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Today's News

  • Joe Buckman withdraws from city council race

    City Councilman Joe Buckman has withdrawn from the November election, making him the third incumbent who will not seek re-election this year.

    The Nelson County Clerk’s Office confirmed Buckman withdrew his name Monday. He will still appear on the ballot, however, because Aug. 25 was the last day to remove candidates’ names. He said he waited so long because he didn't want to do it until after his daughter's wedding.

  • History ... with a twang

    The 2014 Kentucky Bourbon Festival kicked off with a look back at the history of bourbon with a unique Kentucky taste.

    The Evolution of Bourbon Through Bluegrass Music Tuesday combined facts, music and sipping to illustrate the journey of Kentucky’s native spirit from its humble beginnings as corn whiskey in the 1700s to the drink that is the toast of the globe today.

    “It really takes you back in time where you taste history,” said Bernie Lubbers, who played guitar and developed the show with his buddy, noted bluegrass musician Hickory Vaught.

  • Tony Satterly investigation detailed in court docs

    The yearlong struggle with addiction that led to an investigation and indictment against former Bardstown Police Officer Joseph Anthony “Tony” Satterly are detailed in recent court filings.

  • Robertson granted new trial in sex abuse case

    The family of two women who were sexually abused by their former babysitter in the 1990s said they’re confused as to why the case is being brought up again.

    Louis Lee Robertson Jr., is scheduled to appear before Nelson Circuit Judge John David Seay Thursday, and the judge will decide whether or not Robertson’s bail will be reduced.

    Based on Seay’s decision in this case, Robertson has already been granted a new trial.

  • Small town, big heart

    Despite a chilly morning start, the Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival rolled for another successful year as hundreds of local residents and visitors crowded the streets of New Haven for the annual event.

    Following an early-morning 5K, the festival began Saturday with its opening ceremonies in which the town dedicated the festival to the late Mayor Bobby Johnson.

  • Murals bring culture of area closer to students

    Upon entering Cox’s Creek Elementary, students are now greeted by a mural of a bulldog — the school’s mascot — accompanied by the words “We Dig Learning.”

  • ‘Liquid Gold’ exhibit opens during Bourbon Festival

    “Liquid Gold: The Arts of Bourbon” is a new exhibit that opened Tuesday at the Fine Arts Bardstown Society (FABS) gallery on Court Square — just in time for the start of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

    The gallery will be open through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 6. There will be a reception and fundraiser — Fine Arts and Bourbon Sipping (FABS) Thursday from 5 to 7 to introduce the community and out-of-town visitors to the gallery and the exhibit.

    Admission to the reception is $35 per person.

  • Heaven Hill joins fight against ALS

    It’s not quite the ice bucket challenge, but festivalgoers this weekend can help raise money to fight Lou Gerhig’s disease and win a prize while they are at it.

    Heaven Hill will be sponsoring a Plinko game, similar to the game on the TV show “The Price is Right,” where people can play on a small board for $1 or on a large board for $5.

    Every turn will win some sort of prize, and all of the proceeds will be donated to the ALS Association, with Heaven Hill matching the total raised.

  • Bourbon rocks glasses available

    The Kentucky Bourbon Festival has a new souvenir glass for sale this year.

    “This is the first time we’ve had a rocks glass that doesn’t say just Kentucky Bourbon Festival — this represents all of our bourbons,” said Linda Harrison, the festival’s director.

  • Jail Logs: Sept. 16-17

    James Paul White, 29, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana, fugitive from another state.

    James Scott Jewell, 48, contempt of court.

    Morgan Ashley Horne, 28, first-degree burglary, complicity to theft by deception, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

    Grant Alexander Sims, 19, contempt of court.

    Timothy D. Hamilton, 34, operating on suspended/revoked operators license.