Today's News

  • Royalty and Watts playing a whole new ball game

    The mayor said Tuesday he will take his bleachers and go home after the county judge refused to play by his new rules.

    Bardstown Mayor John Royalty and Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts announced this week that the nearly 20-year joint funding agreement between the county and city would end after the two failed to agree on new contract terms.

    Royalty was seeking an additional $150,000 from the county and Watts refused the 150-percent increase.

  • PHOTOS: Prayers for Crystal's Safe Return, July 31
  • Two injured in Friday morning crash

    Two people had to be transported to University Hospital in Louisville on Friday morning for injuries sustained in a car accident.

    The accident occurred around 9 a.m. in Bloomfield, near Glasscock Log and Lumber on Springfield Road.

  • LMPD divers spend two days at Melody Lake

    For the second day in a row, the grassy bank of one end of Melody Lake in Nelson County was occupied Wednesday by members of the Louisville Metro Police Underwater Search and Recovery team. Nelson County Sheriff’s Deputy Ramon Pineiroa accompanied the team.

    Members from the Louisville water search team were gathered at the same location Tuesday for about seven hours.

  • Fire department hosts annual kids night

    The humid temperatures Tuesday served as a prime opportunity for firefighters to break out the fire hose and spray a gigantic stream of water over crowds of people all in the name of community.

     The Northeast Nelson Fire Department hosted its annual Kids Night Tuesday. About 250 people from Nelson and surrounding counties came out to enjoy a snack, chat with one another and watch as their kids played a variety of games.

  • A bridge to success: Program to help special needs students transition

    A program being implemented in local high schools this year is focused on helping special needs students transition into the adult world.

    For years, the Guthrie Opportunity Center, Nelson County Industries and Communicare have worked together to provide an environment for those in the community living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Come August, that outreach will extend further into the school systems with the implementation of a “bridge” program.

  • The Carpenter’s apprentices

     Catholic schools pride themselves in offering a quality learning experience, both in and out of the classroom.

    For one week this summer, high school students from St. Joseph Parish’s youth group, Warriors of the Word, got an opportunity to broaden their horizons by taking a field trip rather far afield — to the Central American nation of Belize, where they built a house for a family on the outskirts of the capital city.

  • Friday fundraiser, photo to support Ballard family

    On Friday, the community is asked to come together and show their support for the Ballard family as they continue to deal with the disappearance of Crystal Rogers.

    Liberty Tax Service, on North Third, is asking that everyone in the community who has purchased Prayers for Crystal T-shirts wear them on this day.

    “It’s a community awareness day,” Mary Taylor, of Liberty Tax Service said.

  • Jail Logs: July 30-31

    David Allen Hamilton, 48, probation violation.

    Philip Scott-Whitlow, 22, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, tampering with physical evidence, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Judith Gail Downs, 52, contempt of court.

    Ronald Steven Stine, 27, public intoxication-controlled substance.

    Joseph Michael Fowler, 24, contempt of court.

  • BPS prepares students, parents with kindergarten kickoff

    Tuesday evening, Bardstown Primary School was filled with eager parents, excited teachers and some shy soon-to-be kindergartners as the school hosted its annual Kindergarten Kickoff event.

    Catherine Webb, Family Resource Center director, said the purpose of the kickoff was to allow parents to pick up uniforms for their kids, get the required dental screening and learn information about food service and bus routes.

    “It’s a one stop shop,” she said.