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Today's News

  • Arrest made in Wednesday vehicle theft and vandalism

    Bardstown Police have arrested a local man for the theft of a van and vandalism of vehicles Wednesday.

    “I got him,” Detective Lynn Davis said late Thursday morning.

    Shane D. Helm, 24, of Bardstown, was being questioned at the police station around 11:30 Thursday morning.

    Davis said police found the stolen van near the Nelson County Jail and set up surveillance. Helm soon showed up in another vehicle and was arrested after a brief car chase.

  • Jarett's Journey

    Kay Rogers holds her son’s hand, gently rubbing her fingers against his. He smiles. It’s a part of Jarett that hasn’t been lost. At 20 years old, Jarett Rogers’ life is much different than it was three years ago, before the cancer and before the brain damage. Though he has Down syndrome, he has always been a fairly independent person, but now he is bound to a wheelchair, unable to speak and dependent on others for care.

    “He’s been through it, bless his heart,” his mother said. “He’s been through the wringer.”

  • Fall festival to replace longtime Oyster Supper

    A tradition that stretched more than 100 years in the Boston community has been discontinued, but a new fall festival will continue to support the Boston School in its place.

    The festival replaces the Boston Oyster Supper, which began in the early 1900s, was attended by thousands and served as a sort of homecoming for many Bostonians. For years, money raised from the supper supported the local school, which currently serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

  • Room in the Inn program begins second year

    As part of Room in the Inn, Nelson County churches last winter gave food and shelter to 54 people who might have been left out in the cold.

    This week, Dee Vernon encountered one guest who is no longer homeless.

    “I just ran into him today, and he’s doing very well. He has a good job and a car,” she said.

  • Mail thieves still at it in Cox’s Creek

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday extended its alert of mail thieves active in the area of Cox’s Creek.

  • NCS opts for full package in superintendent search

    The Nelson County Board of Education unanimously approved entering into an agreement with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators for core services plus several additional options as it searches for a new superintendent.

    Board attorney Terry Geoghegan presented a contract and its options at its Tuesday board meeting, and told members he thought the extra services were worth the additional cost.

    The total cost is $9,000, which includes the standard services plus $2,000 for the additional options.

  • Jail logs, Oct. 17-19

    Tanya Renee Mendoza, 32, knowingly exploiting an adult less than $300, first-degree unlawful access to a computer, theft by unlawful taking or disposition/shoplifting, theft of identity, contempt of court.

    Thomas Ray Yocum, 36, contempt of court.

    Norman Ray Warren, 56, failure to appear.

    Mitch B. Kanatzer, 39, contempt of court.

    Orville D. Beavers, 54, contempt of court, probation violation.

    David Allen Breeden, 45, fourth-degree assault.

    James Garland Green, 42, failure to appear.

  • 5th REGION GIRLS' SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP: Banshees make it a three-peat

    Three straight, 31 in a row.

    Bethlehem reasserted its ownership of the 5th Region girls’ soccer landscape Thursday, turning back Bardstown for the fourth time this season, 1-0, to capture a third straight trip to the state tournament.

    The Banshees (15-5-1) got on top in the 30th minute on Madie Sparks’ header to take the lead, and the stout Bethlehem defense made it stand up, holding the high-scoring Tigers (15-8) out of the goal.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Oct. 20, 2017

    Trunk and treat
    The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church will host Hallelujah-ween Saturday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. Trunk and treat will be held in the parking lot. At 7 p.m. a chili/soup supper will be served in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome. The church is five miles west of Bardstown off Boston Road (U.S. 62) on Bellwood Road (Ky. 733). Interim pastor is Gerald Hegwood. For more information, call Becky at (502) 507-7159.

    Music with a Mission

  • EDITORIAL: Being aware of breast cancer is more than pink ribbons

    It’s October, which means everything is pink.

    It’s everywhere — T-shirts, sunglasses, cereal boxes, yogurt, the socks of every athlete from middle school to the NFL.

    But that color and those tiny ribbons are not all-inclusive awareness.

    Yes, they’re “pretty.” At their inception, they probably did make us aware of breast cancer. They probably did make us stop and think about people whose lives were impacted. But now, we gloss right over them. They’re trendy. They’re “just another thing.”