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Today's News

  • Barton 1792 claims six awards at Ultimate Spirits Challenge

    Judges awarded six bourbons from Barton 1792 Distillery with high honors at the 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, and named three to be “Great Values.”

    Those awarded the distinction of “Excellent, Highly Recommended” were:

    • 1792 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    • 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    • Very Old Barton 80 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    • Kentucky Tavern Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • 1792 full proof bourbon named world’s best

    Barton 1792 Distillery’s 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was named the World’s Best Bourbon by Whisky Magazine at the 2018 World Whiskies Awards. This latest award denotes a trifecta of recent world’s best whiskey awards received by Buffalo Trace Distillery, A. Smith Bowman Distillery and Barton 1792 Distillery — each of which are owned by the Sazerac Company.

  • Full Bloom holds ribbon cutting

    The Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Full Bloom, located at 221 W. John Rowan Blvd., in Bardstown. Full Bloom offers massage services that include Swedish/stress relief, deep tissue, and pediatric massage.

  • Motorcyclist killed Saturday

    A man was killed on the Bluegrass Parkway Saturday while riding his motorcycle.

    At around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, John Andrews, 55, of River, Ky., in Johnson County, wrecked in the westbound lane near the 18 mile marker, according to a press release Monday morning from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

    A witness said they were traveling from Paintsville to Nashville, Tenn., when Andrews drifted off the roadway on the right side for unknown reasons and wrecked in the ditch line off the right shoulder.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-June 11, 2018

    Bardstown City Schools summer feeding programs

  • GOLF NOTES: Local golfers in Jr. PGA

    Caroline McCrorey of Bardstown turned in impressive performances in a pair of Kentucky Jr. PGA tournaments this week.
    She shot an 82 on Friday, good enough for a second place finish in second place in the Girls 16-18 division. She had rounds of 86-85 in the Junior Amateur played at Kearney Hills the preceding two days to finish 27th.
    Alexis Daniels and Madison Borders were 22nd and 24th in the Girls 13-15 flight in the Junior Am.
    In boys’ play at Elizabethtown, A.J. Shagool shot an 84 to finish tied for fourth in the boys’ 15-16 flight.

  • OPINION: President Trump’s fake patriotism

    Because reality in 2018 is indistinguishable from ham-handed parody, here is what happened this week.

  • OPINION: Obama took lying to new heights with Iran deal

    When it comes to the Iran nuclear deal, the Obama administration increasingly appears to have been a bottomless pit of deception.

  • OPINION: Medicaid work rules are costly, intrusive

    Aside from the obvious moral implications of adopting an approach certain to significantly reduce the number of insured Kentuckians, Gov. Matt Bevin’s work requirements for Medicaid recipients will produce a new bureaucracy that is costly, intrusive and doomed to fail.

    They will also guarantee a reversal of the recent improvement in Kentucky’s notoriously bad health metrics.

  • OPINION: No matter what

    I keep Katie’s notes close to my bedside, not just because I promised her I would, but because they bring me hope, especially on those nights when despair wants to crawl in bed beside me.

    You have them, too, don’t you? Those nights when your fears decide to have a party, and their racket wakes you.

    It’s amazing the truth a 9-year-old can grasp and pass along.

    Katie’s simple notes have a way of toning down the worries rumbling in my head.