Today's News

  • Nationally known author visits local schools

    Taking a seat on the gym floor surrounded by students, Julia Cook read a few of her books and spoke with children about the lessons those stories set out to teach. The Friday morning visit to Foster Heights Elementary School was just one of several stops for Cook as she toured Bardstown and Nelson County last week.

  • Mary Poppins production coming to Bardstown this summer

    The classic magic of a mysterious nanny will hit the stage this summer as The Stephen Foster Drama Association announces “Disney’s Mary Poppins” as this year’s second show.

  • Jim Beam Holiday ‘Feastival’ benefits Flaget Cancer Center

    Susan Elmore had never seen Jim Beam’s American Stillhouse before Friday night but her first impression, at the Clermont distillery’s first Holiday Feastival, was remarkable.

    “It was so beautiful!” she said.

    The bourbon-glazed ham dinner served 300 people in a tent beneath hundreds of soft white lights and holiday greenery.

    While the setting was elegant, the attire was casual, and tickets were only $10 for a sumptuous spread.

  • St. Catherine Academy honor roll — first quarter 2017-18

    Perfect attendance


    Bristol Benningfield

    Kinley Burd

    Avery Dadisman

    Waylon Metcalf

    Bailee Rowlett

    Cruz Snellen

    First grade

    Lilly Culver

    Davis Thompson

    Second grade

    Kendal Dadisman

    Preston Hatfield

    Emily Reiter

    Will White

    Third grade

    Cara Bella Boone

    Evan Hagan

    Micah Mahoney

    Fourth grade

    Braxton Benningfield

    Cali Fulkerson

  • WKU senior Laryn Hilderbrandt receives Lee Robertson Scholarship

    WKU senior Laryn Hilderbrandt, of Cox’s Creek, has been named the 2017 Lee Robertson Scholarship recipient. The scholarship is offered each year by the Office of Alumni Engagement. Hilderbrandt has been very involved in various campus groups during her time at WKU. She is studying public relations with the goal of working as a publicist in the entertainment industry once she graduates in May 2018.

  • Bardstown High School JV Academic Team places second
  • Avoid complacency

    By Carol Marak

    In a recent conversation with Bart Astor, a recognized expert in life’s transitions and eldercare, we discussed the large number of seniors (70 percent) who opt out of the annual Medicare open enrollment and comparison shopping for healthcare insurance. It’s mind-boggling how much money is left on the table when we’re complacent.

  • TIME’s Person of the Year might be Colin Kaepernick

    TIME announced Colin Kaepernick, an embattled free-agent quarterback, as one of 10 contenders for their 2017 Person of the Year. Upon hearing this news, you might wince, shrug, or sing, “Darn tootin’!”

    Kaepernick has become a household name most known as that football player who kneeled during the national anthem last year. Before that he was most well-known as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Editorial: Position of constable no longer serves its intended purpose

    A few years ago in this space, this board opined about how the elected position of constable was an anachronism, a job out of time.

    It may have been a necessity back in the day, before modern roads and modern police staffing. It even had its duties — one of the chief ones being to oversee local farmers’ castration needs for their livestock, or the disposal of deceased livestock, or just putting down a “mad dog.” Also included in those duties is the constitutional power of arrest, the same as any county sheriff in Kentucky.

  • Editorial: We should all be ‘St. Joseph proud’

    In mid-November, students and staff at St. Joseph Elementary School celebrated a national award. The private school was among those selected this year as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

    The Blue Ribbon program brings attention to schools that prove all students are capable of meeting high academic standards. It honors the achievements of students in every grade, but also recognizes and applauds the work done by teachers and administrators to help students reach their goals.