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Today's News

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Late run lifts Banshees past TNHS

    Bethlehem’s hot streak continued to 5-0 to start the season after winning 63-56 at Thomas Nelson Tuesday in their district opener.

    The start is the best for Bethlehem since the 2004-05 season, when the Banshees began the season at 5-0.

    “It’s been a pretty good ride so far,” first-year head coach Jason Clark said. “Like I told the girls though, it’s going to get tougher, and it starts Friday night.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Eagles rally, clip Generals in OT

    Bethlehem had been off to a rocky start to its basketball season, dropping a pair of games in the first week. But the Eagles bounced back Tuesday at Thomas Nelson, rallying from six points down to force overtime and win, 58-54.

  • OPINION: Worth the wait

    The church sanctuary was packed. The audience was abuzz with chatter. The orchestra was tuning their instruments. Within minutes, I would step to the platform, greet the audience, pray, then sit back and enjoy the cantata, the performance of which was under the very capable hands of our minister of music, who that night, was the conductor for the big event.

    Then someone told me I’d better check on him.

    Having made my way to his office, I stuck my head in the door. “You OK?” I hesitatingly asked.

  • OPINION: What is ready to die and what is ready to be born?

    Cloaked in the darkness of night, on the eve of Advent, the Trump tax bill was passed in the U.S. Senate. Advent is the season that commemorates Mary’s descent into deeper silence to ponder the great mystery she was about to birth. Tonight, I am pondering the mystery of the Trump tax bill, with “Dark Side of the Moon” playing in the background.

  • EDITORIAL: Maple Hill improving, deserves some love from city

    Residents of Maple Hill received a message of hope in November, when one of their own neighbors bought the building at 709 W. Stephen Foster Ave. The building, known as the Broken Tee Nite Club building, has been a thorn in the side of many residents — not just from aesthetic purposes but also because of the alleged illegal activity and disregard or lack of enforcement of city laws.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Dec. 8, 2017

    Woodlawn United Methodist Church
    All are invited to hear Christmas music as Zack Shelton and 64 to Grayson will perform at Woodlawn United Methodist Church at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. The church is at 4110 Woodlawn Road. Refreshments will follow.

    Loretto Motherhouse recital
    There will be a recital at Loretto Motherhouse at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. The players are Sarah Hoeppner, soprano, Mitchell Rollins. oboe, Michael Hill, viola, Adrienne Fontenot, piano.  All are welcome. Admission is free.

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Finding our place in the world

    Personal change is not easy. Anyone who advertises how wonderful it is to sacrifice, suffer and be uncomfortable probably has a degree in marketing.

    There’s nothing wrong with reading books and watching videos about how other people have accomplished their goals, but even if we become experts on how to be successful, this does not automatically mean we will.

  • Magistrate questions saving historic house

    County Magistrate Keith Metcalfe has questioned whether an old house on the Wickland property is worth the cost of restoring after arsonists burned it last summer.

    The two-story brick house, built in the 1820s, sits beside Wickland, home of three 19th century governors who were from the same family. The county bought the Wickland property from heirs of the family about 20 years ago for $2 million.

    During Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting, County Engineer John Greenwell suggested hiring a professional service company to give an estimate on the work.

  • Travel Channel mentions Bardstown in holiday shopping segment

    An online segment for the Travel Channel lists Bardstown as one of “10 Romantic Small-Town Holiday Shopping Getaways.”

    The feature, set up as a slide show, urges shoppers to forgo the mall and check out towns on the list for their holiday shopping needs. In the section covering Bardstown, the city was painted as a “quaint town” with a “lavishly festooned Court Square.”

  • Applications sought for vacant school board seat

    Community members looking to take a more active role in Nelson County schools will have the chance to do so as applications are being sought to fill an open seat on the Board of Education.

    The Kentucky Commissioner of Education has been tasked with appointing a new board member following the resignation of David Norman, who recently learned he was ineligible to serve because of his work as a county employee in the road department.