Local News

  • New Haven man injured in Friday morning crash on Balltown Road

    An 18-year-old New Haven man was injured in a crash on Balltown Road early Friday morning.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the area of 2922 Balltown Road at 6:35 a.m. Friday on report of an injury accident with vehicle fire. On the scene, first-responders found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames, but the driver, James Hall, was outside of the vehicle. EMS transported Hall to Flaget Memorial Hospital for injuries.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from Nov. 2

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Nov. 12, 2017

    Prayer service for Alexa Hughes
    There will a special prayer service 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at St. Joseph Church for Alexa Hughes.  Alexa has been battling cancer and will undergo surgery this week. All are welcome to attend the service or join in prayer from afar.

    Thomas Nelson SBDM Council

  • PHOTOS: Veterans Day 2017

    Area schools observed Veterans Day on Friday with assemblies and programs to recognize and honor veterans in the community as well as those who serve as staff members.

  • Clark honored as KentuckyOne Health Employee of the Year

    Jill Clark thought she was walking down to the conference room at Flaget Memorial Hospital for a marketing activity, so she was truly surprised to enter a room packed with her extended family, friends and co-workers all waiting with grins to greet her.

    “I’m speechless. I’m totally surprised,” said Clark, a longtime nurse, upon learning she had been selected as the hospital’s first KentuckyOne Health Employee of the Year.

    Jennifer Nolan, Flaget’s new president, opened the Nov. 6 reception for Clark.

  • Coomes was with Marines at Iwo Jima

    Bill Coomes’ friends were at Hadorn’s Friday, but it wasn’t the same without him.

    “They missed him this morning,” said Denise Milsap, who works at the bakery. They said that on a cold day like today, he would still sit outside.”

    On a bright, wintry morning, Coomes could often be found sitting on Hadorn’s porch in his red 4th Marine Division cap, a cup of coffee in his hand and a big grin on his face, greeting whoever came by.

    And he always had pleasant parting words.

  • Fogle files to run for county judge-executive

    Kenny Fogle is hoping the third time’s the charm.

    The Air Force veteran, former state employee and retired United Way director is running again for the Democratic Party’s nomination for county judge-executive.

    He filed his papers Thursday afternoon at the County Clerk’s Office.

    Fogle will be running against longtime incumbent, Dean Watts, who is also a Democrat and is seeking a seventh term.

  • House near Hobbs Lane burns down

    Rachel Goodpaster stood watching, grief-stricken, as her home burned down Friday morning.

    She and Darryl Goodpaster were both at work when the house at 74 Gambrell Lane that they rented from Clifford Gambrell went up in flames. She had left for her job around 4 a.m. and he had left the house about 6 or 6:30, she said.

    Chief Billy Mattingly of Nelson County Fire and Rescue said E-911 Dispatch got the call around 10 when someone spotted the smoke with binoculars.

  • Nelson Circuit Court Indictments from Oct. 18

    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury and had arraignments set for Nov. 2

    Joseph Dewitt, 32, of New Haven, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth) possession of drug paraphernalia. On or about May 2, 2017, Dewitt unlawfully possessed meth and drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

  • Kentucky Wired representative talks about broadband project

    The spokesman for the company that is designing the KentuckyWired high-speed broadband project told county officials it’s coming to all of the state’s 120 counties, including Nelson.