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Today's News

  • Clark named superintendent of Bardstown City Schools

    Bardstown City Schools has named a new district leader, but he is a familiar face of staff and students. The district announced early Friday afternoon that Ryan Clark would be appointed as superintendent, succeeding longtime leader Brent Holsclaw, who announced in January his plans to retire.

  • State hears from citizens on proposed bypass plan

    Morgan Ritchie lives near the new Cedar Creek Quarry on Airport Road and is bothered by the blasting. He’s also concerned about “all those dump trucks that will be running the back roads” when the quarry starts hauling rock out of there.

  • OKH, Bloomfield middle combining football teams

    A lack of participation has led Old Kentucky Home and Bloomfield Middle Schools to combine football teams. Principals Rodney Morgeson and Robin Handloser made the proposal at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.

    Morgeson said Bloomfield, in particular, has seen the number of students participating in football “dwindle,” affecting the school’s ability to not only form a team but also adequately compete.

  • Hamby talks student success at finalist showcase

    Travis Hamby says he is passionate about personalized learning, something that is taking root in Nelson County, and something of which he would like to be part. Seeing students reach their potential is what Hamby focused on Thursday afternoon during his finalist showcase for Nelson County Schools superintendent. The event was held at My Old Kentucky Home Middle School.

  • Superintendents for area districts could be named as early as Friday

    Bardstown and Nelson County Schools could appoint new superintendents as early as Friday. Each district has called special meetings Friday where they will enter separate closed sessions to discuss the position and consider candidates.

    While the meetings do not guarantee an appointment will be made, the scheduled events give board members the option of making that announcement if a decision is reached.

    Bardstown City School Board’s special-called meeting is at noon Friday. The board interviewed all three of its finalists Thursday.

  • Courtney named principal of Bardstown Elementary

    Brian Courtney has been named principal of Bardstown Elementary School following a unanimous vote Tuesday by the school’s site-based decision making council.

    Courtney currently serves in an administrative role with Jefferson County Public Schools. He and his family have lived in Nelson County for the past 12 years, which is why he chose to pursue the BES position.

  • Pilot from Bardstown to fly in Thunder

    When Thunder Over Louisville happens Saturday, one of the fliers who will be a young Navy officer who was born in Bardstown and grew up here.

    Lt. Max Hayden is a helicopter pilot who trains other Navy fliers how to handle the MH60-R, or “Romeo,” a multipurpose aircraft similar to the Army’s Blackhawk, but with far more equipment.

    “We do all the missions,” he said. “We’re kind of like a Swiss army knife.”

  • Legislature funds widening of U.S. 150

    The widening of Springfield Road (U.S. 150) will extend beyond the bridge over the Bluegrass Parkway past Maywood and include a realignment of Maywood’s intersection with Parkway Drive.

    Senate President Pro-tem Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, said Wednesday the legislature’s road budget includes $1 million later this year for relocating utilities and $4.8 million in the 2020 fiscal year for actual construction.

  • Jail Logs, April 17-19, 2018

    Chaylin Montgomery, 40, parole violation.

    Brant Joseph Sheckles, 28, shoplifting (Hardin).

    David Anthony Buckler, 25, speeding 25 mph over limit, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (PCP).

    Bryan Anthony Hutchins, 38, failure to appear (2018 misdemeanor case).

    William Sherlie Page Jr., 26, probation violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth) (all 2017 criminal case).

    Kody Alexander Claycomb, 25, contempt of court (2014 criminal case).

  • Parkway Drive to be closed Saturday morning

    Parkway Drive will be closed to thru-traffic for two hours Saturday morning.

    The road will be closed 8-10 a.m. from the second entrance to Parkway Baptist Church to the Flowers Bakery employee entrance. It will remain open from Woodlawn Road to Flowers employee entrance.

    The road’s closure is for the Bluegrass Christian Academy 5k/10k.