Today's News

  • OPINION: Why you don’t need a straight pride parade

    Mary Anglin-Coulter

    Community Columnist


    February is Black History month and in March, we’ve got an International Women’s day. It’s June and the start of Gay Pride Month.

    “What about us?” the majority cry.

  • EDITORIAL: Thanks to area dedication, the show will go on

    Well, that was close.

    For a time there, it looked like the “The Stephen Foster Story” and other events at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre would not survive into its 60th year. The deteriorating condition of the amphitheater, with its myriad structural and electrical issues, threatened to end the historic drama ahead of that 60th milestone, with the state pushing to shut down the facility it had long neglected, citing safety concerns.

  • EDITORIAL:Salt River event changes were a good idea and probably overdue

    Decades ago, when Salt River Electric started the practice of having a festive annual meeting in early June, most of the counties where members lived did not have county fairs. By default, the electric co-op became the place where appliance dealers hauled in their wares, where the Pork Producers and Beef Cattle Association cooked up savory sandwiches for sale, and where not-for-profit groups set up information booths. There were rides for the kids and live music, too. 

  • >> RELIGION NOTES, Published June 8, 2018

    Bardstown Church of God revival

    Bardstown Church of God, 3903 Louisville Road in Bardstown, will have a youth revival “Fanning the Flame,” Sunday, June 10. Logan Humes will deliver the message. Refreshments will be at 5 p.m. with the service at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

    Botland Christian Church VBS

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Wisdom and knowledge are two completely different things

    Billy Holland

    religion columnist


    When it comes to having spiritual wisdom, it’s not how much we know but how much we understand.

    It’s one thing to have bags of information seeds stacked up in the barn of our mind, but more importantly, how many seeds have been planted and nurtured to take root within our heart?

  • Jail logs, June 5-7, 2018

    Steven Morgan, 31, probation violation for felony offense.

    Joseph Clifford Gillmer, 43, contempt of court (2016 civil case).

    Conor Wayne Creekmore, 22, contempt of court.

    Christopher Todd Yates, 36, contempt of court.

    James William Pinkston, 43, possession of drug paraphernalia and cultivate in marijuana five plants or more.

    Cody Nathaniel Horn, 20, contempt of court by witness/juror officer (2017 criminal case).

    Fredrick Ralston, 38, failure to appear (2018 traffic case).

  • Bardstown Primary School experiences ‘baby boom’

    In the last few months, nine Bardstown Primary School staff members have welcomed the births of 10 babies, and the school community is already calling them the Class of 2036.

    The oldest of the group is Leeland, son of Jessica Dones, who is 9 months old.

    The youngest is 6-week-old Adalynn, daughter of Bridgette Bowman.

  • Bardstown Garden Tour returns for 2018

    The 15th annual Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour will take place Saturday. The tour, hosted by the Kentucky Home Master Gardeners, will include a self-guided tour to various gardens throughout town and auctions.

    Nick Kipper, chairman for the garden tour event planning, said the event is a fundraiser for the organization itself, but the funds go towards community interactions and scholarships.

  • Ambulance service fees raised

    Going to the emergency room by ambulance just got more expensive.

    The county’s magistrates on Tuesday approved Nelson County Emergency Medical Services’ fee increases for the 2019 budget year, effective July 1.

    Before proposing the raises, EMS Director Joe Prewitt did a comparison study with four other counties in the region that operate similarly to Nelson County and have about the same volume of runs — Bullitt, Hardin, LaRue and Breckinridge.

    In most cases, those counties have higher rates than Nelson.

  • PHOTOS: Day Out with Thomas 2018

    A Day Out with Thomas continues this weekend at the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven.