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Today's News

  • City chickens cross code

    Nick Kipper is crying fowl.

    He claims it wasn’t his birds that flew the coop and were seen around town, but a code enforcement officer who was looking for those strays found his flock instead, and left a notice that he had to get rid of them.

    Kipper said Monday he will comply with the order, but he will try and change the ordinance.

  • Retired steam engine to be brought back to life

    Former C&O steam locomotive No. 2716 has mostly rested at the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven since its retirement in 1957. But with the help of volunteers, the engine will soon be brought back to life.

    The Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation announced its campaign to refurbish the old engine Sunday, Feb. 7, correlating with the locomotive’s number.

  • Sisters of Charity use sun to light their home

    h’s campus is going solar.

    The convent four miles north of Bardstown on Louisville Road has installed 132 solar panels on the flat roof of Carrico Hall, an assisted living residence behind the church.

    The panels provide about 42,900 kilowatts of power to light and heat the residence hall, part of the motherhouse, a guest house, Nativity Hall, the water plant and a mechanics shop.

  • PHOTOS: Nelson Scene, Feb. 10, 2016
  • Driver injured when car overturns on Lenore Road

    A 26-year-old Cox’s Creek man was transported by ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital after he lost control of the car he was driving on Lenore Road Monday morning and hit a tree stump, causing the vehicle to overturn.

    According to a news release by St. Kaelen Matthews of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies Brandon Bryan and Brian Voils responded, along with Nelson County EMS, to a call at 6:50 a.m. to a call about the single-vehicle accident.

  • Jail Logs: Feb. 8-9, 2016

    Wallace D. Johnson, 45, failure to appear.

    Joseph M. Sepulvado, 33, first-degree trafficking in controlled substances, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Douglas P. Adams, 33, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Shawn Ryan Riggs, 32, third-degree criminal mischief, third-degree terroristic threatening, menacing.

    Mikeala R. Hutchins, 21, giving an officer false name or address, failure to appear.

  • Woman arrested and charged following car accident

    One woman was arrested and charged with operating a motor a vehicle under the influence of alcohol Thursday afternoon.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Patricia A. Chapman, 46, of Boston, was traveling south on Keith Knob Road in a 2013 Kia Soul. While attempting to negotiate a curve near 95 Keith Knob Road, Chapman ran off the right side of the roadway due to alcohol involvement and continued south in the ditch line, according to the release.

  • Bloomfield City Council briefs from Feb. 8

     Council gives $1,800 for park improvements

    The Bloomfield City Council had a special guest at its monthly meeting Monday night.

  • Deadline for county spelling bee is Feb. 12

     The Nelson County Civic Center will soon be buzzing with area students testing their skills as the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee approaches. 

    The annual spelling bee, sponsored by the Nelson County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, is open to students from around the county, including private, public and parochial schools, and home school students. 

  • Church members create crafts with love

    A little more than a dozen people took time out of their Saturday afternoon to make special Valentine’s Day-themed crafts for their family members and shut-ins at Bardstown Baptist Church Saturday afternoon.

    On round, wooden tables placed throughout a church recreation room, children and adults made crafts ranging from a special bookmark to a heart-shaped paper collage, all with references to religion.

    As children made their crafts, a few church members stood off to the side and chatted with one another over hot chocolate and light, sugary snacks.