Today's News

  • Flaget Hospital announces system name change

    Flaget Memorial Hospital will be part of a rebranded health system, but its ownership is not changing hands.

    Hospital officials announced Tuesday morning Flaget would be dropping the KentuckyOne Health name it has held since 2012 and would join several other facilities in Central and Eastern Kentucky as part of CHI Saint Joseph Health.

  • St. Monica hosts 2019 MLK event

    The spirit of the Community Choir made Dr. Gerald Smith feel like preaching Monday as he stood at the podium inside St. Monica Catholic Church, ready to address the crowd that gathered there for the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

  • Volunteers pack thousands of meals Monday

    While school was out of session, dozens of volunteers dedicated their time off in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to helping others. In the cafeteria of Bethlehem High School, that help meant spending several hours in an assembly-line set-up packing thousands of nutrient-rich meals to help feed malnourished and starving children in impoverished areas or areas affected by disaster.

  • Leadership Nelson County recruiting its 30th class

    Leadership Nelson County is looking to prepare tomorrow’s leaders today.

    The community leadership group is recruiting its 2019 class by Jan. 31.

    Now in its 30th year, Leadership Nelson County is an opportunity for rising leaders to network with each other, learn more about Bardstown and Nelson County and better understand what being a good leader requires.

  • Medical or recreational? Legislators weigh pros and cons of pot

    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon has long been on the record for supporting medical marijuana, but he doesn’t think Kentucky will follow the lead of Colorado or California to make pot legal for recreational use.

    Higdon, of Lebanon, and his fellow Republican lawmaker, state Rep. Chad McCoy of Bardstown, talked about the pros and cons of legalization during a public forum last Wednesday at the Old Courthouse.

  • Drivers, child injured in two-vehicle collision on Springfield Road

    Two adults and a juvenile were injured Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Springfield Road.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred just after 1 p.m. on U.S. 150 near Manton Road when a 2011 Ford Edge operated by 46-year-old Michael J. Rozaiesk was traveling west and crossed the center line, striking an eastbound 2016 Ford Escape driven by 32-year-old Megan R. Yates.

  • Jail logs, Jan. 18-22

    Joseph Paul Riggs, 36, contempt of court and convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

    Timothy Dean Bartley, 24, second-degree robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence (previously indicted).

    Orville Justin Case, 22, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of meth, trafficking in and possession of synthetic drugs.

    Justin Martin Rogers, 30, endangering the welfare of a minor, first-degree trafficking in opiates, and convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

  • St. Catherine's Portraits of Excellence is Jan. 26

    St. Catherine Academy in New Haven is gearing up for its annual Portraits of Excellence benefit banquet.

    The banquet, which will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 at the St. Catherine Academy Gymnasium, serves not only as a celebration of the school’s longstanding history but also as a fundraiser to help provide a Catholic education experience to others.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Thomas Nelson 57, East Jessamine 55


    All A Classic 5th Region

    at Green Co.


    Campbellsville 61, Bethlehem 46



    Washington Co. 75, Bardstown 64

    Bethlehem 50, Whitefield Acad. 43



    Hart Co. at Nelson Co.

    Caverna at Thomas Nelson


  • On the record with: Bardstown senior Keldon Tilley

    Bardstown senior wrestler Keldon Tilley is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Keldon has been a key component of the start-up and early success of the Bardstown wrestling program, which is now in its fourth season, and he has been a state qualifier each of the past three years. Keldon is the Tigers’ captain and is ranked No. 16 in the state in the 145-pound weight class and carries a 3.3 GPA while participating in the school’s Leadership Dynamics program.