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Today's News

  • Council mulls $49 million budget

    Bardstown Mayor John Royalty is proposing a $1.2 million increase in the city’s general fund for next year to pay for his plan to make the Bardstown Fire Department a full-time service and because of changes necessitated by the broken relationship between the city and the quasi-public county fire service.

    At a special called meeting Wednesday night, Royalty delivered to the county an $8.6 million general fund spending plan as part of a $49 million fiscal year 2016 budget, with most of the increase going to the Fire Department.

  • New Haven Board of Commissioners May 21 Meeting Briefs

    Pool work update -There will be special-called meeting Friday, May 29, at 4:30 at City Hall to further discuss pool repairs. The public is encouraged to attend.

  • City council discusses buying fire trucks

    Fire Chief Marlin Howard told Bardstown City Council Tuesday the separation of the city’s Fire Department and the rural fire service it has worked with for decades is “imminent,” and the city must move quickly to purchase equipment it needs to be able to operate on its own.

    At the meeting, the Safety Committee offered the first reading of an amendment to the current fiscal year 2015 budget to transfer $158,039 from unrestricted reserves to the Fire Department to buy equipment needed immediately.

  • Pilot makes emergency landing on Ky. 555

    A small airplane made an emergency landing on a highway in northern Washington County Thursday afternoon.

    A 1977 Grumman American Tiger four-seater went down around 1 p.m. on Ky. 555 near Willisburg Exit 42 of the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Pilot Robert Kinion, 57, of Chester, S.C., was piloting the craft alone.

    “I lost power and had to do an emergency landing,” he said. “I picked this spot and I just put it down.”

    No one was injured, but the experience left the pilot shaken.

  • Seniors pass the torch

    The students tipped their candles into the flames of their senior counterparts, symbolically lighting the path of their high school futures.

    Since opening its doors three years ago, Thomas Nelson High School has worked to celebrate its students’ futures in unique ways.

    On Thursday, seniors and juniors participated in a symbolic Torchlight Ceremony, a tradition that began last year as a way to celebrate moving forward.

  • Man arrested for assaulting pizza deliveryman

    Police arrested a man Wednesday linked to the late night robbery of a pizza deliveryman that occurred May 5 on Ashberry Drive.

    Bardstown Police arrested Stephen Gerald “Pooh” Kimberland, 19, of Bardstown, Wednesday around 11:15 a.m. Bardstown Police Capt. Tom Roby said Kimberland was arrested near Banjo Street off of Bloomfield Road during a traffic stop.

  • Jail Logs: May 28-29

    Ozzie G. Nelson, 44, driving on DU suspended license.

    Crystal Jean Monroe, 40, first-degree possession of controlled substance, buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

    Johnathan W. Monday, 23, first-degree possession of controlled substance, buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

    Dewey Arnold Burnett, 30, contempt of court.

    Connie Lee Bradshaw, 59, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    David Lee Bradshaw, 36, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

  • New Haven Appreciation Day Saturday

    On Saturday, the City of New Haven will be hosting its first New Haven Appreciation Day.

    For the community of a little more than 800 people, bringing in business and celebrating the small city is important to its residents and something Mayor Jeff Rogers has advocated since taking office.

    The event, which will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the New Haven City Ball Park, will feature live music acts.

  • Rotary Wine and Cheese Festival set for Saturday

    In it’s 40th year, the Bardstown Rotary Club Wine and Cheese Festival is expected to be a crowd-pleaser.

    The event will feature more than 40 wines and a selection of cheese, fruit and fudge.

    “We will have 14 tables of different wines,” Rotary Club President Sandra Cunningham said. There will also be cheese and fruit available as well as fudge donated from the Abbey of Gethsemani. “We are hoping to have a DJ there with some music,” as well.

  • Mayor: ‘It’s over’

    Mayor John Royalty told the Bardstown City Council and several firefighters in the audience Wednesday that he tried his best to work out a compromise with the Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department Inc., but he’s done.

    He said he made several proposals, all of which were rejected, and never got a counterproposal.

    “We’re at a point where it’s too late to do this,” the mayor said, regarding suggestions that he try to salvage the situation.