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  • County magistrates vote to join lawsuit against drug companies

    Nelson County will join some 36 other counties in suing the distributors of synthetic opioid drugs that plaintiffs believe are being overprescribed, causing addiction, sickness and death, and costing counties money in treatment.

    On Tuesday, the county’s magistrates unanimously approved a request by County Judge-Executive Dean Watts to enter into a contract with an attorney through the Kentucky Association of Counties to sue the distributors.

  • Iron Horse Committee gives back to New Haven

    On Monday night, the Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival Committee gave back to the community a total of $4,100 to aid local organizations and activities.

    The first group to be awarded a check from the funds raised through the city’s annual Iron Horse Festival was the Student Organization Council (SOC) of Thomas Nelson High School, which received $1,000.

  • PHOTOS: Color Run raises money for Montessori

    St. Joseph Montessori Children’s Center hosted its first Color Run event Saturday at the Nelson County Fairgrounds. The event, attended by several families, served as a fundraiser for the center located on the Nazareth Campus. The Color Run raised nearly $2,000 and was supported not only by participants but sponsors and several area organizations and businesses. The center serves children ages 3-6 in preschool and kindergarten education and was founded in 1973. On Nov. 29, the center will have an open house, which is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m.

  • Nelson County School Board creates timeline for superintendent search

    The Nelson County School Board of Education has established a timeline for the search process in finding a new superintendent, and the position could be filled by April 17, 2018.

  • Bardstown Baptist chili cook-off, auction raise money for Moon

    Bardstown Baptist Church was a chili lover’s delight Sunday night.

    Church members prepared a dozen different varieties — everything from Cincinnati style with spaghetti and cinnamon to hearty Tex-Mex that would bring beads of sweat to a cowboy’s brow.

    Whenever the congregation gets together after church, said Carolyn Goodman, “fellowship always involves food.”

    The event was BBC’s first “chili cook-off,” which was judged by Delores Oakley, Jamie Hicks and Steve Campbell.

  • Jail logs, Nov. 3-7

    Joseph S. Wethington, 48, non-payment of fines.

    Jacob Layne Marshall, 18, two counts of failure to appear (2017).

    Brandon L. Armstrong, 28, contempt of court (2012).

    Debra Lynn Wampler, 56, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), second-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Jeffrey Scott Martin, 39, contempt of court (2015).

  • PHOTOS: Halloween coloring contest winners
  • Shared Responsibility Plan to be presented

    Kentucky education leaders will host a joint press conference at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, Nov. 6, at Woodford County High School to present alternatives to a public pension reform plan that has been presented by the office of Gov. Matt Bevin.

  • Sisters of Charity help Houston residents after Hurricane Harvey

    Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s disaster relief volunteers are back home after traveling to Houston for several days to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

    The costliest storm in U.S. history, Harvey dumped 40 inches of rain on the Gulf Coast, caused tremendous flooding and displaced 30,000 people from their homes.

  • Out of the cold

    There were new faces at Bardstown United Methodist Church’s Wednesday night supper this past week.

    Two homeless men, guests of Room in the Inn for the first night of its second year, joined the congregants for some good food and fellowship before turning in early for the night.

    Their beds were mattresses on the floor made with fresh linens and blankets and Hershey’s kisses on the pillowcases. They were simple but clean and comfortable, and both men were asleep long before lights out at 10.