Today's News

  • Downward spirals of depression can be deadly

    WASHINGTON — There are alarming consequences for the survival of human beings and the success of the society they inhabit when the brain suffers without treatment. And it has become frighteningly common for Americans to find their way into despair and self-murder.

  • Democracy inaction in Britain and the U.S.

    Two stories at the center of the news — the Brexit mess in Britain and the U.S. Senate’s failure to act on gun violence — should force us to think hard about what it will take for historic democracies to make their systems work again. We need to accept that different conceptions of democracy sometimes contradict each other, and that some of our governing structures are the antithesis of democratic rule.

  • EDITORIAL: Small-town landmarks may disappear, but we will always have memories

    The closing of the Rooster Run General Store brings to mind the small-town images you typically see in tourist locales around the country fading away.

    The gigantic rooster monument on Ky. 245, the T-rex dinosaur along I-65 in Cave City leading to the museum — those kinds of iconic structures are eye-catching and make you want to stop and see the sights, not just for the kids, but for the adults as well.

  • Tiger boys get past John Hardin

    The Tigers snap a three-match skid in boys’ soccer behind a monster effort by Omar Dizdar.

    The sophomore went for a hat trick — twice — and also had an assist to go with his six goals, while Tomas Lopez, Reece Sharp and Trey Haycraft also scored, and Haycraft had an assist.

    Tigers are 4-4 headed into Saturday morning’s match with Thomas Nelson after press time for this edition. The Generals won in a shootout the first time the teams played. Bardstown visits Marion County on Thursday.

  • NC’s skid continues

    Nelson County has a housemate at Bill Broaddus Field this year, with the Cardinals sharing their home field with Spencer County this season while the Bears’ field is being renovated.

    On Friday, the Bears picked up their first win of the season, pulling away from the Cardinals for a 40-0 win.

    The loss extended Nelson County’s losing streak to 13 games, and while the rebuilding of the program hasn’t been easy, Coach Dirk Strunk saw some encouraging things.

  • Tigers throttle Marion to stay hot


    Contributing Writer

    LEBANON — It was not a thing of beauty, but Bardstown picked up its second consecutive win Friday night with a 49-6 win over Marion County in Lebanon.

    The Tigers caused themselves more problems than the 1-2 Knights, shooting themselves in the foot in the first half with penalties and by not being able to capitalize on good field position.

  • Everything works for Eagles in rout of Generals

    Bethlehem spoiled Thomas Nelson’s home debut Friday by dominating all parts of the game, breaking a two-game losing streak to the Generals with a 69-7 rout.

    All parts of the Bethlehem game were clicking, from the outset, as the Eagles scored touchdowns through the air and on the ground, as well as on special teams and defense.

  • Hornback donates $20,000 to HMH Foundation

    Mimi Hornback, owner of Hornback Realty Company and member of the HMH Foundation (HMHF) Board of Directors, presented a $20,000 gift to foundation leaders and HMH caregivers recently. The care Hornback’s husband received at HMH over the last few years inspired the gift.

    Gentry “LaMonte” Hornback, known for his visionary leadership in the Hardin County community, died June 23 at the age of 90.

  • Lebanon boy drowns in pond, KSP investigating



    On Sept. 3 at approximately 11 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 15 responded to a residence on Helm Schoolhouse Road in Lebanon regarding a one-year-old child who went missing from a residential day care and was located in a nearby pond. The victim, Lincoln Spalding, was transported to Spring View Hospital by EMS and pronounced deceased by the Marion County coroner.

    Detective Kenny Brown is investigating along with Social Services Special Investigations Division and the Inspector Generals Office.

  • Louisville woman pleads guilty to sex trafficking

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking two women and faces up to almost 20 years in prison.

    The U.S. Justice Department said 41-year-old Cleoretta Allen of Louisville pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to two counts of sex trafficking and one count of interstate transportation for prostitution.