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Today's News

  • OPINION: Obama took lying to new heights with Iran deal

    When it comes to the Iran nuclear deal, the Obama administration increasingly appears to have been a bottomless pit of deception.

  • OPINION: Medicaid work rules are costly, intrusive

    Aside from the obvious moral implications of adopting an approach certain to significantly reduce the number of insured Kentuckians, Gov. Matt Bevin’s work requirements for Medicaid recipients will produce a new bureaucracy that is costly, intrusive and doomed to fail.

    They will also guarantee a reversal of the recent improvement in Kentucky’s notoriously bad health metrics.

  • OPINION: No matter what

    I keep Katie’s notes close to my bedside, not just because I promised her I would, but because they bring me hope, especially on those nights when despair wants to crawl in bed beside me.

    You have them, too, don’t you? Those nights when your fears decide to have a party, and their racket wakes you.

    It’s amazing the truth a 9-year-old can grasp and pass along.

    Katie’s simple notes have a way of toning down the worries rumbling in my head.

  • EDITORIAL: St. Joe Prep lives through its legacy

    Last month marked the half century mark of the passing of a great Bardstown institution — St. Joseph Preparatory School.

    It was February 1968 that the Xaverian brothers who ran the school announced they would be closing it.

    Times were changing, they said. There were more demands than their religious order could meet, and on top of the personnel concerns, declining enrollment and the cost of needed repairs left them with no option.

  • Barton contributes nearly $40,000 to local community

    Barton Brands of Kentucky held its annual “Contributions to the Community” reception on Wednesday, May 30, at the Bardstown Country Club at Maywood.

    This was the seventh year for the event, which allowed monies from the Distillery, in conjunction with the Sazerac Company, to give back to the community by acknowledging organizations that help make a difference and improve the local quality of life. Ten organizations in Bardstown/Nelson County received a total of $37,500 from Barton 1792 Distillery.

  • PHOTO: DAR recognizes seniors with Citizenship Award
  • PHOTO: Bethlehem students display crosses for shooting victims

    Bethlehem students commemorated the victims of recent school shootings by displaying white crosses in their courtyard.  The students have been expressing their views on school violence through their artwork in Mara Huston’s class.  Pictured from left to right is Abigail Rieth, Laura Mattingly, Maggie Green, Olivia Bickett, Hannah Lanham, Blake Vittitow, and Hayden Luckett.  The crosses were provided by Marvin and Pat Murray Boone.

  • PHOTO: Check presented for legion baseball

    American Legion Post 42 Commander Chris Gootee presented John Saunders a $500 check for Legion Baseball

  • Tick season is officially underway across the state

    With summer now in full swing, people are taking advantage of the warmer weather and spending more time outside.

    This also is the time when tick activity increases across Kentucky.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department for Public Health are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit serious and potentially deadly illnesses.

  • Groups offering free film screening of Farmers For America

    A public screening of the documentary, Farmers for America, and a panel discussion made up of local agriculture producers will be held Tuesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at The Historic State Theater, 209 W. Dixie Ave., in Elizabethtown. This event is free and open to the public.

    Central Kentucky Community Foundation and Hardin County Farm Bureau are pairing up to sponsor a screening of the film. Narrated by Mike Rowe, actor and host of Dirty Jobs, the film was created to celebrate, inspire and support young farmers.