Local News

  • 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.

  • Man being sued for Feb. 2017 accidental shooting

    The victim of what appeared to be an accidental shooting last February is now suing the shooter. The lawsuit filed in court Feb. 16 claims one count of negligence and one count of gross negligence against Dustin Edmonds for the injuries sustained by Colin Crigler on Feb. 28, 2017.

    The lawsuit claims Edmonds was “carelessly toying with a firearm while intoxicated,” resulting in Crigler being shot through the arm and the bullet being lodged in his ribcage. The complaint claims Edmonds was taking un-prescribed Xanax and was smoking marijuana.

  • Nelson County School Board briefs from Feb. 20

    Dickerson takes

    District 1 seat

    At the start of Tuesday’s meeting, board attorney Terry Geoghegan swore in Jeff Dickerson of New Haven to serve on the Nelson County Board of Education. Dickerson takes the District 1 seat, filling the unexpired term of David Norman, who resigned in November.

    “We are very fortunate to have Jeff Dickerson as District 1 board member, and I want to welcome him as superintendent and look forward to working with him,” Interim Superintendent Tom Brown said.

  • County accepts $1.4 million to maintain state rural roads

    More than a million dollars of the money motorists paid in taxes at the fuel pump will be coming back to Nelson County to pay for the upkeep of the state’s rural secondary roads.

    At their meeting Tuesday, members of the Fiscal Court voted to accept $1.4 million for the state Transportation Cabinet’s Rural Secondary Fund along with a list of state roads to be blacktopped.

    Paul Sanders, chief district engineer for District 4 in Elizabethtown, made the presentation.

    The projects include:

  • Watts renames sections of old Louisville Road

    As promised, Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean has renamed three sections of the old Louisville Road (U.S. 31E) in Cox’s Creek after residents objected to the names he first chose for them.

    On Feb. 12, Watts issued an executive order renaming the sections of the old road that were named North and South Salt River roads as Colonel Cox Road North and Colonel Cox Road South. And the part called Kimbly Creek Road (also spelled Kimbley in some references) was renamed Louisville Farms Road.

  • Jail logs, Feb. 20-22

    Dustin Ray Stump, 25, probation violation (2017 criminal case).

    Christopher Glen Wade, 26, public intoxication by a controlled substance excluding alcohol.

    Larry Downs, 44, non-payment of fines.

    Dana Jean Willoughby, 34, failure to appear (2017 traffic case).

    Kelvin Shavelle Smith, 39, non-payment of fines (2017 traffic case), flagrant non-support.

    Buffie Marie Swann, 42, failure to appear (2017 misdemeanor case), two counts of contempt of court (2017 felony case and 2017 traffic case).

  • Nelson County Schools on 2-hour delay

    Nelson County Schools are on a 2-hour delay Thursday, Feb. 22, because of flash flooding. Morning preschool is canceled. Childcare remains open.

  • Nelson County Schools on 2-hour delay

    Nelson County Schools are on a 2-hour delay Thursday, Feb. 22, because of flash flooding. Morning preschool is canceled. Childcare remains open.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Feb. 21, 2018

    Lincoln Trail ADD

    The Lincoln Trail Area Development District Board of Directors will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Lincoln Trail ADD office in Elizabethtown.

    Flushing program

  • Nelson County preschool to see changes next year

    In a decision that would potentially save the district thousands, the Nelson County Early Learning Center will see some big changes next year, including cutting midday bus transportation for preschool students.

    Following a presentation Tuesday night by Director of Elementary Schools Ann Marie Williams and other district staff, the board approved changes affecting not only transportation but also changes that would extend the school day, increase the number of instructional days and lower tuition in 2018-2019.