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  • Sheriff’s Office to host second Citizens Police Academy

    am King had attended one citizens police academy, in Indianapolis, before he moved to Bardstown and had even been a sheriff’s deputy briefly, in Lubbock, Texas, but he believes he benefited from attending the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office’s first Citizens Police Academy in the spring.

    “It was a very enlightening experience. It let me know how the department here works,” and how they are able make the most of limited resources. “They do an excellent job with what they’ve got.”

  • St. Michael's celebrates 225 years

    As Archbishop Joseph Kurtz addressed the congregation Sunday morning, he spoke a little about family dinners.

    “When we eat a meal together, good things happen in your family and those around you,” he told the guests. Being faithful to one’s family, faithfully attending church and taking an interest in one another through Christ were ways he asked the parishioners to celebrate the 225th anniversary of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Fairfield.

    “It’s a glorious history that St. Michael’s parish has,” he said.

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  • Residents want city to allow backyard hens

    Chickens don’t bark at night, chase cars or bite children, so why not allow them in town?

    The comparison to canines is something that came up again when several residents came before the Bardstown City Council to ask officials to loosen the city’s no-livestock rule to let people have small, backyard poultry operations.

  • Public turns out for 'Coffee with a Cop'

    It was a coincidence that Coffee with Cops happened on National Coffee Day.

    “I heard that on the way here, and it just put a smile on my face,” said Bardstown’s new police chief, Kim Kraeszig, who was greeting townspeople Friday morning at Fresh Coffee, Pastries & More.

    It was an idea she brought with her from Louisville Metro, where she recently retired as an assistant chief.

  • Signs point to Bardstown getting another distillery

    Bardstown could get its third distillery in three years.

    The Kentucky Economic Finance Development Authority reported at its Thursday meeting that SPI Group, which owns Stolichnaya Vodka and earlier this year bought Kentucky Owl Bourbon, is through a subsidiary “considering property in Bardstown to establish a distillery, rickhouses, visitor’s center and other related facilities for the production of bourbon.”

  • CKCF welcomes Sizemore and Carter

    Central Kentucky Community Foundation announces Jamie Sizemore and Chris Carter as the newest members of its Board of Directors. The CKCF board comprises community leaders who volunteer their time and expertise to guide CKCF. The foundation serves Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties.

  • Jail logs, Sept. 28-29

    Kirsten Paige Quick, 24, failure to appear (2017).

    Darrell D. Grundy, 49 non-payment of fines (2016).

    Abbi Gayle Lonneman, 23, probation violation.

    Andrea R. Cinnamon, 40, contempt of court (2016).

    Jerad Matthew Jones, 28, contempt of court.

    Joshua Carter Neal, 40, contempt of court (2016).

    Jason Allen Smith, 41, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. (aggravated circumstance), no/expired registration plates no/expired Kentucky registration receipt.

  • Bardstown keeps its property tax rate unchanged

    The Bardstown City Council gave final approval Tuesday to property tax rates that will remain unchanged for the third year.

    City legislators, after the second reading of the ordinance, voted unanimously to keep the rates at 18.2 cents per $100 of assessed value for real estate, 19.1 cents for personal property and 24 cents for cars, trucks and boats for the 2018 fiscal year that began July 1 and runs through June 30, 2018.

  • Students learn lesson in philanthropy

    Area kids are learning how to make an impact in the world by helping others in need, and their efforts are taking place at school.

    Friday morning, third-graders at Cox’s Creek Elementary helped load dozens of boxes into the back of a truck that will make its way to Texas over fall break. The boxes, which included clothing, water, school supplies and more, will be hand-delivered to five different elementary schools in Texas whose students have been affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.