Local News

  • Historic marker placed at Wickland

    Kentucky Gov. Charles Anderson Wickliffe was, according to the new bronze plaque beside the door of his home, “a vigorous supporter” of the War of 1812 as a state legislator representing Nelson County, and he also served in war as aide-de-camp to two American generals.

  • Local officers recognized for DUI enforcement
  • Pedestrian hit by car on Ky. 245

    A man walking across East John Rowan Boulevard late Thursday afternoon was struck by a car and sustained a head injury as a result.

    Bardstown Police Sgt. Michael Medley said the victim, Larry Lee Tucker of Bardstown, was in critical condition Friday morning at the University of Louisville Hospital.

    According to an E-911 Dispatch logs, the accident was reported at 5:39 p.m.

  • Recognitions presented at Bloomfield Council meeting
  • Moose Lodge donates to Bread for Life Food Pantry
  • ‘Pupil Patchwork’

    With paper trees and glued-together Santas, the halls at Bardstown Primary School are decorated for the holidays. There is one Christmas display, however, which stands out from the rest. Teacher Cathy Barnett has been working on a quilt, which uses buttons to honor her former students. It is a project that started more than 20 years ago and a special tradition that continues today.

    The quilt is brought out each year and displayed outside Barnett’s second-grade classroom, accompanied by a poem:

    “We each brought in a button,

  • Neighbors speak out against Woodlawn development

    Not one resident who attended the public hearing Tuesday on the proposed redevelopment of the Woodlawn Springs golf course spoke in favor of it.

    The owners’ lawyer, Jim Willett, stood alone as members of the homeowners association and others in the audience at Bardstown High School took the mics to plead with the Planning Commission not to let Chris Osborne and his family convert the 18-hole course into residential building lots.

    After four hours of testimony, the commissioners decided not to decide until another night.

  • Watts files for seventh term as county judge

    Dean Watts has had two careers — one in retail and the other in local government.

    He worked 21 years in the Shapira family’s general store business, working his way up from cleaning the floors to supervising the stores. And he has been Nelson’s county judge-executive for 24 years.

    What he’s found from those experiences is that constituent service isn’t that different from customer service, and it makes a difference.

  • Beshear warns of ‘mystery shopper’ seasonal scam

    Kentuckians looking to make extra money in time for the Christmas season need to watch out for seasonal employment scams, according to Attorney General Andy Beshear.

    Beshear said his office issued a scam alert recently after receiving reports from Kentuckians who said they responded to a seasonal mystery shopper job advertisement that turned out to be a scam. A resident in Scott County reported losing $2,000 to the scam this week.

  • New Bardstown officers sworn in

    The Bardstown Police Department has added two new officers to its ranks.

    At the City Council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Dick Heaton swore in Officers Andrew Pile and Jeff Decker, who just completed their 23-week basic course with the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond and now face 12 more weeks of on-the-job training with the local agency.

    Police Chief Kim Kraeszig introduced the two men and said, “We’re excited to have them join the Bardstown Police Department.”