Local News

  • New manufacturer announced for Bardstown

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced Monday afternoon the Bardstown area had landed a new employer that would bring nearly 180 full-time jobs and invest nearly $46 million in a new facility.

    Bardstown will be the first U.S. operation for Takigawa Corporation, a flexible packaging and high-performance films producer.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Dec. 10, 2017

    Bloomfield City Council
    Bloomfield City Council will have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Bloomfield branch library, 34 Arnold Lane.

    Bardstown City Council
    Bardstown City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the council chambers.

    The next public Anatok meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Old Courthouse.

    Compassionate Friends

  • PHOTOS: Cold doesn't deter Christmas parade crowd

    The Bardstown Christmas Parade drew a crowd Thursday night despite cold temperatures.

  • Vidito, veterans remember World War II on Pearl Harbor Day

    Among many veterans in the audience for a Pearl Harbor Day presentation at The Gallery Thursday was a veteran of World War II, Charles O’Bryan, who listened intently as actor and musician Gary Vidito told the story of another Navy man, his father Jewell Marcus Vidito, in his father’s words and songs of his generation.

    O’Bryan was one of six brothers who served in the war. Two of them were lost aboard the U.S.S. Arizona at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

    Their names are on the war memorial on Court Square.

  • County free clinic’s leaders anticipating change

    Changes aren’t permanent, but change is.

    That’s one constant leaders of the Nelson County Community Clinic must keep in mind as they prepare for 2018 and beyond.

    “If you’re not having change, you’re not going to make a difference,” said Linda Sims, who is taking a back seat on the board after chairing it for two years. She helped start the clinic 11 years ago, and the woman who is replacing her at the head of the table is Judy Cederholm, who was also involved in the beginning. The change becomes effective Jan. 1.

  • Finding the ‘why’ in life

    An Indiana woman who lost her legs shielding her young children from a tornado in 2012 shared her story and message of perseverance Thursday afternoon in Bardstown. Stephanie Decker was the guest speaker for the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly Lunch and Learn event at My Old Kentucky Home Country Club.

  • Nelson County School Board approves meeting schedule for 2018

    Board members had a heavy discussion Thursday afternoon before approving the Nelson County Schools Board of Education meeting schedule for 2018.

  • Jail logs, Dec. 7-8, 2017

    Chad Alan Chesser, 38, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth) (2017).

    Christy Ellen Lax, 42, receiving stolen property under $10,000, illegal possession of a legend drug, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (opiates), trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin) (all 2017).

  • Learning for the future

    Computer science education is growing in Kentucky and around the world, and with millions of science, technology, engineering and math occupations projected to be in demand by 2022, schools are seeing a push in getting students equipped with the necessary skills and interest.

    Last week, hundreds of students in Nelson County and thousands across the state spent at least some time in front of a computer taking part in Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code, a time dedicated to teaching students about coding and computer programming.

  • Board amends agreement with former superintendent

    An agreement between Nelson County Schools and former superintendent Anthony Orr has been amended, but Orr remains an employee of the district.

    In July, the school board had initially approved an agreement with Orr in exchange for his resignation as superintendent. The agreement came after many in the community called for Orr’s ousting from the position following public scrutiny over classroom issues, teacher turnover and other matters. Orr was under contract to serve as superintendent until June 30, 2018.