Today's News

  • New survivor wants women to stay strong

    Denise Cecil had two aunts go through breast cancer. One was diagnosed about seven years ago at age 49. Her great aunt died from the disease. Even with the family history, Cecil couldn’t believe what she was hearing when the doctor told her she had stage II breast cancer.

    “I was stunned, you know,” she said. “During all this time when they told me I had to go back to do another mammogram, I was like, ‘Oh, it’s nothing.’ When he called me that morning. I was shocked. I was actually shocked. Unfortunately, it was cancer.”

  • Council approves bonds for potential new distillery

    The Stoli Group, which bought Kentucky Owl Bourbon this year, hasn’t decided where to build its new distillery, but Bardstown is making a play for it.

    After an hour-long meeting Tuesday night, the Bardstown City Council unanimously approved a resolution to enter into an agreement to offer the company industrial revenue bonds in an amount up to $149,750 to build and equip a distillery, bottling plant and warehouses in Bardstown.

  • Glisson resigns from Bloomfield City Council

    Saying that it is “time for me to make room for someone with the time and energy to devote to the job,” Jim Glisson has resigned his position on the Bloomfield City Council.

    Mayor Rhonda Hagan read a letter from Glisson, dated Sept. 14, at Monday’s meeting.

    “It has been a pleasure being a part of the Bloomfield City Council,” Glisson said. “I am proud of all that we have accomplished and I have no doubt the board will continue these successes in the future.”

  • 19th DISTRICT BOYS' SOCCER SEMIFINALS: Eagles upend top-seeded Tigers, 2-1

    Bethlehem picked the most opportune time to snap an 11-match losing streak to 19th District teams, upending top-seeded Bardstown 2-1 on Wednesday in the opening round of district play at Thomas Nelson.

    The Eagles’ last win against a district foe was on Sept. 8, 2016, when they stopped the Tigers 1-0 in a rain-shortened affair, and Bethlehem was 1-16 in three years under coach Jody Spalding until Wednesday’s No. 4 seed over No. 1 seed upset.

  • 19th DISTRICT BOYS' SOCCER SEMIFINALS: Brown's hat trick puts NC past TNHS and into title match



    Contributing Writer

    Nelson County is back in the district championship for the first time since 2014, thanks in large part to Jaren Brown’s second-half hat trick that helped the Cardinals pull away from an upset-minded Thomas Nelson squad to win 6-2 in Wednesday’s 19th District semifinals.

    Cardinals coach Stan Hayes was proud of the way his team played in the second half after not executing great in the first half.

  • 19th DISTRICT GIRLS' SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP: Cross' PK gives Banshees shootout win over Tigers

    As one of Bethlehem’s top defenders, Jordan Cross doesn’t get to talk much about her shot-making abilities.

    But the junior came up huge with the district championship on her shoulders Wednesday, depositing the game-winning shootout kick to lift her team to a 2-1 victory over Bardstown, giving the Banshees their third straight 19th District title.

    Cross said coming up with the title on the line was nerve-wracking.

  • On the record with: Bardstown’s Abby Downs

    Bardstown senior Abby Downs is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Bowling wins TNHS XC Revolt meet Saturday

    Thomas Nelson senior Marcus Bowling posted a first-place time of 17:19 in Saturday’s Generals XC Revolt Invitational, winning the boys’ varsity race by 38 seconds.

    That helped Thomas Nelson’s boys edge out North Hardin by three points, 78-81, to take second in the team competition. Trinity was first with 56 points.

    Bethlehem had two runners in the top 10, with Nico McCann placing third and Carl Loohuis racing seventh. The Eagles were fourth in the team competition, while Nelson County was seventh, led by Alex Hagan’s ninth-place result.

  • SCORES and SCHEDULES 10-12




    Henry Co. 40, Bardstown 31

    Bethlehem 42, Caverna 8

    North Bullitt 53, Nelson Co. 7


    Boys’ Soccer


    Bullitt East 3, Bethlehem 3

    Central Hardin 5, Nelson Co. 0

    Danville 10, Thomas Nelson 1



    19th District tournament

    at Thomas Nelson

    Bethlehem 2, Bardstown 1

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Oct. 6-11, 2017


    Library Board of Trustees

    The Nelson County Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12.

    Parkinson’s Support Group