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Today's News

  • Public Record-Property transfers-Dec. 1, 2017

    Justin and Ignacia Durbin, to Charles Jr. and Kimberly Hall, all of Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $200,000.

    Wendell and Carolyn Ennis to Christopher and Candice Bryant, all of Boston, real estate in Nelson County, $1,000.

    Wells Fargo Bank, of Frederick, Md., to Thomas Peake, of Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $115,125.

    Eleanor Miller, of Fairdale, to Suzanne Cox, of Boston, real estate in Nelson County, $50,000.

    Stacy and Mary Faulkner to Stacy and Mary Faulkner, of Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $1.

  • Public Record-Zoning permits-Dec. 1, 2017

    Zoning Permits for Nov. 3-22

    Oliva Thompson, Holy Cross Road, detached conventional single-family dwelling.

    Bardstown High School Bardstown Board of Education, 308 N. Fifth St., new dugouts.

    Bypass Properties, 2095 East John Rowan Blvd., 40’x40’ temporary tent.

    Nelson Fiscal Court, 1500 Parkway Drive, 21,268 square foot distilled spirits warehouse 3.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Nov. 30, 2017

    Nelson County Schools Board of Education

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education will have a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Nelson County High School, 1070 Bloomfield Road in Bardstown.

    Hanging of the Greens

  • Downs files to run for sheriff again

    Kenny Downs can’t remember how many times he has run for sheriff, but he’s going again.

    “I think this makes four or five times, I’m not sure,” he said in an interview Tuesday with PLG TV-13 and The Kentucky Standard. “I don’t remember how many, but that should tell the public how much I want this job.”

  • Film’s story of acceptance hits home

    Gathered in the movie theater a few days before Thanksgiving, Caroline Carwile joked about how emotional her parents and siblings became as they watched the story unfold on screen. From the placement of the too-familiar jaw distraction scar to the collection of hospital bracelets, the story of Auggie Pullman in “WONDER” hit closer to home for the Bloomfield family than most in the audience.

  • Cox’s Creek resident wants Watts removed for misconduct

    A Cox’s Creek resident who has tried unsuccessfully to get County Judge-Executive Dean Watts to reverse his decision to rename sections of the old Louisville Road is taking the judge to court in an attempt to have him removed from office for malfeasance.

    On Wednesday, Donald Thrasher, a law school dropout and former entrepreneur who lives on Ky. 523, filed a petition for writs of mandamus, which are court orders directing a public official to fulfill his official duties or correct an abuse of discretion.

  • Opinion: Hunger doesn’t follow a calendar

    By Gary Miles

    There’s just something about the calendar turning over from November to December that makes us feel a bit more charitable. Nonprofit organizations all across the area see a surge in generosity during this time, even from those who have already opened their hearts to those in need. Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland and our partner agencies are no exception to this.

  • Opinion: President’s personal grudges embarrass public

    By Nelda Moore

    I listened to Patton Oswalt being interviewed by Terry Gross this past Monday and discovered that comedians are just as dismayed as the rest of us by the constant bombardment of jaw-dropping things our commander in chief does and says.

    The problem for professional comedians is that they are all drawn to the same material because it is so outlandish that it overshadows everything else. It must be hard to come up with jokes that are different from one’s colleagues.

  • Editorial: Tax increase on tobacco just adds up

    How does Kentucky overcome a challenge that seems insurmountable? How can we eliminate a cultural touchstone that seems so ingrained into who we are as a state that some feel it is impossible to remove?

    Simple. We take a stand and implement strong measures that are essentially proven to save lives.

    That is exactly what has been proposed by a coalition of more than 100 health care, business, education and advocacy groups that make up the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow.

  • Religion Notes: Dec. 1, 2017

    Piano program at Loretto

    The Loretto Motherhouse will host a piano program at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 of works by composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert, and Franz Liszt. The pianist for the occasion will be Jesse LaGrange, 14. He is the son of John and Paige LaGrange of Burkesville. LaGrange is a piano student of Dr. Bob Reynolds, professor of music at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.  An unusual highlight of the program will be the performance of all of the Bach Two-Part Inventions. The program is open and free to the public.