Today's News

  • Speech brouhaha was unwarranted

    It has been more than a week since President Barack Obama addressed the nation’s students, and the world has not ended. To our knowledge, there has been no youth movement to overthrow democracy and start a socialist regime.

    That’s because the president’s speech had nothing to do with a political agenda. It was about the importance of hard work, perseverance, optimism and responsibility. Obama called on students to do their best in school so they can one day do their best for their country. It’s too bad every leader doesn’t do the same.

  • Party in the Streets

    Historic Preservation Administrator Pen Bogert was cleaning up the former Historic Preservation office beside the Sutherland Building recently when he made an interesting discovery ee" a set of glass negatives. He scanned and reversed them and discovered scenes from a street fair in downtown Bardstown, probably in the mid-1930s judging from the signs of the businesses on North Third Street.

  • Cuts can be made to decrease taxpayer burden

    To the editor:

  • Big churches can be prayerful, spiritual too

    By 10:10 a.m., the place was packed.

    I had come for the 10:30 a.m. worship service, the first one in Cornerstone Baptist Church’s new ministry campus in Inverness, Fla.

    They had set out 800 chairs, but by 10:30, more than 1,000 people had shown up.

    The pastor opened the service by singing, “The hand of our God is on this place.”

  • County working to secure salt for roads

    It’s that time of year again to start thinking about road salt. Actually, Nelson Fiscal Court has been thinking about it since March, trying to secure contracts to make sure the salt barns are full for the start of winter, Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts said.


  • Editorial - Auxiliary example of community pride

    For almost as long as there has been a Flaget Hospital there has been a Flaget Hospital Auxiliary.

    For more than 50 years the volunteers who make up the organization have raised funds for the hospital and volunteered for a variety of jobs. It is difficult to think of the hospital without thinking of the numerous individuals who have worked so hard on making Flaget Memorial the community-oriented facility we have today.

  • Try to remember ... how it got to September

    It can’t be September.

    No way.



    I think a time warp is involved here somehow.

    While fall is probably my favorite time of year, it seems to be moving toward us at an alarming rate. Alarming only because it means spring has zipped by, and summer is waning.

  • 1,000-mile walkers stop in Bardstown

    Walking 1,000 miles is proving to be tougher than they expected, but Brian Hronek and Joe Jungkunz are happy to do it.


    The Cincinnati men are walking to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Their trek brought them to Bardstown High School Friday to speak to students. Abby Graves, Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsor and Spanish teacher, coordinated the visit. FCA and National Honor Society students at Bardstown High School are raising money for ALS research throughout September.

  • Editorial - Enjoy the KY Bourbon Festival

    Bardstown has graciously hosted tourists (guests as we like to call them) for decades, so the influx of visitors who will be coming in this week for the Bourbon Festival is nothing out of the ordinary but a plea for patience is still in order.

    For a few days locals will be somewhat inconvenienced by out-of-town folks searching for a parking place or looking for a particular venue. Considering the number of dollars being dropped by these “guests” it is in the interest of all of us to go out of our way to present a friendly atmosphere.

  • Obama has authority to pull troops

    To the editor:

    The following is just my opinion. I do not profess to be a military analyst. I agree with a journalist in a major newspaper last week writing we should withdraw ground troops immediately from Afghanistan. On Sept. 6, the same journalist in the Courier-Journal forum wrote referencing a time to withdraw troops from Iraq. They were to be removed by March 2010. Now that has been moved to March 2011.