Today's News

  • OPINION: Trump needs to be clear about one thing with Un

    With the nomination and likely confirmation of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, President Trump will soon have a trusted adviser who can prepare him for his upcoming summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Pompeo’s first job is to make sure Trump understands one thing going into those talks: North Korea has no plans to give up its nuclear weapons at the negotiating table.

  • OPINION: Congress tanks — but does it care?

    We’re at a watershed moment in American political history. Our Congress — I’m talking about the people’s body, the institution created by our founders, and not just the men and women who currently inhabit it — is in deep trouble. And no one seems to be offering hope.

  • OPINION: Cigarette tax hike is a political milestone ... but it won’t help health

    When a Republican-led state House passes a record increase in the cigarette tax to avoid cuts to education and other programs, it’s a historic moment in Kentucky.

    But the measure probably wouldn’t do much to improve the health of this woefully unhealthy state, contrary to what some proponents said in a debate Thursday. And it remains to be seen what will happen to it in the Senate.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: March 18, 2018

    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 20.

    Nelson County NAACP
    The Nelson County Branch of the NAACP will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the Roy Henry Education Center (campus of the First Baptist Church), 315 N. Second St., in Bardstown. The executive committee will meet prior to the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. As always, the public is invited to attend. For more information, call or text Jewel Brock, president at (502) 296-1969.

  • Guthrie announces art competition

    Congressman Brett Guthrie recently announced the beginning of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition on Feb. 28.

    The Congressional Art Competition is an annual high school art contest held by each member of the U.S. House of Representatives in their respective congressional districts.

  • Water line work to close East Muir, South Second

    Parts of East Muir Avenue and South Second Street will be closed to through traffic this week so city workers can install a new eight-inch water line to the neighborhood.

    The project affects 202-212 E. Muir Ave. and north on South Second to East John Fitch Avenue. It will begin Monday, starting at 9 a.m. and continue through 2:30 p.m. each day, and should a few days to complete.

    “Our goal is to get it done in a week,” said Civil Engineer Jessica Filiatreau.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-March 16, 2018 (religion)

    Immigrant and Refugee Vigil

    There will be an Immigrant and Refugee Vigil 4-4:45 p.m. March 21 and 28. The vigil will be at the edge of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth property facing Bardstown Road. Bring a sign or stand by someone with a sign. The rain site will be prayer at St. Vincent Church.

    Loretto Motherhouse


    Edward Caruthers, tenor, and Denine LeBlanc, piano, will give a concert at Loretto Motherhouse on Saturday, March 24, at 3 p.m. All are welcome. Admission is free.

  • Schools honor shooting victims, participate in demonstrations

    A red balloon for Gina Montalto, age 14, drifted upward as Jenna Hayden let go of the string. A couple hours before students across the state and country took part in the scheduled National School Walkout Day, the Bardstown High School Young Democrats Club chose to honor the fallen students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marshall County High Schools in their own way.

  • County students accepted to 2020 Gatton Academy

    Both high schools in the Nelson County district will be represented at the Gatton Academy after two students were among those recently accepted for the Class of 2020. Laurel Philpott represents Nelson County High School, and Camila Lozano represents Thomas Nelson High School.

    “I was so happy, I literally screamed,” Lozano said of hearing she had been accepted. “I told my parents and they were hugging me.”

  • Bardstown welcomes Irish restaurant

    Guests won’t likely hear a fiddler or warm themselves by a peat fire when they walk in, but Rylon Sweeney’s Irish Restaurant & Pub may be as close to Éireann as they could expect to find in Bardstown.

    The restaurant at 885 Pennsylvania Ave. has been quietly testing palates this week with a limited menu and opened its bar. Tonight it will go all out with a midnight countdown to Paddy’s Day and live music.