Local News

  • Bardstown’s Christmas parade planned for Dec. 7

    Local families will be diving into literature with this year’s Bardstown Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade as “A Storybook Christmas” has been selected as the theme.

    The parade, presented by WBRT Radio, is set for Thursday, Dec.7, at 6 p.m. and will proceed along the same route as previous years. The Christmas Parade will begin at the corner of Fifth and Broadway then proceed down Broadway before turning on Third Street and proceeding to the Nelson County Visitors Center.

  • Middle schoolers take the stage at TNHS

    Taking advantage of a pristine new stage, Boston and New Haven middle school students paid a visit this weekend to the newly built auditorium at Thomas Nelson High School to put on a performance.

    Opening the show with New Haven Playas’ “Cafe Murder” skit and following with the Boston Theater Company’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the middle school students performed the first theatrical show in the auditorium that opened earlier this year.

  • Jail logs, Nov. 10-13

    Kyle Michael Auberry, 25, fourth-degree assault.

    Timothy James Belcher, 38, fourth-degree assault.

    Riley Erin Castleman, 23, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., failure to produce insurance card.

    Daniel Joseph Dones, 56, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana (all 2017).

    Angela Marie Downs, 38, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., improper passing, reckless driving.

  • North Fifth closed Thursday

    A portion of North Fifth Street will be closed during the day Thursday.

    The City of Bardstown announced Tuesday that the street and sidewalk between West Broadway and Tiger Alley will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Contractors for AT&T plan to remove and replace a pole at the corner of Broadway and Fifth Street.

  • Homeowner found dead inside burning shed

    A Bardstown resident is believed to have died in a shed fire mid afternoon Friday.
    According to a press release from the Bardstown Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched at 2:52 p.m. to the 100 block of Sunset Drive on a report of a shed on fire.
    Crews arrived on scene within four minutes to find a 23-by-12-foot shed heavily involved on the north side. Firefighters were working to control the blaze when the homeowner — who was identified as 85-year-old Ivo Mudd — was found deceased inside the burnt part of the shed.

  • Jail logs, Nov. 9-10, 2017

    Robert Winfield Murphy, 25, probation violation (2015).

    Zachary Tyler Upchurch, 26, contempt of court (2016).

    Joshua Aaron Spalding, 29, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin) (all 2017).

  • County to issue bonds for bourbon projects

    Nelson County will issue industrial revenue bonds for two bourbon distillery companies totaling nearly $87 million.

    The Fiscal Court, which had previously approved inducement resolutions committing to the projects, had the first reading Tuesday of the actual ordinances to issue the bonds for Heaven Hill Brands and Lux Row.

    The Heaven Hill project is for whiskey warehouses off Louisville Road (U.S. 31E) in Cox’s Creek. Those bonds are for up to $51,900.

  • Old U.S. 31E resident says Watts can’t rename road

    Don Thrasher, of what is now Salt River Road North, told County Judge-Executive Dean Watts in front of the county’s magistrates Tuesday that he can’t rename the section of the old Louisville Road without their consent.

    Watts recently renamed the sections of the old U.S. 31E that were left over when the state realigned and widened the northernmost section of the state-federal highway in Nelson County. Most of those old sections are now county roads, but the part Thrasher lives on remains a state road.

  • HMH debuts program to tackle nursing shortage

    Hardin Memorial Health officials debuted a new, comprehensive ‘Advance’ program at an Oct. 30 nursing recruitment event.

    “We want our employees and prospective employees to know that when you are a part of the HMH team, we will help you advance your skills, your education and your career,” said Myra Covault, HMH’s Vice President of Human Resources.

  • PHOTO: Skrine wins Big Green Egg

    Chris Skrine is pictured with the Big Green Egg that he won at the Joe Hill’s Egg Fest on Oct. 21.