Today's News

  • Fire-tested

    Shrouded in smoke, firefighters fought for visibility while inside a simulator recently, during a multi-department training session in Chaplin.

    Firefighters from Bardstown, Nelson County, Northeast Nelson, Mackville, New Hope and Taylorsville-Spencer County departments attended the training at Northeast Nelson’s Station 2 on Broadway.

    The training involved a flashover container, a prop that simulates the dangerous and often deadly conditions of a burning room.

  • Mayor names new fire chief

    The fire chief of Palm Beach Shores, Fla., will become Bardstown’s new fire chief sometime after the first of the new year.

    Chief Randy Walker grew up in Appalachia and is eager to return to his old Kentucky home.

    Walker started as a volunteer firefighter in 1979, and has since been a career firefighter, fire marshal, fire officer and fire chief for local and state governments, according to Palm Beach Shores’ website.

    He has lived and worked in Tennessee and Georgia, as well as Kentucky and Florida.

  • Small Biz Saturday hopes to keep shoppers local

    With Thanksgiving over and the Christmas shopping season in full swing, local businesses are encouraging Nelson Countians to shop local, especially this coming Saturday.

    Small Business Saturday, a nationwide shopping holiday that began in 2010 by American Express as a way to encourage people to support local businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving, brought in about $14.3 billion nationwide at small businesses last year, according to the American Express website.

  • Man injured in Tuesday crash

    A Bardstown man was injured after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of 245 and Templin Avenue Tuesday night.

    According to a press release from the Bardstown Police Department, officers were called to the scene just before 6 p.m. A preliminary report indicates that a 2009 Mazda driven by Joseph R. Bland, 40, was stopped at the intersection when he was rear-ended by a box truck driven by Christopher B. Desjourdy, 62, of Buffalo.

  • Officers arrest one suspect, seek another in connection with thefts

    Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly, several of his officers and Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin were at Bourbon City Pawn early Wednesday afternoon after a young woman was arrested in connection with a theft from a local motel.

    Police were still looking for another suspect in the case, Jared Matthew Jones, of Bardstown, as of press time Wednesday for this issue. 

  • Generals give thanks with community meal

    Thomas Nelson High School opened its doors to the community Monday morning when students invited four local groups to eat a Thanksgiving meal with them.
    “The table is really important,” said Assistant Principal Mark Webster, who organized the school event. “It’s to symbolize being thankful to the community.”
    Webster said about 80 community members attended from four different local organizations — Active Day, the Guthrie Opportunity Center, Windsor Gardens and Maywood Manor.

  • Teacher: Early intervention key to helping poor kids

    Poverty affects everything about a child’s wellbeing.

    Megan Metcalf knows that better than most.

    She was about 7 years old when her mom took her and her sister and left her abusive dad.

    “She was seven months pregnant with me when he pushed her down the stairs, and she went into labor with me,” she recently told students in a class on homelessness at St. Catharine College near Springfield.

  • Bardstown lighting up Friday night for Christmas

    The weather outside might get frightful, but that won’t stop what’s sure to be a big crowd in Bardstown for Friday evening’s official downtown Christmas kickoff.

    Court Square and Third Street will be lit up with Christmas lights as part of PNC Bank’s Light Up Bardstown, which will be in its fifth year.

  • Jail Logs: Nov.24-25

    Charles Edward Cothern, 54, manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Hali Farmer, 22, cultivating in marijuana, possession of marijuana, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

    Daniel M. Norris, 31, cultivating in marijuana, possession of marijuana, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, contempt of court.

    James Daniel Carey, 30, parole violation, two counts of flagrant non-support.

  • Beshear’s order would restore felons’ rights

    Gov. Steve Beshear issued an executive order Tuesday that would make it possible for most felons to have their right to vote restored as soon as they’re released from incarceration.

    State Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown, has supported legislation to restore felons’ rights, but he called the governor’s move “almost a political sleight-of-hand.”

    “It’s not exactly what the headlines say. He didn’t grant voting rights to thousands of felons,” Floyd said.