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  • DECISION 2018: Republicans face off in sheriff’s race

    It wasn’t that long ago in Nelson County that the Democratic primary was the election. With few exceptions, if there was a Republican candidate for a county office, there was only one.

    This year is different. Nelson County will have intraparty competition for multiple county offices, including sheriff.

    Two Republicans, both currently Louisville Metro Police officers, are seeking their party’s nomination for sheriff in the May 22 primary.

  • Jail logs, Feb. 9-13, 2018

    Curtis Lee St. Clair, 30, fourth-degree assault.

    William Lance Foster, 31, shoplifting.

    Michael T. Inghram, 48, failure to appear (2017 traffic case).

    Jackie Edward Allen III, 37, public intoxication by a controlled substance excluding alcohol.

    Justin Blease Brown, 31, non-payment of fines, receiving stolen property under $10,000 (both 2018 criminal case).

    Erin Louise Karr, 28, non-payment of fines (2017 traffic case).

    Diana Sue Curtsinger, 26, non-payment of fines (2017 traffic case).

  • Car crashes into house Monday evening on Ky. 245

    Lisa Martinez was lying in bed and had just switched off her TV Monday night when she found her dresser on top of her.

    The renter said she was also covered with parts of her house and the car that struck it.

    Fortunately, she was not injured, but the driver of the car was.

    The accident happened about 7:22 p.m. on Ky. 245.

  • PHOTOS: Nelson Scene: Feb. 14, 2018
  • Deputies injured attempting to stop fleeing suspect

    Two Nelson County sheriff’s deputies sustained minor injuries Monday while apprehending a suspect in a burglary investigation.

    Officers got a call around 11:30 a.m. that there was a burglary in progress at 3104 Plantation Circle in Bardstown. When they arrived, they found Zachery Levi Perkins, 28, of Bardstown in a car outside that address and confirmed that he had an active felony warrant for probation violation.

  • Louisville man charged with seeking sex with minor has ties to Nelson County

    A Louisville man who is accused of seeking a minor for sex in an undercover investigation was acquitted of sexual abuse in Nelson County just four years ago.

    Jeffrey Baunach, 45, was arrested in Louisville Friday and accused of seeking to have sex with a minor, as well as offering his own children in exchange.

    He was charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor for sex and attempted use of a minor under 16 in a sex performance.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Feb,12, 2018

    Bloomfield City Council

    Bloomfield City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Northeast Nelson Fire Station, 130 Perry St. in Bloomfield.

    Cupcakes with a cop

    Cupcakes with a Cop will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Just Baked, 962 Chambers Blvd.

    New Haven Board of Commissioners

    New Haven Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at City Hall, 302 Center St. in New Haven. The public is encouraged to attend.

    Bardstown head start open house and registration

  • Nelson County/Bardstown Schools closed Feb. 12

    Nelson County Schools are closed Monday, Feb. 12. It will be an NYI/Best Day. Child care remains open.

    Bardstown City Schools are also closed Monday.

  • PHOTO: Gaddie speaks to John Fitch Chapter DAR

    The John Fitch Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution were honored to have local potter Matthew Gaddie, (pictured with examples of his artistic work) to share his professional experiences as a potter and artist and how his work relates to agriculture. He also shared the history of the Hart Farm on Woodlawn Road owned by his mother and stepfather, Pat and Tom Hart.

  • Judge denies city’s request to dismiss Royalty lawsuit

    The cloud that is the former mayor’s lawsuit against Bardstown for removing him from office will likely hang around for at least a little bit longer.

    The city was hoping to clear it last week after its attorney filed to have the lawsuit dismissed because the plaintiff and his attorneys had missed two deadlines to file briefs in the case.

    Circuit Judge David Seay denied the city’s motion Friday.

    On Wednesday, Scott Crosbie appeared before Seay seeking a ruling on his motion to dismiss John Royalty’s case against the city.