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Today's News

  • Jail logs, Oct. 6-10

    Ethan Scott Blevins, 24, trafficking in marijuana (less than eight ounces).

    Joshua A. Spalding, 28, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia (2017).

    Jeffrey Todd Lawson, 41, cultivate in marijuana (less than five plants).

    Bernardo T. Esqueda, 29, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/ect. (aggravated circumstance), possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, failure to wear seat belts, no operator’s/moped license.

  • 19th DISTRICT GIRLS' SOCCER SEMIFINALS: Welther's golden goal ends Tigers' drought

    Jacey Welther experienced four straight district championship matches with Bardstown between 2010-13. Her sister, Lexie, hasn’t been as fortunate, being frozen out of the title game as well as the 5th Region tournament each of her first three varsity years.

    The younger sibling was concerned she and her fellow seniors would never get the chance, especially with upstart Thomas Nelson dueling Bardstown into overtime in a scoreless tie after Welther’s point-blank shot was stopped by the Generals’ Izzy Whitis with just a minute left in regulation.

  • 19th DISTRICT GIRLS' SOCCER SEMIFINALS: Proctor's hat trick pushes Banshees past Cards

     

    CHAZ HALL

    Contributing Writer

    The No. 1 seed Bethlehem Banshees were able to net four goals in the first half and then control the ball in the second half to defeat host No. 4 seed Nelson County 5-1 in Monday’s 19th District girls’ soccer semifinals.

    Junior Abigail Proctor was responsible for the first two goals in the first seven minutes of the match, both off assists from classmate Madie Sparks. Proctor finished with three goals, and Sparks also scored in the contest.

  • Jail logs Oct. 5-6

    Jacob Tyler Walker, 24, violation of conditions of release, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Andrew Michael Compton, 22, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, prescription controlled substance not in original container, public intoxication by controlled substance (excludes alcohol) (2017).

    Lucinda D. Curtsinger, 27, failure to appear (2017).

    Tammy Gloria Simpson, 42, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

  • Fogle honored for service to United Way

    During a reception at the Civic Center Thursday to honor him for his 30 years of service to United Way, Kenny Fogle recalled an interview a reporter did with him about the charity.

    One line in story that has stuck with him ever since, he said, was that every time they talked with him about United Way, “my eyes would sparkle like I was talking about one of my own children.”

    “I guess, in a way, I sort of thought of it like that,” he said.

  • COLUMN: Every day is an adventure in America

    I went through airport security Monday and neglected to take my laptop out of my briefcase and place it in a separate plastic bin and was properly chastised by a TSA lady who put her hands on her hips and said, “I just got done telling you about laptops!”

    Not many 75-year-old men from Minnesota are out to blow up an airliner, but of course it only takes one, and she was right to say, “Did you not hear me, sir?” in that sardonic tone of voice.

  • COLUMN: The GOP desperately needs the charisma of conviction

    WASHINGTON — Not long ago, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., — the chair of the Foreign Relations Committee and a man physically incapable of hyperventilation — questioned Donald Trump’s “stability” and “competence.” Now he has said that chief of staff John Kelly, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are the “people that help separate our country from chaos.”

  • COLUMN: Election reform is about more than fraud

    A dozen years ago, the preface to a report on federal election reform began with these words: “Polls indicate that many Americans lack confidence in the electoral system, but the political parties are so divided that serious electoral reform is unlikely without a strong bipartisan voice.”

  • COLUMN: Thoughts on fall, All Hallows Eve and Advent

    The calendar says Sept. 22 was the beginning of fall, but the mercury says otherwise.

    The first few days of autumn were hot, and the air so humid you could almost drink it. This past week, it was in the 80s almost every day. If we don’t get cooler days and rain soon, we won’t see those beautiful fall colors.

  • EDITORIAL: When should we talk about gun violence, Senator McConnell?

    Mass shootings are not the price we pay for freedom, they’re the price we pay for gutless politicians.

    Case in point: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, echoing other Republicans, says it’s too early to talk about how Congress could prevent bloodbaths like the one Sunday in Las Vegas where a heavily-armed sniper, shooting from the 13th floor of a hotel, killed 59 people and injured more than 520.