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  • Flaget honors employees with Daisy and Rose Awards

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has named Daisy Award and Rose Award winners for the fourth quarter of 2017. Paige Cissell, RN, intensive care unit and transitional care unit at Flaget Memorial Hospital, was the recipient of the Daisy Award. Jennifer Burba, patient access representative, Flaget Memorial Hospital, received the Rose Award.

  • Buitron selected as 2017 Flowers Spirit Award recipient

    Flowers Baking Company of Bardstown, a subsidiary of Flowers Foods, has selected employee Joe Buitron as the recipient of its 2017 Flowers Spirit Award.

    The Flowers Spirit Award recognizes employees who are a positive force at work and in their community. The award was inspired by the kindness and generosity of Langdon S. Flowers, past president and chairman of the board of Flowers Foods. Throughout his life, Langdon Flowers encouraged many people within the company and throughout the country and was an active supporter of many charitable and community organizations.

  • Relay for Life hosts first 2018 fundraiser

    Relay for Life of Nelson County fared well Monday at its first fundraiser of 2018, bringing in $809.63 among four teams. Continuing with tradition, the local Relay chapter hosted a soup fundraiser, allowing guests to sample a series of homemade soups and make donations for the ones they liked best.

    The Kroger Curesaders team raised more than half of Monday’s total — $469.68 — and walked away with the “winner’s ladle.” Other participating teams were the Michael Smith Memorial, The Kentucky Standard and Relay Angels.

  • County approves Woodlawn Springs development

    Four of Nelson County’s five magistrates on Tuesday supported the Planning Commission’s recommendation to approve Woodlawn Springs Golf Course’s redevelopment as a neighborhood.

    The controversial proposal by Chris Osborne and his family is to turn the 140 acres into residential development similar to what’s around it — houses where there are houses and townhouses where there are already multi-family residences.

  • Bulky item pickup begins Monday

    Rural residents with old furniture, appliances and other big things they want to get rid of should be gathering them up this week. The Nelson County bulky item pickup starts Monday.

    County employees will go around country roads and neighborhoods outside city limits to pick up items residents want to discard.

  • Jail logs, Feb.16-20

    Thomas Lee Jent, 33, probation violation (2014 criminal case), second-degree robbery and persistent felony offender (2016 criminal case), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    William Hunter Mattingly, 21, failure to appear (2017 criminal case).

    Kevin Brian Sweeney, 49, probation violation (2013 criminal case).

    Travis Wayne Cundiff, 38, failure to appear (2017 criminal case).

    Lori Ann Jewell Wells, 41, flagrant non-support.

    Pamela Kay Rhodes, 51, fourth-degree assault, failure to appear (2016 traffic case).

  • Chaplin fire caused by child playing with lighter

    Firefighters put out a fire on Taylorsville Road in Chaplin Monday afternoon that was apparently caused by a child playing with a lighter, according to Chief Ted Shields of the Northeast Nelson Fire Protection District.

    Shields said the fire was contained to the bedroom where it started, but there was also minor smoke and water damage in the rest of the house.

    The fire was in the 5000 block and was reported to E-911 Dispatch at 4:41 p.m.

    Nelson County Fire and Rescue provided mutual aid.

  • County district to discuss threats, concerns and protocol with students

    Threats against schools being made on social media are a problem dozens of schools across the state are currently facing, and Nelson County is not immune.

    In response, Interim Superintendent Tom Brown is encouraging all Nelson County Schools to set aside some time on Thursday to discuss with students recent tragedies in Kentucky and Florida.

    In an email Monday afternoon from District Assessment Coordinator Kim Brown, school principals were advised to create the presentations following a series of minor threats made across the district.

  • Owner of solar panels: It’s not about dollars

    Bill Jones recently installed several large solar panels on the hillside behind his house on Withrow Creek Road to provide some of the energy for his and his wife’s country home.

    It may take many years to recover the $6,000 he has invested in the system, including the panels, underground wires and inverter. But that isn’t the point.

    “I’m getting nine or 10 dollars a month maybe. That’s not why I did it. It was more to be green,” he said.

  • Solar panels law discussed in Boston

    Boston Food Mart may seem like an unusual place for men in worn blue jeans and work boots to be talking about solar panels, but that was what was on the menu for Coffee with Chad Saturday.

    State Rep. Chad McCoy, R-Bardstown, was surrounded by a mostly male crowd, many of them fellow politicians, as he talked about what was on the minds of many of his constituents.