Today's News

  • NBC documentary probing Rogers, other cases

    The bulk of filming wrapped up Monday on a planned six-hour documentary to air nationally about recent unsolved crimes in Bardstown and Nelson County.

    A crew from NBC News/Peacock Productions interviewed Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly for about an hour in his office as part of its coverage of the disappearance of Crystal Rogers and the shooting death of her father, Tommy Ballard.

  • Shop local, shop small

    As businesses across the country will be crowded with eager patrons before Thanksgiving Day even comes to a close, the weekend start of holiday shopping is a great opportunity for local merchants to promote themselves.

    Businesses in Downtown Bardstown — and other parts of Nelson County — have spent at least the last week pulling out Christmas décor, perfecting holiday window displays and stocking sweaters, candles, ornaments and other cold-weather items to sell. While Friday sends attention to the big box stores, Saturday is all about shopping local.

  • Schools celebrate Thanksgiving before holiday break

    Each student had his or her assigned task: make the mashed potatoes, open the green beans, butter the rolls, hang the decorations. Everyone had his or her role to play in making the mid-morning event come together, which is something Unitas Honor Academy focuses on.

    “We always want to teach our kids to recognize what they have to be thankful for,” said Andrea Hutchins, a teacher and co-founder of the school.

  • Boston man gets 10 years for sex crimes

    A Boston man was sentenced last week to a total of 10 years in prison for a series of sex-related crimes and has been designated as a lifetime registered sex offender.

    According to court documents, Michael Jordan Hicks, 32, was sentenced last Thursday to five years in prison for 11 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and eight counts of third-degree sodomy, and five years in prison for nine counts of third-degree rape and 11 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, for a total of 10 years combined.

  • No serious injury reported when truck and motorcycle collide
  • Nelson Fiscal Court approves bonds

    Heaven Hill Brands and Lux Row will get revenue bonds to help finance their local projects.

    The Nelson County Fiscal Court gave its final approval Tuesday, without discussion, to the two industrial revenue bond projects totaling $87 million.

    The Lux Row project is for Luxco’s new distillery and warehouses being built on John Rowan Boulevard (Ky. 245), and are in the amount of $35 million. The Heaven Hill project is for whiskey warehouses off Louisville Road (U.S. 31E) in Cox’s Creek. Those bonds are for up to $51,900.

  • Jail logs, Nov. 21-22

    Christa Lacy Constantine, 29, giving officer false identifying information, theft by unlawful taking under $500 (both 2017).

    Scott Jason Lucas, 30, contempt of court, two counts of non-payment of fines (all 2017).

    William Corey Hillard, 40, failure to comply with sex offender registration.

    David Shane Hutchins, 45, failure to appear, contempt of court (both 2013)

    April Thompson, 34, bench warrant served for court (2013).

  • SPORTS BRIEFS: Bowling roundup

    Nelson County’s girls’ bowling squad beat Central Hardin Tuesday and split a match with Elizabethtown as the Cardinals are off to a strong start.

    Against Central Hardin, Nelson County scored a 6-1 win and a 2,069-1,945 pin count advantage. Erin Hall scored the top overall game with a 217, while Kaitlyn McKinney rolled a 203 and a 193.

    The Nelson girls halved the match against Elizabethtown, 3.5-3.5, despite enjoying an 1,835-1,632 pin advantage, with McKinney’s 172 being the high game.

  • Toots for Tots program brings holiday cheer

    Nearly two decades ago, the 5th Region Officials’ Association was having a meeting a short time before Christmas.

    The thought had occurred to longtime basketball official George Miller that the region’s refs could do some good by giving back to the schools where they call their games.

    And that’s how the local “Toots for Tots” program was born, said Wayne Edwards, treasurer of the association.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: Patience and persistence finally pays off for Hannah

    My 11-year-old granddaughter Hannah has gotten to spend quite a few hours in treestands this year, starting with some bowhunting in September, then three hunts during the earlier youth season, and continuing last week during the firearms season.

    Last Sunday, Hannah and Eric had climbed into a stand, and over the next couple of hours had watched five different small bucks. Hannah enjoyed watching these young bucks and learned a little more about deer behavior.