Today's News

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-June 18, 2018

    Van Buren Baptist Church Archery Program begins

  • Look, Kim Jong Un is just doing his best

    As President Trump explained to Bret Baier during an interview aboard Air Force One, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is just a young man doing his best in a difficult circumstance. Has he done bad things? Sure. “Hey, when you take over a country — tough country, tough people — and you take it over from your father, I don’t care who you are, what you are, how much of an advantage you have — if you could do that at 27 years old, I mean, that’s one in 10,000 that could do that,” the president of the United States said.

  • COLUMN: Trump deserves more latitude, less attitude
  • EDITORIAL: Three words that can make a difference

    There are three little words that don’t get said enough in our modern, social-media-saturated world. They are three words that could ease a lot of tensions, reduce conflict and restore friendships.

    No, it’s not “I love you” — this isn’t a sappy pop song. The three words are “I don’t know.”

    Almost no one is willing to say “I don’t know” anymore. Instead, everyone has an opinion about everything, even when they have very little information on which to base those opinions.

  • COLUMN: Has McConnell given in to Trump to save ratings?

    Mitch McConnell made history Tuesday when he became the U.S. Senate’s longest-serving Republican leader. But the Kentuckian’s ultimate place in history is likely to be determined by how he deals with President Trump, who continues to make history of the dubious kind.

  • COLUMN: Sometimes it’s good to just get away

    It had been so long since I’d seen the sea. Heard it. Smelt it. Felt it.

    There is something powerful yet peaceful about the ocean that elicits a primal attraction, even for someone like me, who grew up where the Appalachian foothills meet the rolling acres of the Bluegrass.

    So when my sister and brother-in-law asked me to go with them to Myrtle Beach last week, I couldn’t say no. Stan’s father and stepmom, Frank and Donna, were paying for the lodging and some of the travel expenses, so it was a luxurious but low-budget deal for the rest of us.

  • Springfield Habitat blitz build happening June 23-24

    My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity will be raising the roof on its 29th home next weekend.

    The local affiliate of the international house-building charity has scheduled its “blitz build” in Washington County for June 23-24.

    “Weather permitting, we’re going to start about 8 a.m. with the opening ceremony and prayers” for the blessing of the family, as well as sharing information about Habitat’s mission, Rick Wagoner of Bardstown, president, said.

  • Bardstown City Schools names new director of communications

    Kelly Bedtelyon has been named director of communications for Bardstown City Schools. Bedtelyon will assume the position July 1 following the retirement of Kim Lacy.

    Bedtelyon, a native of Nelson County, gained her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Louisville in 2009. She brings nine years of experience in communications and non-profit work to her new position.

  • Nelson County grand jury indictments from June 6

    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury and had arraignments set for June 21.

  • Bloomfield City Council briefs from June 11

    The members of the Bloomfield City Council made one thing perfectly clear at their meeting on Monday night.

    They are adamantly opposed to any proposed fee increases from the Joint City-County Planning Commission of Nelson County.

    The council spent nearly 45 minutes discussing the issue before ultimately passing a resolution to oppose the increase and refused to support any line item adjustment over 8 percent.

    However, the commission had withdrawn the proposal in an email sent June 8, but city officials in Bloomfield had overlooked the notice.