Local News

  • City projects underway on Flaget Avenue

    Bardstown public works employees were shoulders deep in a trench that was cut down the middle of Flaget Avenue last Thursday while other workers operated heavy equipment.

    They were installing an eight-inch water line to replace the six-inch pipe that had been under the street since 1919.

    Civil Engineer Jessica Filiatreau said the water line replacement is one of two big projects on Flaget between Fourth and Fifth streets that city crews began work on right after the Bardstown Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair.

  • Boston Fall Festival offers a variety of family fun

    The Wallace family was synonymous with the Boston Oyster Supper.

    Maybe not for every year for the 100-plus years the supper was held, but Renee Wallace says it was a tradition for her family to be involved in the community event.

    “We used to make the dressing,” she said. “My grandfather, Dave Wallace, used to make all of the dressing.”

  • Green Eggs and everything but ham

    Sloppy Josés, barbecue chicken nachos, caramel apple cinnamon lasagna, blueberry French toast, meatloaf, Swiss cheese hamburger sliders — the chefs at Joe Hill’s proved Saturday there’s hardly a limit to what one can cook with a Big Green Egg.

  • Out of the darkness

    It was a sunny Saturday when Nelson Countians from all walks made their way down Third Street to the Old Courthouse to show support for people affected by the scourge of substance abuse.

    They heard recovering addicts, a preacher and others tell their stories and released purple balloons — a sign of hope.

  • Republicans put emphasis on responsibility, unity

    Democrats dominated Kentucky politics from the time of Andrew Jackson until a couple of years ago, but now it’s the Republicans who enjoy nearly one-party control of state government.

    At the annual Nelson County Republican Party picnic Saturday at My Old Kentucky Home State Park, GOP lawmakers reminded their audience that with that kind of control comes greater accountability.

  • Fall in full swing at Bernheim’s ColorFest
  • First-response chaplains called to service

    Sometimes, just being there is the key to an effective ministry. First-responder chaplains know that well.

    Nelson County has four chaplains assigned to its fire and police departments as well as emergency medical services. They are trained ministers who go immediately to the scene of any number of tragic events — a wreck, a murder, or even a natural death — to help the victims in the best way they can. Sometimes they help them navigate through the process that follows the death of a loved one, sometimes they simply pray with them.

  • Craft Beer Festival draws new generation of beer drinkers

    The rising popularity of the craft beer industry in this country has been fueled by a new generation of beer drinkers who are not afraid to sample new beers and who demand more taste and flavor they do not associate with the behemoth mainstream brewers.

    It’s been said these consumers do not want to drink “the beer my dad drank.”

    That might explain the lack of a Stroh’s, a Pabst or a Sterling, and heaven forbid, even a Budweiser, at Saturday’s Craft Beer Festival in Bardstown.

  • BFD Chief Walker quits with no explanation

    Bardstown Fire Chief Charles “Randy” Walker has tendered his resignation to Mayor Dick Heaton, effective immediately.

    City officials are puzzled over why he did so.

    According to a press release issued by City Hall Tuesday, Walker’s resignation happened that morning.

  • New Haven City Commission finds solution for road repair requests

    It took just one visit to their city attorney’s office to help the New Haven City Commission find a resolution for an item that has been on their meeting agenda for much of the year.

    Residents on Water Tank Road had asked the city to repair some of the ruts in the road.

    Commissioners have discussed the issue for months, not sure if the road, which is inside the city limits, was the responsibility of the city or Nelson Fiscal Court.