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Today's News

  • 'Swinger' party canceled at Bardstown hotel

    A local minister said God’s intervention and roughly a week of phone calls, e-mail, prayer and the circulation of information about a scheduled “swinger” party led to the cancellation of the event. The hotel where the group was set to meet this weekend shut down the event Wednesday night.

    The group, listed by local authorities and on church flyers as “Rocker Party Connection,” was to have gathered at Quality Inn for a private event Saturday night. Hotel managers declined to provide contact information for anyone with the group.

  • Alexander says volunteering is a way to pass on God's love

    Doug Alexander takes his work very seriously. When his boss talks, he listens. Alexander, a minister in Bloomfield, said he spends nearly all his time volunteering and helping others because it’s simply God’s will.

    His good deeds haven’t gone without notice, but he is remiss to take any credit. When told he was chosen as the 2007 Standard Communications Volunteer of the Year, Alexander said he was appreciative, but preferred the credit go to God.

  • Religion Notes

    Old Gospel Barn on Louisville Road to have a gospel sing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, will have a gospel sing 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Special guest singer/songwriter Jackie Dixon, Cecelia, the Cumbos and more. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Jockey Pat Day to speak at Springfield Christian Church

  • Development slump won't be permanent

    After almost two decades of “go-go” growth in the building of single-family houses in Nelson County, we have experienced our second year of declining numbers.

    Perhaps that is why some local developers have been so sensitive about the proposed tightening of regulations governing where and how subdivisions should be built.

  • Cards find silver lining

    Year Three of the Nelson County wrestling program has been a trying one at times, as injuries have kept would-be starters off the mat and on the sideline most of the year.

    But the Cardinals got some good news recently, with three JV wrestlers and one middle school grappler qualifying for their respective state tournaments.

    “It’s always encouraging when you have good wrestlers coming up through the program,” Cardinal coach Jason Detre said.

  • Border wall goes against what U.S. stands for

    Illegal immigration has been an issue at least as long as I have been the slightest bit politically minded and, in reality, much, much longer.

    As most issues are, this one is very complex and for many people emotionally charged. I feel sympathetic to those seeking to immigrate to the U.S. That being said, I realize that there are many groups into which those immigrants fit: those who have the means and education to enter into this country legally, those who are refugees and are granted asylum and those who enter illegally.

  • Sports Notes

    K of C free throw contest

    The local council of the Knights of Columbus will hold a free throw shooting contest Sunday at 1 p.m. at Bethlehem High School.

    The contest is open to boys and girls 10-14 years old, and winners have an opportunity to continue progressing through local, district and state competitions.

    Participants should provide proof of age and written parental consent. For more information, call Rob Graf at 348-9357 or Jerry McCurley at 350-0851.

    Nelson County Youth Soccer signups coming

  • New central office shows off growth

    As Nelson County Schools central office employees settle into their new office on Wildcat Lane, passersby see evidence of a school system on the move.

    The district had outgrown its former facility on Cardinal Drive, where it had been since 1988. It had such little space that staff often had to use the high school for board meetings. The new office, on Wildcat Lane, has conference rooms and more storage space for technology, files, etc.

    “The district has just grown and grown,” Jan Lantz, superintendent, said. “We just needed more space.”

  • We cannot afford to linger any longer

    Once again I was totally blessed at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration sponsored by The Concerned Parents. Rev. Bruce Shaw brought a thought-provoking and challenging message. Though I had this article written, his message inspired me so that I decided to change the title. Hence, I would like to add one more subject to the things we cannot afford to do. We cannot afford to linger any longer.

  • Hickman lifts Tigers past Caverna

    Jordan Hickman scored six straight points in the third quarter Wednesday, sparking an extended 17-1 run by Bardstown to put away Caverna 58-39 in the “All A” Classic 5th Region semifinals.

    “I can expect it out of me and my team,” the junior guard said. “We still need to work on playing all four quarters.”