Today's News

  • Sad news: My kids may not be mine after all

    I learned a shocking bit of news last week. My kids may not be mine after all. I still love them and this won’t change a thing in how they are raised, but it is a bit deflating.

    By the way, Donna, my wife, has never cheated on me. The kids aren’t another man’s, either. Best I can figure, they’re aliens.

  • Nelson boys limp into postseason

    Nelson County’s boys skidded into the postseason on a three-game losing streak, having dropped a pair of 12-point losses last week at Taylor County and Campbellsville.

    “Our inconsistent play continues,” Cardinal coach Minor Harmon said. “It’s disappointing going into the district with the inconsistent play we’ve had the last three ballgames.”

  • 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.

  • Sports Notes

    Spring Break Soccer Camp

    Early registration is now open for the Bardstown Christian Fellowship Soccer Camp. The camp is 1-4 p.m. April 1-4 at the Methodist Church 2nd Campus on US 31E. Children from K-7 of any soccer ability are invited to sign up for $40 (includes free ball, shirt and water bottle) by March 1. Sign up fast as spaces are limited. For more info, visit www.bardstowncf.org or call 348-5496.

    Little League signups and golf scramble

  • St. Catharine an area treasure

    St. Catharine College means a lot to Nelson County.

    Having a college so close to our community increases our economic development and way of life for all who call Nelson County home.

    Many students at St. Catharine are from Nelson County, continuing our relationship and solidifying our ties with the ever-growing college.

    Now offering some four-year degrees, the college has more to offer its students than ever before. But to continue its growth patterns, the college needs sustainable funds.

  • 'Vantage Point' - Assassination from several angles

    Occasional coincidence is acceptable in films. “Vantage Point” is an exciting depiction of the assassination of an American President in a Spanish city. Unfortunately, the whole film is not greater than its overused plot devices.

  • School calendars a local decision

    The school calendar has become the latest battleground for opponents of “teachers teaching the test.” State Senator Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville has introduced a bill that would ban school districts in Kentucky from starting classes until late August.

  • Man indicted for allegedly threatening couple with handgun

    About a month after a Loretto man was arrested for threatening a couple with a gun, he was indicted on seven charges, among them two felonies. Police deemed it a road rage incident, but family of the accused said the story goes deeper.

    Zackery L. Perkins, 18, was driving on KY 49 Jan. 24 when he stopped near Roberts Road, walked to the vehicle behind him and had heated words with a couple inside, Bardstown Police Department Officer Robin Cull said.

  • Community Calendar - 2/27/2008 - 3/4/2008


    Bardstown Rotary Club. Talbott Tavern, noon.

    T.O.P.S. No. 262. Civic Center, weigh-in, 10:30 a.m.; meeting, noon.

    Al-Anon. Meeting for friends and families of alcoholics, 10 a.m., First Christian Church, 175 E. John Rowan Blvd., Bardstown.

    Queen of Nelson No. 87 O.E.S.P.H.A. 7:30 p.m. at the lodge hall.

    Scout Troop 147. 7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall.

    Alcoholics Anonymous. 8 p.m. every Wednesday at Russell Hall, Nazareth, (alcoholics only). For more information, call 349-1671.


  • Buyer beware: Some plants not worth the postage

    Don’t believe outrageous claims. Coupon circulars are full of weird products such as painted plates, knitted slippers, wildlife figures and “must-have” plants. This time of the year these circulars prey on our anticipation of spring. Giant tomatoes, one tree with five different fruits, and a tree that grows 3 feet in a week share space with $1 off coupons. Don’t believe the sensational claims of the plants that scam the most people: the giant tomato tree, the royal paulownia, the 5-in-1 fruit tree and bargain bulbs for dirt cheap.