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  • Nelson County School Board meeting rescheduled for Jan. 24

    UPDATE: This meeting has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24.

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 5 p.m. at the Central Office. The Central Office is located at 288 Wildcat Lane in Bardstown.

    I. Call to Order — Board Chair

    II. Changes to the Agenda

    III. Student & Shareholder Engagement

    A. Student Performance — Tom Brown

    B. Good News — Tom Brown

  • MLK Jr. event is Monday

    Carrying on a tradition of more than two decades, Bardstown’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration returns Monday.

    Bill Sheckles, an organizer of the event, said while the program will be fairly similar to years past, there will be some additions to the 2018 event. Late last year, the local Human Rights Commission hosted an essay contest and received hundreds of entries. The theme of the contest was diversity.

  • Bardstown basic cable rates to increase Feb. 1

    Bardstown Cable TV rates are going up next month, but by less than the big four network affiliates wanted.

    Eric Richter, electrical engineer for the city, told the City Council Tuesday the basic cable rate, for channels 2-22, will increase by $5.41 a month. For expanded basic, or channels 2-79, it will be about $3 more.

  • Ice expected Friday afternoon; travel will be dangerous

    Public safety officials are urging caution on area roadways this weekend in the face of forecasts for freezing rain that will likely turn to snow.

    A 24-hour winter storm watch is in effect starting at 7 a.m. Friday for Southern Indiana and Central Kentucky.

  • American Greetings to lay off 150

    The American Greetings plant in Bardstown will lay off about 150 employees this year, a company spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.

    Patrice Molnar, director of communications for the greeting card manufacturer’s corporate headquarters in Cleveland, said in an interview that the announcement was made to the plant’s employees on Tuesday that beginning in mid-March, it would lay off an estimated 64 people, and 86 more within the following 90 days.

  • Jail logs, Jan. 9-11

    Jerry Glendon Alcorn, 35, contempt of court, flagrant non-support.

    Harold Baker Jr., 25, contempt of court, probation violation (both 2014 criminal case).

    Michael Nelson Kincade, 43, theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but under $10,000, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana (all 2018 criminal case).

    Wesley Scott Thornsberry, 23, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin) (both 2018 criminal case).

  • Audit finds Bardstown city finances in better shape

    At the beginning of fiscal year 2017, the city of Bardstown’s general fund balance of only $298,000. By year’s end, on June 30, it was up to $1,010,466.

    That’s one example of how the city’s financial situation has improved.

    During the Bardstown City Council meeting Tuesday, Tracy Hudson, the city’s finance officer, discussed the audit done by Linda Gray of the certified public accounting firm, Peercy and Gray, PSC of Louisville.

  • Artwork on Bardstown fire truck honors heroes

    Employees of the Bardstown Fire Department, representatives of American Legion Post 42 and The Bardstown Bourbon Company came together in front of BBCo’s distillery Tuesday to celebrate a new look of one of the city’s ladder trucks.

    The decal wrap, designed by Nimlok Kentucky based on a concept suggested by the interim fire chief, Chuck Montgomery, honors first responders, military servicemen and especially, fallen heroes.

  • Bardstown Garden Club donates to shelters

    Members of the Bardstown Garden Club brought donated items for Bethany Haven and Room in the Inn to their December meeting. The guest speaker was Barry McGuffin, executive director of Bethany Haven. Above, from left,

    Marilyn Cline, Grace Terry, Donna Mils, Barry McGuffin, Isabelle Denton and Regina Czerwinski.

  • Toy Drive benefits Angel Tree