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Today's News

  • Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage legal

    The Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling legalizing same-sex marriages in all 50 states Friday morning, and by Friday afternoon marriage licenses for same-sex couples were available at the Nelson County Clerk’s office.

    Nelson County Clerk Elaine Filiatreau said her office received new marriage license forms from the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives following the decision’s announcement.

    “All marriage licenses will be issued now,” she said around lunchtime Friday.

  • Women complain of Barton’s odor

    Two women complained to the Bardstown City Council Tuesday about the “malodorous air” coming from the Barton 1792 Distillery.

    Mary Jane Greenwell said the stench from the distillery’s treatment lagoon causes some people to suffer headaches, and Mary Drake said it causes her nausea.

    “I think the citizens have been patient as they’re told of different causes of this smell,” she said, including the chemicals used to treat the distillery waste, human error and overflow.

  • Motorcycle crash causes 'domino effect'

    A motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon caused a chain reaction that sent three people to the hospital.

    At around 1:18 p.m. Nelson County Sheriff's Deputies and Nelson County EMS responded to Taylorsville Road about a mile north of Bloomfield report of accidents involving a large group of motorcycles traveling through the area.

  • Jail Logs: June 26-29

    Montez M. Garred, 40, flagrant non-support, second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Ashley Estelle Boone, 31, non-payment of fines.

    Karisha Lewis, 35, fraud use of credit card, two counts first-degree unlawful access to computer, knowingly abuse/neglect of adult by person, contempt of court.

    Stacey Lynn Hert, 24, second-degree assault.

    Simon P. Willett, 22, reckless driving, license to be in possession, speeding.

    Ashley D. Durbin, 29, theft of property lost/mislaid/delivered by mistake.

  • Scam affecting homebuyers

    A scam being sent to homebuyers through the mail is affecting local residents and appears to mimic a scam that took place last December.

    “It’s pretty upsetting for folks that are getting them,” Nelson County Clerk Elaine Filiatreau said Monday.

    Filiatreau said the Clerk’s Office hasn’t received a copy of the latest scam but based on what residents have said, it matches an issue brought to light in December in which Attorney General Jack Conway, Kentucky Real Estate Commission and Kentucky County Clerks Association warned homebuyers.

  • Science of superheroes

    Whether it’s Spiderman’s webs, Ironman’s energy or Superman’s ability to fly, science plays a role in every superhero’s story.

    That lesson was taught to kids at the Nelson County Public Library last week when Professor Greybeard (John Wicks) presented “The Science of Superheroes.”

    The event was part of the national Summer Reading Program’s theme “Be a HERO…Read.”

  • Buckman, Royalty deny wanting city to have its own dispatching

    Bardstown City Councilman Bill Buckman is denying that he wants to start a separate emergency dispatch service for the city — something Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said Buckman told him.

    “I didn’t say that,” Buckman said this week. “I said we need to work on maybe a separate system for police only, and he took that out of context.”

  • Kentucky Proud Experience Tent will now cost vendors

    Vendors who were taking advantage of free space at the Kentucky State Fair will now have to fork over some cash and sign the dotted line before being able to sell their farm-grown goods.

    Steve Kelly, Kentucky deputy agriculture commissioner, said the tent had been free for several years after the Kentucky Department of Agriculture asked the Kentucky Exposition Center to donate a space for the Kentucky Proud Experience tent free of charge. The Exposition Center agreed, but Kelly said recent behaviors of some of the vendors have caused that to change for this year.

  • PHOTO: Concert series kicks off with 1964

    The 2015 Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series kicked off Monday with seasoned vets to the amphitheater stage on the grounds of My Old Kentucky Home State Park.  “1964: The Tribute” entertained the crowd with A-sides and B-sides from the pre-Sergeant Pepper’s era of The Beatles, showing off their moptops, suits, and early 1960’s-style instruments. The show also included stage banter among the band members, adding a genuine touch to the re-creation of a 1964 fab four concert.

  • New rules mean lessons are on even if snow cancels classes

    The worry of learning loss and extended school calendars may soon be at an end with legislation affecting the upcoming school year.

    A press release from The Kentucky Department of Education notified the community that 44 school districts could continue learning even when kids can’t come to school, including Nelson County.