Today's News

  • Habitat Bloomfield ‘blitz’ is Saturday

    The building lot has been cleared, the footers poured and Friday afternoon, Habitat for Humanity President Rick Wagoner and a half dozen or so volunteers were finishing up work on the foundation of house they’re building on Arnold Lane in Bloomfield for LaTonya and Justin Johnson and their children.

  • Limestone Branch Distillery nominated for ‘Best Craft Distillery’

    Vote for Limestone Branch Distillery, the Lebanon craft distillery, is nominated for Best Craft Whiskey Distillery by USA Today’s 2019 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Of the 20 nominees chosen by the publication’s American spirits expert panel, Limestone Branch is the only craft distillery in Kentucky included. 

  • Blazing heat. No rain. Louisville is in the midst of a moderate drought

    Lucas Aulbach

    Louisville Courier Journal

  • Suit asks, why should couples have to list their race to marry?


    John Eligon

    The New York Times 

  • OPINION:How have we changed since 9-11?

    I was somewhere around Oak Ridge, on the edge of the mountains, when the fear began to take hold.

    I remember saying something like, “It has to be an accident, the DJ is overreacting.”





    Bardstown 49, Marion Co. 6

    Bethlehem 69, Thomas Nelson 7

    Spencer Co. 40, Nelson Co. 0


    Boys’ Soccer


    Bardstown 6, Thomas Nelson 3

    Boyle Co. 11, Bethlehem 1



    Thomas Nelson 5, Nelson Co. 2



    Thomas Nelson 7, Bethlehem 0



    Bardstown at Marion Co.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: Bowhunting pronghorn antelope

    On Aug. 22, my son Eric and I left home and headed for Wyoming to bowhunt the pronghorn antelope. Planning this trip started in March when we had to apply for our license. Then it got serious when we found out we drew our pronghorn tags in July.

    On the 22nd we left at 5 a.m. and arrived in Douglas, Wyoming, just after midnight where we got a room for the rest of the night. We got up early so we could make the 50-mile drive north to be at the ranch at sunrise and get started hunting.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Generals take charge in boys’ soccer district

    Thomas Nelson didn’t suffer its first loss until the midpoint of the regular season, a 6-3 loss Saturday to Bardstown.

    The Generals bounced back in a big way, however, to take control of first place in the district standings by notching wins over Nelson County and Bethlehem on consecutive days.

    On Tuesday, the Generals scored three times in the first 14 minutes to give them all the goals they would need on the way to a 5-2 win over Nelson County.

  • Climbing to commemorate

    Jamie Williams, wearing a firefighter jacket, boots and a backpack, walked the equivalent of 110 flights of steps Wednesday morning and again Wednesday afternoon as a way to honor first responders who served on September 11, 2001.

    “I just wanted to give a tribute to those who were lost on 9/11 and to let them know they are not forgotten,” Williams said. “And also to thank all the law enforcement officers and firefighters for what they do every day. We are always thinking about them, not just today but always.”

  • Crystal signs are disappearing, but officials say, ‘It’s not us’

    Mary Taylor is angry.

    The owner of Liberty Tax Service is a friend of Sherry Ballard, whose daughter, Crystal Rogers, has been missing for four years and whose husband was shot and killed nearly two years ago.

    Recently, signs around town remembering Rogers and her father and calling for justice for the Ballard family have gone missing, and Taylor thinks the city and county governments are taking them.

    Both Bardstown and Nelson County officials are denying it.