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  • Bread for Life in need of donations

    Last month the St. Vincent de Paul Bread for Life Community Food Pantry distributed 36,000 pounds of food, as well as hygienic items, to 1,400 people in need in Bardstown and Nelson County. Most of those things are provided by Feeding America in Elizabethtown, but the big food bank supplier has recently seen a decrease in donations.

    Bread for Life is therefore seeking donations of canned and dry goods to make up for that decrease and provide a better variety of food for its clients.

  • Blaiklock speaks to NARFE about HMH expansion
  • OKH kicks off achievement coaching

    Old Kentucky Home Middle School is in the midst of a new school year, and new school administrators bring with them a goal of connecting with students and building their futures.

  • Jail logs, Oct. 31-Nov. 2

    Ruben Leonard Rosado, 45, receiving stolen property under $10,000 (Jefferson County).

    Jody Marie Welch, 43, probation violation.

    Charles Rufus Hood, 25, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Toni Marie Johnson, 47, contempt of court (2017 Jefferson County).

    Orville D. Beavers, 54, contempt of court.

    Maceo Lee Tucker, 31, flagrant non-support.

    Terry Lane Hillard, 47, first-degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Nov. 2, 2017

    Holy Trinity blood drive

    Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown will have a blood drive 7:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the church basement. The Red Cross will give out free T-shirts to the blood donors.

    Foster Heights SBDM Council

    Foster Heights Elementary SBDM Council will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the office conference room.

    National release of Favorite Sons of Civil War Kentucky

  • Man hit by car, driver charged with assault

    A Bardstown man has been arrested on an assault charge after allegedly hitting a man with a car at a local gas station.

    According to a citation from the Bardstown Police Department, officers were dispatched to Thompson Food Mart on W. Stephen Foster Avenue just after 1 a.m. Wednesday on report of a hit and run accident.

    The victim told police he was struck by a blue car in the parking lot and identified the driver as 47-year-old Terry Hillard. The victim told police Hillard had allegedly been trying to fight him regarding a personal issue.

  • Vision of future includes hope, uncertainty for local Dreamer

    America is the only country Mirna Lozano has ever known, and she considers it her home.

    But it is not, technically, because Lozano is not a U.S. citizen. She is Mexican, and her hold on living here is tenuous as lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have five months to figure out the future of the program that shields her from removal.

    “It’s just frightening, for my future, for my family,” Lozano said about her current status.

  • Watts wants to join lawsuit against drug companies

    At least 36 Kentucky counties have joined a lawsuit against drug companies for wrongful distribution of prescription opioids, and Judge-Executive Dean Watts says he will ask Nelson County Fiscal Court to join them.

    The civil suit seeks a legal settlement to recover financial losses Kentucky counties have incurred because of prescription opioid abuse.

    Watts said Nelson County has incurred the most cost through operation of its jail, but it also has cost the Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County EMS and the courts money.

  • Travel site features Bardstown as active destination

    Bardstown has a new designation, and it comes from the town’s wide selection of activities and events.

    Expedia, an American travel company, recently featured Bardstown among 14 cities in the country that give guests a bad case of “FOMO” or “fear of missing out.”

    Expedia staff writer Chloe Mulliner highlighted Bardstown’s Kentucky Bourbon Festival and Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair as some of the tourist draws in the online spotlight.

  • Jails running out of room for women

    When the Nelson County Jail opened in 1987, it had beds for only three female inmates because that’s about the most the jailer could expect to have on any given day. But on Monday, it had 10 times that many women in custody.

    “We’ve only got nine female beds,” Jailer Dorcas Figg said, meaning that’s how many women the jail is authorized to hold. “We’ve had to take the female drunk tank and turn it into a female cell, so there are mats on the floor,” not only there but in other cells that accommodate women.