Today's News

  • Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial donates to Optimists

    Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial made a donation of $455 to the Bardstown Optimist Club, to be used to support the Frank Schultz Service to Youth Award.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Banshees 4-0, off to best start in 13 years

    Bethlehem’s girls are 4-0 for the first time since 2004, following a pair of wins over the weekend in the Maysville St. Patrick Catholic Classic.

    Bethlehem scored a 63-31 decision over host St. Patrick in the first game, and the Banshees did it by spreading the love around the scorebook, as 10 different players scored in the game, led by Ellie Taylor’s 13 points.

  • New Haven youth learn about government
  • UK study indicates smoking bans effective in reducing lung cancer

    By Melissa Patrick

    Kentucky Health News

    Kentucky communities with strong laws against smoking in workplaces have fewer cases of lung cancer, according to a University of Kentucky study that says it’s the first to show such findings.

    Researchers found that residents of counties with comprehensive smoke-free laws, including those with city-only smoking bans, were 8 percent less likely to be diagnosed with lung cancer than those living in communities without smoke-free laws.

  • Jail logs, Dec. 1-6

    Aleisha Andree Nalley, 37, non-payment of fines (2014), non-payment of fines (2015).

    Thomas Frank Hawkins, 31, probation violation.

    Debra Lynn Wampler, 57, failure to appear, probation violation.

    Nathan Ray Smith, 30, shoplifting.

    Jeffrey Scott Martin, 37, public intoxication by a controlled substance excluding alcohol.

    James Steven Scrogham II, 37, failure to appear (2010), failure to appear (1999).

  • Bullitt baby, mother win White Christmas pageant

    Skyler Kallin of Brooks in Bullitt County and her 11-month-old baby were the winners of the I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas Mommy and Me Pageant held Saturday at Nelson County High School.

    Dominique Pitts, Ashlyn’s dad, was there to cheer his girls — his wife and daughter.

    Ashlyn and Skyler only entered one category in the local pageant, babies 0 to 11 months, but also won the Grand Supreme title.

    Ashlyn’s baby feet are following in her mom’s footsteps.

  • NCS to hold special-called meeting Dec. 7

    Nelson County Schools will hold a special-called meeting at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Central Office (this is a new location from what was originally scheduled).

    The agenda for this meeting includes:

    I. Call to Order

    Board Chair

  • Deputies recover stolen car

    Two people are in jail in Nelson County after sheriff’s deputies recovered a stolen vehicle from Alabama Saturday.

    According to a report from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a message from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama that they were tracking a stolen vehicle going east on the Bluegrass Parkway and provided information about it. They told local law enforcement officers the vehicle had exited onto U.S. 31E and that it was in the parking lot at the FiveStar on New Haven Road.

  • OPINION: The beauty of being politically correct

    My friend Pastor B.D. Christensen said something so good Sunday morning that I woke up and wrote it down: “[something something] ... about making peace with the mistakes of the past [blah blah blah] and learning from them. It’s slippery ground, in general, to judge past actions by present standards and with a benefit of hindsight that is, morally, highly questionable.”

  • OPINION: Don’t let Trump gut AIDS program

    I am not in the “ignore President Trump’s tweets because they are a distraction from important things” camp. His most recent micro-harangues — accusing (without evidence) a news executive of wrongdoing, hinting that a television host may have been involved in murder and embracing the debunked anti-Muslim rantings of Britain’s alt-right — indicate some type of degeneration. The president seems to be in a downward spiral of anger, compulsion, conspiracy thinking and prejudice that is alternately offensive and frightening.