Today's News

  • OPINION: McConnell vs. Trump is his biggest challenge yet

    Al Cross

    Director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues

    University of Kentucky

    Mitch McConnell has been planning to run for re-election to the Senate from Kentucky in 2020. Now it seems he may be running an earlier campaign, for re-election in 2018 as majority leader.

  • EDITORIAL: NCSO Citizens Police Academy offers valuable perspective

    In the spring, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office held its first Citizens Police Academy. Those who participated in the experience shared the enlightenment and education gained during the course. They encouraged their friends and neighbors to go through the program. And anyone who missed the first class recently had a second opportunity to take part. The second class started Oct. 9.

    The courses include hands-on experiences and education about policing taught through classroom training, discussion, multimedia presentations, demonstrations and practical exercises.

  • Jail logs, Oct. 12-13, 2017

    Amanda Lynn Broaddus, 26, contempt of court.

    Celestia M. Hauler, 43, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, failure to notify change of address, third-degree criminal trespassing, failure to appear (2017).

    Bobby Lee Cornish, 28, probation violation.

    Thelma Gail Corder, 54, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

    Joshua Carter Neal, 40, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest.

  • Fegenbush named to ‘Farmers Hall of Fame’

    A man who would be easily recognized by anyone paying a visit to the Bardstown Farmer’s Market joined the Farmers Hall of Fame Tuesday night during the Nelson County Farm Bureau annual meeting at the Civic Center.

    Vice President P.J. Milburn announced Maurice “Apple” Fegenbush as the recipient of the annual recognition.

    “This year’s winner has been a lifelong farmer of many crops since he can remember,” Milburn said.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: TV hunting shows and trail cameras

    I get a lot of customers in the archery shop who ask about equipment they have seen on some of the bowhunting shows on TV. Some of the stuff they ask about is good; some not so much. But what worries me about the shows is how they lead viewers, especially young bowhunters, to believe that there are tons of trophy bucks running around and they make it seem pretty easy to harvest one of these trophies.

  • SCORES and SCHEDULES 10-13




    Henry Co. 40, Bardstown 31

    Bethlehem 42, Caverna 8

    North Bullitt 53, Nelson Co. 7


    Boys’ Soccer


    19th District tournament

    at Thomas Nelson

    Bethlehem 2, Bardstown 1

    Nelson Co. 6, Thomas Nelson 2



    19th District Championship

    at Thomas Nelson

    Bethlehem 1, Nelson Co. 0 (shootout)

  • 19th DISTRICT BOYS' SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP: Eagles' dream ride continues with shootout upset of Cardinals

    Having lost 11 straight and 15 of 16 matches to 19th District opponents over the past three years, few people gave fourth-seeded Bethlehem much of a chance to advance out of the district tournament before Wednesday.

    “We were probably longshots in Vegas to start the week out,” Bethlehem coach Jody Spalding said with a smile.

  • EDITORIAL: Zoning questions from both sides deserve their day in court

    There is little doubt that one of the factors involved in Rand McNally and USA Today naming Bardstown Most Beautiful Small Town in America in 2012 was our historic district.

    The overlay district was established more than 50 years ago and was the first of its kind in Kentucky and, with only a few exceptions, it has kept the exteriors of structures inside the district in compliance with accepted federal standards for preservation.

  • EDITORIAL: Waldorf’s dedication will truly be missed

    Like a lot of so-called “brought-ins,” when Jim Waldorf moved his family to Bardstown in the early 1970s, he embraced his new community with open arms.

    Unlike a lot of newcomers, that embrace morphed into something all-encompassing, with Waldorf donating thousands of volunteer hours over four and a half decades to make his adopted community a better place, not just for his children, but all of its children.

  • OPINION: Donald Trump is my brother

    Folks who have read my op-eds before may think they are hallucinating right now, but let me assure you, you are not. Donald Trump is my brother. And as Jesus, our mutual brother taught: They will know you are a follower of mine by the love you show one another. Even if I had not been a life-long follower of Jesus, Donald Trump would have still been my brother. Let me explain.