Today's News

  • Fairfield man injured in truck vs tree accident Monday

    A Fairfield man was flown to a Louisville hospital after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree about 11:15 p.m. Monday.

    Justin D. Rogers, 45, was driving near the 2600 block of Fairfield Road when he lost control of his 1991 pick-up, hit a fence line and crashed into a tree, a Nelson County Sheriff’s Department report stated.

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department was called to free Rogers from his vehicle and Nelson County EMS also responded.

    Rogers, who was not wearing a seat belt according to the report, complained of hip, head and face injuries.

  • Christmas toy drive kicks off

    For more than 50 years the Bardstown Optimist Club has lived up to the motto of “Friend of Youth” so it was no surprise when the organization announced last month that it was going to spearhead the effort to collect toys for needy children for this Christmas season.

    You will recall last year that when Bonnie Drake learned the Jaycees had been disbanded locally she took on the challenge of organizing the collection and distribution of toys as well as blankets for seniors.

  • Hospice of Nelson County will host 'Braving the Holidays' class

    Remember when you were a kid and the thought of the holidays filled you to the brim with joy? For those who have lost a loved one or suffered a setback, the holidays can feel pretty hollow. Holiday cheer can be hard to come by if you’re facing a loss.

  • It actually lived up to the hype

    Sunday’s Pats-Colts affair ended up living up to the endless hype leading up to it, which surprised me. I honestly figured the Patriots would win by three touchdowns or more.

    While Peyton gets all the glory and face time, the Indy defense is what makes that motor run. It held in check the best offense I’ve seen since Joe Montana and the 49ers laid waste to the Broncos in the 1989 Super Bowl. I can’t recall Tom Brady being sacked all year, but Indy’s Robert Mathis got him twice.

  • November is Native American Month

    November is officially Native American month. In 1997, the 105th CONGRESS – 1st SESSION – S.RES. 145 designated the month of November as “National Indian Heritage Month.” The actual resolution reads as follows:

    “Whereas Indians and Alaska Natives were the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States;

    “Whereas American Indian tribal governments developed the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government;

  • Smoking ban in place for county vehicles

    A smoking ban in county-owned vehicles was passed at Tuesday’s Nelson County Fiscal Court meeting after Judge Executive Dean Watts put the idea up for discussion. The ordinance extends the smoking ban already in effect in county-operated buildings.

  • A return to normalcy in the garden after rains

    Much needed rain fell in Kentuckiana a couple of weeks ago; here at the farm we got almost 9 inches in the rain gauge. Cooler temperatures, a touch of frost and some near freezing nights are timely because it allows our plants to make the transition into dormancy. I was worried that warm weather might follow the rains which could have stimulated new growth after a rather unpleasant season of heat and drought. The best scenario is to stay cool so plants do what they are supposed to do this time of the year.

  • Blaze causes extensive damage to house Monday

    A fire on West Stephen Foster left a house with extensive damage throughout the structure Monday night.

    A passerby alerted the Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department to the blaze about 9:20 p.m.

    By the time the fire was noticed, the blaze had made its way from the basement to the first and second floors of the home and to the roof.

    A third of the roof was burned before the fire could be put out, Fire Chief Anthony Mattingly said.

  • State Police trooper surprised by honor for drug prevention efforts

    LOUISVILLE — When Trooper Steve Pavey took a call from a co-worker Thursday asking him to fill in for an absent keynote speaker at the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy’s annual conference, he reluctantly accepted.

    Pavey puts on an array of programs relating to drug prevention, safety and law enforcement, so when someone back at Kentucky State Police Post 4 told him the conference was in need of a fill-in, he knew he was one of the few folks around who could talk about drug crime and prevention on just a moment’s notice.

  • Quilt show warms up chilly weekend

    Three local churches were a bit cozier over the weekend, with dozens of homemade quilts displayed over pews and railings. Bardstown United Methodist, Bardstown Presbyterian and Episcopal Church of the Ascension not only showed finery from the hands of their congregations and ancestors of their parishioners but the architecture of their historic chapels that were all built in the 1800s.