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  • Kraeszig hires two assistant police chiefs

    Retirement reform for Kentucky’s police officers has been a boon for Bardstown.

    Chief Kimberly Kraeszig, who was hired in September to lead the Bardstown Police Department soon after retiring from Louisville Metro Police, has now hired two former fellow LMPD officers to be her assistant chiefs.

    The two have 44 years of combined experience.

    Kraeszig introduced Capts. Joe Seelye and Kevin Thompson at the City Council meeting Tuesday night, but both men were on the job Monday at BPD.

  • Kraeszig hires two assistant police chiefs

    Retirement reform for Kentucky’s police officers has been a boon for Bardstown.

    Chief Kimberly Kraeszig, who was hired in September to lead the Bardstown Police Department soon after retiring from Louisville Metro Police, has now hired two former fellow LMPD officers to be her assistant chiefs.

    The two have 44 years of combined experience.

  • Sheriff’s Office reports vehicle break-ins, urges caution

    Following a series of vehicle break-ins, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to take steps to secure their valuables, especially firearms.

    The Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that deputies were dispatched to three break-ins between 7 and 8 a.m. in the area of Manton Road and Botland.

    “This is unfortunate, however in most of cases can be avoided,” Lt. Kaelen Matthews said in the release.

  • School bus collides with SUV

    No children were seriously injured, but the driver of an SUV that was rear-ended by a school bus on East Stephen Foster Avenue Tuesday afternoon was taken by ambulance to Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    Sgt. Andrew Riley of the Bardstown Police would only give her last name as Payton, and said she was from Bardstown. The last name of the driver of the Bardstown Independent Schools bus was Brock.

    Riley said Payton had stopped for a traffic light when the bus hit her from behind.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Nov. 10-15, 2017

    Anatok

    The next public Anatok meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Old Courthouse.

    Lincoln Trail Board

    The Lincoln Trail Area Development District Board of Directors will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Lincoln Trail ADD office in Elizabethtown.

    Street closing

  • Family, friends remember women killed in crash

    She squinted as she watched the pink balloon float to the heavens, the string brushing by her tiny hand. A simple message disappeared into the sun. “I love you mommy.”

    Little Bailie Rose was among the youngest of mourners, joining the dozens of family and friends who gathered at Dean Watts Park Saturday afternoon to remember Billie Rose Watts and Amber Tingle, two young women killed in a crash in August that left its impact on the community — an impact felt as the colorful balloons drifted from the hands that held them.

  • Family adds to museum’s Hal Moore exhibit

    As Steve Moore stood in a packed room at the First Presbyterian Church Saturday afternoon, he gestured out the window and across the street to the Hal Moore Military Museum on the corner of Second and East Broadway. Inside the building, a new exhibit was unveiled honoring his late father, Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, a Bardstown native and hero of Vietnam.

  • New Haven hosts Veterans Day ceremony

    “America the Beautiful” rang out around City Hall Saturday morning as dozens gathered for the annual Veterans Day ceremony in New Haven. It’s a tradition that has been held in the city for years, and is considered a welcoming experience for many.

    As she has for many years, Tessie Cecil, who is serving again as mayor of the city, spoke with the audience about the importance of helping, remembering and celebrating veterans.

  • NELSON SCENE: Nov. 15, 2017
  • Cecil joins Guthrie for ceremony in Washington