Local News

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from Feb. 8, 2018

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

  • Nelson Circuit Court Indictments from Feb. 21, 2018

    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury and had arraignments set for March 8.

  • Jail logs, Feb. 22-23, 2018

    Elizabeth Nicole Donahue, 29, probation violation (2014 criminal case).

    Joseph Antonio Browning, 23, second-degree robbery (2018 criminal case).

    Jesse Dereck Thornsberry, 28, probation violation.

    Timothy James Hicks, 38, fourth-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon (all 2018 criminal case).

    Wesley S. Thornsberry, 23, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of marijuana (all 2018 criminal case).

  • Screening committee members announced for Bardstown Schools

    Bardstown City Schools has announced its members for the screening committee, which is charged with reviewing applicants for superintendent and presenting recommendations to the Board of Education.

    State law requires certain representation on the committee and representatives were previously voted to the positions. The committee comprises a board representative, a principal representative, two teacher representatives, a classified representative and a parent representative.

    Representatives for the committee are:

  • Bloomfield on a roll with Junior Beta

    Kaden Roller was recently elected Kentucky Junior Beta Chaplain and, like most of his predecessors in the last five years, he represents Bloomfield Middle School.

    Roller, a seventh-grader, attended the state convention with his team in Lexington Jan. 31-Feb. 2. It was there he ran a campaign with a slogan of “Run Roller Run” — a reference to Forrest Gump — and eventually earned the vote to state office.

  • Man arrested for killing dogs

    A Bardstown man accused of shooting and killing dogs is facing several charges.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the 200 block of McIntyre Lane around 10:30 Friday night on a report of a weapons violation. A caller told deputies an intoxicated man was shooting dogs and shooting toward houses.

  • Quarles touts ‘ag tags’

    Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was in Bardstown Tuesday to meet with members of two student agriculture groups and promote Kentucky’s vehicle license plates known as “ag tags.”

    The specialty plates, which have the logos of the two student groups, FFA and 4-H, and the farm marketing program Kentucky Proud, cost $10 more than the standard $21 license plate, but that extra 10 bucks is evenly divided to provide funds for those three programs. Half of the money stays in the county where it’s generated.

  • Treasurer encourages 4-H kids to be leaders

    It’s said one doesn’t get a second chance to make a first impression, and State Treasurer Allison Ball taught kids in Bardstown Tuesday how to make a good one.

    In a talk on government, citizenship and public service to members of the Bluegrass Christian Home Educators 4-H Club at the Nelson County Public Library, Ball went over some of the fundamentals of projecting a good image when dealing with state legislators and other leaders.

    First, she said, dress properly.

    “How you look is a big thing,” she said.

  • Byrd resigning from role as director of Main Street Program

    The Bardstown Main Street Program is advertising for a new executive director after Lisanna Byrd announced plans this week to transition out of the position and into a new role as assistant director for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

    “The transition will happen pretty quickly,” Byrd said Thursday morning, adding that her last technical day on the job would be Friday, but that once a successor is hired, she will be returning to help in whatever way she can.

  • Thrasher wants night meetings

    The Republican candidate for county judge-executive wants the Nelson County Fiscal Court to hold its meetings at night and on Saturdays to make it easier for people who work weekdays to attend.

    Don Thrasher suggested an ordinance “in the public interest for openness and transparency” when he stood before the county magistrates at the end of their meeting Tuesday.

    The proposal suggests the meetings be held at 7 p.m. with one meeting each quarter to be on Saturdays.