Today's News

  • A decade of bourbon heritage

    Many factors contribute to bourbon’s current boom period, and educating the public on the distilling process and history of Kentucky’s signature spirit is perhaps one of the most important.

    Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center took on a key role in that education upon its opening 10 years ago, serving as an entry point for tens of thousands of people who now consider themselves bourbon aficionados today.

  • Six months later, family still searching for answers

    It’s been six months since Kathy and Samantha Netherland were found murdered in their Botland home, and family members of the two women say they’re still searching for answers.

    Police say they need the public’s help in solving the case and are encouraging anyone with information to come forward.

    Family members said the process of waiting as police investigate the double murder of Kathy, 48, and her daughter, Samantha, 16, can be frustrating at times because so many questions remain unanswered.

  • Deadline is Oct. 28 for absentee ballots

    Anyone who intends to vote by printed absentee ballot must apply for a ballot by Tuesday so the Nelson County Clerk’s Office will get it back by Election Day.

    County Clerk Elaine Filiatreau made the reminder at this week’s Fiscal Court’s meeting.

    By state law, the application must be made by the close of business at the clerk’s office seven days before the date of the election, Nov. 4.

    “If we don’t have them, we can’t mail them,” Filiatreau said.

  • Building to be celebrated for 100th anniversary

    The historic limestone and brick building at 90 Court Square will be heralded for its 100 years Sunday at an event hosted by the Fine Arts Bardstown Society.

    Currently serving as an art gallery, the building — built in 1914 — once served as the old Bardstown Post Office until its conversion to a public library in 1969.

    From 3 to 4 p.m., the community is invited inside the building, where former mayor and local historian Dixie Hibbs will share stories and history about the building and Bardstown in the 20th century.

  • Chimney causes house fire
  • Vehicle catches fire Sunday night

    A woman was injured Sunday night after her vehicle caught on fire.

    According to a press release, Amanda L. Stratton, 23, of Bloomfield, was driving a 2007 Buick west on Springfield Road in Bloomfield around 8:30 p.m. when she lost control of her vehicle.

    Stratton drove through a wooden fence and stopped in a soybean field, where the vehicle caught fire.

    Stratton was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries by Nelson County EMS.

    She was wearing her seatbelt. Her vehicle had severe damage.

  • Jail Logs: Oct. 20-21

    Shawna R. Richardson, 27, contempt of court, non-payment of fines.

    Dustin Ray Goode, 25, contempt of court, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt.

    Joan F. Cunningham, 51, theft by deception.

    Tina Marie Gott, 46, failure to appear.

    Kevin Ray Barnes, 29, manufacturing methamphetamine first offense, complicity to manufacturing methamphetamine first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana.

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  • Adult obesity — The role of diets

    Dr. Mark Abromavich, M.D.

    Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice

    This is part of the continuing series on adult obesity, and this week we are going to concentrate on treatment, breaking this up into three segments: diet, drugs and exercising. While all are important, it is felt by many experts that diet and calorie restriction are both the cornerstone of treatment and the mainstay of active prevention of gaining lost weight back.

  • Medicaid expansion boosts preventive care


    More Kentuckians than ever are using preventive care services since the state expanded Medicaid on Jan. 1, reports FamiliesUSA, a lobby for federal health reform.

    Recent data from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services show a 37 percent increase in the use of preventive care services since 2013, report Andrea Callow, a Medicaid policy analyst and Katie Supko, a Medicaid intern for FamiliesUSA.