Local News

  • Elijah Craig Barrel Proof named ‘Top Whisky’

    Heaven Hill has notched another acclaim to its belt with the naming of one of its bourbons as the top whiskey of 2017.

    Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B517 was ranked No. 1 of Whisky Advocate’s “Top Whiskies of 2017.”

  • City firefighters compete in world champion relays

    A team of Bardstown firefighters represented their city well in an international relay competition recently in Louisville.

    Firefighters Jared Gant, Casey Hennessy, Mike Alden, Ernie Pyle and Derrick Gribbins finished in the top 65 among about 400 teams from several countries in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge world championship Oct. 23-28 in Louisville. They ended up losing to a team from Canada that finished fourth overall.

  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments from Nov. 1

    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 Nov. 16

    Robert E. Ballard, of Bardstown, engaging in organized crime — criminal syndicate. Between Nov. 1, 2016, and Oct. 2, 2017, Ballard, along with seven or more other individuals, conspired and acted together for the purpose of trafficking in marijuana. Bail was set at $20,000 cash only, plus conditions.

  • Jail logs, Nov. 16-17

    Jerry Lee Pride, 56, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO.

    David D. Ramos, 26, prescription controlled substance not in original container, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), trafficking in marijuana eight ounces to less than five pounds, possession of marijuana, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine) (all 2017).

  • Humane Society’s Home for the Holidays underway until Jan. 1

    The Nelson County Humane Society is again offering discounted adoption fees for certain animals in a hope of finding them forever homes. During the Home for the Holidays campaign, the shelter is discounting adoption fees at half price for dogs 5 months or older and for adult cats. During the campaign, dogs are $60, adult cats are $30 and kittens are offered two for the price of one at $70.

  • City and Roby seeking settlement

    Attorneys for Tom Roby, the City of Bardstown and former Mayor John Royalty have reached a tentative agreement that could avoid a lawsuit seeking up to $2.7 million having to go to a jury. But details on the settlement, including any potential damages, remain secret as the deal is finalized.

  • Teens help mission store decorate for Christmas

    One by one the teens marched up and down the stairs at St. Vincent de Paul’s mission store carrying down boxes of ornaments, reindeer statues, large stuffed animals, glittery snowmen and dozens of trees in various sizes. As they brought the items downstairs, the room began transforming for the Christmas season.

  • Loss of preservation tax credit concerns Bardstown officials

    A historic preservation tax credit that has been in place since the 1980s and that more than pays for itself is on the chopping block as part of the Republican budget bill now before Congress, and that concerns Bardstown city officials.

    The tax credit is used as an incentive by the city to persuade people to restore and renovate old houses and other buildings in the Bardstown Historic District.

  • Deputy Gail Brown files paperwork to run for Nelson County clerk

    Nelson County Clerk Elaine Filiatreau isn’t saying whether she’s running for re-election, but one of her deputies is a candidate for the office in the 2018 election.

    Gail Brown, who is the bookkeeper for the County Clerk’s Office and has worked in every facet of the office, filed her papers Nov. 14 as a candidate for the Democratic primary on May 22.

  • Norman resigns from Nelson County School Board

    A Nelson County School Board member has resigned from his position after learning he was ineligible to serve because he is a county employee.

    David Norman, who has served as the board member for District 1 for three years, turned in his letter of resignation Tuesday night at the end of the Nelson County Board of Education meeting.