Local News

  • Bethlehem speech team named regional champs

    Bethlehem High School Speech Team walked away with the win Saturday for the Louisville Regionals held in LaRue County. Coach Jenny Neel, in announcing the victory on Facebook, said she was proud of the students and that they worked hard. Neel said this was the second consecutive regional win for the team since Carter Lasure pioneered and led the team.

    In addition to the overall team win, several students were also announced as individual winners.

    Awards for Bethlehem:

  • Two charged with drug trafficking

    A pair of Bardstown men face numerous drug trafficking charges after they were arrested Wednesday by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    Robert Maddox Jr., 37, and Kenny Kincaid, 37, were arrested by agents from the task force and Bardstown Police after officers executed a search warrant at 135 and 144 Fern Lea Circle in Bardstown.

    Police seized about eight ounces of cocaine, nine ounces of marijuana, anabolic steroids, numerous narcotic pills, three handguns, a shotgun and over $7,000 in cash, according to a press release from the GHCNTF.

  • BCS superintendent position advertised

    With a goal of naming a new superintendent before the end of the school year, the position for Bardstown City Schools was posted to the Kentucky Association of School Administrators’ website Tuesday and an application deadline has been set for March 1.

    The post to KASA’s website includes information about the district such as the number of students and schools, as well as a job description.

  • Bardstown City Council briefs from Feb. 6

    Breathing devices for city firefighters to be financed

    Bardstown won’t have to come up with more than a quarter of a million at once to pay for new self-contained breathing apparatuses for city firefighters.

    On Tuesday the City Council approved a resolution for a lease-purchase agreement with WesBanco to finance them over three years at a low interest rate.

  • ‘It grew like mad’

    When Don and Mary Ann Comer were looking to start an antique show in Bardstown, they never imagined it would grow to the magnitude it has. With a half century in the making, the Historic Bardstown Antiques Show draws hundreds each year. But the 2018 event will be missing something — its founder.

    Don Comer died at his home Feb. 1 at the age of 86 and was laid to rest over the weekend. He had studied at Bellarmine University and served in the Naval Air Force, but antiques were a passion of his.

  • Jail logs, Feb. 6-8

    Travis Lee King, 27, contempt of court (2012 juvenile case), warrant served for other police agency, fugitive.

    Don Jay Erholm, 43, failure to appear (2017 misdemeanor case).

    Daniel Corey Glass, 27, first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, fourth-degree assault.

    Christopher Dean Wilburn, 21, alcohol intoxication in a public place, shoplifting, possession of marijuana.

    Wallace Owen Brady, 45, shoplifting, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    John Kristopher Hutchins, 30, parole violation.

  • Growth ... without houses

    Bardstown is booming.

    Signs of prosperity are everywhere. Restaurants and medical offices are going up. Spirits distillers and automotive manufacturers are investing millions of dollars in the community. Existing businesses are expanding and hiring workers.

    But where are all those workers going to live?

    While the local economy is roaring back from the recession, residential development isn’t returning as quickly.

  • County officials want to own amphitheater

    The county government will lease the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre, but two officials have indicated they would like to hold the title.

    The Nelson County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to lease the theater property from the state to expedite fixing its structural and electrical problems.

    The lease will be for five years, but automatically renews for two more five-year terms.

  • Red Heart for Women luncheon planned for Feb. 15

    Hearts in paper, chocolate and candy form are hard to avoid this time of year, but health officials want hearts to be on the mind year-round. The annual Red Heart for Women luncheon is scheduled for Feb. 15, the day after Valentine’s Day, and aims to educate local women about the importance of heart health.

  • Lawsuit filed in 2016 raceway accident

    A personal injury lawsuit has been filed against a local raceway and its operators following a 2016 incident that left a young teen paralyzed.

    According to a complaint filed Jan. 30 in Nelson Circuit Court, Jacqueline and Scott Ritchie and Valene Spalding Auberry, on behalf of David Ritchie, are suing for damages related to an incident that occurred at the Nelson County Fairgrounds on the Bourbon City Raceway. The suit names Bourbon City Raceway, Bobby and Pauline Settles, the Nelson County Fair Board and Western World Insurance Company as defendants.