Today's News

  • Students named to WKU spring 2018 honors list

    The following Western Kentucky University students from the Nelson County area were named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the spring 2018 semester.

    Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President’s List. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*).


    From Bardstown:

    Bailee E. Correro*

    John M. Haydon*

    Lillian B. Harned

    Seth T. Mcdowell*

  • Baseball season brings common overuse injuries


    KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Surgeon

    Although baseball is America’s favorite pastime, elbow injuries seem to lurk in bullpens for players across the country. With the increasing participation and competitive level of today’s youth sports, it’s not an issue facing only professional athletes. In fact, according to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), 20 percent of children ages 8-12 years old and 45 percent of adolescents ages 13-14 years old will report arm pain during a single youth baseball season.

  • Tips to help you survive summer heat

    Carol Marak

    Aging Advocate, Editor


    It’s not even summer and parts of the country struggle with record highs. Hot weather is a big concern for older adults, especially those living with chronic medical conditions. The factors that directly affect the risks are lack of fluids, absence of cold air-conditioning, excessive clothing, overcrowded places, and physical inactivity.

  • 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.