Local News

  • Local girl battling cancer receives good news

    More than a year after receiving an ovarian cancer diagnosis at the age of 9, a local girl is still battling the disease but has started to receive good news. The family announced on Facebook last week that Alexa Hughes was “in a position that we have never been in since our journey started.”

  • Bardstown natives releasing new album, finding success in music

    An upcoming album release in Louisville is the latest accomplishment of two Bardstown natives who are working their way up in the music industry. Just a few years after high school graduation, 20-year-olds John Anderson and Kenny Tayce have released an album, gone on tour and attracted a growing fan base for their now Louisville-based band The Last Origin.

  • Some Nelson County dairy farmers losing a way of life

    Last month there were seven dairy farmers in Nelson County.

    Soon there will be only three or four.

    After getting “the letter” from Dean Foods informing them the company would no longer be buying their milk, Terry Waldridge and his father, a dairy farmer for nearly 40 years, decided it was time to quit.

    Waldridge, 37, sorted out a third of his herd Friday morning to send to slaughter.

    “They’re going to be hamburger,” he said.

  • Sisters win county, regional levels of conservation contests

    Two students who have received state recognition in the Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Art contests are not only from the same school — a first for the contests — but are also siblings.

    Sisters Anna Claire and Caroline Carwile each won the county and regional competitions in their respective categories. Anna Claire took a first place in the writing contest, and younger sister Caroline won the art contest. Both are students at Bluegrass Christian Academy in Bardstown.

  • PHOTOS: STEAM showcase

    Families take part in a showcase at Bardstown’s STEAM Academy Monday evening. The event featured interactive activities for students and their families and was intended to show parents what concepts and skills students are learning.

  • Jail logs: March 15-16, 2018

    Jeremy Guy Gibson, 36, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) (first offense).

    Chelsie Rose Immes, 29, failure to use a signal, no tail lights, failure to notify Transportation Cabinet of address change, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, possession of marijuana.

    Kameron Demaris Redd, 22, careless driving, failure of driver to maintain required insurance.

  • New Haven City Commission briefs from March 15

    Recently completed sewer project to be re-bid, corrected

    It looks like New Haven area residents will likely face another summer of trying to avoid areas of sewer construction.

    Jones Construction Co. recently completed a $348,000 sewer rehabilitation project, but the city is not pleased with the results, and voted Wednesday night to take steps to force them to forfeit their performance bond so the work can be rebid and, hopefully, be corrected by a different firm.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: March 18, 2018

    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 20.

    Nelson County NAACP
    The Nelson County Branch of the NAACP will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the Roy Henry Education Center (campus of the First Baptist Church), 315 N. Second St., in Bardstown. The executive committee will meet prior to the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. As always, the public is invited to attend. For more information, call or text Jewel Brock, president at (502) 296-1969.

  • Guthrie announces art competition

    Congressman Brett Guthrie recently announced the beginning of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition on Feb. 28.

    The Congressional Art Competition is an annual high school art contest held by each member of the U.S. House of Representatives in their respective congressional districts.

  • Water line work to close East Muir, South Second

    Parts of East Muir Avenue and South Second Street will be closed to through traffic this week so city workers can install a new eight-inch water line to the neighborhood.

    The project affects 202-212 E. Muir Ave. and north on South Second to East John Fitch Avenue. It will begin Monday, starting at 9 a.m. and continue through 2:30 p.m. each day, and should a few days to complete.

    “Our goal is to get it done in a week,” said Civil Engineer Jessica Filiatreau.