Today's News

  • NelCASA director to lead child advocates in a new direction

    Kate Mudd had no time to rest and reflect before she started her new job Dec. 13. One day, she was representing the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services as a social worker in Nelson District Court. The next day, she was director of NelCASA, the county’s branch of Kentucky’s court-appointed special advocates network.

    “It was a quick transition,” she said, but one that was easy for her to make.

  • Annual benefit to help St. Catherine Academy up enrollment, improve facility

    At over 100 students, St. Catherine Academy’s enrollment is a little higher than in years past, and school officials say community support has played a big role in that growth.

    On Jan. 28, the Catholic school in New Haven will host its fifth annual benefit banquet, the academy’s major fundraiser of the year.

    The idea for the banquet came about when the alumni association was looking to help the school raise money. It was a time when the academy was facing some difficulties in enrollment and finances.

  • Bardstown teen a national semi-finalist for Coca-Cola Scholars Program

    A local high school senior is standing out after being named a national semi-finalist for the 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Lucas Downs, a senior at Bardstown High School, applied for the program because he felt he had a lot to offer.

    “It’s based around service and activities that you do,” Downs said. “I thought I’d be a good candidate for it, because I’m pretty well-rounded in school.”

  • New Haven School ‘climbing’ together

    2017 is a year for New Haven School to reinvent itself, and part of that approach includes changing the way students are thinking about the future.

    Students recently spent an afternoon in the school’s media center, where they took part in one-on-one achievement coaching with school officials.

    “They are going to write what their goal is,” Principal Kevin Payton said. “Some want to be MBA players, teachers, marine biologists.”

  • McCubbin to be Shepherdsville police chief starting Feb. 1

    Former Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin will be chief of the Shepherdsville Police Department effective Feb. 1.

    The Shepherdsville City Council voted 6-0 Jan. 10 to confirm Mayor Curtis Hockenberry’s appointment of McCubbin to succeed Chief Doug Puckett, who announced Jan. 9 that he would be retiring at the end of the month.

    McCubbin, a former U.S. marshal, headed the Bardstown Police Department for five years until a disagreement with Mayor John Royalty over reorganization of the police force last spring led to his retirement May 31.

  • City of Bardstown garbage collection to run early on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

    Bardstown City Hall will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    There will be no delay in garbage collection for the city on Jan. 16, however, collection will occur earlier than normal. Garbage must be placed curbside no later than 7 a.m.

  • Bardstown City Council meeting briefs from Jan. 10

    Industrial board members named

    Former Mayor Dick Heaton is returning to the board of the Bardstown Industrial Development Corporation, along with local lawyer Doug Hubbard.

    At its meeting Tuesday night, the Bardstown City Council appointed Hubbard to fill the current unexpired term of Heaton, who has long been a member of the city’s industrial board. That term ends June 1 of this year. The council then appointed Heaton to fill the rest of the current term of former Councilman Bobby Simpson, which ends June 30, 2019.

  • Nelson County Grand Jury indictments from Jan. 4

    Note: 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. All information comes directly from the Nelson County Circuit Court.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They were set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court Jan. 19.

  • Jail Logs: Jan. 12-13, 2017

    Emily Brooke Walden, 25, theft by unlawful taking or disposition/shoplifting.

    Fredrick Lee Beatty, 27, fourth-degree assault.

    Colton T. McClure, 27, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, no tail lights.

    Carlton D. Darnell, 28, violation of pre-trial release.

    Amanda Lee Hagan, 33, contempt of court.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Bardstown 57, Bethlehem 55

    Nelson Co. 67, Washington Co. 60 OT



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    Bethlehem 52, Nelson Co. 46 OT


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    Nelson Co. 71, Washington Co. 19

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