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Local News

  • Special Olympics welcomes new coordinator to county

    Special Olympics Kentucky announces the appointment of Randy Sweazy as the Nelson County Local Coordinator. His responsibilities include serving as a “point of contact” for local delegations or anyone inquiring about Special Olympics Kentucky. He will also be responsible for recruiting new athletes, volunteers and conduct quarterly sport sign-up meetings. To inquire about the Special Olympics in Nelson County, contact Sweazy at (502) 275-9303, via e-mail at ncspecial_Olympics @yahoo.com or the SOKY office at (800) 633-7403.

  • County's supply of rat bait available

    The Environmental Health Services of Nelson County in cooperation with Nelson County Fiscal Court and the City of Bardstown now have available the annual supply of rat bait free of charge to citizens in Nelson County. Each resident is limited to six bags out of courtesy to all residents.

  • Tri-County Diabetes Coalition to meet

    Marion, Nelson and Washington Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. Nov. 27 at Family Shoe Store, 1240 E. John Rowan Blvd., Bardstown. For more information, call (800) 280-1601, Ext. 1035.

  • Low income energy assistance available

    Do you need assistance with your heating costs?

    Your local Community Action Office is currently assisting low-income families with LIHEAP.

    Please apply on your assigned day.

  • Farm Bureau has new leadership

    An old hand in Nelson County agriculture will speak out with a new voice as the newly elected president of the Nelson County Farm Bureau.

    Tommy Hart is quick to say his greatest dream has always been to farm the land his family has called home since 1865.

    The farm on Woodlawn Road was a stage coach stop and tavern on the Wilderness Road prior to the Civil War before a Hart ancestor bought the land with Confederate dollars, laying the foundation for a legacy that has continued ever since.

  • Would-be robber indicted on six charges

    A Bardstown man who was shot twice after allegedly entering a home with the intent to commit a crime, was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury.

    Chaylin Montgomery, 30, 106 Atlantic Court, was indicted on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Second arrest made in suspected crime ring

    SA second man believed to be involved in a recently uncovered heavy equipment theft ring has been arrested.

    Jerry Lee Mays, 53, 850 Sulpher Springs, Lebanon, was arrested Thursday and taken to the Nelson County Jail. A bond has been set at $50,000.

    Mays’ arrest follows that of Larry Overton, 63, Springfield, who was arrested Wednesday. Both have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on charges of engaging in organized crime. Due to the theft ring involving more than five people, it qualifies under the organized crime statute.

  • Fire department all fired up about recruitment drive

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department is looking for a few good members.

    The department is now in its annual recruitment drive set to end Dec. 1. Looking for qualified volunteers who might like to make a difference within their community is a yearly activity for the department.

    With only 10 full-time paid firefighters on the crew, volunteers are a necessary component to keeping this area safe, Assistant Fire Chief Charles Montgomery said.

  • Nelson County school board gets look at new central office facility

    Nelson County Board of Education members got a taste of the future during a recent walk-through of the new central office facility under construction on Wildcat Lane.

    The building will make a public debut when the new school term starts in January, but board members were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the work in progress.

    The current headquarters for the county school district on Cardinal Drive was built in 1989 and nearly 20 years of growth have left the building bursting at the seams.

  • Deer season off and running in Nelson

    Deer hunters in Nelson County and throughout Kentucky took to the field Saturday for the first day of modern gun deer season.

    The deer harvest is expected to exceed 100,000 out of an estimated herd of 900,000 statewide, despite a particularly severe outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) this year, according to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.