Local News

  • Humane Society’s Home for the Holidays helping place pets

    Those looking for pets this time of year can take advantage of discounted adoption fees for certain animals at the Nelson County Humane Society as the shelter again hosts its Home for the Holidays campaign.

    During the campaign, adoption fees are discounted half price for cats and dogs six months and older or that have been at the shelter for 30 days or longer. Instead of a $120 adoption fee for dogs, adopters would pay $60 on eligible pets and instead of $70 for cats, $35.


    Nelson County Fiscal Court

    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20.

  • Mass remembering Tommy Ballard to be held Monday

    It hasn’t been long since friends and members of the Ballard family gathered at St. Thomas Parish to remember missing mother Crystal Rogers, but tomorrow, they gather to remember the man who never stopped searching for her. At a time when Nelson County crimes are gaining national attention and a grieving family gathers to grieve again, the frustration of waiting for a break in a case only adds to the heartache. 


    ‘Death investigation’ doesn’t suffice

  • Heaven Hill announces $17.5 million Bourbon Heritage Center expansion

    Heaven Hill’s $17.5 million expansion of its Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown will more than double the dimensions of the current facility, include a rooftop bar and expanded retail space, and provide guests with new tourism experiences, including hands-on laboratory learning and bottling their own bourbon.

  • Jail logs, Nov. 15-16

    Joseph Cecil Mayfield, 54, possession of open alcohol beverage container in motor vehicle, operating motor vehicle under the influence alcohol/drugs, etc. (aggravated circumstance), alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Richard Wesley Campbell, 23, speeding, failure to or improper signal, reckless driving, one headlight, no registration receipt, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, leaving scene of accident, failure to render aid or assistance.

    Vincent Mitchel Biven, 74, operating motor vehicle under the influence alcohol/drugs/etc.

  • Crash claims life of Louisville man

    A Louisville man, Charles E. Couch, 64, died Thursday night as a result of a two-vehicle crash on a bridge on U.S. 31E at the Bullitt County line.

    Two other people were injured in the accident, a man and a boy.

    Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin said the cause of Couch’s death was blunt force trauma.

    According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 6:13 p.m. dispatch call about a collision involving a vehicle fire and entrapment.

  • Kentucky Owl displays a view of its future

    The Dedman family’s vision of the future of its super-premium Kentucky Owl bourbon label certainly didn’t include a train station or a pyramid-shaped distillery building. Not four years ago when it was resurrected from the Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg, and especially not in 1879 when it was founded.

  • Shelburne to fill Fiscal Court vacancy

    The winner of the 5th District magistrate’s race is taking office early.

    Eric Shelburne, the Democrat who beat Republican Trey Bradley by 55 votes to succeed Magistrate Jerry Hahn after Hahn’s decision not to seek re-election, was appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin Thursday because Hahn had resigned effective Nov. 1.

    County Judge-Executive Dean Watts made the announcement the same day.

    “I did not want District 5 to be without a magistrate any longer than it had to,” Watts said.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Nov. 16, 2018

    Community Thanksgiving Service

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Ministerial Association will sponsor the Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. at Bardstown United Methodist Church, located across from the Farmers Market. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Nothing is more heartwarming for parents than a letter home

    Let me share a letter that has been around for at least a half century. I think you’ll enjoy it.

    Dear Ma and Pa:

    I am well. Hope you are. Tell Walt and Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all the places are filled.