Today's News

  • WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: SCNs still play role in local hospital, health care

    When Nelson County’s first hospital opened in 1951, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth filled many of the roles.

    “The Sisters were the nurses, they were the administrators, they ran the finances, they did everything,” said Kathy Hertel-Baker, archival director at Nazareth.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-March 9, 2018

    Veterans’ booklet

    Frank Thompson is putting together a veterans’ booklet for Veterans Day. He is asking all veterans alive or families of deceased Veterans from Nelson County to send a photo with information including name, branch of service, service dates and hometown. Mail information to Frank Thompson, P.O. Box 434, Bardstown, KY 40004. If you would like your photo returned, send a self-addressed envelope.

    Flushing program

  • Historic ‘Rose Greenwell Home’ destroyed in fire

    A charred horseshoe rests amid the debris of crumpled tin and smoldering lumber. A few small flames still whip in the wind near one of the two rock chimneys, the only parts of the ‘Rose Greenwell Home’ left standing Friday after an early morning fire.

    “I remember I was about 10 years old when I stayed all night” in that house, said Magistrate Keith Metcalfe, whose Aunt Rosey owned the property. “It’s probably one of the oldest buildings, I believe, in Culvertown that still was standing that had some kind of significance.”

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Fear not, for God is with you

    God has promised in his word that we will never be alone, and I consider this blessed assurance as a foundational pillar that supports our faith in him.

    I trust him completely, and shudder to imagine drifting like a ship on the open sea without a sail, a compass or an anchor. May we be reminded that God is always with us, he knows our situation and always wants the best for us.

    When we think about why we are here on this planet and what God’s plan is for us, we realize it would be wise to study his holy instruction manual.

  • EDITORIAL: Money shouldn’t speak louder than the benefits of renewable energy

    The powerful will always attempt to stay in power and will often use any means at their disposal.

    In Frankfort, one of those powerful interests is the electric utility sector, and the means are state lawmakers. This is what has played out over this General Assembly with the net metering law being pushed by utility companies that would severely damage — some experts say cripple — the rooftop solar industry in Kentucky.

  • OPINION: Imagine the politics of the common good

    We all know what “politics for profit” looks like. And then there’s “the politics of fear.” But can you imagine what “the politics of the common good” might look like?

  • 20 YEARS LATER: Old Talbott Tavern owners reminisce about fire, business

    Standing in the Jesse James Room, decorated with murals scarred from the fire of March 7, 1998, members of the Kelley family recalled the moment they learned the Talbott Tavern was in flames.

    “I got the call about 6:30 in the morning,” said John Kelley, a city councilman and oldest of the Kelley brothers. “I lived in the Edgewood subdivision then, and when I left my house, I could see a kind of glow in the sky. My heart sunk then, because I knew we had overnight guests. When we got up here, I was glad to see that they all got out safely.”

  • Bulky item pickup starts Monday in southern parts of the county

    Bulky item pickup begins in the southern part of the county Monday.

    It includes all roads south of the Bluegrass Parkway and west of Ky. 49, all of Ky. 49 itself and U.S. 31E southwest through New Haven to the county line and south through New Hope and Howardstown.

    This will be the second of the four phases in the county.

    The county’s landfill engineer, John Greenwell, told the Fiscal Court Tuesday the bulky item pickup program has gotten off to a slow start because of the weather.

  • Security measures being put in place at jail

    Security measures have been put in place at the Nelson County Jail after inmates last month broke out of a cell, stole a workman’s tools and hid them.

    A few weeks before, it was discovered that contraband was being smuggled inside through a hole in a front wall.

    Jailer Dorcas Figg told the Nelson County Fiscal Court Tuesday she and her staff have taken steps to reduce the likelihood of such incidents occurring in the future.

  • PHOTO: Yuengling arrives

    Yuengling is served on tap at Talbott Tavern Wednesday night as Kentucky becomes the 22nd state in the brewery’s footprint.