Local News

  • Jail logs, Nov. 24-28

    Joey R. Tungate, 47, failure to appear, theft by unlawful taking or disposition from coin machine under $500.

    John Wesley Scott Monin, 34, shoplifting under $500.

    Ruben Jordan Warr, 29, contempt of court (2016).

    Brandon Wayne Vermillion, 31, third-degree terroristic threatening, fourth-degree assault, violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO, intimidating a participant in a legal process.

    William Andrew Wathen, 38, failure to appear (2013).

    Ricky Dwayne Strickland, 20, failure to appear (2017).

  • A place to play

    Bardstown City Schools has been following a theme of “play” and recently unveiled its latest project — an indoor playground — which the annual WHAS Crusade for Children grant helped pay for.

    Director of Special Education Lance Boston spoke last Tuesday at the school board’s monthly meeting about the grant and the playground, which was installed at the Bardstown Early Childhood Education Center.

  • Woodlawn golf course could become houses

    The fairways and greens at Woodlawn Springs could give way to more homes.

    Woodlawn Springs Golf Club LLC is proposing to have the development plan for the 18-hole course amended within the existing zoning classification, multi-family residential-planned use, to allow for converting the 140.04 acres of the course into building lots.

    A public hearing before the Joint Planning Commission is scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Bardstown High School auditorium.

  • Bernheim hosting Festival of Trees, Holiday Open House

    Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is hosting two holiday events this weekend.

  • Jim Beam hosting holiday event

    The Jim Beam American Stillhouse is jumping into the holiday season with a special “Feastival” event, a dinner hosted by seventh generation Master Distiller Fred Noe.

    According to a press release, guests will join the Noe family, friends and neighbors in what the distillery is calling “Kentucky’s largest holiday dinner” Friday and Saturday evening.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Nov. 27, 2017

    Nelson County Schools Board of Education

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education will have a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Nelson County High School, 1070 Bloomfield Road in Bardstown.

    Hanging of the Greens

  • Nelson County Schools hosting public forum Thursday

    Those wishing to be part of the selection process for Nelson County Schools’ next superintendent can do so by attending a public forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at Nelson County High School. The public forum is part of a timeline established by the Nelson County Schools Board of Education in the district’s search and selection for a new superintendent following the resignation of Anthony Orr.

  • Big wheels, big fun

    As the third rider crashed into the ditch by the orange cone, laughter erupted from the crowd that had gathered by the guardrail. No one was seriously injured, but it was the anticipation of wrecks and wipe outs that brought hundreds to the sharp curves of Cissal Hill Road Sunday afternoon.

    “This is the biggest crowd yet,” said organizer Levi Wooldridge, adding that the number of spectators has grown each year.

  • Bardstown man killed in fiery head-on crash

    A 31-year-old Bardstown man, Joseph Simpson, and another driver were killed in a fiery head-on collision in southern Indiana Sunday night.

    According to a press release from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office in New Albany, the crash happened about 8:38 p.m. in the 3000 block of State Road 111 South.

    The press release said Schuyler Benjamin, 27, of Indianapolis, was driving north in a white 2002 Ford explorer and crossed the center line, striking a silver 2002 Toyota pickup driven by Simpson head on.

    Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Community Notes, Nov. 26, 2017



    The next public Anatok meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Old Courthouse.

    Bardstown City Council

    The Bardstown City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28.


    Team Up! FRYSC

    Team Up! Family Resource & Youth Services Center will hold an advisory council meeting on Monday, Nov. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at Cox’s Creek School. The public is invited to attend. To reserve a seat, call 349-7006.