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Today's News

  • OPINION: How to flirt safely (by a guy who is definitely not about to be fired for harassment)

    Listen, there are some behaviors we can all agree are courtship and not predation! You get it, gentlemen, right?

    We all know that there’s a dance that goes on between men and women, if you will, a kind of ancient ritual that dates back to time immemorial.

    [Pauses to mop brow.]

    Like, for instance, here are a few examples of fun flirting that might be just, you know, this flirty business of media, ha ha ha HA, that we all know and love.

    [Oh god, oh god, oh god.]

  • OPINION: Republicans are failing the Roy Moore test

    “ ‘All this will I give you,’ he said, ‘if you will bow down and worship me.’ ” — Matthew 4:9

    The prospect of Sen. Roy Moore has been both horrifying and clarifying. It would be difficult to design a more controlled, precise test of the moral gag reflex in politics.

  • OPINION: McConnell enjoys tax bill victory, Bevin loses support

    In the space of a few hours last weekend, one of Kentucky’s top two political leaders scored a big victory he badly needed, and the other suffered an embarrassing and perhaps damaging defeat he didn’t need to risk.

  • OPINION: You can lay the groundwork for reforming Congress

    The first three words of the U.S. Constitution are, “We the People.” The Constitution itself, our institutions of government, the democratic process — all were established to give Americans a voice in their own governance. We are still striving to make that vision real for all, but we are closer than ever.

  • EDITORIAL: Author can help all of us teach kids about the tough stuff

    Being a parent in the world we live in can be tough.

    Having to explain why active shooter drills exist in kindergarten is tough.

    Having to explain body autonomy to a kid who giggles at every word is tough.

    Having to talk about why they can’t roam more freely in department stores or walk without holding a hand can be heartbreaking.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Dec. 10, 2017

    NEW
    Bloomfield City Council
    Bloomfield City Council will have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Bloomfield branch library, 34 Arnold Lane.

    Bardstown City Council
    Bardstown City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the council chambers.

    Anatok
    The next public Anatok meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Old Courthouse.

    DECEMBER
    Compassionate Friends

  • PHOTOS: Cold doesn't deter Christmas parade crowd

    The Bardstown Christmas Parade drew a crowd Thursday night despite cold temperatures.

  • Vidito, veterans remember World War II on Pearl Harbor Day

    Among many veterans in the audience for a Pearl Harbor Day presentation at The Gallery Thursday was a veteran of World War II, Charles O’Bryan, who listened intently as actor and musician Gary Vidito told the story of another Navy man, his father Jewell Marcus Vidito, in his father’s words and songs of his generation.

    O’Bryan was one of six brothers who served in the war. Two of them were lost aboard the U.S.S. Arizona at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

    Their names are on the war memorial on Court Square.

  • County free clinic’s leaders anticipating change

    Changes aren’t permanent, but change is.

    That’s one constant leaders of the Nelson County Community Clinic must keep in mind as they prepare for 2018 and beyond.

    “If you’re not having change, you’re not going to make a difference,” said Linda Sims, who is taking a back seat on the board after chairing it for two years. She helped start the clinic 11 years ago, and the woman who is replacing her at the head of the table is Judy Cederholm, who was also involved in the beginning. The change becomes effective Jan. 1.

  • Finding the ‘why’ in life

    An Indiana woman who lost her legs shielding her young children from a tornado in 2012 shared her story and message of perseverance Thursday afternoon in Bardstown. Stephanie Decker was the guest speaker for the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly Lunch and Learn event at My Old Kentucky Home Country Club.