Today's News

  • OPINION: Famous people I have known

    Let me begin with an apology to Ed McClanahan for stealing the title of his book.

    McClanahan wrote “Famous People I Have Known,” which recalls his experiences with Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters and other 1960s luminaries.

    I’m embarrassed to say I never read the book, but I’m familiar with the story from having read Tom Wolfe’s “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” as a teenager.

  • EDITORIAL: Dreamers deserve citizenship, voters want it, Washington leaders need to act

    Tuesday marks the halfway mark of the six-month deadline Congress has to ensure the future of many of our neighbors and friends who are Americans in all but name.

    On Sept. 5, President Donald Trump canceled the Obama-era program of Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals that shielded undocumented immigrants from deportation. The program offered temporary protection for “Dreamers,” those undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, many of whom know of no other life or country than America.

  • Community weighs in on search for new superintendent

    Nelson County Schools’ new superintendent should be a leader who is invested in the community, has a vision and mission to grow and unite the district, will support teachers and get to know students, and will serve as a true official and representative of the county. Those were just a few of the qualities community members desired during a public forum Thursday night at Nelson County High School.

  • Christmas Tour of Homes celebrates décor, heritage

    Bilbo Baggins doesn’t live there, but a visitor might get that impression from the round windows in the front room downstairs and a large bedroom above that bathe those rooms in sunlight.

  • Pups on parade

    Christmas in Bardstown is going to the dogs — in a good way.

    Children’s author Leigh Anne Florence’s famous Kentucky wiener dogs, Woody and Chloe, will be leading this year’s holiday parade downtown Dec. 7.

    They are the stars of her books, and thus represent this year’s parade theme, “A Storybook Christmas.”

  • Man charged with assault in October bar attack

    A Bardstown man was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of second-degree assault stemming from an incident in a bar in October which resulted in a victim receiving a serious head injury.

    While at 62 South bar in Bardstown on Oct. 14, Anthony R. Broaddus is accused of striking a man in the face with a pool stick. According to an arrest warrant, the victim suffered a skull fracture, small brain bleed and required stitches as a result of the assault, which a witness told police appeared to be unprovoked.

  • Jail logs, Nov. 30-Dec. 1

    Antwaneisha D. Ashley, first-degree robbery.

    Tami Lea Bartley, probation violation (2014).

    Amanda Lenore Neafus, three counts of probation violation.

    Bruce Robert Petraska, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO, violation of conditions of release, contempt of court (2016), contempt of court (2017).

    Keith Dewayne Stiltz, improper passing, no operator’s/moped license, reckless driving.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Dec. 3, 2017

    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5.

    Mrs. Julia Beckham’s Christmas Tea at Wickland

  • Woman charged with robbery after Dollar General theft

    A woman was arraigned on a first-degree robbery charge Friday morning after being accused of a theft from the city’s Dollar General store.

    According to an arrest report, Antwaneisha D. Ashley, 26, is accused of taking $260 worth of merchandise from the New Haven store last Friday and when confronted by the store manager, allegedly struck the manager with a car door and then backed into the manager with a vehicle and fled the scene.

  • Bethlehem High School students raising money for Puerto Rico

    A senior Social Justice class at Bethlehem High School hosted a volleyball tournament Thursday night for an Advent outreach project to benefit Puerto Rico.

    Katie Kiefer, who teaches the semester-long course at Bethlehem, said the students typically do two service projects a year, one for Lent and one for Advent.

    “Ultimately, we came up with the idea to help Puerto Rico because the devastation was so intense,” she said, referencing how Puerto Rico was catastrophically affected when hit by Hurricane Maria earlier this year.