Local News

  • UPDATE: Calvin Bloyd located safe

    UPDATE: Calvin Bloyd has made contact with his family and is OK, according to the Nelson County Sheriff's Office.


    ***Missing Person: Calvin Bloyd described as 35 year old, white male, 5'8 300 pounds.*** 

  • Physicians to Children to continue serving BCS health clinic

    Physicians to Children will continue to provide services for the Bardstown City Schools on-site health clinic after a unanimous vote from the school board Tuesday.

    The position came open earlier this year after Superintendent Brent Holsclaw announced the district would give other providers the opportunity to pursue the clinic, which recently completed its first year under Physicians to Children.

  • Nelson County Schools approves KASA to assist in superintendent search

    As the Nelson County Schools District moves forward in its search for a new superintendent, resources and help facilitating that search will come from the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA).

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education approved KASA as the search firm it works with during the superintendent selection process at the end of its Tuesday night board meeting. The board will discuss further with KASA the services and resources the district would like to use.

  • Five Boone babies baptized in September



    Five babies of the Boone family were baptized this month in New Hope.

    Father Ken Fortener administered the sacrament Sept. 9 at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

    The cousins baptized were Nolen Kirkpatrick, son of Kirk and Amanda Boone; Aiden Oakes, son of Kellie and Oakes Routt; Easton, son of Lindsay and Keith Hamilton; and Benjamin Brock, son of Kim and Benjamin Burd; and Addie Jean, daughter of Stewart Polling and Courtney Taylor.

    The Boones are one of the old Catholic families of Nelson County.

  • McCoy named champion of preventing child abuse

    State Rep. Chad McCoy, R-Bardstown, has received the 2017 Legislative Champion Award from Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky.

    McCoy, the Republican from Bardstown, received the award last week based on his sponsorship of two bills intended to help protect child victims of sexual abuse. 

  • Nelson County Fiscal Court briefs from Sept. 19

    Insurers pay county $124,000 for house

    After Tuesday’s Nelson County Fiscal Court meeting, County Judge-Executive Dean Watts returned to his office to find an insurance check for $124,000 for damage done to a house at Wickland by by arson.

  • Alexa: A battle not yet won

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This is an extension of the KIDS FIGHT series, taking a look at childhood cancer and how it has affected kids in Nelson County.

    Paper lanterns, photographs and 10th birthday decorations made Alexa Hughes’ room at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital feel a little more like home. She had been there for weeks — at times not even able to wander the hospital halls — and a cheerful room makes all the difference in the world.

  • Jail logs, Sept. 19-21

    Joseph Allen Edwards, 30, failure to appear.

    Bobby Lee Smith, 33, failure to appear, contempt of court.

    Darrell Allen Owen, 47, probation violation, tampering with physical evidence.

    Ronald Colton Jones, 28, contempt of court.

    Justin Lee Foss, 27, four counts of failure to appear (Nelson), failure to appear (Washington County).

    Jennifer Anne Maddox, 47, non-payment of fines (2015).

    Angela Kay Rizo, 48, non-payment of fines (2016).

  • ATC student program exposing teens to the local workforce

    The Nelson County Area Technology Center has started a new Student of the Month program to help strengthen relationships between the school and local industries.

    Each month, each of the Center’s nine programs will nominate one of its students to take a trip to a sponsoring industry. Students will be nominated based on their hard work and dedication in class.

    The participating industries have donated $150 each to cover transportation cost, lunch and a T-shirt for each selected student.

  • Firefighters to train by burning farmhouse

    Firefighters save houses, but this Saturday they’re going to burn one.

    The Bardstown Fire Department will conduct a live fire training at 1405 N. Third St. Asst. Chief Charles Montgomery said Newcomb Oil Co., which owns the two-story farmhouse where the company wants to build a new FiveStar filling station and convenience store, asked the firefighters if they wanted to burn the house for training. It was a rare opportunity to do a live training.