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  • LMPD homicide detective Middleton running for Nelson County sheriff

    For 15 years, Chris Middleton has been a detective for the Louisville Metro Police, investigating murders and drug crimes.

    Two and a half years from being eligible to retire, he wants to do something quite different, and that is to be the sheriff of his adopted home county.

    Middleton, 46, is one of two Republican candidates running for Nelson County sheriff. The other, Todd Harper, is also an LMPD officer. Whoever wins the May 22 primary will face the winner of the Democrats’ contest.

  • Safety officials talk school shootings and security

    Strong teacher-student relationships and communication are two of the best tools to keep students safe at school, the state’s leading experts on school safety told local educators this week.

  • Bardstown City Council briefs from Feb. 13

    City sign law updated

    The Bardstown City Council amended its sign ordinance Tuesday to align it more with the changing nature of the city’s distillery industry.

    Mayor Dick Heaton has said that with many larger distilleries becoming entertainment destinations with an emphasis on hospitality, there is a need for more signs than were previously allowed under the city’s ordinance, including directional signs to help tourists and delivery drivers find their way around.

    All council members present voted in favor of final approval.

  • Bloomfield City Council briefs from Feb. 12

    Jones fills vacant seat to finish Martin’s term

    The torch continues to be passed to a new generation of leaders in Bloomfield.

    For the second time since October, the city council has selected a resident in his 30s to fill a vacancy on the city’s governing board.

    Nathan Jones, a 38-year-old real estate broker, will serve the remaining term of Mary Anne Martin, who resigned in January citing health reasons.

    Chris Dudgeon, 33, replaced Jim Glisson in October.

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  • Two charged with burglary Wednesday morning

    Two suspects were arrested for burglary Thursday by Nelson County sheriff’s deputies.

    Robert Matthew O’Bryan and Joseph Paul “Junior” Linton are charged with second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, failure to wear seat belts and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle.

  • Jail logs, Feb.13-15

    Jacob Kenneth Mattingly, 31, a prescription controlled substance not in a proper container, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (opiates), possession of marijuana (all 2018 criminal case).

    Daniel Max Norris, 33, probation violation.

    Justin Lee Pearce, 27, bench warrant served for court.

  • Student accused of making threat against TNHS

    A Thomas Nelson High School student was arrested and charged with first-degree terroristic threatening Tuesday after allegedly making a threat against the school.

    According to a district press release, the threat was made over the weekend and apparently arose from an altercation that had occurred Feb. 8 between two students. Neither student attended school on Friday, and the district was closed for weather on Monday.

    School administrators learned Tuesday morning a threatening image had been posted on Snapchat, a popular instant messaging app.

  • American Greetings sells majority stake to equity firm

    American Greetings announced Tuesday it will sell a majority stake in the company to a private equity firm.

    Clayton, Dubelier & Rice will acquire 60 percent of ownership in the greeting card manufacturer, according to a press release Tuesday morning.

    The Weiss family, descendants of the company’s founder, will retain 40 percent. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

  • Driver overturns SUV on Boston Road