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Today's News

  • Man stabbed at New Hope bar

    A man was stabbed at a bar in New Hope late Friday night, according to police.

    Around midnight Friday, Nelson County Sheriff deputies responded to Four Corners Bar in New Hope to investigate a complaint of a stabbing, according to a press release.

    Police said 23-year-old Jamie J. Owens, of Bardstown, was stabbed by Dustin Thompson, 21, of New Hope.

    The stabbing was a result of an altercation, according to police.  

    Thompson was charged with first-degree assault and lodged in the Nelson County Jail.

  • Sign law under fire

    The day after the Bardstown City Council sided with a businesswoman accused of violating its sign ordinance, Rosemary Humkey displayed the sign on top of her car in front of her barber shop.

    She had not gotten a permit for the sign, as City Attorney Bruce Reynolds had advised her to do after the council decided 4-2 that she hadn’t broken the law because the wording was too ambiguous.

  • Coroner fined $1,000 for violating nepotism law

    The Nelson County Fiscal Court has upheld the $1,000 civil penalty the Joint Board of Ethics recommended for Coroner Rayfield Houghlin for violating the county’s ethics ordinance by hiring his daughter, Rebecca, as his deputy.

    The vote was 4-1, with Magistrate Jeff Lear voting no because he thought the court should have accepted the entire recommendation of the Ethics Board.

  • Judge-Exec challenger slams Watts for coroner’s lesser fine

    The same day the Nelson County Fiscal Court voted 4-1 to punish County Coroner Rayfield Houghlin for violating the county’s ethics ordinance, Peter Trzop criticized County Judge-Executive Dean Watts for not going further.

  • Howard Johnson’s sold at auction

    The former Howard Johnson’s on New Haven Road could be getting a new lease on life.

    The property, which closed in March, was auctioned off Thursday. The winning bid was around $650,000, according to the auctioneer, entered by a local individual working in partnership with another from Los Angeles.

    James Keith, with Hilco Real Estate’s Elizabethtown office, declined to identify who won the auction, saying the sale is not yet closed. The bidding opened at $500,000 and was conducted both online and at the facility.

  • Talkin’ trash: City, county settle garbage lawsuit

    The day before it was scheduled to go to trial, city and county officials reached a settlement in a nine-year-old dispute over garbage collection.

    Following a closed-door meeting Tuesday night, members of the Bardstown City Council voted unanimously to approve an agreement to allow county sanitation workers to continue collecting trash for residents they were serving before their neighborhoods were annexed by the city in 2005. In a special called meeting Thursday morning, the Nelson County Fiscal Court also approved the settlement.

  • Garbage settlement affects 298 residential customers in annexed areas

    Residential garbage customers in the Bardstown city limits who are served by the county government’ sanitation service will continue to pay slightly more than other city customers whose garbage is collected by city employees.

    On Thursday, the day it was supposed to have gone to trial, the Nelson County Fiscal Court and the Bardstown City Council settled a nine-year old dispute involving garbage collection in neighborhoods annexed into the city since 2005.

  • Jail Logs: July 25-28

    Dustin James Reid, 21, non-payment of fines.

    James Edward Lewis, 43, third-degree burglary.

    William B. Hanks I, 43, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, failure to wear seat belts.

    Jason Brian Cambron, 40, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, possess open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle.

    Dustin Mark Thompson, 21, first-degree assault.

  • Jail Logs: July 24-25

    Alana Lashay Stivers, 24, failure to appear.

    Derek Joseph Downs, 29, probation violation.

    Amy Leigh Cecil, 40, cultivating marijuana, complicity to cultivating marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing methamphetamine, complicity to manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • PHOTO: Playing on new park equipment