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Today's News

  • FOUR YEARS LATER: The hurt hasn’t healed

    Hanging above Detective Joedy Gilliland’s desk at the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is a framed Cincinnati Reds jersey with the name “Ellis” on it and the number 32. He believes it is the shirt his friend wore during spring training in 2004.

    Jason Ellis is, however, and will forever be remembered by another number, 139.

  • PHOTOS: Bethlehem sends off class of 2017

    Bethlehem High School held its 105th commencement ceremony May 21 at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheater. All 62 students in the class of 2017 were accepted to college, and 97 percent are going to college this year. The others are going into the military or the workforce. The class also had the highest SAT average score of any Bethlehem class ever, 25.5.

  • Walk Like MADD event set for Saturday to spread awareness

    Quinton Higgins remembers a good Samaritan grabbing his arms and pulling him from the bodies. Though he had been six seats behind the bus driver and had passed out in a panic, he somehow made it to the back exit. It wasn’t until nearly two weeks later, while he was still recovering from burns at Kosair Children’s Hospital, that Higgins would learn a drunk driver caused the crash.

  • Procession will honor Jason Ellis

    On May 25, 2013, Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis gave his life protecting others.

    Four years later, others are being asked to give a little of their time to show their gratitude for his service and for others who serve as police.

    Ellis was on his way home from work in the early morning hours when he exited the Bluegrass Parkway at Bloomfield Road and stopped to clear away some brush blocking the Exit 34 ramp. When he got out of his car to remove the hazard, a gunman waiting to ambush him took his life.

  • Nelson County Rocks honors fallen officer Jason Ellis

    The rain had started falling, but Anthony Broaddus kept painting some kind of green creature while children huddled under the picnic tables with their disposable plate palettes until volunteers moved everything under roof.

    “You know the crocodile in ‘Peter Pan’? I think that’s what it is, but I’m not done yet,” he said.

  • Wish granted

    A local 11-year-old girl not only saw the beach for the first time recently, but she also got to meet Olaf, a popular character from Disney’s “Frozen” movie. Over spring break, Gracie Sitnicki and her family visited “the most magical place on earth” with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a nonprofit that helps kids with life-threatening conditions.

    “I’d never been to Florida before,” Gracie said, adding that she was excited to meet Olaf and do a lot of other activities at the Walt Disney World Resort.

  • Students found on OKH roof at night, alleged threat made against staff member

    While preparing for a dance at Old Kentucky Home Middle School Monday night, several staff members discovered students on the roof of the school building.

    According to a letter sent to parents Tuesday afternoon, the discovery was made between 8 and 9 p.m. Monday when staff heard noises coming from the roof and went outside to investigate. Three OKH students, not identified in the letter, were found on the roof. The school’s assistant principal and police were contacted, as were the students’ parents.

  • Nursing home worker facing charges after Gucci bracelet pawned

    A criminal complaint has been filed against a young Bloomfield woman accused of pawning a Gucci bracelet allegedly stolen from a nursing home resident.

    According to the complaint completed by Detective Chris Smith, Bardstown Police received a report that a Gucci gold link bracelet had been taken from a resident at a local nursing home. The complaint states the bracelet was allegedly taken off the man’s arm while he was sleeping.

  • PHOTOS: Field day fun

    Students around the county had fun during field day events Friday.

  • Bardstown musicians to open summer concert series

    The Bardstown High School Music Department will be featured this Friday at 7 p.m. in the opening week of the Edward Jones Summer Band Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown/Nelson County Parks and Recreation Department.

    Performing will be the BHS String Orchestra, the BHS Tiger Choral, and the BHS Concert Band. The orchestra is under the direction of Paola Land, the Tiger Choral is under the direction of Catherine Christian, and the Bardstown Band is led by director Matt Brown.