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Today's News

  • Sims receives scholarship

    Pamela Baylee Sims is one of the two recipients of the 2018 Kentucky Home Extension Master Gardeners Association Scholarship. She is a graduate of Nelson County High School and will be attending the University of Kentucky with a major in Career and Technical Education and minor in Animal Science, Agriculture Economics.

  • Bardstown students build business experience at FBLA conference

    The Bardstown High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team had seven members qualify to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Md., from June 28 to July 2.

    To qualify for the national conference, participants had to place in the top five at the state FBLA competition.

  • Peddlers Mall hosts ribbon cutting

    The Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Bardstown Peddlers Mall located at 1020 Granite Drive in Bardstown. This family owned and operated “flea-tique” vendor mall is open seven days a week and specializes in antiques, collectibles, sports memorabilia, vintage goods, furniture (old and new) crafts and more.

  • Flaget Memorial Hospital earns outstanding achievement award for cancer programs

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, was recently awarded the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The cancer center at Flaget Memorial Hospital is one of a select group of 16 accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for cancer surveys performed July 1-Dec. 31, 2017. It is the only Kentucky program recognized by the COC during this time frame, and one of only two Kentucky programs recognized during the calendar year.

  • OPINION:Russian relations and a Kentucky viewpoint

    Dr. Harry Spalding

    guest columnist, former mayor of Bardstown

    It is a general consensus of opinion that Russia interfered in the last American elections. Whether President Trump was involved in the interference remains to be proven. But what has happened since is playing into Russian hands.

  • Jail Logs, Aug. 3-7, 2018

    Billie Joyce Aldridge, 46, two counts of failure to appear (2016 and 2017 criminal cases), non-payment of fines, and parole violation for felony offense.

    Kelvin Shavelle Smith, 40, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), and persistent felony offender (all 2018 criminal case, previously indicted).

    Lashawn Tonge, 28, non-payment of fines (2015 criminal case).

    William Joseph Martin, 33, violation of conditions of release.

  • East Stephen Foster to be closed Thursday

    People driving on East Stephen Foster Avenue Thursday will have to detour to side streets to get around one block of downtown.

    The street will be closed to through traffic between Second and Third streets for all or most of the day.

    In a memo, County Engineer Brad Spalding said tractor-trailer trucks going westbound will be allowed to pass through by traffic control personnel, although there will be delays.

    People in cars and other vehicles should plan alternate routes.

  • Woman killed Sunday in crash on Parkway

    An Elizabethtown woman was killed and a man injured early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD PREP GOLF PREVIEW: Cards seeking players

    Longtime Nelson County coach Kevin Burkhead has a few golfers out this year. Very few.

    Just three girls and three boys have come out for varsity golf — three of the six beginners to the sport — leaving Burkhead wondering if he’ll have enough to enter team matches.

    “I’m hoping to get a few more out once school starts,” he said.

    One problem he faces is the varsity golf season has already started, and NCHS won’t begin the 2018-19 school year until Wednesday.

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD PREP GOLF PREVIEW: Generals’ numbers growing for 2018

    Alex Hey is in a much better situation as he enters his second year as the golf coach at Thomas Nelson.

    Just a year ago, he was waiting for school to start to continue his search for enough boys and girls to join his teams so the Generals could compete in its matches.

    Fast forward to 2018 and he has seven girls and six boys showing up regularly for practice, providing Hey excitement about the future of the program.