Today's News

  • Opinion: Trump’s immigration stance exposed by World Cup teams

    By David Shams

    For the first time since 2002, the World Cup finals ended without needing extra time.

    But that’s not what captured the attention of the media. Rather, it was the fact that so many of the players on the winning side, France, came from immigrant backgrounds — either first or second generation.

    It wasn’t just France, though. Many sides competing in Russia this summer relied heavily on players who are immigrants, children of immigrants or citizens who grew up abroad.

  • Editorial: Zarb brothers’ cultural vision continues to enrich Bardstown life

    Local legend tells us that back in 2003, two brothers from Australia, Pauly and Matt Zarb, adopted Bardstown as home. Why? Unclear. What was clear is one day, Pauly looked out the front window of his Third Street apartment, and thought it would be cool to put a stage right in the middle of the street to host a new, diversified concert. To manifest the vision, they would close the streets and host a big party. Right in the heart of downtown.

  • Editorial: Attendance best way to support fair

    The 44th annual Nelson County Fair is underway. Activity continues through Saturday night at the fairgrounds on New Haven Road.

    The county fair has a long history. An earlier version of the fair was organized by the Nelson County Agricultural Association, and fairs were held for decades in the last half of the 19th century into the early years of the 20th.

    The first fairgrounds were located on the west side of Louisville Road just south of the Nazareth campus, a section that old-timers still call Fairgrounds Villa.

  • Medicaid dental and vision cuts worry patients and health-care providers

    Kentucky Health News

    The Poor People’s Campaign protesters, who were finally allowed entry into the Capitol July 10 for the first time since a judge ruled police broke the law by denying them entry, delivered toothbrushes to the governor’s office in protest of the dental and vision cuts, WKYT reports.

  • AGING MATTERS: Making the most of your next doctor’s visit

    Tim Murray

    Co-Founder and President, Aware Senior Care

    Healthy living is something we often take for granted, until we find ourselves faced with an unexpected diagnosis or a troubling new health concern that didn’t exist in our younger years. Our bodies need tune-ups, just like our favorite car. We all want to travel, enjoy our families, and be around our grandkids. The best way to enjoy these priorities in life is to make a habit of scheduling regular doctor’s visits. So how do we make the most of these brief visits?

  • Jail logs, July 13-17

    Christopher M. Scott, 39, failure to appear and probation violation for felony offense (both 2014 criminal case).

    Jason Brian Young, 30, third-degree rape, distribution of obscene matter to a minor and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor (all 2017 criminal, part of sentencing).

    Joshua Aaron Spalding, 29, probation violation for felony offense.

    Adam Raines, 31, two counts of non-payment of fines (one 2017 traffic case).

  • Knights, Masons join forces to appreciate first-responders

    The local chapters of the Knights of Columbus and the Masonic Order came together for the first time to hold a cookout Saturday in appreciation of those who work in emergency services. The fraternities pooled their resources together in order to give thanks to firefighters, EMTs and law enforcement that operate in Bardstown.

    Kevin Miles, of the Masonic Order in Bardstown, said that both organizations could work together for the event and show some appreciation to some of the hardest workers in Nelson County.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-July 13-16, 2018

    NAACP to meet

    The Nelson County Branch of NAACP will meet at 7 p.m. Monday July 16, at the Nelson County Library, 201 Cathedral Manor in Bardstown. The Executive Committee will meet prior to the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. As always, the public is invited to attend. For more information call or text Jewel Brock, president at (502) 296-1969.

    Bardstown Middle SBDM Council

    Bardstown Middle SBDM Council will have a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, in the BMS Media Center.

    Girl’s night out


    TNHS volleyball tryouts

    TNHS volleyball coach Darren Morris is hosting tryouts for the upcoming season 5:30-7:30 Monday through Thursday. Call 827-1306 for more information.


    Events at Culvertown

  • Golf news, notes and local league results for July 15

    R.J. Farrell finished third in the boys’ U10 flight in a Kentucky PGA Junior Tour tournament at the Golf Courses of Kenton County.

    Xander Tucker finished third in the boys’ 11-12 flight in last week’s Kentucky PGA Junior Tour event at the Gay Brewer Jr. Golf Course in Lexington.