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Today's News

  • City Council deadlocks on doubling payroll tax

    Bardstown Mayor John Royalty could be the one to decide whether the city doubles its occupational tax.

    Tuesday night, the City Council divided 3-3 on raising the tax from half a cent to a cent on every dollar earned from salaries and net profits. If that remains unchanged when the council has the second reading of the ordinance amendment in two weeks, the mayor could break the tie.

    Ordinarily, the council doesn’t vote on ordinances on first reading, but in this case, the mayor asked for a vote.

  • Sheriff’s Office searching for wanted man

    Update Aug. 24, 9:30 p.m. : The Nelson County Sheriff's Office is continuing its search for Daniel Abney as of 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said Abney, 31, is connected to a motor vehicle theft that occurred Wednesday. Mattingly said the Sheriff's Office no longer believes Abney is in the Botland area, where he escaped deputies Monday afternoon. Mattingly said the Sheriff's Office intends to release more information about the incident Thursday morning.

  • Man killed in early Sunday car crash

    A Bardstown man was killed early Sunday morning in a car accident, according to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

    According to police, a 2007 Saab operated by Tyler Kays, 24, was traveling eastbound on Springfield Road (U.S. 150) near Botland.

    Kays’ vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons, according to deputies, and crossed into the westbound lane, where it continued into the ditch line and then into a private drive, where the car hit a stone support for a steel privacy gate.

  • PHOTOS: Dippin' Dogs

    Dippin' Dogs was held Saturday afternoon at the Bardstown city pool. The event, which has been held for the past five years, is a fundraiser for Barktown Rescue in Boston, Bourbon City Bark Park, the Nelson County Humane Society and Pawsville in Bloomfield.

  • Buttermilk Days kicks off Thursday in Bardstown

    As they have for the past two decades, residents and friends of Bardstown will have the chance to socialize and celebrate a piece of local history this week as the 22nd annual Buttermilk Days Festival begins Thursday.

    The festival, which has grown from a cookout with friends to a highly attended and popular event, is something locals plan for year-round.

    “We start the day after it’s over,” said Bill Sheckles, who was part of the original group that started the event. Fundraisers throughout the year help promote and prepare for the festivities.

  • Game time

    With school back in session and the autumn season about to set in, high school sports have gotten underway.

    Bardstown High School kicked off its football season against Spencer County High School Saturday evening at Nelson County High School.

    While the sport allows for students and employees to show off their school spirit, the social scene and nostalgia draw many school alumni and football fans alike.

  • Weekend race to determine who is the ‘Fastest in Town’

    Preschoolers and preteens alike who boast about being the fastest among their friends will have a chance to prove it this weekend.

    The Fastest in Town event will start 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bardstown High School running track. The event, geared toward 3-to-12-year-olds, is a 60-yard-dash to determine who is the fastest in town and is also a fundraiser for the Bardstown City Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Centers.

  • Falling tree collides with car Tuesday

    Crews worked to remove a tree that fell on a 2000 Honda Odyssey before noon Tuesday on East John Fitch Avenue. No injuries were reported.

  • Rapier wins Distinguished Young Women contest

    One Nelson County high school senior won thousands of dollars in scholarships and will have the opportunity to win more early next year.

    Mary Grace Rapier was named the winner of Nelson County’s Distinguished Young Women scholarship contest. Rapier is a senior at Bardstown High School.

    Considered the largest and oldest national scholarship program for young women in high school, DYW, formerly known as Junior Miss, was founded in 1958 and has had more than 700,000 participants across the country.

  • Nelson County Fiscal Court briefs from Aug. 23

    Hearing on tax rate set for next Tuesday

    The Nelson County Fiscal Court will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday to hear from the public on the proposed property tax rate for 2017.