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Today's News

  • Bodies of missing father, son found in Oregon

    Two Bardstown men missing for nearly two years in Oregon were found Thursday in what investigators say they believe was a murder/suicide.

    The bodies of John K. Wood and his son, Jason, were found Thursday evening off Dog River Trail in the Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon, according to a press release from the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office.

    The bodies were discovered by workers with the U.S. Forest Service who were conducting a survey when they found the bodies, according to the press release.

  • Four cars collide on Ky. 245
  • Woman who fell from tree airlifted to U of L Hospital

    A woman was found unconscious after she fell from a tall tree near Bloomfield Friday night, but was talking to first responders when she was taken to a landing zone at Bloomfield Middle School and airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville, Capt. Scott Thompson of the Northeast Nelson Fire Protection District said.

    Thompson said the accident occurred in the 5000 block of Hwy. 1066.

    The firefighters set up the landing zone and, and Air Methods flew the woman, who was reported to be in her 40s, to the hospital.

  • Becoming engineers: BCS students receive hands-on skills at summer STEAM camp

    Using only duct tape and plastic straws, Emma Blair, a rising seventh-grader at Bardstown Middle School, slowly constructed a tower that was designed to hold a tennis ball for three seconds Wednesday morning.

    Despite the chatter of her peers surrounding her, Blair focused on building her tower at a table by herself.

    Blair, along with 27 other students, participated in a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) summer camp taught by BMS teacher Craig Frey.

  • Congressman Guthrie to hear from the people

    Nelson County residents will have an opportunity next week to hear from their congressman, ask him questions and share their concerns.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., is visiting all 21 counties in the 2nd District this summer, and on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 5 p.m., he will be at the Nelson County Public Library, at 201 Cathedral Manor in Bardstown, for an informal gathering.

  • Protecting and restoring historic homes involve work, dedication

    Managers of historic attractions in Nelson County have a unique responsibly of preserving the past while still trying to keep their attractions unscathed during damaging weather while also taking into consideration modern technological advances to help with their job.

    For example, My Old Kentucky Home State Park is the home of Federal Hill mansion, which was built between 1795 and 1818. Inside the mansion are many pieces of furniture originally owned by the Rowan family.

  • PHOTO: Brothers Osbourne perform as part of Live at the Park

    Brothers Osbourne performed Monday at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre as part of the Live at the Park Summer Concert Series. The next show in the series is The Monarchs on Monday, Aug. 1.

  • Two indicted for fleeing, DUI and endangerment in separate incidents

    Car chases in March and June have led to the indictment of two people accused of endangering a minor and driving under the influence, among other charges in separate cases.

  • Thursday evening alcohol arrest leads to sex abuse charge

    A local man is accused of sexual abuse after an alleged encounter with a woman during a medical transport Thursday night.

    According to a uniform citation from the Bardstown Police Department, Scotty Johnson, 50, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place after being found passed out in the grass by Keystone Cinemas. While being transported by EMS to the hospital, Johnson is accused of grabbing a female EMS worker in her lower private area.

  • Mackville teen indicted on 20 counts of forgery

    A 19-year-old was recently indicted on forgery charges for crimes he is accused of committing between April and May of this year.

    According to the indictment filed in court Wednesday, William Tyler Sheperd, of Mackville, is accused of possessing forged checks on the account of another totaling more than $700. The checks were passed or attempted to be passed at several area food marts between April 1 and May 31.

    Sheperd is charged with 20 counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument. His bail was set at $9,500 cash, plus conditions.