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Today's News

  • Bardstown woman dies in collision with dump truck

    A Nelson County woman died Thursday night when she turned into the path of an oncoming dump truck in front of the Jim Beam Stillhouse on Ky. 245 at Clermont.

    Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings identified the woman Friday morning as Samantha Greenwell, 29 of Bardstown.

  • Officials break ground for Botland fire station

    Officials broke ground Tuesday at 4720 Springfield Road — the future location of a Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department in Botland.

    Building a fire department in the area, officials say, is a plan that has been in the works for quite some time.

    “This is an overdue project,” said Judge-Executive Dean Watts, noting that the Botland area has grown over the past 15 years. “I believe this will serve folks and provide their households with some extra protection.”

  • Man indicted on 466 counts of child pornography

    A Bardstown man was indicted Wednesday on several hundred felony counts of possessing child pornography.

    A Nelson County grand jury indicted James David Leslie, 51, on 466 counts of possession of child pornography, a class D felony, which carries a sentence of one to five years in prison.

    According to the indictment, sometime between Aug. 15, 2012, and Nov. 8, 2012, Leslie, who lives at 214 McGowan Avenue, knowingly had in his possession matter depicting a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Man indicted for stalking McDonald’s employee

    Less than two weeks after his arrest, Johnny Dean Johnson was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury for stalking a female employee at McDonald’s.

    Johnson, 50, who is a registered sex offender, was indicted on first-degree stalking, a class D felony that carries a sentence of one to five years in prison, and first-degree persistent felony offender by a Nelson County grand jury.

  • Woman accused of lying about her child’s cancer for profit

    A woman who allegedly lied that her son had cancer and received charitable contributions from the community was indicted Wednesday.

    Nancye Beth Avis, 39, was indicted on theft by deception $500 or more, a class D felony that carries a sentence of one to five years in prison, and endangering the welfare of a minor, a class A misdemeanor.

  • Police seize 50 pot plants from Loretto Road home

    Approximately 50 marijuana plants and 18 animals living in filth were seized from a home on Loretto Road Tuesday.

    Police conducted an investigation at 6785 Loretto Road, where James Kevin Muncy resides, according to a Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force press release.

    During the investigation, police located approximately 50 marijuana plants at the residence. Some of the plants were located inside and outside of the residence.

  • Culinary competitors

    Three local teens stole the stage — the Gourmet Garden Stage, that is — at the Kentucky State Fair after winning the first three rounds of the Kentucky Junior Chef State Finals.

  • Bardstown City Schools Board approves increased tax rate

    In a unanimous vote, the Bardstown City School Board approved a tax rate increase during its Tuesday meeting.

    The increased tax rate will amount to a 4 percent increase in tax revenue for fiscal year 2015.

    Under the new tax rate, real estate and personal property tax would be at 75.3 cents per $100, with an anticipated combined revenue of more than $7.8 million.

    Both tax rates include 0.1 cent to recover prior year losses because of exonerations, which allows the school system to recoup dollars lost from exemptions.

  • Jail Logs: Aug. 21-22

    James David Leslie, 51, 466 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

    Eric Scott Keeling, 34, tampering with physical evidence, complicity to tampering with physical evidence, persistent felony offender.

  • Police ask for public’s help to solve tombstone vandalism case

    Bardstown Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying who is responsible for vandalizing a tombstone in Bardstown Cemetery earlier this week.

    Connie and David Brown, whose son’s tombstone was vandalized with red spray paint, are now offering a $1,500 reward to anyone with tips leading to an arrest of those responsible.

    On Tuesday, police posted a photo of the defaced tombstone on Facebook. Police said they responded to the cemetery around 8 a.m. Monday and discovered the vandalism.