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  • School boards to meet Tuesday

    The Bardstown Independent Schools and Nelson County Schools boards of education will meet at their regularly scheduled times Tuesday, March 20.

    Bardstown will meet at noon in the Central Office, 308 N. Fifth Street, in Bardstown.

    Nelson County will meet at 5 p.m. in the Central Office, 288 Wildcat Lane, in Bardstown.

    Agendas are attached:

  • Man killed in accident Sunday

    A New Hope man died after a car crash that occurred around midnight Sunday at on Gap Knob Road.

    Stefan Patrick Musk, 34, was pronounced dead on the scene by Deputy Coroner Lenny Mudd around 2 a.m.

    The cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma, said Coroner Field Houghlin, but the victim’s body was sent to the state medical examiner’s staff in Louisville for an autopsy.

    Trooper Jeff Gregory, a spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said KSP received a call at 12:41 a.m. requesting an accident reconstructionist.

  • Four arrested last week in separate Task Force busts

    Four people were arrested last week on drug charges after the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force raided three residences.

    Randy Cooper, 33, was arrested Wednesday for possession of and trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a search warrant was executed at 103 Purcell Ave. Detectives found a large amount of cash, more than eight ounces of marijuana in bags, pipes and other paraphernalia.

  • City of Bardstown gets grant to pave Wilson Parkway

    State frees up money for other city streets

    Bardstown will get a grant of $97,159 to pave the roadway through Wilson Industrial Park this year, freeing up about a third of the city’s transportation budget to use on other street paving projects.

    The City Council on Tuesday voted to authorize the mayor to enter into an agreement with the state Department of Highways to accept the money for the repaving of Wilson Parkway.

  • Stephen Foster auditioning youth, taking summer applications

    The Stephen Foster Drama Association will hold youth auditions for ages 6 to 15 on Tuesday afternoon, allowing kids the chance to audition for roles in “The Stephen Foster Story,” and the summer show “Mary Poppins” for the 2018 season. Auditions will take place at Bardstown High School beginning at 4:30 p.m.

  • Local girl battling cancer receives good news

    More than a year after receiving an ovarian cancer diagnosis at the age of 9, a local girl is still battling the disease but has started to receive good news. The family announced on Facebook last week that Alexa Hughes was “in a position that we have never been in since our journey started.”

  • Bardstown natives releasing new album, finding success in music

    An upcoming album release in Louisville is the latest accomplishment of two Bardstown natives who are working their way up in the music industry. Just a few years after high school graduation, 20-year-olds John Anderson and Kenny Tayce have released an album, gone on tour and attracted a growing fan base for their now Louisville-based band The Last Origin.

  • Some Nelson County dairy farmers losing a way of life

    Last month there were seven dairy farmers in Nelson County.

    Soon there will be only three or four.

    After getting “the letter” from Dean Foods informing them the company would no longer be buying their milk, Terry Waldridge and his father, a dairy farmer for nearly 40 years, decided it was time to quit.

    Waldridge, 37, sorted out a third of his herd Friday morning to send to slaughter.

    “They’re going to be hamburger,” he said.

  • Sisters win county, regional levels of conservation contests

    Two students who have received state recognition in the Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Art contests are not only from the same school — a first for the contests — but are also siblings.

    Sisters Anna Claire and Caroline Carwile each won the county and regional competitions in their respective categories. Anna Claire took a first place in the writing contest, and younger sister Caroline won the art contest. Both are students at Bluegrass Christian Academy in Bardstown.

  • PHOTOS: STEAM showcase

    Families take part in a showcase at Bardstown’s STEAM Academy Monday evening. The event featured interactive activities for students and their families and was intended to show parents what concepts and skills students are learning.