Today's News

  • COLUMN: How do you feel about children in cages?

    What to do about children in cages? It’s really rather bizarre, given how many years I jokingly said they should be kept in boxes until they were 18. But I never really thought anyone would take me up on that, nor, truth be told, did I actually mean it.

    Disclaimer: I do not care for children, which is partly why I chose never to have any of my own. I do, however, recognize that most people who do have them care enough about them to take care of them. I think almost all of us think everyone who chooses to have them should feel this way.

  • COLUMN: The North American thaw

    There was an article in a recent Smithsonian magazine about the North American glaciers extending from Alaska across the Wringell-St. Elias Range into northern Canada. It is the second largest glaciated area in the Northern Hemisphere. There are numerous sub-glacial rivers of melted ice, running to the sea, and large subsurface Pits, called Moulins, extending down hundreds of feet under them. This is all part of global warming, which is accelerating particularly in the Arctic and polar area, more so than in the rest of the globe.

  • EDITORIAL: In memoriam of The Capital Gazette lives lost to violence

    Last Thursday at 2:33 p.m., newsrooms across the country held a moment of silence to mark the killings of five newspaper workers one week prior.

    It was a fine observance, but it was fitting that it lasted only a moment, because silence is not what their callings were about. They were about words, and there are many that need to be written and spoken in the aftermath of the newsroom killings at The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on June 28.

    A tally of the dead:

  • RIVER RAT: Tiller’s departure leaves a big hole to fill

    The closing of a longtime local employer such as American Greetings is a tough economic blow for any community, as many of the plant’s seasoned workforce was forced to go job-hunting.

    That unfortunate closure also had a residual effect that negatively impacted local youth sports, as one of the company’s longtime employees who didn’t lose his job — Mitch Tiller — is no longer devoting countless hours to his pet cause.

  • GOLF NEWS AND NOTES: Rizer bags 2nd career hole-in-one


    Joan Rizer got her second career hole-in-one June 30 when she hit a 119-yard wedge shot into the cup on the fifth hole at Maywood.

    Jo Matthew, Bonita McMillen and Jane Roby witnessed the shot.

    Patricia Briney finished seventh in the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour event last week at Moss Hill Golf Course in Versailles.

    Madison Borders’ 167 total (83-84) was good enough to tie for fourth in the U.S. Kids Red White and Blue Invitational in North Carolina.

  • Community Notes for 7-8


    Bloomfield City Council

    Bloomfield City Council will meet at 6:25 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the Northeast Nelson Fire Station, 130 Perry St. in Bloomfield. Items on the agenda include a public hearing for the purpose of obtaining written or oral comments from the public regarding the proposed use of Municipal Aid and Local Government Economic Assistance program funds for this Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.


    Bardstown City Council

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from June

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a trial.

    Shannon Davis, 44, of Bardstown, was sentenced to two years in prison for two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and 12 months in jail for two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Sentences shall be served concurrently and concurrently with another court case. Davis was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions, including no new offenses.

  • COLUMN: Distillery disasters made headlines and history

     A bourbon storage facility in Bardstown owned by the Barton 1792 Distillery collapsed recently, sending thousands of barrels of aging whiskey rolling down a hillside.

    Throughout Kentucky history, distillery disasters have made headlines. Few, however, were as descriptive as a November 1886 distillery fire at the John Thixton Distilling Company in Owensboro. In that incident, onlookers sampled the distillery’s product while the buildings — and the bourbon — burned.

  • Nelson County grand jury indictments from June 20

     Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury and had arraignments set for July 5.

  • NARFE learns about veterans home and available programs

    At the June 4 meeting of Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Cathy Sanders Williamson from Central Kentucky Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Sandy Bowsum spoke to the chapter about “No Veteran Dies Alone” and “Companionship” programs at the 120-bed State Veteran’s Home in Radcliff. To contact Sandy about supporting these veterans’ programs, call (270) 300-7551. To stay current on the latest NARFE news like us at -www.facebook.com/narfe1050.