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Today's News

  • Closed council session could lead to mayor’s removal

    The Bardstown City Council will meet in closed session Tuesday night for a discussion that could lead to the discipline or dismissal of Mayor John Royalty.

    City Clerk Barbie Bryant made the announcement by emailing the agenda of the meeting to city officials and reporters just after 4 p.m. Friday.

  • Stephen Foster summer plays, concerts announced

    A stage version of a Disney classic film that is a currently a box office smash, one of the hottest pop crooners of the ’60s and the timeless tale of the father of American folk music are a few of the outdoor entertainment offerings the Stephen Foster Drama Association will have for its guests this summer.

  • Learning to spot bogus bills

    Counterfeiters have gotten more sophisticated in their deception, so consumers and businesses must become more wary to avoid becoming victims.

    That was the advice U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Paul Buta shared with real estate agents Wednesday during a lunch meeting at Maywood.

    Counterfeiting is a crime that is prevalent in Central Kentucky, especially when business is brisk and money changes hands quickly, he said.

  • Labor market strong locally

    Not since the Great Recession has the labor market in Nelson County been stronger than it is now.

    That’s good news for workers, but for employers, it means finding and keeping good workers is more of a challenge.

  • ‘Steady’ population growth seen in Nelson County

    If some longtime residents of Nelson County think they are seeing more and more new faces while they are out and about, there is a good reason for that.

    The county continues to grow.

    Nelson County was among 59 of Kentucky’s counties whose population increased last year, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau through the Kentucky State Data Center at the University of Louisville Thursday.

  • Fair makes science fun at Early Childhood Education Center
  • Graduation dates set for area seniors

    The graduation dates for area high school seniors in the city and county districts, as well as Bethlehem High School, have been set.

    Nelson County and Thomas Nelson High School will both host graduation ceremonies on May 26. Nelson County’s ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. and Thomas Nelson’s will be at 7:30 p.m.

    Bardstown High School’s seniors will graduate June 3 with an 11 a.m. ceremony.

    For Bethlehem High School, the graduation ceremony will be 7 p.m. May 21 at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre.

  • Sunday fleeing charges result of January police chase

    The arrest of a Bardstown man last week on fleeing and endangerment charges in Nelson County stemmed from a January chase, according to an arrest warrant filed in court Wednesday.

    New Haven Police Chief K.C. Holbert, while on Center Street in New Haven, attempted to make a traffic stop on Jason Fletcher on Jan. 26 for failure to illuminate his headlights, but Fletcher fled.

  • State appeals cases to be heard Monday in Nelson court

    A Nelson County lawsuit from 2014 involving a man who fell while working on a barn will be among the state appeals cases to be heard Monday at the Nelson County Justice Center.

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals will convene in Nelson County to hear several civil cases from Fayette, Jefferson and Nelson counties, according to a media release, and the proceedings are open to the public.

  • Phone, Internet scams discussed at NARFE meeting