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Today's News

  • Runaway steer causes commotion as it flees slaughter

    A steer caused a commotion along Old Bloomfield Pike and Veterans Parkway Thursday morning when he decided he would not be led to the slaughter, literally.

    “He came out of the trailer just cool as a cucumber,” said Terry Armstrong of Leitchfield, who was unloading the steer into a pen behind Boone’s Butcher Shop when it slipped through a gap between the gate and his trailer and bolted.

  • Garbage trucks to cost county half million dollars

    It’s said one man’s trash is another’s treasure. On Tuesday, Nelson County’s magistrates voted to spend close to half a million dollars from the county’s treasury to pick up trash.

    The Fiscal Court decided to buy two new roll-off trucks at $137,374 apiece to lift and empty dumpsters and a standard garbage truck at $157,374.

    All three are 2016 Freightliner brand trucks, and are being purchased from the lowest bidder, Kentucky Truck Sales.

  • DUI leads to murder indictment for Boston man

    A Boston man has been indicted on murder and DUI charges by a Washington County grand jury following a Feb. 18 collision that resulted in the death of a Danville woman.

    According to court documents, Hoyt J. Calhoun, 51, was traveling west on Ky. 150 Bypass in Springfield when he crossed the center line and crashed into an oncoming car, driven by Rhonda Yates, 51, of Danville.

    Yates, who was transported by EMS to SpringView Hospital, was later pronounced dead. Calhoun and a passenger in his car were also injured and the passenger was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Pipeline documentary to be shown at Centre College

    The Advocate-Messenger

    “The End of the Line,” a documentary that follows the grassroots resistance to the recently defeated Bluegrass Pipeline, will play at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Vahlkamp Theater at Centre College.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    “The End of the Line” tells the dramatic story of pipeline opponents such as the “singing Sisters of Loretto,” who earned national headlines for their local efforts to resist the fracking industry. Visit www.SellusWilder.com to watch the trailer or keep up with screening dates.

  • Three arrested after police chase

    Three people from Louisville were arrested Thursday morning following a police chase in Bardstown. According to a press release from the Bardstown Police Department, officers responded to a possible DUI complaint in the area of Busy Bee on North Third Street.

  • Council delays decision on occupational tax rate

    The first item on the agenda for the Bardstown City Council’s work session Tuesday was a Finance Committee recommendation on the occupational tax, but city officials won’t be deciding on the rate for a while.

    Councilman Fred Hagan said that when the issue was discussed in committee last Friday by the mayor and council members, “we had three different opinions.”

    What the commission members did agree on, Hagan said, is that they need to have more information on what the additional tax money is needed to pay for over the next several years.

  • Watts says city residents get their share of job tax

    Bardstown residents contribute about $275,000 of Nelson County’s $1,187,000 in occupational tax revenue, according to numbers County Judge-Executive Dean Watts presented during the Nelson County Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday.

    Watts said that during recent discussions on paying for recreation, fire protection and other jointly funded services, he received many questions from city residents about where the county’s job tax revenue comes from and where it goes.

  • Bloomfield man indicted on criminal abuse charges

    A Bloomfield man was recently indicted on criminal abuse charges after allegedly injuring an infant.

    According to a criminal complaint summons, officers were notified by child services that an infant had been injured. Upon investigating, officers reportedly received medical reports and social services reports alleging that Lee Richardson, 39, admitted to smacking, head butting and shaking the child.

    According to the indictment, Richardson was indicted on three counts criminal abuse in the first degree, with the offenses occurring between March 1 and May 25.

  • Jail Logs: Sept. 3-4

    Jason R. Livers, 39, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, failure to wear seatbelts.

    James Rue Downey, Jr., 47, trafficking in marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, prescription controlled substance not in original container.

    Amanda Lee Hagan, 31, contempt of court.

  • Jail Logs: Sept. 2-3

    Kayla Marie Boone, 26, violation of conditions of release.

    Gary Lee Bates, 42, theft by failure to make required disposition of property.

    John Michael Shanks, 42, non-payment of fines.

    Raina Lynn Sellers, 42, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Erin Gwen Blandford, 20, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Jonathan D. Woford, 29, alcohol intoxication in a public place.