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Today's News

  • Editorial: Comer’s legacy will live on in many ways

    Don Comer did not invent the antique show, but what he and his wife of 62 years, Mary Ann, did in 1967 was to combine their love of antiques with a solid business plan that resulted in the Historic Bardstown Antiques Show. Don was a Marion County native who grew up mostly in LaRue County, but certainly left his mark on Nelson County.

    He died earlier this month at his South Third Street home. He was 86.

  • Editorial: New director hire a big score for Tourist Commission

    Bardstown is at its best when it thinks big.

    And the Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist and Convention Commission scored a big win this month in hiring its new executive director.

    The commission hired Mike Mangeot Feb. 6 to guide this area’s efforts on bringing in more people to experience what is probably some of the best small-town Kentucky has to offer. He starts on the 19th.

  • Opinion: Tax cuts for the rich

    By Dr. Harry Spalding

  • Opinion: Pension solution still a work in progress

    Week six of the 2018 legislative session is in the books, and bills continued to move steadily through the Senate as work on the budget and pension reform continues.

    While we have not released a pension proposal just yet, we are hopeful that it will be made public in the coming days as we continue to sort out details on this complex issue. As for the budget bill, its fate currently is in the hands of the House, and we are hopeful that we in the Senate will receive a budget bill by early March.

  • Opinion: The pace quickens: Critical legislation is moving

    By Chad McCoy

    In Frankfort, diligent work continues on a pension reform proposal and a responsible budget. As those two issues consume much time and effort, there are also several other critical bills moving through the House.

  • Jail logs, Feb. 9-13, 2018

    Curtis Lee St. Clair, 30, fourth-degree assault.

    William Lance Foster, 31, shoplifting.

    Michael T. Inghram, 48, failure to appear (2017 traffic case).

    Jackie Edward Allen III, 37, public intoxication by a controlled substance excluding alcohol.

    Justin Blease Brown, 31, non-payment of fines, receiving stolen property under $10,000 (both 2018 criminal case).

    Erin Louise Karr, 28, non-payment of fines (2017 traffic case).

    Diana Sue Curtsinger, 26, non-payment of fines (2017 traffic case).

  • Car crashes into house Monday evening on Ky. 245

    Lisa Martinez was lying in bed and had just switched off her TV Monday night when she found her dresser on top of her.

    The renter said she was also covered with parts of her house and the car that struck it.

    Fortunately, she was not injured, but the driver of the car was.

    The accident happened about 7:22 p.m. on Ky. 245.

  • PHOTOS: Nelson Scene: Feb. 14, 2018
  • Deputies injured attempting to stop fleeing suspect

    Two Nelson County sheriff’s deputies sustained minor injuries Monday while apprehending a suspect in a burglary investigation.

    Officers got a call around 11:30 a.m. that there was a burglary in progress at 3104 Plantation Circle in Bardstown. When they arrived, they found Zachery Levi Perkins, 28, of Bardstown in a car outside that address and confirmed that he had an active felony warrant for probation violation.

  • Louisville man charged with seeking sex with minor has ties to Nelson County

    A Louisville man who is accused of seeking a minor for sex in an undercover investigation was acquitted of sexual abuse in Nelson County just four years ago.

    Jeffrey Baunach, 45, was arrested in Louisville Friday and accused of seeking to have sex with a minor, as well as offering his own children in exchange.

    He was charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor for sex and attempted use of a minor under 16 in a sex performance.