Today's News

  • Gunman crafted a meticulous plan to rain carnage on concert

    LAS VEGAS — Before he mowed down concertgoers from a perch high in a hotel tower, Stephen C. Paddock created a ring of surveillance around him, with video cameras in his suite and in the hallway, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. But investigators were still at a loss to offer a motive for the massacre.

  • EMT arrested for cocaine possession

    County officials are concerned about the recent arrest of a Nelson County EMS employee on drug charges.

    “I’ve not had to deal with anything like this,” EMS Director Joe Prewitt said Tuesday.

    Jerry Lynne Hurst, 57, of Springfield, an emergency medical technician for the ambulance service, was arrested Sept. 22 by Kentucky State Police at his niece’s home in Washington County on charges of possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

  • Nelson County Fiscal Court briefs for October 5

    al Court is now on record supporting a plan to separate the retirement fund that covers county, city and school district employees from the troubled Kentucky Retirement Systems.

    All five magistrates voted for a non-binding resolution to remove the County Employees Retirement System from the KRS and establish it as its own entity.

  • County officials voice concerns about state’s ‘dark fiber’ broadband project

    Nelson County Magistrate Keith Metcalfe was incredulous.

    “How in the world do you go from $28,000 a mile to $1.3 million?” he asked. “I cannot calculate that.”

    Metcalfe was grilling Bryan Bell, a senior manager for Bluegrass Cellular, and attorney John Selent about cost overruns for KentuckyWired, the state’s 3,000-mile fiber optic network to provide high-speed broadband service to all 120 counties.

  • Public Record-Citations-Oct. 5, 2017

    Dates on citations indicate when the offense was adjudicated, not when it was issued

    Kaynell Pate, 1965, no insurance, $143 plus 45 days/45 days suspended, 25 hours community service.

    Deshanna Miller, 1994, speeding, $143 plus state traffic school (5/17/17).

    Lori Lenz, 1967, no seat belt, $25 (5/17/17).

    William Burnett, 1989, no seat belt, $25 (5/8/17).

    Brian Helm, 1987, speeding, $193 (5/18/17).

    Brandon Humphrey, 1982, no seat belt, $25 (5/25/17).

    Jayson Thompson, 1996, speeding, $186 (5/15/17).

  • Public Record-Property transfers-Oct. 5, 2017


    Sarah Ballard to Jennifer and Richard Hagan, all of Bardstown, Lot 142 Heritage Hills, Addition NO. 79-1, $215,000.

    Gary and Linda Barr, of Bardstown, to Swann-Barr Properties LLC, of Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $123.

    Charles Hamilton, trustee, of Bardstown, to Gary Hamilton, trustee, real estate in Nelson County, $65,000.

    Arthur and Glenna Smith, of Hodgenville, to Harold Byrd, of Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $214,000.

  • Public Record-Zoning permits-Oct. 5, 2017

    Zoning permits for the weeks of Sept. 1-22.

    Maywood Farms LLC, Remington Drive, conventional detached single-family dwelling.

    David Frye, 239 Guthrie Drive, 8’x12’ front porch addition onto existing house.

    Chadwick T. Case, 744 Beechwood Ave., 30’x51’ pole barn.

    Mary Hall, 2775 Fairfield Road, 22’ round pool with a 21’x21’ uncovered deck.

    Mary Hall, 2775 Fairfield Road, 6’x10’ Greenhouse.

  • Royalty indicted for perjury, misconduct

    Updated at 4:15 p.m. to include comment from Royalty's attorney. 

    A Nelson County grand jury Wednesday indicted former Bardstown mayor John Royalty on four criminal counts for alleged actions while he was in office.

    The charges included one felony count, first-degree perjury, and three misdemeanors comprising two charges of first-degree official misconduct and of one false swearing.

  • Homeowner wants house removed from Bardstown Historic District

    Her corner house at 215 S. Fifth St. is at the edge of the Bardstown Historic District, but she wants the lines redrawn to remove it so that she doesn’t have to comply with what she considers stringent and inconsistent rules.

    “I love the Historic District … but I’m going to do what makes sense for me financially,” she told the Bardstown City Council during a public hearing last week.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Oct. 1-5, 2017

    Board of Adjustment

    The Nelson County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Fiscal Court Room, second floor, Old Courthouse Building, One Court Square, in Bardstown to consider the following application for a conditional use permit for a short-term rental at 10175 Louisville Road (U.S. 31-E).

    A copy of the application may be reviewed in the Planning Commission office, during normal business hours.

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