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  • War museums open for season

    Bardstown’s war museums got off to a brisk start Friday with more visitors than expected for the first day.

    By 4 p.m., Kenny Johnson, the manager, said he had three tour groups come through totaling about 20 people in all.

    “This is a big day for us,” Bob Llewellyn, the curator, said.

    Usually, the museums don’t have many visitors until mid-March, Llewellyn said, but the sunny skies and warm weather may have brought out more tourists.

  • OKH Leadership Day includes music, message

    From music to improv demonstrations that made students think about perspective, a special presentation Friday at Old Kentucky Home Middle School set out to share a message.

    “You matter, and other people matter,” said Preston Pugmire, an award-winning inspirational speaker, podcaster, entertainer and special guest at the school Friday morning. Pugmire used his musical talents to connect with students and spoke about supporting others and celebrating personal strengths.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: March 4, 2018

    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, on the second floor of the Old Courthouse, One Court Square, in Bardstown. Items on the agenda include a proposed lease to the Stephen Foster Drama Association.

    NARFE chapter meeting

  • Linderman running for Congress

    “When I’m Sixty-four,” young Paul McCartney sang, he might be doing the garden or knitting a sweater by the fireside.

    Musician Hank Linderman had a better idea.

    Why not run for Congress?

    “I’ve always been fascinated by politics,” said Linderman, the 64-year-old Democratic candidate for the 2nd District of the U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Brett Guthrie. “Dad was a Republican, Mom was a Democrat, so there was always political discussion in the house.”

  • Ice seeks ninth term as magistrate on Fiscal Court

    Bernard Ice, the longest-serving member of the Nelson County Fiscal Court, wants to continue serving his community.

    The 3rd District magistrate is seeking his ninth four-year term as a Democrat and has more challengers this year than any other member. He is opposed in his party’s primary by a neighbor who ran against him once before, David Call, and whoever gets the Democratic Party’s nod on May 22 will face either one of two Republicans in the Nov. 6 general election.

  • Jail logs, March 1-2

    John Thomas Bowman, 32, first-degree sexual abuse (2017 criminal case).

    Larry N. Carnes, 45, probation violation (2013 criminal case).

    James Anthony Willett, 39, probation violation (2017 criminal case).

    Dyron Alex Johnson, 37, alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Rolando Homedes Naranjo, 28, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Brandy Nicole Meredith, 35, failure to appear (2018 misdemeanor case).

  • Crew working to finish Higdon Loop Bridge repairs
  • Driver injured in wreck at Manton Road, US 150
  • Kids ‘Seuss up’ for Read Across America

    Clutching books and dressed as some of their favorite characters, students at the Bardstown Early Childhood Education Center paraded around the building as part of an annual Dr. Seuss event.

  • Thrasher files request for officials’ phone records

    Don Thrasher has filed an open records request asking to inspect records of Nelson County Fiscal Court members’ phone calls, text messages and emails, as well as their calendars, schedule books and call logs, and any video camera evidence from the Old Courthouse from the hours of 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the days the court meets.

    The letter was filed Feb. 22 and covers the previous 120 days.