Local News

  • PHOTOS: Santa, shoppers show up for holiday bazaars

    The Flaget Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar and Wickland Christmas Bazaar were held Friday and Saturday.

  • Jail logs, Nov. 17-20, 2017

    Matthew Aaron Vittitow, 19, probation violation.

    Thomas Dwayne Hutchins, 45, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), failure to appear, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth).

    Roth Michael Taylor, 32, no registration receipt, no registration plates, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth).

    Joseph Brian Linton, 23, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

  • Driver injured in Saturday crash on Quarry Lane

    A Bardstown man, Michael Hite, 41, was injured early Saturday morning when the vehicle he was driving ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree in the 400 block of Quarry Lane.

    Nelson County Dispatch received the call about 5:48 a.m., according the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Hite was entrapped, and firefighters had to use mechanical means to remove him.

    He was taken by ambulance to the University of Louisville Hospital.

    Deputy Sheriff A.J. Lewis is the investigating officer on the case.

  • At least four cited for DUI in weekend wrecks and complaints

    First responders were called to several single-vehicle accidents or traffic issues Saturday and Sunday, and four resulted in citations or arrests for drunk driving.

    The calls began before 6 a.m. Saturday when Nelson County Dispatch received a call about an injury accident in the 400 block of Quarry Lane.

  • AGING MATTERS: How to achieve 10,000 steps per day

    Do you believe 10,000 steps each day is realistic? I’ve always enjoyed walking — outdoors, not on a treadmill. But before two years ago, I never tracked the number of steps, only the miles or the time.

  • Locals bring joy to patients at Flaget Cancer Center

    The Cox’s Creek Baptist Church Youth Group dedicated a Friday night earlier this month to helping others as they filled dozens of bright yellow bags with candy, crossword puzzles, notes and other items to give to patients at the Flaget Cancer Center.

    “The youth have been working on this project for at least a month if not a little better,” said youth leader Mark Cecil. He thanked the church for its support of the project, as well as donations to help make it happen, and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union for donating the bags.

  • New Haven City Commission briefs

    New Haven residents can expect to see major improvement at two popular community gathering locations in the new year.
    Commissioner Jane Masse, who chairs the Community Development Committee, said her group is finalizing plans for the purchase and installation of playground equipment and other amenities at Simms Park during Thursday’s New Haven City Commission meeting.

  • Mass for Tommy: Parishioners remember Ballard, Rogers

    Scott Turner was deer hunting one day last November when he learned that another hunter had been shot and killed. The story came to him in bits and pieces, and the more he heard, the more it sounded to him like the victim was his lifelong friend and fellow parishioner, Tommy Ballard.

    “God, don’t let it be Tommy,” he prayed.

    He didn’t think the Ballard family could take another tragedy.

  • Bringing Christmas to life

    One wouldn’t think Jerry Hahn, a 67-year-old farmer and county magistrate, would be any match for a seven-and-a-half-foot camel named Tuffy, but last Friday, when the creature was being contrary, he showed him who was master.

    He talked to the camel, tugged on his lead, and in a moment Tuffy was lying at Hahn’s feet, docile as a lamb.

    “The thing about a camel is if he gets up and gets huffy, you just push him down on the ground, and then you’ve got control of him,” Hahn said.

  • Light Up Bardstown is Friday

    Court Square and Downtown Bardstown will light up Friday evening for the city’s annual Christmas kickoff with Light Up Bardstown, an event sponsored by ORBIS.

    Light Up Bardstown, in its seventh year, hosts the official lighting of the City of Bardstown’s Christmas tree and holiday light displays downtown. The event draws hundreds out each year to celebrate, and features other family-friendly tasks as well.

    Light up Bardstown starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs until about 8 p.m. The ceremony is at 6 p.m.