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  • More charged in Grundy antiques theft

    At least two more women have been charged in connection to the theft of thousands of dollars worth of antiques from a historic Washington County Home.

    Lisa Stone, Tonya Lampkin and Melissa Jewell were each indicted last week on complicity to receiving stolen property under $10,000 and are accused of receiving stolen antiques taken from the Grundy Plantation in Springfield.

  • Jail log, Sept. 19-20, 2019

    Jeffrey Bruce Lester, 29, drug paraphernalia, trafficking in marijuana and first-degree trafficking in cocaine.

    Breon Tyree Maddox, 35, drug paraphernalia, trafficking in marijuana; persistent felony offender.

    Joseph Robert Nalley, 24, probation violation.

    Jerico Paul Bentley, 29, two counts of receiving stolen property, drug paraphernalia and first-degree possession of meth.

  • Cecilia man charged with second-degree assault

    A Cecilia man, 40-year-old Joseph Powers, was indicted Wednesday on a felony second-degree assault charge in Nelson County.

    The charge stems from a May 10 incident in which Powers is accused of striking another man with a hammer, causing serious physical injury to the victim.

    Powers’ bail has been set at $25,000 cash only, plus conditions.

    He is scheduled for arraignment in Nelson County court on Oct. 3. 

  • Bardstown hosts first KY Brotherhood Ride

    The inaugural Kentucky Brotherhood Ride kicked off early Friday morning with about two-dozen cyclists heading out from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office. The two-day, 200-plus-mile bike ride honored first responders killed in the line of duty.

    The riders left from Bardstown on Friday and headed to Lexington, making several stops at police and fire departments along the way. The ride was expected to finish back in Bardstown on Saturday. 

  • Hospitals awarded nearly $38,000 to help fight state’s opioid and heroin epidemic

    Saint Joseph London Foundation, Saint Joseph Berea Foundation and Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation have been awarded a total of $37,500 in grants from the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE). These grants will support continued efforts in battling the opioid and heroin crisis in Kentucky.

  • Barton 1792 Distillery bourbons win silver medals

     Kentucky Tavern Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Zackariah Harris Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Very Old Barton 80 Proof and Very Old Barton 90 Proof bourbons won silver medals at the 2019 North American Bourbon and Whiskey competition (N.A.B.W.C.).

    The N.A.B.W.C. promotes excellence in bourbon, whiskey, and moonshine through a double-blind competition. The competition is based on a 100-point scale. The spirits are judged by styles and price categories.

  • Gritton promoted to CEO of SSW

    SSW Holding Company, LLC (“SSW”) announced Sept. 12 the promotion of Mark Gritton to chief executive officer of the company effective immediately.

    In addition to assuming the leadership of SSW as CEO, Gritton, a 25-year company veteran and Nelson County native, will continue to serve in his  current position of president.

    Gritton has succeeded Paul Kara, who served as SSW’s CEO since 2000.

  • Bethlehem student semi-finalist for National Merit

    Bethlehem High School student Madeline Hite is a semifinalist for the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

    “I see the experience as a huge honor,” Hite said. “I’ve gotten such a positive response from so many people, which has just been overwhelming and, frankly, awesome. Achieving something such as this has been something I’ve put a lot of time and effort in so to see it finally come to fruition is really satisfying.”

  • Changes to lawn experience welcome

    Terri and Craig Brooks of Dayton, Ohio, have been coming to the Kentucky Bourbon Festival for 12 years, and they always enjoy it, but this year, there were some pleasant surprises.

    The couple were laid back in big wicker chairs on the porch of the wooden Wild Turkey cabin, savoring spirits.

    Last year they couldn’t have done that.

    “I think it’s a great change to allow the local distillers to offer you a drink” at their visitor booths, she said.

  • Paperwork paves path to new city elementary

    The building of a new elementary school in Bardstown has been “set in motion” after the approval last week of project documents. 

    “We’ve been talking about this for some time,” said Todd Hood, who oversees facilities for the Bardstown City Schools district.

    Hood said the district’s facilities plan presented in March listed construction of a new school as a priority project, and funds are already set aside for the anticipated $21 million build.