Today's News

  • Friends aim to inspire

    It’s not about winning for a local group that has trained nearly half a year to participate in one of the most physically grueling competitions in the sports world.

    “We like to challenge our bodies to try and push ourselves beyond our limits,” Elliot Mattingly, a physical therapist with KORT, said of the decision to compete in an upcoming Ironman. Mattingly and his wife, Amanda, are joined by friends Liz Mattingly, Brett Martin and Kyle Newton in training for the triathlon event in Louisville Oct. 9.

  • Kemp dedicates first home run to Keaton Hall

    A Major League Baseball player with a connection to Bardstown dedicated his first career home run Sunday to his childhood friend.

    Shortly after the Houston Astros’ 4-1 win, leftfielder Tony Kemp posted a picture on his personal Facebook account of him crossing home plate, adding the caption “For you, Keaton Hall. #RIP 24”

  • County district remains ‘proficient’ despite some decline

    In order to become a distinguished district, the Nelson County Schools District still has some work to do.

    Unbridled Learning results released Thursday by The Kentucky Department of Education show that the district, overall, did not meet its assessment goals, scoring slightly lower than last year.

    “From the district perspective, our K-PREP results are a step back from where we hoped we would be,” Superintendent Anthony Orr said in a press release coinciding with the results.

  • Bardstown City Schools named ‘distinguished’ district

    Bardstown’s school district built on prior years’ momentum, earning the highest classification in state assessments released this week by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Bardstown Independent School District was ranked “distinguished.”

    Two years ago the district was rated as “needs improvement” and earned “progressing” last year.

  • Five Star looking to replace store in Bardstown Historic District

    Newcomb Oil Company wants to replace its convenience store and gas station at 122 E. Stephen Foster Ave. with a larger facility.

    The plan includes demolishing and rebuilding the store there now, along with the red brick house next to it at 118.

    The Historic Review Board recommended that the Bardstown City Council deny the request to tear down the house, which was built in the 1930s and is a contributing structure to the area that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Jason Ellis Poker Run scheduled for Saturday

    The Poker Run will begin at Joe Hill’s at 103 S. Salem Drive Saturday. Participants will go through the communities of Bloomfield, Chaplin and Springfield before heading back to Bardstown.

    After the run, a pork chop lunch can be purchased. Proceeds will go to Old Kentucky Home Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 43.

    In its fist year, the Poker Run saw more than 1,300 participants and raised money for the family of slain Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis.

  • Grant would extend Ky. 245 pedway

    The walking and cycling path along John Rowan Boulevard may be extended west to New Shepherdsville Road and along Chambers Boulevard to Templin Avenue.

    At its meeting Tuesday, the Bardstown City Council approved a resolution authorizing Mayor John Royalty to write a letter to the state supporting the city’s application for a matching grant.

    City Civil Engineer Jessica Filiatreau said the estimated cost of the project is $690,000. The city’s part, 20 percent, would be $138,000.

  • NCELC event recognizes grandparents
  • Bardstown City Council briefs from Sept. 27

    Murals mulled

    Local officials have been mulling whether to allow murals to be painted on the walls of buildings.

    Asst. City Administrator Larry Green told the City Council Tuesday he and Nelson County Economic Development Director Kim Huston have discussed changing the city’s sign ordinance to allow them.

    “The way it’s written, murals are excluded altogether,” he said.

  • Jail logs, Sept. 28-29

    Brianna L. Saunders, 20, complicity to first-degree robbery.

    Zachary Tyler Upchurch, 25, probation violation.

    Suzanne Nicole Oehler, 37, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

    Theresa Diane Reid, 37, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, non-payment of fines.

    Trevor Gage Cheatham, 21, theft by unlawful taking or disposition-shoplifting.

    Audrea B. Lydian, 20, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.