Local News

  • Proposed law could mean fewer inmates

    Nelson County officials may have to rethink whether they want to build a new jail if a Senate bill to reduce felonies to misdemeanors becomes law.

  • Inmates break out of cell, steal tools

    Prisoners of the Nelson County Jail broke out of one cell and into another where they stole a maintenance worker’s tools and hid them from jail deputies last week.

    Nelson County Jailer Dorcas Figg confirmed Friday that an unknown number of inmates forced the door of their cell open and gained access to a cell next door, where they stole a saw blade, drill bits, screwdrivers and other tools that could be used as weapons.

    She was not sure when it happened, but estimated it happened sometime Tuesday night. The tools were recovered Thursday morning, she said.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Feb. 25, 2018

    Tree Board meeting
    A special Tree Board meeting will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at City Hall, 220 N. Fifth St.

    Bardstown City Council
    The Bardstown City Council will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Council Chambers.

    Fire hydrant replacement

  • Leadership Nelson County welcomes Class of 2018

    Having the chance to meet new people and learn more about the community were the most popular reasons given by members Wednesday night as Leadership Nelson County hosted a welcome reception for the Class of 2018.

  • 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.