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Today's News

  • Local landmark still has scars from blaze

    Ten years ago, the scene at 107 W. Stephen Foster Ave. was grim. In the early morning hours of March 7, 1998, the Old Talbott Tavern, a historic building in the heart of Bardstown, was ablaze. About 60 firefighters from all six of Nelson County’s volunteer fire departments fought the blaze and were on the scene for more than 13 hours.The inside of the building sustained severe smoke damage and the roof was destroyed.

  • Nelson holds off Green County

    Nelson County went to Samantha Drake early and often on Monday, and the sophomore post player delivered 40 points and 19 rebounds to lead her club past Green County, 74-67, in the first round of the 5th Region tournament at North Hardin.

    “We didn’t have an answer for Drake,” Green County coach Chris Blaydes said. “She played tremendous — we just couldn’t stop her.”

    Believe it or not, Drake was not a one-woman show as several Cardinals stepped up in the win.

  • Movie Memos

    Some memos will be marked [Unpreviewed]. This means that I have not seen the film. Any information about the film content is taken from press releases, Web sites and other sources. The “Family Rating” is mainly taken from the Web site filmratings.com.

  • Tigers dominate Cards to snare district crown

    After falling twice during the regular season to crosstown rival Nelson County, Bardstown finally figured the Cardinals out, exploding in the first quarter for a 27-14 lead and never looking back on the way to a 71-56 victory and the 19th District title.

    “We came out real enthused — they beat us the last two times,” junior guard Jordan Hickman said. “We really wanted to win and be district champs.”

    Things were tied at 11 apiece in the first quarter when the Tigers (20-7) made their move.

  • Get a jump on planting this spring and start your seeds indoors

    My love of heirloom vegetables has forced me to hone my skills at seed starting. Fortunately, I can find dozens of heirloom tomato varieties at local nurseries in the spring so I don’t have to turn the walkout basement into a tomato production facility; but there are other plants that I can’t find so easily so I have to start them myself.

  • Sports Notes

    Golf scramble

    There is a four-man golf scramble scheduled for April 26, at Cedar-Fil Golf Course. Shotgun start at 8 a.m.

    The scramble is a fundraiser for the Nelson Elite Cheer Squad. Registration is $240 a team or $60 a person. You can pick up forms at Cedar Fil Golf Course or call 348-2975, or mail your foursome and money to Alice Culver, 109 Glenview Drive, Bardstown, KY 40004 before April 18. Food and prizes to be awarded. Donations are welcomed for prizes, money or food.

    Player needed for travel baseball team

  • Boston company deserves award

    County School Superintendent Dr. Jan Lantz said when she nominated Promotional Wood Products of Boston for the Kentucky School Board Association “Friends of Education Award” she feared the small firm might be overshadowed by the LG&Es and Ford Motor Companies of Kentucky.

  • Downtown area in need of a facelift

    Many of us tend to think of Bardstown as a quintessential, historic Kentucky community, with a quaintness and charm that resonates from our historic downtown through Museum Row, Bardstown Village, and on to the My Old Kentucky Home, the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre, and all around.

    That’s why it is so very important to preserve and enhance our past for today and tomorrow’s generations — part of what the Bardstown streetscape project and downtown renewal visions are all about.

  • Late primary means some decisions already made

    As I drove down Bardstown Road a large yard sign caught my eye the other day – “Yes We Can” it touted in big red and blue letters. Beside it another sign – Barack Obama ’08.

    It’s nice to see folks finding a presidential candidate they want to support and feeling good enough about it to shout it from their front yard (via signage) to the world.

  • Boys' region draw set

    The 5th Region had its draw for the boys’ tournament Sunday; the tournament opens at Hart County with quarterfinal games tonight and Thursday.

    Defending champ Adair County (26-5) gets things started at 6 p.m. Wednesday against LaRue County (18-10). Following that will be Nelson County (14-14) locking horns with Central Hardin (19-10) at 8 p.m. Nelson played Central Hardin back in December, with the Bruins taking a 60-50 decision over the Cardinals at Nelson County.