Today's News

  • RIVER RAT: Bardstown’s Puckett is 5th Region POY

    I’m getting set to go on vacation next week, so this seemed like a good time to play some catch-up from some spring sports things we didn’t get to highlight on these pages, as well as some college stuff that may have flown under my radar.


    • With Bardstown senior Reece Puckett being voted by the coaches as the 5th Region Player of the Year for this season, it marks a second straight year for a local player to be so honored.

  • Public Record-Zoning permits-June 14, 2018

    Zoning permits May 12-June 1.

    Ballard Construction & Excavating LLC, 124 Millwood Way, conventional detached single-family dwelling.

    John T. Boone, 5625 New Hope Road, 40’x40’ detached garage.

    John B. Curtsinger, 204 Ruger Drive, 18’ round above-ground pool with no deck surround.

    Ryan Keith and Kelsey Williams, 152 Peabody Loop, 10’x20’ storage shed.

    Raisor Home Builders, 104 Saddlebrook Drive, 30’x30 detached garage.

  • Handloser moving to Central Office position

    A search for a new principal at Old Kentucky Home Middle School is once again underway with Robin Handloser’s move to Central Office, which she announced in a YouTube video Tuesday.

    “I have simply accepted a new role in Nelson County Schools,” Handloser said in the video. “I will be serving as the new human resources director.”


    Bethlehem Eagles football camp

    Bethlehem football coach Bryan Walker will host a camp for boys entering grades K-8 for the 2018-19 school year. The camp will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 19-21. Cost is $50. Campers will receive a T-shirt. The camp will focus on basic fundamentals of offense and defense and will have individual and group instructions. For more information or to register, call 348-8594.


    Charity golf scramble

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Dylan Brown named RSC Sports Information Director of the Year for 2017-18

    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — The River States Conference office announced Monday that Midway University Sports Information Director, Dylan Brown, has been named the River States Conference Sports Information Director of the Year for 2017-18.

    The RSC SID of the Year award annually recognizes one honoree for their dedication to sports information efforts in promotion of their campus, conference and the NAIA.

  • TEE TIME: A little bit of etiquette goes a long way on the links

    The political season is resting for a bit, but I am going to get on my soapbox today.

    I’ve got some pet peeves and I want to unload some of them.

    Earl Pitts said it best.

    The Southern redneck personality created by former disc jockey Gary Burbank, who gained fame through his radio work with WAKY and WHAS in Louisville and WLW in Cincinnati, had a penchant for saying, “Ya’ know what makes me sick?”

  • Nelson County Schools’ Shattered Glass Summit planned for June 18-20




    Nelson County Schools is seeking participants for a Shattered Glass Summit to be hosted June 18-20.

    The Shattered Glass Summit sets out to provide young girls with opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and to promote leadership and innovation.

    “We exist because there is a huge gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Brooke Whitlow, founder and COO of Shattered Glass.

  • ‘The theme changes; the message doesn’t’

    Extending beyond a Sunday sermon, local churches have seen a busy few weeks as vacation Bible schools, a longtime summer tradition, return to the community.

    VBS typically lasts five days and can target children between preschool and high school. The “schools” often include daily music, crafts and other activities aimed at engaging kids while incorporating religious lessons.

  • Culinary students bring international flavor to Bottle & Bond

    The gleaming new Bottle & Bond kitchen at Bardstown Bourbon Company opened to the public last week with a menu full of down-home Southern-style favorites.

    But the kitchen itself features an international flair, with 20 culinary students primarily from South Africa, as well as India and The Philippines and other countries, here to learn under the tutelage of Felix Mosso, the renowned former executive chef at the famed Greenbrier resort in West Virginia.

  • PHOTOS: Afternoon in the Past

    Bloomfield’s annual Afternoon in the Past was held recently at the Bishop Auction House in Bloomfield.