Today's News

  • An inclusive perspective: How the portrayal of the black experience has changed at Bardstown’s most iconic landmark

    ‘Stephen Foster Story’ treatment of black roles has evolved over time, revisions



    In Paul Green’s original script for “The Stephen Foster Story,” there is a heart-rending scene in which the owner of Federal Hill, John Rowan Jr., orders that a slave be sent away and sold.

  • Home prices rising faster, houses selling quicker in local housing market

    Homes are selling faster and for more money than just one year ago in the local housing market, outpacing a statewide trend of rising home prices.

    But despite a seller’s market, the number of homes up for sale remains tight.

    Homeowners closed on two fewer homes in 2018 than the year prior — 649 compared to 651 in 2017, according to Peggy Smith, executive of Old Kentucky Home Board of Realtors, which covers Nelson, Washington, Marion, LaRue and Hart counties.

  • Chocolate Extravaganza set for Saturday night

    For more than two decades, The New Life Center of Bardstown has been assisting families in the Nelson County area with parenting classes and mentorship, and while a lot has changed over the years, its mission remains the same.

    “We help any way we can, our families, and we want to do what we can to keep our children safe,” said Marcella Crenshaw, the organization’s executive director.

  • Firefighters battle blaze on Creel Lane

    Nelson County and Bardstown firefighters were able extinguish a house fire Sunday at 116 Creel Lane before it could spread.

    Nelson County Fire and Rescue got the call at 5:03 p.m. and called for assistance from the Bardstown Fire Department.

    Bardstown Asst. Chief Todd Spalding said that when the city’s crew arrived, there was smoke showing from the attic, and firefighters attacked the fire through the front door. There was minimal damage to the attic and some minor water damage to other parts of the house.

  • Driver flown to hospital after crash

    A car crash victim who was severely injured in an accident on Balltown Road early Monday morning was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital by medical helicopter.

    According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Rhonda R. Thomas, of Raywick, was driving a Volkswagen two-door sedan in the 3100 section of Balltown Road just before 6 a.m. when she swerved to avoid a deer, slid off the right side of the road and struck a tree.

  • Jail log, Feb. 15-18, 2019

    Joseph L. Cahoe, 66, endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree trafficking in opiates (previously indicted).

    Alexis K. Young, 19, contempt of court.

    Richard H. Childers, 63, two counts theft by deception.

    Donna M. Johnson, 40, second-degree fleeing on foot and violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO.

    Sidney R. Deaton, 49, public intoxication by a controlled substance.

    Christopher G. Phillips, 34, shoplifting.

  • Bardstown superintendent invites parents to breakfast
  • For gay priests, a silent crisis


    New York Times

    MILWAUKEE — Gregory Greiten was 17 years old when the priests organized the game. It was 1982 and he was on a retreat with his classmates from St. Lawrence, a Roman Catholic seminary for teenage boys training to become priests. Leaders asked each boy to rank which he would rather be: burned over 90 percent of his body, paraplegic, or gay.

    Each chose to be scorched or paralyzed. Not one uttered the word “gay.” They called the game the Game of Life.

  • Child abuse and neglect cases up in Nelson County

    The number of children requiring services for abuse and neglect in Nelson County nearly doubled between 2017 and 2018, falling in line with several other counties in the Salt River Trail region, and an increase in substance abuse could be a contributing factor.

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Top-seeded Commanders rally late to avoid Cards' upset bid

    Oh, what could have been.

    Nelson County’s boys — snake-bitten all season with injuries — could be forgiven for wondering such a thing Tuesday after stretching top-seeded Washington County to the limit before succumbing in the closing minutes of the 19th District semifinals, 63-60.