Today's News

  • Fire reported at North Charity Heights

    The remains of a large barn continued burning for hours Monday afternoon after firefighters were called to the 200 block of North Charity Heights in Nelson County. Crews were dispatched around 1:20 p.m. and the barn became fully involved.

  • One chapter ends, another begins

    Surrounded by friends and family, about 200 students sat in the middle Thomas Nelson High School’s gymnasium dressed in blue gowns ready to end one chapter of their life and begin a new one.

    TNHS and Nelson County High School held graduation ceremonies Friday evening. TNHS’ graduation was a special one, as it marked the first graduating class that attended all four years at the high school. The class was known as “Original Generals.”

  • No one injured in Saturday kitchen fire

    No one was injured Saturday night after a kitchen fire.

    Shortly after 8:15 p.m., Nelson County emergency personnel responded to a report of a fire at 102 Northcamp Drive.

    Randy Walker, chief of the Bardstown Fire Department, said the grease fire was started in the kitchen after the occupants of the residence were using the stove to cook.

  • One injured in Friday night shooting

    A juvenile has been arrested and charged with first-degree assault after a shooting Friday night, according to police.

    At 11:44 p.m., deputies from the Nelson County Sheriff Office responded to a shooting at 427 Lyddane Road in the Cox’s Creek area, according to dispatch logs.    

  • Water repairs, boil water advisory today

    UPDATE: The boil water advisory that was issued yesterday for North Second Street and parts of East O’Bryan has had a slight expansion to the area that it includes.
    Customers at the following locations are also included in the advisory:
    — All of East O’Bryan Ave.
    — From the intersection of Pulliam Ave. and East O’Bryan up to 606 Pulliam Ave.


  • Heaton, Kelley and Dones file for city council

     Two former elected officials and a political newcomer filed for Bardstown City Council Friday afternoon, saying their individual backgrounds in private business and public service could be put to use mending a fractured city government.

    Dick Heaton, a former mayor and city councilman; John Kelley, former county attorney; and David Dones, a local businessman, filed with the Nelson County Clerk to appear on November’s ballot.

  • Thai Summit breaks ground

     Sitting under a large, white tent at the Bardstown Country Club, shielded from the light rain, numerous people — some from Bardstown, others from Thailand — gathered together to celebrate a new partnership that would connect the two communities despite the far distance.

  • Jail Logs: May 20-23

    Ashley N. Shofner, 29, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Martin Alan Beltz, 52, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Scott Ryan Johnson, 33, three counts failure to appear.

    Dana Carl Kays, 44, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle.

    Miguel Angel Gaytan, 18, first-degree criminal trespassing.

    Janna Marie Borders, 21, second-degree disorderly conduct.

  • Nelson County tourism sees increase in 2015

    More tourism money was spent in Nelson County in 2015 than the prior year according to a press release from the Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist and Convention Commission.

    Tourism in Nelson County increased 8.1 percent last year and added $61.6 million to the county’s economy in direct expenditures and $96.8 million in total economic impact.

    Nelson County kept in line with the trend of the state, which saw increases in all nine of its tourism regions.

  • Jail Logs: May 19-20, 2016

    Catherine A. Beeler, 24, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

    James Allen Close, 46, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

    Aimee Lynne Benson, 43, theft by failure to make required disposition of property.

    Jennifer K. Simpson, 28, non-payment of fines.

    Joseph Ryan Leake, 38, three counts non-payment of fines.