Today's News

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from March 8

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

  • Study: Summer sun might bring fewer heart attacks

    The American Heart Association

    The sun’s radiation could be a factor in seasonal patterns of a deadly type of heart attack, according to research that tracked a “summer shift” in their occurrence across seven countries.

  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments from April 4

    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury and had arraignments set for April 19.

    John Richard Edelen IV, 39, of Springfield, second-degree escape. On or about Jan. 29, Edelen failed to return to the Nelson County Jail while on work release. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

  • Jail Logs, April 5-6

    William Forsee Rogers, 60, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine).

    Bryan Keith Baldwin, 43, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth) (2017 criminal case).

    David Anthony Aldridge, 34, probation violation (2017 criminal case).

    Sabrina Anna Jarrett, 29, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) (2017 criminal case).

  • Restaurant reaches out to teachers

    The Rickhouse Restaurant in Bardstown is showing support for local teachers by offering happy hour appetizers and educator nights this month. The offer kicked off Friday evening.

    The restaurant released the following statement on Facebook:

    “It is terribly unfortunate that lawmakers have shown their lack of appreciation for all that you do. At The Rickhouse Restaurant, it is our desire to show you just how much the community appreciates you. We are behind you. Your work is valued.

  • McCoy’s legislation would allow shipments of bourbon to homes

    Bardstown’s state representative, Chad McCoy, has again gotten a bill through the Kentucky legislature to benefit bourbon drinkers and businesses.

    Last year, McCoy got a bill enacted to allow the sale of vintage spirits at taverns and festivals.

    This year, he got the House and Senate to pass legislation that would allow those who visit distilleries or wineries to have liquor or wine shipped directly to their homes in Kentucky or other states where shipment of alcohol is allowed.

  • Mathis ethics complaint to be heard

    Nelson County’s Board of Ethics is expected to take up an ethics complaint against Mark Mathis, secretary of the Planning Commission, at its next regular meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19.

    Mathis is the president of Mago Construction Company and Bardstown Asphalt Company, both of which do street and road paving.

  • Study: Bill cuts taxes for the rich, raises taxes for 95 percent of Kentuckians



    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A new study of the tax bill rushed through the Kentucky General Assembly Monday shows the changes it makes to the tax code are likely to lower taxes for the wealthy while raising taxes for 95 percent of Kentuckians.

    The analysis, performed by the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy in Washington D.C., a liberal-leaning think tank, studied the impact of the tax cuts and increases on Kentuckians.

  • Shelby Jett carries on his wife’s cause

    As he talks, Shelby Jett fidgets with a twisted piece of pink and white plastic. It’s a ballpoint pen and flashlight that was in his wife Judy’s pocket when she was injured in a fire last month that took her life.

    On the side are these words: “If you’re ever tempted to light up, use THIS instead!” It’s followed by a phone number.

    He remembers JROTC students handing the pen lights out to people while walking alongside the PATH Coalition’s Christmas parade float.

  • BIRTH: Reed

    Luke and Natasha Reed, of Springfield, announce the birth of a daughter, Kennedy Jane, March 24, 2018, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8.5 pounds and was 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Gary and Bonnie Hamilton, of Springfield.

    Paternal grandparents are John and Patricia Reed, of Springfield.

    The baby was welcomed home by a sister, Logan Olivia Reed Burton, 6.