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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Youth civic engagement effort is worthy

    While there were more than a dozen people running for Bardstown’s City Council last fall, that kind of enthusiasm for public service has not always been the case in Nelson County’s smaller cities. For whatever reason, candidates to lead those towns have been hard to come by.

    And that’s unfortunate, and disappointing, that more people wouldn’t take an interest in the day-to-day governmental machinations that affect them most directly, where they live.

  • Students take part in activities while school is out of session

    As Amanda Grubbs and her volunteer demonstrated for students gathered inside her classroom Tuesday, the kids copied what she did and watched their friends’ faces transform from innocent children to creepy zombies. The zombie makeup transformation was a big hit at Bardstown Elementary School as dozens of kids from primary to middle school took part in a two-day enrichment course for the district.

  • Two men indicted on bribery charges in rape case

    Two Bardstown men with a history of drug-related felonies are now facing charges of bribery in connection to a rape investigation.

    Patrick S. Rapier and Orville D. Beavers, both of Bardstown, were indicted Wednesday on complicity to bribing a witness, a Class D felony.

  • Rehab residents create crafts for good cause

    It’s said two heads are better than one when it comes to getting things done, but it’s also true of hands. And Janie Carroll and Carla Spalding have two good hands between them.

    “She has a right one, and I have a left one, and sometimes we work together, but we get it done,” Carroll said and laughed.

    The two residents of Bardstown Healthcare and Rehabilitation are among many who have been working together on art projects for the upcoming Bardstown Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair Oct. 14-15.

  • Jail logs for Oct. 3-5, 2017
    • John K. Hutchins, 30, probation violation.
    • Shaquilla C. Jordan, 23, two counts of second-degree wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, fourth-degree assault (all 2015).
    • Amanda Lee Hagan, 33, probation violation.
    • Robert W. Murphy, 25, three counts of probation violation (2015).
    • Cory Steven Marshall, 32, failure to appear (2017), probation violation (2017 LaRue County).
  • Camp offers local kids with cancer, survivors a community

    There are some things a person cannot understand unless they’ve experienced it, and for a child who has battled cancer, having a community of others who have gone through the treatments and uncertainties can be comforting.

    That’s what 11-year-old Joe Charles O’Bryan experienced this summer while attending his very first session of Camp Quality, a camp for kids who know the ups and downs of cancer.

  • Republicans won’t rule out tax hikes for some in the middle class

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Republican leaders have positioned their sweeping tax rewrite as a way to cut taxes on the middle class. But some top officials are now saying the plan may not benefit everyone in that income group.

    The acknowledgment could complicate the administration’s ability to sell the tax plan, which is already facing questions from Republicans and Democrats over the cost and effect of the ambitious rewrite.

  • 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.