Today's News

  • Bardstown man killed on BG in Woodford County

     A young man from Bardstown was killed early Sunday morning after a one-vehicle crash in Woodford County.

    According to the Woodford County coroner, Jaylin Tonge, 20, from Bardstown, was killed in the accident that occurred at about 2:45 a.m. near the 67 mile-marker of the Bluegrass Parkway.

    The Versailles Police Department reports that Tongue was driving a 2004 Chevy Avalanche westbound when it traveled off the roadway into the median and overturned, crossing into the eastbound lanes.

  • Falling fuel prices raise concerns about roads

    Gasoline and diesel prices have plunged this fall, which is good for consumers’ budgets, but bad for road budgets.

    On New Year’s Day, the state gasoline tax, which is determined by a formula based on the wholesale price of fuel, will drop by 4.3 cents, which it’s estimated will reduce funding for road projects and maintenance by about $129 million a year.

  • Kelley takes national title

    Kathy Kelley is a latecomer to equestrian sports. She didn’t compete or even own a horse until she was 48. But after a string of wins this year, including a national title in her division and class, she’s riding high in the saddle.

  • Holiday garbage pick-up

    City and county garbage for the Thanksgiving weekend will be on a one-day delay.

    The City of Bardstown will have no garbage collection on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27. Those who normally would have their trash picked up that day will have it collected on Friday, Nov. 28, and those who normally have theirs collected on Friday will have it picked up on Saturday.

    All city residents should have their garbage set out by 8 a.m.

    Anyone who has questions may call City Hall at 348-5947.

  • Stabbing suspect indicted for first-degree assault

    The suspect in an alleged bar stabbing has been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury for first-degree assault, a class B felony.

    Dustin M. Thompson, 22, of New Hope, is accused of stabbing Jamie J. Owens, of Bardstown, with a pocket knife sometime between July 25 and July 26, according to Thompson’s indictment, which was released Wednesday.

    The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

  • Bardstown schools considering credit card machines

    Bardstown City Schools is looking into providing credit card services at its central office and two of its schools.

    The idea was discussed at Tuesday’s school board meeting, with all board members expressing support for the suggestion, but said they need more information before they could make a final decision.

    A proposal for the credit card services will be presented to the board at a later date.

  • Book signing, gallery event to benefit local animal rescue facility

    On Small Business Saturday — Nov. 29 — four local authors and one local photographer will join together in an event to help raise funds for Barktown Rescue, in Boston.

  • Tuesday travels to the moon and back

    Students at Boston School took an interstellar trip right in their own gymnasium Tuesday as they gathered inside the University of Louisville’s Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium.

    The planetarium was a featured attraction for the school’s Astronomy Night, which invited students and their families to participate in creative activities that taught them about the solar system.

  • Jail Logs: Nov. 20-21

    Melanie E. Masden, 35, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Charles K. Porter, 52, contempt of court.

    Dustin M. Thompson, 21, first-degree assault.

    Jeffrey R. Lugenbeal, 29, 542 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

    Fredrick A. Sanger, 28, failure to appear.

    Ellen R. Fowler, 55, contempt of court.

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