Special Advocates) plaque on Oct. 24 honoring his 32 years of continued service on the NelCASA board during the organization’s volunteer appreciation dinner. Dawson started NelCASA in 1985 as the first of its kind in the state.

  • Robertson receives HLAA award

    Dave Robertson received the 2017 Hearing Loss Association of America Chapter Website Award as webmaster of the HLAA Kentucky Home Chapter website at the HLAA 2017 Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, in June. Dave and his wife, Katie are active in the Hearing Loss Association Kentucky Home Chapter here in Bardstown. The chapter meets the fourth Monday of most months at 6:30 p.m. at the Nelson County Library. Check out the website at hearinglosskyhome.org for more information on hearing loss and the meetings. All are welcome.

  • PHOTOS: New Haven celebrates community Christmas
  • Opinion: The buck stops here

    By Dr. Harry Spalding

    “The BUCK STOPS here!” was a small sign on President Harry Truman’s desk that guided all of his actions. But it really should apply to all levels of government, down to the individual citizen. The buck stops with each one of us. We are responsible for the people we send to Congress, and they are responsible to us. If they aren’t, we need to let them know, and let them know vigorously. Our congressmen need to be deluged with mail from informed voters about issues which affect us all, and with which we disagree.