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  • Bardstown native serves with a Navy maritime patrol squadron

    By Navy Office of Community Outreach

    A 2004 Nelson County High School graduate and Bardstown native is serving with Patrol Squadron Sixteen (VP-16), also known as the “War Eagles.”

    Lt. Kelly Wehle is a naval flight officer with VP-16, a Jacksonville-based squadron that operates the Navy’s newly-designed maritime patrol aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon. Each aircraft has an aircrew of nine, is nearly 130 feet long, may weigh up to 188,200 lbs. (max gross) and can travel over 560 miles per hour and nearly 1,380 miles on a tank of gas.

  • >> Pageant Winner

    Lexi Grace Wimsett-Sheckles, 16-month old daughter of Whitney Wimsett and Brant Sheckles, of Bardstown ,competed in the 2014 Kentucky Festivals State Pageant held in Lexington on Nov. 21 at the Hyatt Regency. Wimsett-Sheckles was crowned Toddler Miss Kentucky and Prettiest Eyes. Each contestant was judged on natural beauty, stage presence, confidence and overall appearance of dress. She will now represent Kentucky at the AmeriFest National Pageant in Nashville, Tenn. July 24-26, 2015.

  • Birth: Renfro

    Johnathan and Chasity Renfro, of Bardstown, announce the birth of a son, Brantley A., Nov. 6, 2014, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long.

    Maternal grandmother is Sheila Smith, of Bardstown. Paternal grandparents are Catherine Barnett, of Louisville, and John Renfro, of Loretto.

    Great-grandparents are Mary Murphy, of Lebanon, Edward Smith, of Springfield, and Barry and Mary Grant, of Florida.

    The baby was welcomed home by a brother, Braxton, 2.

  • Birth: Kinniard

    Susie and Cliff Kinniard, of Louisville, announce the birth of a son, Clayton Scotland, Nov. 23, 2014, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Beth and Jay Jordan, Chris and Jeni Pardieu, all of Bardstown.

    Paternal grandparents are Cliff and Dorothy Kinniard.

    The baby was welcomed home by two brothers, Carson, 4, Camden, 1 and a sister, Cheyanne, 1. 

  • Birth: Yates

    Leslie and Jimmy Yates, of Springfield, announce the birth of a son, Levi Joseph, Nov. 4, 2014, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Tony and Rhonda Davenport, of Bardstown.

    Paternal grandparents are Frankie and Janice Yates, of Bardstown.

    Great-grandparents are Evelyn Hamlin, of Shepherdsville, and Butch and Reba Corder, Leander, Texas.

    The baby was welcomed home by a brother, Jeremiah, 4.

  • Wedding: Goode-Emmerson

    Kacie Sierra Goode and Anthony O’Brian Emmerson, both of Bardstown, were married 4 p.m. Oct. 25, 2014, at the Bardstown United Methodist Open Air Chapel.

    The bride is the daughter of Debi and Derrell Goode, Bardstown.

    The groom is the son of Tony and Denise Emmerson, of Boston.

    Bro. Scott Stith officiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.


    She wore a tea-length lace gown and vintage-style fascinator.

  • Wedding: Downs-Gibson

    Jennifer Nichole Downs and Justin Derrick Gibson, both of Bardstown, were married at 5 p.m. Oct. 18, 2014, at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown.

    The bride is the daughter of Pat and Agnes Morris, of New Haven.

    The groom is the son of Rodney and Pam Valley, of Bardstown, and the late Guy Gibson.

    The Rev. Rodney Lynch, associate pastor officiated the ceremony.

    The music was performed by soloist, Sarah McCubbin.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    The matron of honor was April Woford, of Bloomfield.

  • Four winners crowned during second annual Snow Pageant

    Girls in glittering dresses worked the room last week for the second annual Snow Pageant, held at the Nelson County Civic Center.

    “I think it went very well,” said Beckie Downs, a director with the Nelson County Fair Board and member of the pageant committee that organized this year’s event.

    The pageant crowned four winners including a Snow Queen, Glitter Princess, Sparkle Princess and Ice Queen.

  • Wedding:Ballard-Taylor

    Anne Daily Isabelle Ballard, of Bardstown, and Lance Davis Taylor, of Springfield, were married at 6 p.m. Sept. 26, 2014, at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown.

    The bride is the daughter of Michael and Angela Ballard, of Bardstown.

    The groom is the son of Jimmy and Margaret Taylor, of Springfield.

    The Revs. Michael Wimsatt and Bill Hammer officiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    The maid of honor was Margaret Ballard, sister of the bride, of Bardstown.

  • Engagement: Garr, Cecil

    The Rev. William “Bill” and Deborah Garr, of Paris, announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitne’ Danielle Garr, to Kyle Blair Cecil, son of John and Ginny Cecil, of Bardstown.

    The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Bourbon County High School and a 2010 graduate of Bluegrass Community Technical College-Early Childhood. She is employed as a head start teacher at Paris Community Action Council in Paris.