Today's News

  • Classroom language barriers

    Fourteen-year-old Haruna Kondo remembers when her parents told her they were moving to Bardstown from their native Japan.

    “I was pretty shocked,” Kondo said, noting that her mother had been hinting at the move in the weeks prior.

    But the more Kondo thought about it, the more she opened up to it.

    “I was actually born in Bardstown,” she said. “I thought it would be nice to see where I was born.”

  • Boston man injured in Monday morning collision in New Haven

    A Boston man was injured in a collision around 8 a.m. Monday morning at the intersection of Lyons Station Road and U.S. 31E in New Haven.

    Michael Ramsey, 33, of Bardstown, was driving east on Lyons Station and didn’t stop at the intersection, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office media notice.

    Ramsey’s 2000 Chevy Malibu struck a southbound 2002 Dodge Caravan driven by David Newman, 67, of New Haven.

    Ramsey told the investigating officers that he was unfamiliar with the road and the glare of the rising sun obscured his vision.

  • Japanese company Itsuwa KY, LLC coming to Bardstown

    The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has approved incentives for a Japanese company, Itsuwa KY, LLC, which will be locating in Bardstown.

    According to information on the KEDFA’s website, the state has given final approval to maximum tax incentives of $50,000 under the Kentucky Economic Incentive Act (KEIA) and preliminary approval to maximum incentives of $800,000 under the Kentucky Business Investment Program (KBI).

    The total project cost is estimated at $5,167,820.

  • Mayor’s shared social media post sparks tension

    Bardstown Mayor John Royalty acknowledged Friday he had a “learning curve” related to social media when he deleted a Facebook post from his personal page in which he expressed support for another poster’s comments that made some inflammatory accusations against a City Council member.

  • Gordon joins PLG staff

    Matt Gordon has been hired on in PLG-TV to assist with production work, weekend news coverage and to fill in as news anchor.

    Gordon, a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, earned a degree in broadcasting. He had worked as a professional actor for a while before deciding to expand his options in film, working as a freelance media person.

    “I just wanted to be able to do more than just act with film,” Gordon said. “I wanted to have my hands on all aspects, instead of just in front of the camera.”

  • ‘Overcoming adversity’


    Throughout the month of February, Bardstown City Schools honored Black History Month with programs, presentations and projects.

    All of the district’s work centered around one theme — overcoming adversity.

    When planning the events, officials said they wanted all of the schools to have a common theme. During the initial meetings, the topic of adversity and overcoming obstacles was brought up.

  • Bourbon City Bark Park sets tentative opening


    The final touches are being added to the Bourbon City Bark Park and officials hope to have it completed within the next month.

    Weather permitting, the bark park is scheduled to open April 1.

    Those who are interested in joining the Bourbon City Bark Park are asked to attend informative membership meetings at the Nelson County Public Library. The next scheduled meetings are from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8.

  • The beginning: Nelson County Drug Court graduates four

    The atmosphere was positive and supportive Thursday as four participants of Drug Court were graduated from the program.

    “I like myself today; before, I didn’t like myself too much,” said one graduate as he received his certificate and addressed the room of former and current participants, family members, and supporters of the program.

    Drug Court — an alternative to jail time for drug-related crimes — was established in Nelson County in 2008.

  • Jail Logs: Feb. 27- March 2

    Brandon S. Hardin, 24, probation violation.

    Vernon D. Raymond, 44, flagrant non-support, failure to appear.

    Jacob T. Curtsinger, 21, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, disregarding stop sign.

    April R. Thompson, 31, contempt of court.

    Anthony J. Hahn, 55, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of marijuana, possess open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle.

  • Council gives city permission to buy Tannery Hill property to be used as nature park

    The people of Bardstown will soon become the owners of a new woodland park.

    At its meeting Tuesday, the City Council gave its consent for the city to purchase 16 acres of woods, creek and rock cliffs located between My Old Kentucky Home State Park and First Street. The land adjoins a residential development currently under way by its current owner, David Mattingly.

    Last summer, the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund awarded the city a grant of $86,500 to buy the property.