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  • Kentuckians asked to wear blue and orange Friday for Marshall County

    In memory of the victims of the Marshall County High School shooting late last month, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt is asking Kentuckians statewide to wear the school’s colors of blue and orange on Friday, Feb. 2.
    Those who participate are asked to take pictures showing their support for @marshallcosch1 and post them on social media with the hashtag #MarshallStrong so that the residents of Marshall County will know individuals across the state stand behind them.

  • Bardstown Primary students celebrate 100 days of school
  • Jail logs, Jan 30-Feb.1

    Susan Renee Lyvers, 50, probation violation (2016 criminal case).

    Jeffrey Todd Lawson, 41, probation violation.

    Loretta Jean Froman, 44, failure to appear (2017 misdemeanor case).

    Matthew Brandon Sheakley, 35, probation violation, bench warrant served for court.

    Christopher Lloyd Thomas, 35, failure to appear.

  • Three file to run for position of county clerk

    Nelson County Clerk Elaine Filiatreau is not running for a third term, but Deputy County Clerk Gail Brown, who has her support, drew two challengers Tuesday.

    Jeannette Hall Sidebottom, a former deputy clerk who ran against Filiatreau in 2010 and 2014, is again a candidate for the Democratic nomination, and whoever wins the May primary will face a Republican candidate in the Nov. 6 general election, Kelly Pulliam.

  • Fire destroys groomers, electronics store in Bloomfield

    Update: 9:40 a.m. A suspect has been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary in connection with the fire that occurred Thursday morning in Bloomfield, according to Detective Joedy Gilliland of the Nelson County Sheriff's Office. Gilliland said it appears the fire might have been caused by arson but he and other officers were still investigating Saturday morning.

    A fire broke out early Thursday morning on Arnold Lane in Bloomfield, just a few hundred yards from Bloomfield Elementary and Middle schools.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Feb, 1, 2018

    Genealogy Roundtable

    The Nelson County Genealogical Roundtable will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Bardstown at the Nelson County Public Library, meeting room 2. All persons interested in genealogy are invited to attend.

    John Fitch Chapter DAR

  • Hole in jail wall used to pass contraband

    Once again, the Nelson County Jail has fixed a hole in the front of the building that was being used to smuggle contraband to inmates in a 10-bed medium-security cell.

    Jailer Dorcas Figg said Wednesday that the cavity, which was a little smaller than a golf ball on the inside of the cell, was repaired Tuesday for about the sixth time.

    County maintenance workers had previously used a quick-drying compound to plug the hole, but this time, they were able to use concrete because there were no inmates in the cell and there was time enough for the cement to set.

  • Driver overturns car, charged with DUI

    A Bardstown man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for DUI after crashing his car and attempting to flee the scene.
    The crash occurred on Springfield Road (U.S. 150) in front of Bardstown Auto and Wrecker around 1 p.m. The driver, later identified as Christopher Hamilton, 41, exited the overturned vehicle and ran into the woods but was later apprehended and taken into custody by deputies.
    According to jail records, Hamilton is charged with first-degree fleeing on foot, DUI, resisting arrest and leaving the scene of an accident.

  • Couple make historic investment in ECTC

    Dr. Robert E. and Rita Robbins of Elizabethtown recently presented a $1 million gift to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College from the Dr. Robert E. and Rita H. Robbins Fund of Central Kentucky Community Foundation. Their gift is the single largest private investment ever given to ECTC.

    At a celebration at ECTC’s Elizabethtown campus, college leaders, faculty, staff and students honored the Robbinses’ commitment to making the region a better place. Dr. Juston Pate, ECTC president, called Dr. Bob and Rita Robbins visionary leaders in the community.

  • NCS among state’s top five energy-efficient districts

    Nelson County Schools was recently recognized as one of the top five energy-efficient districts in the state, ranking third behind Owen County and Butler County.

    The recognition comes from the Kentucky School Boards Association, which recently recognized its 400th Energy Star School at a press conference Jan. 23.