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  • Bardstown man accused of sex crimes against foster children

    UPDATE: Innes was indicted Feb. 7 on one count of first-degree rape and two counts of sodomy. His bail was set at $500,000 cash only, plus conditions. His arraignment in court is Feb. 22, 2018.

    A Bardstown man was arrested Wednesday on two felony charges of first-degree sodomy and one felony charge of first-degree rape for allegations involving three minors.

  • Cub Scouts learn fire prevention, safety

    The Tiger Den of Pack 99 received a lesson on fire prevention and safety Monday night at the Northeast Nelson Fire Department. Gathered inside Station 1, the Cub Scouts heard from Assistant Chief Scott Thompson about basic fire safety with the goal of the boys walking away feeling more confident in an emergency situation.

  • PHOTO: Student ministries present $13,900 donation to food pantry

    W.O.W., that’s a big check! Kids from the Catholic student groups Warriors of the Word (W.O.W.) and Representatives of Christ (R.O.C.) presented the Bread for Life Food Pantry a check Thursday for $13,900 from the proceeds of the Souper Bowl of Caring at St. Joseph Parish Hall and Masses the weekend of Super Bowl Sunday at St. Joseph. At 15 cents per pound, that money can leverage about 80,000 to 90,000 pounds of food for the charity, said Chris Godbey, the pantry manager.

  • EKU announces Fall 2017 semester’s President’s List

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 1,670 students earned President’s List honors for the Fall 2017 semester.

    The President’s List was established by the university to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for a semester.

    Nelson County students include:

    Thomas C. Lear, Bardstown, North Hardin High School, senior, criminal justice

    Shelby Lynn Enlow, Boston, Thomas Nelson High School, senior, occupational science

  • DAR honors good citizens

    The John Fitch Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution honored Good Citizens, Lauren Roby from Bardstown High, Emily Faith from Bethlehem High and Connor Foster from Spencer County High School who were selected at the school level to participate in an essay contest sponsored by KSDAR John Fitch Chapter DAR in Bardstown.

    The topic of the essay to be written was, Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It, “How has America advanced the cause of freedom in the rest of the world?”

  • 1,879 students participate in the Soil Conservation Art and Writing contest

    The theme of this year’s Soil Conservation Art and Writing Contest competition was “Water is Life! 100% Guaranteed.” Trophies, ribbons, T-shirts, certificates and cash were presented to the school winners and finalists in the art and writing contest.

  • Conservation art and writing contest school awards announced
  • Help prevent colon cancer with screenings

    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of colorectal cancer to help save lives. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States, and the second leading cause of death in men. In 2013, the latest year data was provided, Kentucky ranked fourth in the nation for colorectal cancer deaths, according to the Colon Cancer Prevention Project.

  • Grayson Co., Bardstown students awarded KSBA scholarships

    Students from the Grayson County and the Bardstown Independent school districts have been awarded scholarships in the seventh annual Kentucky School Boards Association First Degree College Scholarship Program.
    The 2018 honorees, Grayson County High School senior Triniti Bradley and Bardstown High School senior Bryson Carpenter, were announced during KSBA’s 82nd annual conference in Louisville.

  • EKU announces fall 2017 Dean’s Award recipients

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced 710 Dean’s Award recipients for the Fall 2017 semester.
    To earn the Dean’s Award, students must achieve Dean’s List honors at EKU for three semesters, not necessarily consecutive. A lapel pin is presented to students by the dean of their academic college.