Today's News

  • Driver rescued Thursday after car goes off Ky. 245

    The driver of a car that went over an embankment on Ky. 245 near Thomas Nelson High School late Thursday morning and a witness who stopped to help him were both transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    Dispatch reported the call at 10:48 a.m., and Bardstown Police, Bardstown Fire, Nelson County EMS, a sheriff’s deputy and a chaplain responded.

    Bardstown Fire Chief Billy Mattingly said the car did not appear to be badly damaged. He didn’t know whether the driver was taken by ambulance because of an injury or a medical issue that might have caused it.

  • ‘A child of the Holocaust’

    As Fred Gross showed a photograph of himself as a baby, he asked the middle school students to think about the picture.

    “During the Holocaust, there were a million-and-a-half Jewish children who were killed by the Nazis; exterminated in the death camps,” he said. “Among them were children that age.”

    Gross, a Holocaust survivor, spoke at Bardstown Middle School late last week about his family’s journey through France to escape from the Nazi invasion of his home country of Belgium.

  • Group focusing on families, youth in recovery discussion

    An organization aimed at helping address addiction in Nelson County is launching new platforms to establish a dialog among families.

    Tammy Gibson, who started United for Recovery last year, said the group is looking to offer more in the community as it awaits its 501c3 nonprofit approval, and that includes adding more opportunities to help youth.

  • Annual event talks heart health with women

    The symptoms of a heart attack that present in women can be completely different than those that present in men. This is why health officials are pushing for women to become better educated on heart health, symptoms and prevention to help stop one of the worst killers in America.

  • From the heart

    Charlotte Richey was showing off her new skills at riding her scooter when she suddenly collapsed. Within seconds, the 4-year-old had stopped breathing and CPR was in progress. Originally, doctors told the girl’s parents she had a concussion. But a few weeks later, Charlotte collapsed again while playing in her yard.

    “At that moment, I knew that I would do whatever it took to figure out” what was going on, said her mom, Rachel Richey, in a video about her daughter’s journey.

  • BPS promotes literacy with school-wide project

    Throughout the month, all of Bardstown Primary School has been reading a book together in an effort to promote literacy and an interest in reading among students. The project, called “One Book, One BPS,” kicked off Feb. 2 and is funded by the Bardstown Foundation for Excellence in Public Education.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Feb. 14-18, 2018

    Coffee with Chad

    Meet with Chad McCoy, Kentucky State Representative for Nelson County, to discuss concerns you have for our county and our state 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Boston Food Mart.

    Women's Republican meeting

    Meet local candidates and participate in activities to promote good government in Nelson County at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the Nelson County Public Library Community Room in Bardstown. Republican women are welcome to join the meeting.

    Forum Nelson County GOP Networking

  • Bardstown School Board to meet Feb. 20

    The Bardstown City Schools Board of Education will meet at noon Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Central Office. The Central Office is located at 308 N. Fifth Street in Bardstown. See the agenda below:

    Call to Order
    Pledge of Allegiance
    1. Minutes: Regular, 1/16/18 & Special 1/24/18
    2. Confirmation and Approval, Claims
    3. Financial Reports
    4. Superintendent’s Report
    5. Board Member Appreciation



    Boys’ Basketball


    Valley 85, Bardstown 59

    Marion Co. 63, Bethlehem 54

    Nelson Co. 71, Garrard Co. 62

    Iroquois 68, Thomas Nelson 38



    Oldham Co. 86, Bardstown 69

    Spencer Co. 70, Bethlehem 51

    North Bullitt 61, Nelson Co. 51



    Brown 75, Thomas Nelson 67


    Girls’ Basketball


  • Cole, Sims are mainstays at the scorer’s table

    When officials make an obvious incorrect call in a basketball game, they are quickly the center of attention and the recipient of a cascade of boos from the stands.

    Likewise, when the clock keeper inadvertently gives points to the visiting team after a basket by the home team, the screaming and yelling and finger-pointing at the scoreboard continues until it is corrected.

    The bookkeeper, however, typically works in anonymity, rarely noticed, but performing an important task nonetheless.