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  • 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

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  • Beshear calls for opioid action in Washington

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear Monday joined a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general in his latest effort to address the opioid crisis in Kentucky.

    Beshear and 38 state attorneys general are calling on Congress to pass the Road to Recovery Act, HR 2938, that will remove an unnecessary restriction on Medicaid funding for in-patient drug treatment.

  • Health and Wellness Fair to feature 60-plus groups

    More than 60 companies and charities will offer free health information and screenings during the sixth annual Flaget Health and Wellness Fair this weekend.

    The event, hosted by Flaget Memorial Hospital and KentuckyOne Health, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the hospital at 4305 New Shepherdsville Road.

  • Jail logs Sept. 29-Oct. 3

    Steven Russell King, 56, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. (aggravated circumstance).

    Latisha Ann Ringer, 30, contempt of court, failure to appear (2017 Spencer County).

    Clark N. Spalding, 44, probation violation.

    Daren R. Curtsinger, 47, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

    Kayondra M. Poynter, 29, warrant served for other police agency.

    John Taurice Poynter, 36, non-support, non-payment of fines (2016), probation violation (2016).

  • 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.