Today's News

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: Eagles want to reload rather than rebuild

    Despite being the smallest school in the district, Bethlehem during its 11 years with Roger Robinson as head coach has had a tendency to reload rather than rebuild.

    This season, with seven seniors departed from last year’s top-seeded team in the district tournament, will be a big test for Robinson after losing much of the Eagles’ offense and pitching, including longtime starters such as Tommy Crawford, Matthew Hagan, Curtis Carrico and others.

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: Tigers hope last year was no fluke

    Bardstown’s 5-0 win over Elizabethtown in the last year’s regional baseball tournament was the school’s first regional triumph in 29 years.

    Veteran Tiger coach Glenn Koger was a member of that 1988 squad, and he has high hopes that it will not take that long for Bardstown to make another run in the postseason.

    That’s because a strong feeder program and the rapidly improving baseball talent, not only at his school but throughout the county, has more young players capable of stepping into key roles earlier in their high school career.

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD BASEBALL PREVIEW: Cards hit hard by graduation

    You can rest assured that no one will overlook the Nelson County baseball team this year.

    The Cardinals, you may recall, finished the 2017 regular season with a 15-18 record and entered the district tournament as a four seed.

  • COLUMN: I thought International Women’s Day was meaningless until I saw a pink hat on the Washington Monument

    I’ve gotten this email six times. Apologies to the corporations whose cynical pink things are at least sending their proceeds to benefit actual feminist causes.

    Dear [Lady Name],

    Happy International Women’s Day, ladies! ROAR! (That was a female lion, by the way!)

  • COLUMN: Babies with Down syndrome have a right to life

    When Karen Gaffney’s mother found out she would be born with Down syndrome, the doctor said Karen probably would not be able to tie her own shoes. Instead, as Karen explained in a moving and eloquent TED talk, she has become an accomplished open-water swimmer who has crossed the English Channel in a relay race and completed the swimming leg of the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon.

  • COLUMN: Nuclear war is a threat like no other

    The most chilling experience of my life was on several occasions sitting with a group of war planners and listening to them talk about nuclear war. In a matter-of-fact, even casual, way they spoke about its devastating impact.

    Entire populations would vanish. Tens of thousands, if not millions, of people would die. Many of those who survived the initial blast would die slow, painful deaths from untreatable conditions and illnesses.

  • COLUMN: Quit picking on the smokers

    It’s always the smokers that they pick on.

    In general, our society has gotten more tolerant of people’s struggles with addiction, at least when it comes to alcohol, drugs and other vices. Much of that change has come thanks to more research into the science of addiction and efforts to educate the public and authorities about it.

    But when it comes to nicotine addiction, and especially smokers, the sympathy ends.

  • EDITORIAL: Too many Kentuckians are locked up

    Kentucky’s prisons and jails are bulging, not with brutal fiends and diabolical criminal minds, but with non-violent drug abusers who stole something to support their habit, then failed a drug test or missed an appointment with their probation officer.

    The number of Kentuckians committing serious felonies is in decline. And, yet, prison admissions jumped 32 percent in five years, driven by the least serious felonies (Class D) and revocations of probation or parole for technical violations, not for committing new crimes.

  • Woman dies from injuries sustained in fire

    Judy Richardson-Jett, 71, who was critically burned in a fire in a garage or shed at her home on Louisville Road March 3, has succumbed to her injuries.

    She died Thursday night at University of Louisville Hospital, where she had been airlifted after her accident last Saturday afternoon.

    Richardson-Jett was a former member of the Nelson County Board of Education and the sister of Commonwealth’s Attorney Terry Geoghegan.

  • Sizemore honored by Boy Scouts

    Jamie Sizemore remembered how her sons went from being Boy Scouts to Scout leaders.

    Grayson started the family’s involvement when he became a Tiger Scout in first grade, and years later, when he became a leader, the other boys “looked up to him” not only for his abilities but because he was more than six feet tall.

    And it was hard for Jamie to keep a straight face when her youngest, Corbin, who was put in charge of the young Scouts who had just crossed over from Cubs to Boy Scouts, grumped about how “immature” they were.