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  • American Greetings sells majority stake to equity firm

    American Greetings announced Tuesday it will sell a majority stake in the company to a private equity firm.

    Clayton, Dubelier & Rice will acquire 60 percent of ownership in the greeting card manufacturer, according to a press release Tuesday morning.

    The Weiss family, descendants of the company’s founder, will retain 40 percent. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

  • Driver overturns SUV on Boston Road
  • PHOTO: Green Beret speaks to DAR
  • Jail logs, Feb. 9-13

    Curtis Lee St. Clair, 30, fourth-degree assault.

    William Lance Foster, 31, shoplifting.

    Michael T. Inghram, 48, failure to appear (2017 traffic case).

    Jackie Edward Allen III, 37, public intoxication by a controlled substance excluding alcohol.

    Justin Blease Brown, 31, non-payment of fines, receiving stolen property under $10,000 (both 2018 criminal case).

    Erin Louise Karr, 28, non-payment of fines (2017 traffic case).

    Diana Sue Curtsinger, 26, non-payment of fines (2017 traffic case).

  • Car crashes into house Monday evening on Ky. 245

    Lisa Martinez was lying in bed and had just switched off her TV Monday night when she found her dresser on top of her.

    The renter said she was also covered with parts of her house and the car that struck it.

    Fortunately, she was not injured, but the driver of the car was.

    The accident happened about 7:22 p.m. on Ky. 245.

  • Deputies injured attempting to stop fleeing suspect

    Two Nelson County sheriff’s deputies sustained minor injuries Monday while apprehending a suspect in a burglary investigation.

    Officers got a call around 11:30 a.m. that there was a burglary in progress at 3104 Plantation Circle in Bardstown. When they arrived, they found Zachery Levi Perkins, 28, of Bardstown in a car outside that address and confirmed that he had an active felony warrant for probation violation.

  • PHOTO: Dancing with daddy
  • ‘A cornerstone of the community’

    The crowd gathered at Kreso’s Restaurant on Third Street Saturday night was a testament to the impact “The Stephen Foster Story” has made on the community and on the state. As the Beautiful Dreamer Ball celebrated the diamond anniversary season, it also raised funds for the Stephen Foster Drama Association at a crucial time.

    “It’s just incredible to have this kind of support,” said Managing Artistic Director Johnny Warren as he addressed the event’s large audience. “You guys being here tonight, it means so much.”

  • Royalty hires new legal representation

    Bardstown’s former mayor has new attorneys in three cases in the Nelson County court system.

    On Thursday, Thomas Clay, a Louisville lawyer who has litigated several high-profile employment lawsuits in the state, filed his notice of appearance on behalf of John Royalty.

    An article in The Kentucky Standard published Sunday reported that Clay had not filed the official paperwork in two lawsuits as of Friday.

  • DECISION 2018: Republicans face off in sheriff’s race

    It wasn’t that long ago in Nelson County that the Democratic primary was the election. With few exceptions, if there was a Republican candidate for a county office, there was only one.

    This year is different. Nelson County will have intraparty competition for multiple county offices, including sheriff.

    Two Republicans, both currently Louisville Metro Police officers, are seeking their party’s nomination for sheriff in the May 22 primary.