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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Eclipse 2017

    Check out photos from Monday's eclipse and preparation!

  • Crash claims life on Louisville Road

    At least one person has died in a collision that occurred just before 1 p.m. Monday on Louisville Road near the Deatsville intersection.

    Nelson County Sheriff's Office, EMS and fire were dispatched to the area on report of a possible head-on collision with entrapment.

    No details have been released on the victim, others involved or how the crash occured at this time.

    The roadway was closed during the accident.

  • Victim of Friday crash identified

    The man killed Friday when his truck struck a tree on Stiles Road has been identified as Sammie Chesser of Springfield.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched at 1:14 p.m. to the 600 block of Stiles Road. It was there they found a white pickup truck against a tree and a second, red truck with front-end damage.

  • Louisville man charged with DUI, hit and run Monday morning

    A Louisville man faces five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after an early morning collision Monday that injured three people.

    According to a post-arrest complaint from the Bardstown Police Department, police were dispatched to an accident at the intersection of Ky. 245 and Old Nazareth Road just after midnight where they found a minivan severely damaged on the passenger side.

  • Three escape crash, fire with minor injury

    A driver and two passengers escaped an early morning collision on the Bluegrass Parkway Sunday with only minor injuries.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff's Office, dispatch was advised of an injury accident around the 13 mile marker at around 4:36 a.m.

    An investigation determined the vehicle was westbound when it over corrected to miss a deer, overturned and caught fire.

    All three occupants escaped the vehicle and were transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

  • ‘Get it! Get it! Get it!’

    Beatrice took to the water quickly. While she needed coaxing on the first go around, she was leaping high and far into the pool within a matter of minutes. The 8-month-old German shorthaired pointer was built for the activity.

    “She’s doing really good,” said Robin Mills, who was at the Bardstown City Pool Friday night with her husband, Kenny, and Beatrice. “Anytime we throw anything in the water, she just pounces.”

  • United Way opens 2017 campaign

    When Maker’s Mark employees got involved in the United Way campaign last year, they really went all out.

    The 174 workers at the Loretto distillery raised $17,000, which the company matched, providing a sizeable portion of the total campaign of about $235,000.

  • Tessie takes her seat (again) in New Haven

    When Tessie Cecil was running for New Haven Commissioner last August, she was searching for a meaningful way to give back to her community, and thought her experience as a former mayor would be beneficial to new leadership. But after less than a year in her seat, Cecil officially changed chairs Thursday night as she was sworn in as mayor to fill the unfinished term of Jeff Rogers.

    “I would like to thank my family, they are all here, and my friends,” Cecil said after taking the oath from State Rep. Chad McCoy.

  • New restaurants to bring an array of food choices

    Those looking for something different for lunch or dinner will soon have fresh options.

    Several new restaurants are opening in Bardstown that will provide a wider variety of dining experiences.

    Fresh, a coffee shop that will also serve sandwiches, sweets, salads and soups in season, is supposed to open this week in the building on North Third where Mammy’s used to be.

    By the holiday season, there will be a Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen on North Third Street, just south of John Rowan Boulevard.

  • Kentucky’s Circuit Clerks celebrate 25 Years of organ donation program

    The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life, an organ and tissue donation awareness program, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.