Today's News

  • Nelson County Fiscal Court briefs from June 5

    County gets grant for culvert repair

    The Nelson County Fiscal Court has received an emergency grant from the state Transportation Cabinet of $101,448 to pay for repairing a damaged culvert on Woodlawn Road and a nearby road slide.

    County Engineer Brad Spalding said during a Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday that the culvert collapsed about 20 feet beneath the road surface and the road slide about 400-500 away was about 10 to 12 feet below road level.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: A Memorial Day weekend trip to Berea

    Bonnie had for a long time wanted to visit the college town of Berea, mainly to see the arts and crafts, but we also wanted to do some hiking.

    On Saturday, when we arrived in town we found the visitor’s center in the heart of the Artisan Village. The ladies there were very helpful about things to see in town, but we also got information on a great hike. We checked into our hotel then went to the Kentucky Artisan Center.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Tigers’ Love takes her game to Berea

    It’s easy to see why Destanie Love plays the game with an uncommon joy. She nearly never got the chance at all.

    Unable to participate in sports as a youngster because of a childhood illness, the recent Bardstown graduate took to the court with a fury once she was finally cleared to play in fifth grade, and it paid off.

  • Lights Up event is Friday

    The 60th season of "The Stephen Foster Story" will officially kick off Saturday, but the Drama Association, in partnership with LG&E and KU, will again offer the special Lights Up event Friday night.

  • OPINION: RFK’s legacy still strong after half a century

    In my office at Transylvania University was a framed image of Robert F. Kennedy with these words: “The task of leadership, the first task of concerned people, is not to condemn or castigate or deplore; it is to search out the reason for disillusionment and alienation, the rationale for protest and dissent — perhaps, indeed, to learn from it.”

  • OPINION: Scant turnout makes political defeat bitter

    Most of us remember where we were when President Kennedy was assassinated, at least those of us my age or older. We also are well aware what we were doing on that infamous day of Sept. 11, 2001, or “9-11.”

    Candidates such as I, who come up a bit short on votes on election night, also have that memory etched into our brains forever.

    You know where you were and who you were with when that realization came over you that all the hard work and all the money spent were just not going to be enough to get you to the victory lane.

  • EDITORIAL: Echoes of the past

    In 2018, modern-day American society has its struggles, from the prolonged fight against terrorism to violence in our schools to providing affordable health care and many more issues. It might be understandable for this generation to think its members face issues more serious than any before it.

  • Residents named to Bellarmine dean’s list

    Bellarmine University has announced its dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester. Bellarmine’s dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
    • Madison Brady, sophomore, Elementary Education, Bethlehem High School
    • Margaret Downs, senior, Elementary Education, Bethlehem High School
    • Victoria Fischer, senior, English, Bardstown High School
    • Sarah Hawkins, senior, Communications, Bethlehem High School

  • Bloomfield Elementary fourth term honor roll

    A Honor Roll 5th Grade
    Shaylyn Bowman, Randy Coulter, Bobby Joe Harris, Carsen Keeling, Alivia Morris, Yasmine Norvang,  Jullian Ramirez, Emily Sanders, Anna Simpson, Kaden Simpson, Gunner Summitt, Savannah Wallace, Jacob Willett, Aidin Wiseman, Tommy Zabenco

    A Honor Roll 4th Grade
    Addie Avis, Kamryn Brown, Kinslee Burns, Grant Cox, Alaina Miller, Tate Milburn, Allison O’Bryan, Everett Sagrecy, Anna Simpson, Logan Theis, Scarlettann Williams

  • St. Catherine Academy fourth quarter honors

    Perfect Attendance
    • Kindergarten
    Kinley Burd
    Samuel Earp
    Trenton Masterson
    Waylon Metcalf
    Cruz Snellen

    • First Grade
    Lila Burton
    Lilly Culver

    • Second Grade
    Preston Hatfield
    Will White

    • Fourth Grade
    Cody Hart

    • Fifth Grade
    Carlee Burd
    Emma Fulkerson

    • Sixth Grade
    Kate Ballard
    Macaul Bryan
    Nicholas Culver
    Hannah Culver