• Fiction

    Jennifer Chiaverini — “The Union Quilters.”

    Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child — “Gideon’s Sword.”

    J.D. Robb — “Treachery in Death.”

    David Rosenfelt — “On Borrowed Time.”


    James Carroll — “Jerusalem, Jerusalem: The Ancient City That Ignited the Modern World.”

  • Some political heat and community concerns prompted the state to expedite the relocation of a low visibility exit ramp on the Blue Grass Parkway last year. Now the exit’s relocation is expected as soon as July.

    According to Kenny Fogle, principal assistant to the Transportation secretary in Frankfort, Parkway drivers can expect a new ramp and increased visibility at BG exit 21.

    More than a year ago the state announced plans to reconstruct exit 21 of the Blue Grass Parkway. The exit leads drivers from the parkway to U.S. 31E.


  • 20 years ago



    Nelson County farmer shooting for big bucks on lottery show


    Ted Spalding has been grinning like a rich man. The Nelson Countian is not exactly wealthy. His wallet will bulge more, though, now that he’s won $2,300 on a television game show.

    The beef cattle farmer got his chance to score last Saturday night in Louisville on “ Fun and Games.”


    Alex Berenson — “The Secret Soldier.”

    Liza Markland — “Red Wolf.”

    Fern Michaels — “Home Free.”

    Michael Palmer — “A Heartbeat Away.”



    Kate Betts — “Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style.”

    Sylvia Browne — “Afterlives of the Rich and Famous.”

    Rodney Crowell — “Chinaberry Sidewalks.”

  • In the early 1980s, an important piece of Nelson County’s African-American history was in danger. And although its future is much more secure now, it isn’t entirely out of the woods.

  • Through Feb. 26: The Headley-Whitney Museum announces a “Drive-Thru Art Show.”  Lexington residents and visitors will have an opportunity to view banners, displayed on light poles in downtown Lexington, created by and for the community.  These colorful and collaborative banners create our Drive-Thru Art Show which consists of 8 double-sided banners with 16 phrases about art.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to see what your neighbors chose.

  • 60 Years Ago

    February 1951


    Modern A&P Food Market at Bardstown opening today


    Bardstown’s new A&P Food Market at 222 North Third Street opens today, Thursday, Feb. 1.

    This magnificent new food store provides the people of Bardstown and surrounding area with every convenience for speedy and comfortable shopping.

  • “Its doors have always been open to all, in Christian love and acceptance, but its soul and mind have never ceased to be Black.”

    The above is an excerpt from a 25th anniversary publication for St. Monica Catholic Church. But 1981 was the anniversary only of the St. Monica facilities on South Third Street. The church’s roots actually go back almost to the Civil War.

  • 40 years ago



    Flyers are Little League champs


    In an exciting down to the wire battle Saturday, coach Cliff Goodlett’s Flyers sneaked past Joe Dodson’s Stars 34-31 to capture the championship of the Optimist League Basketball League.

    The Flyers, led by tournament most valuable player Warren Downs, 15 points, got the clenching basket with only seconds remaining. Daryle Bivens had 17 points for the Stars.

  • Nelson County is dotted with grand homes and mansions once occupied by influential people — songwriters, distillers, even some governors. But the county’s history can also be traced to smaller properties, properties not on the National Register — or properties only recently added.

  • For most of the surgery on Mona Crouch’s abdomen, her surgeons turned their faces away.

    Indeed, Dr. Mickey Anderson and Dr. Betty Lew Arnold looked away from each other during the cutting. To guide their gloved hands, they studied two television screens.

    There, in living color, they could watch their long steel tools prod Crouch’s pulsing organs.

    For the last seven weeks, Anderson and Arnold have performed the first endoscopic cholestectomies at Flaget Memorial Hospital.

  • Jan. 28: Jake Shimabukuro  at the Bomhard Theater at 8 p.m. Forget thoughts of plastic seashells and bamboo umbrellas. WhenShima-bukuro plugs in his ukulele and his fingers start racing, something magical happens. From Bach to “Thriller” to his YouTube hit “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” Shimabukuro plays with wild energy, touching depth and real feeling. A Hawaiian native, Shimabukuro has virtually redefined his instrument, now touring with the likes of Béla Fleck and Jimmy Buffett, even performing with Bette Midler in front of Queen Elizabeth.

  • Although Flaget Memorial Hospital here was not scheduled to open officially until Jan. 8, five babies were born at the hospital the night of January 7—twin boys and three girls.

    The first baby born in the new hospital was named Mary Flaget Cecil. The mother, Mrs. Betrand Cecil, New Haven, Route 1, was admitted to the hospital at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and the baby was delivered at 8:52 p.m. by Dr. Keith Crume.

    At the suggestion of Sister Bridgid, superintendent of the hospital, Mother Bertand of Nazareth is giving to the first patient, Cecil, free hospital care.

  • Darlese Pulliam, Cox’s Creek, took a photo of a bird on a snow-covered limb recently at her home.

  • (MS) — Take a drive through the average suburban neighborhood and you’re bound to see a good percentage of homes under construction. Whether it’s homeowners building from scratch or simply adding on, the home improvement boom has taken root in suburbs throughout the country.

  • The crowd was fixated on two L-shaped rods gripped in the woman’s hands just as they started to turn.

    “Cross the rods, Antoine,” Michael Wilhite asked again.

    The rods turned toward each other, but the woman’s hands weren’t moving. Whoever — or whatever — moved the rods was invisible to everyone present.

  • When Amelia and Daniel Early of Bardstown walked into Tatu in Louisville’s Jefferson Mall, their two-month-old daughter Austin Early in their arms, they were somewhere between a miracle and a tragedy, and in the mind to memorialize both. The couple wanted to get a tattoo to commemorate their son, Aaron Early, who died when Amelia was six months pregnant a year ago in October.

  • Through Jan. 1: Christmas in the Valley, Renfro Valley. The wonders of the season this year at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center include a Santa train, children’s choir and carolers. More than 10,000 twinkling lights await visitors with one of the largest light displays in Kentucky, through Jan. 1.  Visit www.renfrovalley.com, (800) 765-7464.