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  • No serious injury reported when truck and motorcycle collide
  • Boston man gets 10 years for sex crimes

    A Boston man was sentenced last week to a total of 10 years in prison for a series of sex-related crimes and has been designated as a lifetime registered sex offender.

    According to court documents, Michael Jordan Hicks, 32, was sentenced last Thursday to five years in prison for 11 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and eight counts of third-degree sodomy, and five years in prison for nine counts of third-degree rape and 11 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, for a total of 10 years combined.

  • Resources available for those in need

    For some, Thanksgiving does not always come with a table full of family and a special feast, but there are some resources in Bardstown aimed at helping those in need around the holidays and also year round.

  • 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.