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  • Shain named Sen. Jeff Green Scholar

    Natalie Shain, a 2017 graduate of Bethlehem High School, has been named a Senator Jeff Green Scholar by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade-point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    Shain has also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards. If she keeps her grades up in college, she will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • TNHS hosts regional college fair
  • Foster Heights celebrates International Dot Day
  • Bottling line at GO Center celebrates ‘birthday’

    Clients and guests gathered in the warehouse Monday afternoon excited for cake and belting out “Happy Birthday” to ReBart. The ReBart Bottling Company, which has a bottling line housed inside the Guthrie Opportunity Center, celebrated one year of operation this month.

    The company is owned by husband and wife Renea and Michael “Bart” Bartoszek, and its creation was inspired to introduce a new type of work to those served by the Guthrie Opportunity Center — adults with special needs.

  • Man faces felony charges for offense against juvenile

    An Ohio man was arraigned in court earlier this month regarding an alleged crime that took place in Nelson County in February.

    According to a complaint warrant filed in Nelson Circuit Court, Jeffrey S. Parker Sr., 33, who is listed as residing in Cincinnati, is charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree criminal abuse of a child age 12 or under and first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly attacking a juvenile in Bardstown, an incident he told police was only a prank. All three charges are felonies.

  • Jail logs, Sept. 22-26, 2017

    Larry Lee Tucker, 48, failure to appear (2017 Marion County).

    Joseph Anthony Smith, 39, failure to appear (2017).

    Michael Anthony Ryan, 39, non-payment of fines.

    Mitchell Ray Ramsey, 36, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Gavin Jacob Gordon, 19, possession of marijuana, failure to wear seat belts, failure to appear, (2017 Jefferson County).

  • Cox’s Creek students think about community, global impact through projects

    Third-graders at Cox’s Creek Elementary were presented with one question: How can they, as good citizens, become heroes in their community? The assignment is part of a project-based learning experience and is the first of its kind for the school year.

    “They got to choose which direction they went in,” said third-grade teacher Kelsey Berryman. “We were a little nervous at first, but they’ve embraced it, and we are very proud of them.”

  • When training heats up ...

    It must have looked odd to those who hadn’t heard what was happening. Firefighters were just standing around or lying in the grass watching the inferno as a big, two-story farmhouse went up in flames.

    What they didn’t know was that all Saturday afternoon, firefighters had been going in and out of the house as part of a training exercise involving the controlled burning of the house.

  • Transcript question leads to beneficial contract with ACT

    Scholarship eligibility and college admissions processes could now be improved for students in Nelson County Schools following a contract between the district and ACT, the organization that provides the college readiness assessment taken by high school juniors.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Sept. 20, 2017


    The next public Anatok meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Old Courthouse.

    Feeding America Food Distribution

    The Feeding America Food Distribution will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Nelson County Fairgrounds for anyone low-income and in need. Bring proof of residence, number in your household and identification.

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