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  • Camp offers local kids with cancer, survivors a community

    There are some things a person cannot understand unless they’ve experienced it, and for a child who has battled cancer, having a community of others who have gone through the treatments and uncertainties can be comforting.

    That’s what 11-year-old Joe Charles O’Bryan experienced this summer while attending his very first session of Camp Quality, a camp for kids who know the ups and downs of cancer.

  • Republicans won’t rule out tax hikes for some in the middle class

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Republican leaders have positioned their sweeping tax rewrite as a way to cut taxes on the middle class. But some top officials are now saying the plan may not benefit everyone in that income group.

    The acknowledgment could complicate the administration’s ability to sell the tax plan, which is already facing questions from Republicans and Democrats over the cost and effect of the ambitious rewrite.

  • Gunman crafted a meticulous plan to rain carnage on concert

    LAS VEGAS — Before he mowed down concertgoers from a perch high in a hotel tower, Stephen C. Paddock created a ring of surveillance around him, with video cameras in his suite and in the hallway, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. But investigators were still at a loss to offer a motive for the massacre.

  • EMT arrested for cocaine possession

    County officials are concerned about the recent arrest of a Nelson County EMS employee on drug charges.

    “I’ve not had to deal with anything like this,” EMS Director Joe Prewitt said Tuesday.

    Jerry Lynne Hurst, 57, of Springfield, an emergency medical technician for the ambulance service, was arrested Sept. 22 by Kentucky State Police at his niece’s home in Washington County on charges of possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

  • Nelson County Fiscal Court briefs for October 5

    al Court is now on record supporting a plan to separate the retirement fund that covers county, city and school district employees from the troubled Kentucky Retirement Systems.

    All five magistrates voted for a non-binding resolution to remove the County Employees Retirement System from the KRS and establish it as its own entity.

  • County officials voice concerns about state’s ‘dark fiber’ broadband project

    Nelson County Magistrate Keith Metcalfe was incredulous.

    “How in the world do you go from $28,000 a mile to $1.3 million?” he asked. “I cannot calculate that.”

    Metcalfe was grilling Bryan Bell, a senior manager for Bluegrass Cellular, and attorney John Selent about cost overruns for KentuckyWired, the state’s 3,000-mile fiber optic network to provide high-speed broadband service to all 120 counties.

  • Royalty indicted for perjury, misconduct

    Updated at 4:15 p.m. to include comment from Royalty's attorney. 

    A Nelson County grand jury Wednesday indicted former Bardstown mayor John Royalty on four criminal counts for alleged actions while he was in office.

    The charges included one felony count, first-degree perjury, and three misdemeanors comprising two charges of first-degree official misconduct and of one false swearing.

  • Homeowner wants house removed from Bardstown Historic District

    Her corner house at 215 S. Fifth St. is at the edge of the Bardstown Historic District, but she wants the lines redrawn to remove it so that she doesn’t have to comply with what she considers stringent and inconsistent rules.

    “I love the Historic District … but I’m going to do what makes sense for me financially,” she told the Bardstown City Council during a public hearing last week.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Oct. 1-5, 2017

    Board of Adjustment

    The Nelson County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Fiscal Court Room, second floor, Old Courthouse Building, One Court Square, in Bardstown to consider the following application for a conditional use permit for a short-term rental at 10175 Louisville Road (U.S. 31-E).

    A copy of the application may be reviewed in the Planning Commission office, during normal business hours.

    Caring Place fall barbecue

  • PHOTOS: Nelson Scene: Oct. 4, 2017