Local News

  • Kentucky history stands proud at local home

    A totem pole in Kentucky?

    That might be one’s first thought when seeing the tall, carved ash tree in Ed and Louise Nalley’s front yard on Country Squire Lane.

    Totem poles are part of the culture of indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest, not the woodland tribes of the Bluegrass, but like those in Washington State and British Columbia, theirs tells a story.

    Their story.

  • New survivor wants women to stay strong

    Denise Cecil had two aunts go through breast cancer. One was diagnosed about seven years ago at age 49. Her great aunt died from the disease. Even with the family history, Cecil couldn’t believe what she was hearing when the doctor told her she had stage II breast cancer.

    “I was stunned, you know,” she said. “During all this time when they told me I had to go back to do another mammogram, I was like, ‘Oh, it’s nothing.’ When he called me that morning. I was shocked. I was actually shocked. Unfortunately, it was cancer.”

  • Council approves bonds for potential new distillery

    The Stoli Group, which bought Kentucky Owl Bourbon this year, hasn’t decided where to build its new distillery, but Bardstown is making a play for it.

    After an hour-long meeting Tuesday night, the Bardstown City Council unanimously approved a resolution to enter into an agreement to offer the company industrial revenue bonds in an amount up to $149,750 to build and equip a distillery, bottling plant and warehouses in Bardstown.

  • Glisson resigns from Bloomfield City Council

    Saying that it is “time for me to make room for someone with the time and energy to devote to the job,” Jim Glisson has resigned his position on the Bloomfield City Council.

    Mayor Rhonda Hagan read a letter from Glisson, dated Sept. 14, at Monday’s meeting.

    “It has been a pleasure being a part of the Bloomfield City Council,” Glisson said. “I am proud of all that we have accomplished and I have no doubt the board will continue these successes in the future.”

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Oct. 6-11, 2017


    Library Board of Trustees

    The Nelson County Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12.

    Parkinson’s Support Group

  • Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair is this weekend

    Offering everything from candies and soaps to handcrafted woodwork, jewelry and sports-themed décor, the 37th Bardstown Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair is likely to having “something for everyone.” The annual event, which draws thousands of visitors each year, will be held this Saturday and Sunday.

    “You can get an early jump on holiday shopping,” said Lisanna Byrd, executive director of the Bardstown Main Street Program, referencing the variety of items for purchase.

  • A new reality

    Christa Grimes was in the shower when she felt the lump in her left breast.

    “All the fear goes through your head when you find it,” she said.

    At 31, she didn’t expect to be diagnosed with breast cancer, but she was. Life was about to become a whole lot different.

    After finding the lump, Grimes made an appointment with her doctor that same afternoon. At first, they thought it might just be fibroid tissue — she was still young, after all — but they wanted to go ahead and schedule a mammogram.

  • Bourbon Chase runners will be on area roads this weekend

    Motorists should use caution this weekend as participants for the annual Bourbon Chase relay event will be on Nelson County roadways.

    The 200-mile relay race, which stretches the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, could see more than 4,000 runners, many running for charities.

    The race will begin Friday at Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, and travel through Bardstown and on to Maker’s Mark, eventually ending in Lexington.

  • Flaget Health Fair fosters fitness

    Mary Jo Bartley held three big tote bags filled with freebies as she made her way along the covered sidewalk.

    “It’s like trick-or-treating for adults!” she said. “It’s fun. You meet friends and you see old friends and you get lots of good stuff.”

    Bartley was one of the hundreds who attended the sixth annual Flaget Community Health and Wellness Fair, sponsored by the local hospital and its parent company, Kentucky-One Health.

  • STATE ASSESSMENTS: Schools improve overall in reading, drop in math

    State assessments released at the end of September show mixed results for area school districts, with improvements in some areas over the prior year, and needs identified in others.

    For Bardstown Independent Schools, a focus has been placed on focus groups.

    With a need identified among a small student population in middle school reading and high school writing a few years ago, the focus groups allow the district to identify each student and see exactly what his needs are to help him obtain the appropriate interventions.