Today's News

  • ‘Follow me’

    Before Jesus was crucified, he predicted Peter would deny him three times. When this came true, the Gospels say, Peter “went outside and wept bitterly.”

    After he was raised from the dead, however, Jesus told Mary Magdalene, “Go and tell my disciples and Peter.”

    “I love that,” Pastor Freddy Riggs of Faith Worship Center said when he told the story of Jesus forgiving Peter and even singling him out to receive the good news of his resurrection.

  • Sheriff's race: Houck would bring new blood to badge

    Brooks Houck said he decided to run for Nelson County sheriff because it is time for the office to have new blood and fresh ideas.

    “It is time for the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office to go forward with a fervent zeal and a new direction,” Houck said. “It is time for fresh, new blood.”

    Houck is running against Nelson County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ed Mattingly for the Democratic nomination for sheriff. Bloomfield Police Chief Kenny Downs was in the Democratic race, but withdrew because of personal reasons.

  • Sheriff's race: Mattingly cites experience, lifelong dream

    Becoming sheriff has always been a lifelong dream for Ed Mattingly.

    “It’s something I’ve wanted to do all my life,” Mattingly, a sergeant with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, said of his decision to run.

    In the May 20 primary, voters will choose between Mattingly and real estate agent Brooks Houck, two candidates vying for the Democratic nomination. Bloomfield Police Chief Kenny Downs was in the Democratic race, but withdrew because of personal reasons.

  • Local FOP chapter endorses Mattingly for sheriff

    The Old Kentucky Home Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 43 has endorsed Nelson County Sheriff Sgt. Ed Mattingly in his bid to become the next sheriff.

    Mattingly is running for the Democratic nomination against real estate agent Brooks Houck in the May 20 primary. The winner of which will go on to face the Republican candidate, Nelson County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. “Thomas” Fulkerson Jr., in the November general election.

  • Man pleads guilty to 2000 nursing home rape, burglary

    A Bardstown man has pleaded guilty to a rape and burglary that occurred over a decade ago at a nursing home in Nelson County.

    A week before his case was scheduled to go to trial, Michael J. Marino accepted a plea agreement in which he pleaded guilty to first-degree rape and first-degree burglary.

    Marino was sentenced to 15 years in prison, according Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Terry Geoghegan. Marino will be eligible for parole after serving 85 percent of his sentence. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

  • Professor talks of symbolism behind quilts

    Local residents and quilting enthusiasts gathered at the main branch of the Nelson County Public Library Tuesday for a presentation that offered a splash of culture and history to the art.

    Pearlie M. Johnson, assistant professor of Pan-African Studies and art history at the University of Louisville, spoke to the group about the history and reinterpretation of African-American quilts and the historical and cultural significance behind them.

    “I’m interested in art and quilts are a form of art that rarely get proper recognition,” Johnson said.

  • Neighborhood outreach initiative begins Monday



    The Bardstown Historical Review Board and Hope Hawkins, preservation administrator for the Joint City-County Planning Commission of Nelson County, have planned a neighborhood outreach initiative “encompassing residents located in the Historic District,” Hawkins said.

    The initiative will include “Pizza and Preservation” meetings that will be held every Monday at 5:30 p.m., beginning Saturday and ending June 16.

  • Bunco tournament sparks debate over parking issues



    The upcoming New Haven Bunco tournament sparked debate between event organizers and local businesses at the city’s Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday.

  • Helping Haiti



    In conjunction with the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral a Bethlehem junior theology class went on a mission trip to Haiti on a service project.

    “The object of this mission trip was to immerse our children in the culture of a third world country,” said Bethlehem High School theology teacher, Ellen Williamson.

    The eight students and three adult chaperones stayed at the rectory in Port Au Prince, Haiti.

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