Today's News

  • Looking to God within a fallen world

    By Billy Holland

    One area of the vast unknown that has been the focus of speculation throughout the ages is why certain events happen that seem to be cruel and unfair.

    As a Christian minister and counselor, I am consistently either thinking, writing or being asked why tragedies happen when there is a God who can easily prevent them.

    How many times has someone said, “If he is all powerful, then why does he allow terrible things to happen?”

  • Religion Notes: Dec. 15, 2017

    The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church Christmas events

  • Opinion: On making resolutions or revolutions

    By Michael Quigley

    The end of a year is a good time to look back and to look forward. For one important reason this year is perhaps different from previous times.

    In the past month a significant centennial milestone was commemorated with little coverage in the Western press, namely the Bolshevik revolution in Russia in 1917.

  • Editorial: Innovation and taking chances are how drama has survived

    Next summer “The Stephen Foster Story” will celebrate its 60th season.

    It also marks 17 years since the concept of a second show was conceived. Through the years there have been numerous efforts to fine-tune the drama at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre. For a time it was even rebranded as “Stephen Foster — The Musical,” but the decision to start offering a second musical concurrent with the regular production, beginning in 2001, was perhaps the boldest innovation of all.

  • Editorial: New city pawn law should help protect property

    The addiction epidemic in our area has both direct and secondary effects. Obvious direct effects include increased drug charges and overdoses. A secondary effect is property crime.

    Ask most police or prosecutors, and they will tell you that 80-90 percent of crime is tied to drugs, including most thefts, car break-ins and burglaries. Any property owner is a potential target.

    While thieves might go to a flea market or some other outlet to turn their purloined goods into cash, one quick and ready source is pawn shops.

  • Jail logs, Dec. 12-14

    John Edwards Rodgers, 29, parole violation.

    Lisa Ann Law, 46, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth).

    Hanna Nicole Farmer, 24, failure to appear (2017).

    Austin Blake Aldridge, 20, non-payment of fines.

    Mitch Braden Kanatzer Jr., 39, probation violation (2009), receiving stolen property under $10,000.

    James A. Linton, 40, failure to appear, non-payment of fines (both 2004).

  • Foundation helps fund Makerspaces in BCS libraries

    Bardstown City Schools has joined a hands-on educational “movement” with the implementation of makerspaces in three of the district’s schools.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Dec, 11-15, 2017

    Bardstown Baptist Church

    On Dec. 15 and Dec. 16, Bardstown Baptist Church invites everyone to attend two special events to celebrate the Christmas season. The Festival of Trees will be 1-8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and will display beautiful trees and wreaths. The live nativity can be seen on the front lawn of the church 6-8 p.m. and will reenact the birth of Jesus with church members and live animals. The church is at 101 W. Brashear Ave. (the corner of Third Street and Brashear). Call the office at (502) 348-3866 for more information.

  • SCORES and SCHEDULES 12-13


    Boys’ Basketball


    Bardstown 54, North Oldham 52

    Bethlehem 74, Nelson Co. 72 2OT

    Washington Co. 73, Thomas Nelson 55



    Thomas Nelson 71, Eminence 60


    Bardstown Tip-Off Classic

    Bardstown 57, Bullitt Central 56

    Marion Co. 87, Bethlehem 51



    Nelson Co. 67, Franklin Co. 56

    Marion Co. 80, Thomas Nelson 54


  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Crepps’ college path a surprising one

    Kirsten Crepps thought she might get a chance to continue her athletic career in college.

    After all, she’d been starting on the Bethlehem softball team since she was a middle-schooler, and was one of the top players in the region as a junior last season, and was gearing up for a big senior campaign. And she also had an eye on the military as well.

    Sometimes, however, life sends you down different trails. For Crepps, that trail was the cross country variety.