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Today's News

  • On-the-go scientific observation

    From food trucks to tiny homes on wheels, on-the-go opportunities are gaining popularity, and education is no different.

    “The actual program itself has been around for 12 years or longer,” said Matthew Hayes, who was manning the Mobile Science Activity Center Tuesday afternoon in Bardstown.

    The new 36-foot truck is in its first year of operation, and comes equipped with iPads, several work stations, and a large-screen television to accommodate groups of up to 30 kids for an hour-long session.

  • Court questions admissibility of new testimony in Roberts case

    The day before the murder trial for Alexander Roberts was set to begin, Circuit Judge John David Seay issued a stay in the trial until March 2, after prosecutors appealed his decision that evidence concerning recent allegations against Roberts was inadmissible.

    Prosecutors say those allegations could amount to a confession.

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP: Tigers rout Cards to make it 4 straight

    Bardstown overcame a pair of losses in the final week of the season and marched to back-to-back wins in the 19th District tournament to reestablish the Tigers as a contender for the 5th Region championship.

  • New Haven PTO pleads for help, investment from district leaders

    Comments made at a school board meeting earlier in the month referring to a lack of parental involvement in New Haven School sparked social media backlash from some in the community. But one local mom attended Wednesday’s special-called meeting to ask the board for help.

    Vanessa Hurst, an NHS parent and a reporter for the LaRue County Herald, wrote a column Feb. 8 called, “A tired school, tired parents.” The opinion piece was published shortly after the Nelson County School Board’s Feb. 2 working session.

  • NCHS FFA president raising money to help the hungry

    Though National FFA Week ended Saturday, Nelson County High School Chapter President Martin Williams is preparing for a spring event aimed at helping his community.

    Williams has spent the past few months building relationships with state officials and other chapters in preparation for a meal-packing event he is planning in April.

    “I decided to do this project about mid-January,” Williams said, adding that he had first been exposed to the idea two years ago during a trip to Washington, D.C.

  • New regulations could foster creation of craft distilleries

    A recommendation by the Planning Commission to local elected officials would promote the development of craft distilleries in the city and county.

    Janet Johnston-Crowe, executive director, explained the proposed changes at last week’s meeting of Nelson County Fiscal Court.

  • Fire destroys trailer on Campground Church Road

    High winds caused by unseasonably warm weather fanned the flames that quickly swept through a mobile home on Campground Church Road Friday afternoon, destroying the residence.

    Fortunately, a mother and her children escaped the flames and were unhurt.

    Capt. Todd Baker, of the Northeast Nelson Fire Department, said the fire occurred around 3:30 p.m.

    It was reported that the fire started in the laundry room, probably in a dryer.   

    “They were home, but they got out safely,” Baker said.

  • Four arrested in Friday drug bust

    Four people were arrested Friday on drug charges after detectives executed a search warrant at 950 Hubbards Lane in Bardstown.

    According to a press release from Bardstown Police, law enforcement and EMS had responded to two suspected drug overdoses at the home within the last three days.

    Detectives from the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Bardstown Police Department conducted a search of the home Friday.

  • Charges against Bloomfield man dismissed in rape case

    The charges against Anthony Nalley, 51, of Bloomfield have been dismissed in regard to a case filed in Nelson Circuit Court last year.

    Nalley was indicted Oct. 19, 2016, on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy. No details in the case were filed at that time.

    Nalley was set to go to trial Wednesday morning, but an email from Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Lucas Cayce to Judge John David Seay on Tuesday reported the commonwealth moved to dismiss the charges with prejudice.

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP: Cards rout Tigers to make it 9 in a row

    Neither a mid-season coaching change, a player dismissal, or playing back-to-back nights on its rival’s home floor could slow down Nelson County’s quest for a ninth straight district championship, as the Cardinals blew out host Bardstown Friday night, 83-57.

    With the win, Nelson County (27-3) rolls into next week’s girls’ 5th Region tournament at Marion County riding a wave of momentum after extending their win streak over 19th District opponents to 22, and improving to 18-0 on the season against 5th Region teams.