Local News

  • Smith Brothers helps provide drinking water for Kentucky flood victims

    A Bardstown beer distributor teamed up with Anheuser-Busch and the American Red Cross to distribute canned drinking water to flood victims in Kentucky and Indiana last week.

    Gregory Smith, equity agreement manager for Smith Brothers Distributing Co. at 1207 N. Third St., said that of the 100,000 cans of drinking water Anheuser-Busch provided for residents of Kentucky and Indiana from its plant in Cartersville, Ga., half came to Bardstown and was delivered by Smith Brothers to the American Red Cross in Bullitt County.

  • Ford bets on aluminum trucks, but still looking for payoff

    By Neal E. Boudette

    The New York Times

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three years ago, Ford Motor made a daring gamble when it started selling a new version of its F-150 pickup truck made mainly of aluminum rather than steel.

    No carmaker had ever committed to using aluminum so widely in such a high-volume, high-profile vehicle. But the new F-150 proved to be a technological marvel — 700 pounds lighter than the truck’s previous version, able to pull heavy loads with a V6 engine rather than a gas-guzzling V8.

  • Jail logs, March 2-6

    NOTE: Dates listed in parenthesis indicate the charge is related to or part of an existing court case. Persons may be listed in the jail logs for new arrests on charges or for other jail bookings related to a charge. Some persons may be booked in the Nelson County Jail as part of a court sentence for charges of which they have previously been found guilty.  These bookings are provided directly from the Nelson County Jail. 

    Alisha Mae Lyvers, 32, probation violation (2015 criminal case).

  • More than a dozen candidates apply for open local superintendent positions

    With application deadlines now passed, a total of 36 candidates are seeking local superintendent positions as both Bardstown City and Nelson County districts look to fill vacancies next school year.

    Bardstown City Schools announced Friday the district’s screening committee received 16 applications for the position. Of those 16, only one applicant came from out of state and four applicants have prior superintendent experience.

  • Bardstown Elementary principal moving to director position at Central Office

    A new superintendent is not the only change Bardstown City Schools will see next year. Superintendent Brent Holsclaw announced Friday that the district’s elementary school principal, Paul Bowling, has been selected for a director position with Central Office.

    Bowling was one of three candidates interviewed by a screening committee for the director of district personnel position.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-March 6, 2018


    The next public Anatok meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the Old Courthouse.

    Kentucky Public Retirees

    The Kentucky Public Retirees/Lincoln Trail Chapter will meet Monday, March 12, at 11:30 a.m. at Golden Corral Restaurant in Elizabethtown. The guest speaker for the meeting will be a representative from Allegro Senior Living.

    Ministerial Association to meet

  • Complaint filed against zoning board member

    Woodlawn Springs resident Peter Trzop has filed an ethics complaint against Planning Commission member Mark Mathis for voting on the Woodlawn Springs Golf Club zone change despite alleged conflicts of interest.

    Trzop claims that, because of his business interests in road construction and paving, and his past political campaign contributions to a member of the golf course owners’ family, Mathis shouldn’t have voted or been involved in the discussion and decision.

  • Woman injured in outbuilding fire on US 31E

    A 71-year-old woman remained in critical condition in University of Louisville Hospital’s burn unit Monday after she was severely injured Saturday in an outbuilding fire at her home on Louisville Road.

    Judy Jett suffered severe burns all over her body when a shed or garage she was in caught fire.

    Chief Billy Mattingly of Nelson County Fire and Rescue said that a garage door opener apparently sparked and ignited something.

    E-911 Dispatch reported the incident at 2:10 p.m. as a “person on fire.”

  • Response filed in Raceway lawsuit

    Three defendants named in a lawsuit deny the allegations of negligence and liability against them after a teen was paralyzed on a racetrack two years ago.

  • In fifth year, Participation Station continues to reach out

    Support is crucial for someone battling mental illness, and when addressing mental health shifted from management to recovery, resources like the Participation Station in Bardstown were born.

    Tina, a participant, has been visiting Participation Station since the resource opened in Bardstown five years ago. It’s a place where she finds support, friendship and understanding.