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Today's News

  • Clark promoted to second-in-command in Sheriff’s office

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office has a new second in command.

    Sgt. Mike Clark was promoted to captain last week and will be what Sheriff Ed Mattingly called his “right-hand” in overseeing operations within the department.

    Deputy Ramon Pineiroa, who was previously second in command, was shifted to a team leader’s position in overseeing night patrols, Mattingly said.

  • Former Field of Terror gets a friendly makeover

    In an effort to reach a new audience, an FFA Autumn Fest will serve as this year’s fall activity to raise funds for the Nelson County and Thomas Nelson high school FFA chapters, replacing the long running “Field of Terror.”

    “We wanted to shift our focus to be more educational, and we noticed over the years there were a lot of families that were wanting to come to a farm-type atmosphere,” said agriculture teacher John Hammond. “We decided it would be best to really try to reach that demographic.”

  • Kentucky history stands proud at local home

    A totem pole in Kentucky?

    That might be one’s first thought when seeing the tall, carved ash tree in Ed and Louise Nalley’s front yard on Country Squire Lane.

    Totem poles are part of the culture of indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest, not the woodland tribes of the Bluegrass, but like those in Washington State and British Columbia, theirs tells a story.

    Their story.

  • New survivor wants women to stay strong

    Denise Cecil had two aunts go through breast cancer. One was diagnosed about seven years ago at age 49. Her great aunt died from the disease. Even with the family history, Cecil couldn’t believe what she was hearing when the doctor told her she had stage II breast cancer.

    “I was stunned, you know,” she said. “During all this time when they told me I had to go back to do another mammogram, I was like, ‘Oh, it’s nothing.’ When he called me that morning. I was shocked. I was actually shocked. Unfortunately, it was cancer.”

  • Council approves bonds for potential new distillery

    The Stoli Group, which bought Kentucky Owl Bourbon this year, hasn’t decided where to build its new distillery, but Bardstown is making a play for it.

    After an hour-long meeting Tuesday night, the Bardstown City Council unanimously approved a resolution to enter into an agreement to offer the company industrial revenue bonds in an amount up to $149,750 to build and equip a distillery, bottling plant and warehouses in Bardstown.

  • Glisson resigns from Bloomfield City Council

    Saying that it is “time for me to make room for someone with the time and energy to devote to the job,” Jim Glisson has resigned his position on the Bloomfield City Council.

    Mayor Rhonda Hagan read a letter from Glisson, dated Sept. 14, at Monday’s meeting.

    “It has been a pleasure being a part of the Bloomfield City Council,” Glisson said. “I am proud of all that we have accomplished and I have no doubt the board will continue these successes in the future.”

  • 19th DISTRICT BOYS' SOCCER SEMIFINALS: Eagles upend top-seeded Tigers, 2-1

    Bethlehem picked the most opportune time to snap an 11-match losing streak to 19th District teams, upending top-seeded Bardstown 2-1 on Wednesday in the opening round of district play at Thomas Nelson.

    The Eagles’ last win against a district foe was on Sept. 8, 2016, when they stopped the Tigers 1-0 in a rain-shortened affair, and Bethlehem was 1-16 in three years under coach Jody Spalding until Wednesday’s No. 4 seed over No. 1 seed upset.

  • 19th DISTRICT BOYS' SOCCER SEMIFINALS: Brown's hat trick puts NC past TNHS and into title match

     

    CHAZ HALL

    Contributing Writer

    Nelson County is back in the district championship for the first time since 2014, thanks in large part to Jaren Brown’s second-half hat trick that helped the Cardinals pull away from an upset-minded Thomas Nelson squad to win 6-2 in Wednesday’s 19th District semifinals.

    Cardinals coach Stan Hayes was proud of the way his team played in the second half after not executing great in the first half.

  • 19th DISTRICT GIRLS' SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP: Cross' PK gives Banshees shootout win over Tigers

    As one of Bethlehem’s top defenders, Jordan Cross doesn’t get to talk much about her shot-making abilities.

    But the junior came up huge with the district championship on her shoulders Wednesday, depositing the game-winning shootout kick to lift her team to a 2-1 victory over Bardstown, giving the Banshees their third straight 19th District title.

    Cross said coming up with the title on the line was nerve-wracking.

  • On the record with: Bardstown’s Abby Downs

    Bardstown senior Abby Downs is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.