• 2011 Democratic candidates visit Bardstown

    Democratic candidates for several state offices rolled into Bardstown on a tour bus Wednesday to campaign at the Talbot Tavern before the election Nov 8.

    Lieutenant Gubernatorial candidate Jerry Abramson, Secretary of State candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, Auditor candidate Adam Edelen and Agricultural Commissioner candidate Bob Farmer talked to residents about the upcoming election.

  • Comprehensive plan for Nelson County approved

    Nelson County has a new comprehensive plan, designed to contain more information and be easier to read than any plan that has come before it. The Joint City-County Planning Commission of Nelson County approved the sixth draft of the plan, which the commission has been discussing for several months, at Tuesday night’s meeting.

    The approval came after an open house of more than an hour in which no one from the public appeared to ask questions or comment on the plan.

  • Open carry advocate returns to City Council

    A man who openly carried a handgun to a Bardstown City Council meeting two weeks ago returned Tuesday to see if the city had looked into city ordinances concerning firearms that he said violated state law.

    Bardstown Mayor Bill Sheckles motioned to adjourn a regular City Council meeting Tuesday when McBride raised his hand.

  • Library board earns a clean audit report

    The Nelson County Library Board of Trustees met with Jason Strange, CPA for Smith & Company, at a special meeting Thursday.

    Strange delivered financial statements, supplementary information and the independent audit from the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

    “The staff was very cooperative and the audit went very smoothly,” Strange said.

    Strange reported revenues were higher than expenses. There was a $293,000 positive change in the general fund in the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

  • New Haven to apply for $500,000 grant for senior center

    At the New Haven Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday, City Clerk Linda Mattingly outlined the commissioners plans for submitting an application for a  Community Development Block Grant through the Lincoln Trail Area District for $500,000 to build a Senior Citizens Center onto Barry Hall at the Park in New Haven. 

  • Mayor feels library's decision is a ‘slap in the face’

    “We are getting a raw deal,” New Haven Mayor Bobby Johnson said during Thursday’s New Haven Board of Commissioners meeting.

    Johnson was referring to the new Nelson County Library branch being built in the city. While construction is moving along, the New Haven Board of Commissioners is none to happy the Nelson County Library Board of Trustees has decided to pull a proposed sprinkler system out of the plans due to a cost overrun.

  • Dispatch equipment upgrade spending may come in under budget

    As of Wednesday, more than $164,000 of a $250,000 line of credit Nelson Fiscal Court extended to the E-911 Dispatch Board had been allocated, with the board on track to spend well under the amount Fiscal Court made available.

  • Bardstown mayor among those elected to Kentucky League of Cities board

    Paducah Mayor William “Bill” Paxton III took office as the Kentucky League of Cities President on Oct. 6. Lyndon Mayor Susan Barto was elected as First Vice President and Midway Mayor Tom Bozarth was elected as Second Vice President. 

    Mayor Bill Sheckles of Bardstown is a member of the Board of Directors, KLC Executive Board.

    The officers will serve one-year terms. Each of them stepped into their current roles early when then KLC President and Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Walker was appointed Secretary of State in January.  

  • Election 2011


    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.

    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper, III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.


    Adam Edelen

    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he’s had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • County road named for local general

    Nelson Fiscal Court unveiled a new road sign in honor of Bardstown native Brig. Gen. Thomas Raymond Ice at its regular meeting Tuesday morning.

    The newly named Brigadier General Thomas Raymond Ice Boulevard is west of Bardstown on U.S. 62, beginning at West Broadway and continuing to the Bardstown-Nelson County Airport for a 1.1-mile stretch. No addresses on the road will be changed, Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts said.