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Today's News

  • Royalty hires new legal representation

    Bardstown’s former mayor has new attorneys in three cases in the Nelson County court system.

    On Thursday, Thomas Clay, a Louisville lawyer who has litigated several high-profile employment lawsuits in the state, filed his notice of appearance on behalf of John Royalty.

    An article in The Kentucky Standard published Sunday reported that Clay had not filed the official paperwork in two lawsuits as of Friday.

  • DECISION 2018: Republicans face off in sheriff’s race

    It wasn’t that long ago in Nelson County that the Democratic primary was the election. With few exceptions, if there was a Republican candidate for a county office, there was only one.

    This year is different. Nelson County will have intraparty competition for multiple county offices, including sheriff.

    Two Republicans, both currently Louisville Metro Police officers, are seeking their party’s nomination for sheriff in the May 22 primary.

  • 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