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  • Driver injured on US 31E crash
  • FOUND SAFE: Former Bardstown man reported missing to LMPD

    UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 — Jeffires was located safe.

    A missing persons report has been filed with the Louisville Metro Police Department for a former Bardstown man.

    An officer with LMPD confirmed that she had taken a report from family earlier in the day Wednesday.

    The report was filed for David Shaun Jeffires. Jeffires is described as a 36-year-old white male with blue eyes, short brown hair and facial hair. He is 5' 10'' and 180 pounds.

  • Need tickets to Bourbon Festival events?

    The 2017 Kentucky Bourbon Festival events continue through Sunday. Tickets were still available as of Tuesday afternoon for the following events. Purchase tickets at www.kybourbonfestival.com and select the events icon. Tickets are required for every event and are non-refundable.

    Wednesday, Sept. 13
    Kentucky Bourbon All-Star Sampler
    Guthrie Opportunity Center
    900 Nutter Dr.
    (7-9:30 p.m.)

  • Oscar Getz Museum attracts thousands

    Many of the big-ticket items for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival often sell out before the celebration begins, but one of the most popular features of the week-long event doesn’t require a ticket at all.

    The Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History on the first floor of Spalding Hall tells the history of America’s signature spirit with thousands of artifacts and photographs.

  • Oscar Getz Museum attracts thousands

    Many of the big-ticket items for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival often sell out before the celebration begins, but one of the most popular features of the week-long event doesn’t require a ticket at all.

    The Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History on the first floor of Spalding Hall tells the history of America’s signature spirit with thousands of artifacts and photographs.

  • Iron Horse Festival now and then

    The afternoon sunlight glinted off the chrome of the motorcycles lined up in front of the Long Branch as the bikers swapped stories. Across the street, Stephanie Mahoney and Dana Mattingly sat on the sidewalk with their kids, waiting for the start of the Iron Horse Parade.

    In another time, they would have been serving the thirsty bikers.

    Mahoney and Mattingly worked together at the Long Branch 12 years ago, and remember what the Iron Horse Festival was like in those days.

  • Bourbon Festival benefits charities and civic groups

    Every year the Kentucky Bourbon Festival brings to Bardstown tens of thousands of visitors from across America and around the world who lay down some serious cash on food and fuel, lodging and liquor as well as entertainment — giving a big boost to the local economy.

    What may be less obvious, though, is that it also greatly benefits charities, civic associations and a wide range of nonprofits.

  • Having a blast

    The 2017 Balloon Glow hit a snag as winds picked up and prevented teams from inflating their envelopes for guests Monday night. But, despite no “balloons” for the Balloon Glow, teams and families made the most of the venue, brought out their baskets and ignited burners.

    “We’re doing what’s called a ‘Texas Glow,’” said Bill Smith, adding it’s often too windy in Texas to inflate balloons. Smith, of Simpsonville, was one of the pilots at Monday’s event, the kickoff for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

  • Grand jury declines to indict teen charged in December crash

    A Nelson County grand jury did not return an indictment against Kailey Jo Farmer, a teen involved in a fatal crash last December, which could close the case.

    Farmer had been charged with reckless homicide following a Dec. 14 collision in which she was accused of running a red light and striking a car, resulting in the death of Wanda Rogers.

    A document filed in court Sept. 6, which would have served as an indictment, was marked with “No true bill,” which typically closes a case, Circuit Court Clerk Diane Thompson said Monday.

  • Higdon to take over as Senate pres pro tem

    The Kentucky Senate Republican Caucus announced Friday that state Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, had been chosen by his peers as the designee to replace former Senate President Pro Tempore David Givens in the Kentucky Senate. Givens, R-Greensburg, resigned from his seat in Senate leadership in June, citing personal reasons.