Today's News

  • OPINION: This school safety proposal makes sense

    Details are emerging from the deadly shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and one fact is particularly alarming — the former student who committed the murders was inside the school only six minutes. During that time, he shot at least 25 people and killed 17.

    That is significant, because after the initial shock, anger and heartbreak over such a heinous act, our thoughts turn toward the question: How do we prevent this from happening again?

  • EDITORIAL: Communicating, not arming teachers, could offer prevention

    Putting guns in the hands of teachers is not the answer to enhancing school safety.

    The idea routinely pops up on social media comments following a mass shooting at a school such as what happened in Marshall County High School last month or Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday.

    People voicing their opinions on social media is one thing, though. It is a completely different issue for lawmakers to seriously consider allowing teachers to go armed.

  • OPINION: Despite Olympic glow, half of Korea remains in darkness
  • OPINION: That last Louise Linton profile wasn’t rehabilitating enough. Here’s mine.

    “Louise was blessed and fortunate enough to be raised in a Scottish castle, and to not understand the reality of some human beings with a different background,” said Louise Linton’s friend in this Elle profile. In fact, I do not think that profile did a good enough job of showing how down-to-earth Louise Linton is at all. Here is another attempt.”


    New Haven youth leagues

    The City of New Haven is taking registrations for the 2018 Summer Ball Leagues. Pick up a form at the City Hall. Ages 3-12 are eligible to participate. The deadline is March 16. Call 549-3177 with questions.


    High School senior league

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Feb. 18, 2018

    Relay for Life
    The Relay for Life teams will have a soup fundraiser at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in the Bardstown Middle School cafeteria. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, March 5, in The Kentucky Standard conference room. The pie auction is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Nelson County Civic Center.

    The next public Anatok meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Old Courthouse.

    Nelson County NAACP meeting

  • PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Banshees notch biggest win total in more than a decade

    Bethlehem’s girls finished the regular season on a high note, limiting Holy Cross to eight second-half points and coming from behind Friday for a 51-32 win.

    “I told them at halftime to forget the scouting report and to get back on the court, toughen up, turn up the defense, drive to the basket and finish,” coach Jason Clark said. “They responded.”

    The Banshees trailed 24-22 at the half.

  • DECISION 2018: Hutchins seeks fourth term as 2nd District magistrate

    Magistrate Sam Hutchins likes to finish what he started. That’s why, after representing the 2nd District on the Nelson County Fiscal Court for almost 12 years, he’s seeking a fourth term.

    “I still have some things I want to do,” Hutchins said Thursday afternoon after spending most of the day in Frankfort at a meeting of the Kentucky Association of Counties, discussing transportation funding, county employees’ pensions and other matters he has to deal with in his public role.

  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: 19th District tournament starts Monday at WCHS

    The new gymnasium at Washington County High School plays host to this year’s installment of the 19th District girls’ and boys’ basketball tournaments, which get underway on Monday.

  • New Haven City Commission briefs from Feb. 15

    Officials being proactive on pothole repairs

    Unseasonably cold temperatures and heavy moisture over the past few weeks have forced New Haven drivers to avoid potholes on city streets, and Commissioner Joe Larry Mattingly is urging the local governing body to be proactive in repairing them.