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  • Driver injured on Quarry Lane

    A Bardstown man, Michael Hite, 41, was injured early Saturday morning when the vehicle he as driving ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree in the 400 block of Quarry Lane.

    Nelson County Dispatch received the call about 5:48 a.m., according the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Hite was entrapped, and firefighters had to use mechanical means to remove him.

    He was taken by ambulance to the University of Louisville Hospital.

    Deputy Sheriff A.J. Lewis is the investigating officer on the case.

  • Neighbors ‘cautiously optimistic’ about sale of Broken Tee building

    The Broken Tee Nite Club building at 709 W. Stephen Foster Ave. has had a troubled history and been the focus of Maple Hill residents’ concerns about wanting to improve their neighborhood.

    Now one resident, Alan Kwong, has bought the property and plans to rehabilitate it. His neighbors who were outspoken about problems in the past are hopeful his plans will be a catalyst for positive change.

  • ‘St. Joseph proud’

    Squirming excitedly in their seats and wearing their new shirts, the students and staff of St. Joseph Catholic School transformed the church into a mass of blue Friday morning as they gathered for the culminating event of a weeklong celebration. In the front row, former teachers and administrators sat with pride as they took part in the honor of learning the local private school was among those selected this year as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

  • BHS students get government lesson

    Bardstown City Council members came face to face Tuesday with some young women and men who may someday be taking their place.

    Councilman Roland Williams introduced his guests, members of the Young Democrats and Young Republicans from Bardstown High School, who filled most of the seats for the audience in the council chambers.

    “These exceptional students are actively learning more about governmental systems at all levels with the desire to take part in the process in their community,” he said.

  • Kentucky reopens contract with troubled private prison company

    By Ryland Barton

    WFPL News/Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

    Kentucky is re-entering into a contract with a private prison company, nearly a decade after the state abandoned the organization amid allegations of sexual abuse and mismanagement of Kentucky inmates.

    In an agreement made with Nashville-based CoreCivic, the state will transfer 800 prisoners from Kentucky State Reformatory in Oldham County to the Lee Adjustment Center in Beattyville, where a riot took place under the same company’s watch in 2004.

  • Bloomfield City Council briefs from Nov. 20

    Bloomfield residents will soon benefit from a project to repair sewer lines but without the headache of navigating around torn-up sidewalks and streets.

    The City Council awarded Akins Excavating Company the work after it had submitted the lowest of five bids received. The project will cost the city $65,470.

  • Elijah Craig Barrel Proof named ‘Top Whisky’

    Heaven Hill has notched another acclaim to its belt with the naming of one of its bourbons as the top whiskey of 2017.

    Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B517 was ranked No. 1 of Whisky Advocate’s “Top Whiskies of 2017.”

  • City firefighters compete in world champion relays

    A team of Bardstown firefighters represented their city well in an international relay competition recently in Louisville.

    Firefighters Jared Gant, Casey Hennessy, Mike Alden, Ernie Pyle and Derrick Gribbins finished in the top 65 among about 400 teams from several countries in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge world championship Oct. 23-28 in Louisville. They ended up losing to a team from Canada that finished fourth overall.

  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments from Nov. 1

    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury and had arraignments set for Nov. 16

    Robert E. Ballard, of Bardstown, engaging in organized crime — criminal syndicate. Between Nov. 1, 2016, and Oct. 2, 2017, Ballard, along with seven or more other individuals, conspired and acted together for the purpose of trafficking in marijuana. Bail was set at $20,000 cash only, plus conditions.

  • Jail logs, Nov. 16-17

    Jerry Lee Pride, 56, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO.

    Jeffrey Scott Martin, 39, contempt of court (2015).

    David James Hancock, 34, failure to appear (2017).

    Jacob Wyatt Frankrone, 28, contempt of court.