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Today's News

  • Arrest made in Dollar General shooting

    A Bardstown man has been arrested in the shooting of Michael Young of New Haven at the Dollar General store at Deatsville Tuesday morning.

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Brandon Hall, 38, of 118 Andrea Court, at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at 210 Plaza Drive and charged him with first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Empty windows equal opportunity

    The death of small towns is often illustrated by empty and boarded up businesses. Bardstown officials say this isn’t the case, however, when it comes to vacancies downtown. 

  • Chamber assistant retiring this week

    Jan Ballard has numerous roles as an executive assistant in the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce. She is the face of the chamber, greets and welcomes people to Bardstown, informs them of the chamber’s duties and helps put together the chamber’s many events.

    “Every day is different,” she said.

    But on Wednesday, Ballard will set aside those responsibilities for the life of retirement.

  • New leader selected for Old Kentucky Home Middle School

    Old Kentucky Home Middle School will begin the school year under new leadership, as the school’s site-based decision making council voted Friday to select Jaime A. Smith as the school’s new principal.

    Smith comes to the district from LaRue County Public Schools. 

  • Riggs hopes to become council’s mediator

    Pastor Freddy Riggs of Faith Worship Center is seeking a seat on the Bardstown City Council to provide a different perspective, and to help bring people together.

    “Being a minister, I think I offer a unique position,” he said. “Most of the time, I have to deal with both sides of a situation and stay neutral in the middle, and then be able to bring the two together and bring healing … and a solution. And I think I’m good at that.”

  • Moonlight Big Band to perform Monday
  • Local union official candidate for Teamsters vice president

    A local union official from Nelson County is a candidate for vice president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

    He’s confident he can win as part of a slate that is challenging the son of Jimmy Hoffa for leadership of the 1.4 million-member union.

  • Erickson says council, public needs outside perspective and more answers

    David Erickson has lived in Bardstown for about a year, but he is setting his sights on making a difference in his new hometown by running for Bardstown City Council. 

    Erickson, 55, filed to run for a council seat on May 19 and is one of 14 candidates who have filed so far for the six positions up for grabs in November. 

  • Nelson County Fiscal Court briefs

    Future solid waste coordinator hired

    County Engineer Jim Lemieux will retire at the end of December and be succeeded by Brad Spalding, the engineer who heads the solid waste program and landfill operation.

    During the Nelson County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, Spalding introduced his own successor, John Greenwell, who started work Monday for the county.

    Greenwell, 32, of Bardstown, is a licensed professional engineer and a University of Kentucky graduate.

  • Churches come together for VBS

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once called the time of Sunday morning church services “the most segregated hour,” but in Bardstown, five churches are coming together to offer an amusing learning experience for children that blurs those lines.

    St. Monica and St. Thomas Catholic Churches, the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, First Presbyterian and St. John A.M.E. will offer a vacation Bible school, not only for children of those congregations, but also for any others who want to join.