Local News

  • Time to fix the real problem

    Dear Dave,

    I’ve heard you tell people to avoid debt consolidation companies. Why do you think debt consolidation is such a bad thing?


    Dear Tom,

    The main reason is that debt consolidation makes you feel like you did something to really change your financial world when you didn’t. That’s part of the catch. Believe it or not, I hear people all the time say things like, “I took out a loan, and paid off all my debt!” No, you didn’t. All you did was move your debt around. It’s still there!

  • Social connections enhance mid-life

    The vast majority of women in the United States have children. However, in 2017, the fertility rate measuring the number of births was 60.2 for every 1,000 women of childbearing age. The total fertility rate — which estimates how many children women will have based on current patterns — is down to 1.8, below the replacement level in developed countries of 2.1.

  • New Haven man indicted on child porn charges

    A LaRue County grand jury has indicted Christopher Hayslip, 45, of New Haven, on five counts of promoting a minor younger than 16 in a sexual performance. Between Nov. 27 and Dec. 16, the indictment said Hayslip promoted and directed a minor in a sexual performance, which is a Class B felony.

    Hayslip also was indicted on five counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, and prohibited use of electronic means to procure a minor/peace officer for sexual offense.

  • Renewing farm tags benefits 4-H

    4-H has an opportunity to raise funds for Nelson County and statewide 4-H programs through the Kentucky Ag Tag Donation program.

  • Bring the tropics to your containers

    By Kristohper Fante

    Typically, gardeners use containers in their design to give a splash of color and to create a big impact with different textures and form. The rule of thumb when designing with containers is to have a thriller, fillers, and spillers.

  • Women should take extra precautions to prevent heart disease

    By Paula Johnson, M.D.

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, accounting for approximately 1 in 4 female deaths. General awareness of the disease has increased gradually over the past decade. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 54 percent of women recognize that heart disease is their number one killer.

  • New Haven wrestles with company over sewer project work

    New Haven city commissioners have voted to take legal measures to force a contracting company to surrender its bond on a sewer project that the city claims did not measure up to engineering specifications.

    Nearly 17 months after the sewer rehabilitation project in New Haven was completed, the City Commission and its contractor remain embroiled in a disagreement about the quality of the work and how to correct ongoing problems with the system.

    Jones Contracting began work on the $378,000 project in March 2017 and finished it that September.

  • Bardstown Fire, Police investigating arson

    The Bardstown Fire and Police departments are investigating a burglary and arson that occurred late Sunday morning at First South Credit, 512 E. Stephen Foster Ave., near the Justice Center.

    Asst. Fire Chief Todd Spalding, the Fire Department’s arson investigator, said the break-in apparently happened a little before noon. An employee of an adjacent business, R&R Locksmith, came to work that morning, smelled smoke and called a manager, who phoned 911 at 12:13 p.m.

  • Action of 138th Field Artillery to be remembered
at Vietnam Veterans Day Capitol event

    FRANKFORT – The action of Bardstown and other Kentucky National Guard members at Firebase Tomahawk in Vietnam 50 years ago will be a highlight of the Vietnam Veterans Day/Vietnam Commemoration event at the State Capitol on Friday, March 29.

    After Gov. Matt Bevin delivers the keynote address, Brig. Gen. Thomas R. Ice, who served with the Second Battalion, 138th Field Artillery in Vietnam, will address the importance of the deployment of the 138th Field Artillery to Vietnam. There will also be artifacts from the unit on display.

  • Bardstown Middle speech and drama kids do well at state event

    Bardstown Middle School Speech and Drama students performed well at a state tournament recently, taking third place overall in Team Sweepstakes, earning a first place win in a film challenge and sweeping an essay contest.

    The students competed at the Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association tournament March 7-9 in Lexington, which was open to any school in the state. The local team competed in 12 different categories, with many of the students competing in more than one category throughout the event.