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Today's News

  • An hour of code

    There is a growing demand for jobs in computer science, but according to Code.org — a public nonprofit organization — half the country is not equipping students with the skills necessary to pursue a career in the field that “drives innovation in the U.S. economy and society.”

    On Friday, students at Bloomfield Elementary School joined a global Hour of Code movement dedicated to bringing computer science to students everywhere and show that anyone can learn the basics of computer programming.

  • Deadline closes in for changing political party registration

    If you’re a registered voter in Kentucky and you want to change your party affiliation before the 2015 elections, you must do so before the end of this year.

    The regular voter registration deadline is April 20, but years ago, the legislature established Dec. 31 of the year prior to the election as the date for voters to decide which party’s primary they want to vote in on the primary day, which next year is May 19.

  • Search results in arrests, recovery of stolen property

    Several items believed to have been stolen during recent burglaries in the area were recovered Tuesday after police executed a search warrant at a Bardstown home.

    Assisted by Kentucky State Police, the Bardstown Police Department’s Flex Team obtained a search warrant for 129 McGowan Ave., after receiving tips that stolen property was being stored at the residence, in addition to possible narcotics trafficking activity going on inside the home.

    Officers seized a Beretta .25 caliber handgun, a laptop computer and electronics from the residence.

  • Two injured in two-vehicle collision

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    Two people were injured Saturday afternoon after their vehicles collided at the intersection of Ky. 245 and Samuels Loop.

    Maria Cambron, 18, of Cox’s Creek, made a left turn onto Ky. 245 from Samuels Loop when she turned in front Leigh Bidwell, 45, of Cox’s Creek, who was traveling northbound on Ky. 245, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office collision report.

  • Man flown to University Hospital after stabbing

    An apparent altercation Friday night resulted in one man being flown to University of Louisville Hospital with a stab wound.

    The stabbing occurred around 10 p.m. Friday night on 125 Pinehurst Drive in Bardstown.

    Joshua Taylor, 22, and Timothy Hamilton, 34, got into a physical altercation and Hamilton cut Taylor with a knife, according to a Nelson County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Nelson County Sheriff Stephen Campbell said the stabbing was a result what appears to be altercation, which he described as a “domestic-type situation.”

  • Child severely injured in backyard fire

    An 11-year-old child suffered severe burn injuries in a backyard fire on Saturday night.

    Bardstown Police, Bardstown Fire Department and Nelson County EMS responded to 128 Scenic Drive in the Springhill Subdivision at around 10:11 p.m.

    According to Assistant Fire Chief Trevor Mattingly of the Bardstown Fire Department, the child had put a large amount of fluid on a standard size fire pit, and when it was ignited, a loud boom could be heard. He said neighbors reportedly made the initial call to emergency crews.

  • Students encouraged to bring gadgets to class

    In this day and age, it is not uncommon to see students with a handheld device, whether it is a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

    In order to keep up with the times, several teachers throughout Bardstown City Schools have incorporated handheld devices into their classroom, a move most school officials say is beneficial because it incorporates what the students are accustomed to, and the possibilities in the classroom are endless.

  • Tour showcases an array of decorations, homes

    It took approximately two weeks for Lynell and Dan Ginter to decorate their business, Beautiful Dreamer Bed & Breakfast, for this year’s annual Christmas Tour of Homes.

    Lynell said she didn’t mind spending that amount of time sprucing up her business for the holidays, as Saturday was the third time the couple have participated in the home tours event.

    “Why else would you have a house if you’re not going to share it?” Lynell said.

  • Jail Logs: Dec. 16-17

    Michael C. Greenwell, 30, probation violation.

    James R. Underwood, 24, failure to appear.

    Dana L. Linton, 44, receiving stolen property (firearm), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Quacy L. Sheckles, 20, receiving stolen property, trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    William C. Ballard, 29, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Bardstown Police warn against mail scam

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    The Bardstown Police Department is advising the community of a mail scam hitting local residents.

    The department posted pictures on their Facebook page Monday of examples of a letter and check reportedly received by a number of citizens. The letter claims the recipient is the winner of the USA Lottery Sweepstakes Millions drawing, and a check is included in the envelope to cover so-called “laws and protocols” such as taxes, insurance, and shipping and handling of the winning amount.