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  • Signs point to Bardstown getting another distillery

    Bardstown could get its third distillery in three years.

    The Kentucky Economic Finance Development Authority reported at its Thursday meeting that SPI Group, which owns Stolichnaya Vodka and earlier this year bought Kentucky Owl Bourbon, is through a subsidiary “considering property in Bardstown to establish a distillery, rickhouses, visitor’s center and other related facilities for the production of bourbon.”

  • CKCF welcomes Sizemore and Carter

    Central Kentucky Community Foundation announces Jamie Sizemore and Chris Carter as the newest members of its Board of Directors. The CKCF board comprises community leaders who volunteer their time and expertise to guide CKCF. The foundation serves Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties.

  • Jail logs, Sept. 28-29

    Kirsten Paige Quick, 24, failure to appear (2017).

    Darrell D. Grundy, 49 non-payment of fines (2016).

    Abbi Gayle Lonneman, 23, probation violation.

    Andrea R. Cinnamon, 40, contempt of court (2016).

    Jerad Matthew Jones, 28, contempt of court.

    Joshua Carter Neal, 40, contempt of court (2016).

    Jason Allen Smith, 41, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. (aggravated circumstance), no/expired registration plates no/expired Kentucky registration receipt.

  • Bardstown keeps its property tax rate unchanged

    The Bardstown City Council gave final approval Tuesday to property tax rates that will remain unchanged for the third year.

    City legislators, after the second reading of the ordinance, voted unanimously to keep the rates at 18.2 cents per $100 of assessed value for real estate, 19.1 cents for personal property and 24 cents for cars, trucks and boats for the 2018 fiscal year that began July 1 and runs through June 30, 2018.

  • Students learn lesson in philanthropy

    Area kids are learning how to make an impact in the world by helping others in need, and their efforts are taking place at school.

    Friday morning, third-graders at Cox’s Creek Elementary helped load dozens of boxes into the back of a truck that will make its way to Texas over fall break. The boxes, which included clothing, water, school supplies and more, will be hand-delivered to five different elementary schools in Texas whose students have been affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

  • City of Bardstown expands communications position

    The city is creating a new position, that of marketing and communications specialist.

    Hannah Bowman, who began working for the city as an intern and is now a part-time media specialist, will be going full-time and have more responsibilities.

    Greg Ashworth, the city’s human resources director and risk manager, said at Tuesday’s Bardstown City Council meeting that there is a need for more communication, especially social media.

  • Jail logs, Sept. 26-27, 2017

    Jeffery S. Rummage, 36, failure to appear (2017 Marion County).

    Matthew S. Simpson, 30, parole violation.

    Joey Lee Owens, 35, contempt of court (2016), theft by deception.

    Amanda Lucille Swift, 30, probation violation (2013).

    William R. Thompson, 24, flagrant non-support (2015), failure to appear (Bracken County), and three counts of failure to appear and seven counts of contempt of court (all Boyle County).

    Ronald Patrick Riggs, 33,

  • New Haven City Commission discusses how to address state pension debate

    The New Haven City Commission broke ranks with two other local governing bodies and took no action on a resolution urging the state legislature to allow the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) to separate from the Kentucky Employees Retirement System (KERS).

    City councils in Bardstown and Bloomfield had previously supported the measure that is being pushed by the Kentucky League of Cities. More than 100 cities have passed the resolution, and according to Breanna Carroll with KLC, others are expected to follow suit in the coming weeks.

  • St. Michael to celebrate 225 years Sunday

    In 1792, George Washington was elected to a second term as president, Kentucky became our 15th state, and the church that is now St. Michael the Archangel in Fairfield was established as the third Catholic church west of the Allegheny Mountains.

    This Sunday, Oct. 1, the little parish will celebrate its 225th anniversary.

    The Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, archbishop of Louisville, will preside over the liturgical service, just as he did for the 220th in 2012.

  • State assessment data changes

    Last year, some schools celebrated their proficient or distinguished designations when it came to state assessments, but changes brought on by a new accountability system in transition mean rankings and labels are things of the past.