Local News

  • State leases amphitheater to county

    The state government is leasing the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre at My Old Kentucky Home State Park to the Nelson County Fiscal Court so that the county can make safety and structural repairs.

    The week after the county magistrates voted Feb. 6 to authorize County Judge-Executive Dean Watts to enter into a lease agreement with the state, the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet announced that the state, too, had signed off on the deal.

  • Jail logs, Feb. 15-16, 2018

    Joseph Lee Tinnell, 35, contempt of court (2014 criminal case).

    Thomas Ray Yocum, 36, parole violation.

    Sara Kathryn Burgin, 36, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than two grams meth) (2017 criminal case).

  • On Valentine’s Day, families commit to donate blood

    Nelson County Early Learning Center welcomed 178-plus family members to its first annual Sweetheart Meal held at the school on Valentine’s Day. The time spent was not only in the name of love, but also to bring awareness about donating blood in the community.

    Willing and able family members made the commitment to return to the school’s kindergarten readiness event April 19 to give a pint of blood.

    With the large turnout Wednesday, the school is doubling its goal to 100 pints in the name of “Nelson County’s littlest students.”

  • Driver rescued Thursday after car goes off Ky. 245

    The driver of a car that went over an embankment on Ky. 245 near Thomas Nelson High School late Thursday morning and a witness who stopped to help him were both transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    Dispatch reported the call at 10:48 a.m., and Bardstown Police, Bardstown Fire, Nelson County EMS, a sheriff’s deputy and a chaplain responded.

    Bardstown Fire Chief Billy Mattingly said the car did not appear to be badly damaged. He didn’t know whether the driver was taken by ambulance because of an injury or a medical issue that might have caused it.

  • ‘A child of the Holocaust’

    As Fred Gross showed a photograph of himself as a baby, he asked the middle school students to think about the picture.

    “During the Holocaust, there were a million-and-a-half Jewish children who were killed by the Nazis; exterminated in the death camps,” he said. “Among them were children that age.”

    Gross, a Holocaust survivor, spoke at Bardstown Middle School late last week about his family’s journey through France to escape from the Nazi invasion of his home country of Belgium.

  • Group focusing on families, youth in recovery discussion

    An organization aimed at helping address addiction in Nelson County is launching new platforms to establish a dialog among families.

    Tammy Gibson, who started United for Recovery last year, said the group is looking to offer more in the community as it awaits its 501c3 nonprofit approval, and that includes adding more opportunities to help youth.

  • Annual event talks heart health with women

    The symptoms of a heart attack that present in women can be completely different than those that present in men. This is why health officials are pushing for women to become better educated on heart health, symptoms and prevention to help stop one of the worst killers in America.

  • From the heart

    Charlotte Richey was showing off her new skills at riding her scooter when she suddenly collapsed. Within seconds, the 4-year-old had stopped breathing and CPR was in progress. Originally, doctors told the girl’s parents she had a concussion. But a few weeks later, Charlotte collapsed again while playing in her yard.

    “At that moment, I knew that I would do whatever it took to figure out” what was going on, said her mom, Rachel Richey, in a video about her daughter’s journey.

  • BPS promotes literacy with school-wide project

    Throughout the month, all of Bardstown Primary School has been reading a book together in an effort to promote literacy and an interest in reading among students. The project, called “One Book, One BPS,” kicked off Feb. 2 and is funded by the Bardstown Foundation for Excellence in Public Education.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Feb. 14-18, 2018

    Coffee with Chad

    Meet with Chad McCoy, Kentucky State Representative for Nelson County, to discuss concerns you have for our county and our state 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Boston Food Mart.

    Women's Republican meeting

    Meet local candidates and participate in activities to promote good government in Nelson County at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the Nelson County Public Library Community Room in Bardstown. Republican women are welcome to join the meeting.

    Forum Nelson County GOP Networking