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Local News

  • Flaget Hospital announces system name change

    Flaget Memorial Hospital will be part of a rebranded health system, but its ownership is not changing hands.

    Hospital officials announced Tuesday morning Flaget would be dropping the KentuckyOne Health name it has held since 2012 and would join several other facilities in Central and Eastern Kentucky as part of CHI Saint Joseph Health.

  • Teachers earn certification
  • Volunteers pack thousands of meals Monday

    While school was out of session, dozens of volunteers dedicated their time off in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to helping others. In the cafeteria of Bethlehem High School, that help meant spending several hours in an assembly-line set-up packing thousands of nutrient-rich meals to help feed malnourished and starving children in impoverished areas or areas affected by disaster.

  • Boone earns nursing doctorate from WKU
  • St. Monica hosts 2019 MLK event

    The spirit of the Community Choir made Dr. Gerald Smith feel like preaching Monday as he stood at the podium inside St. Monica Catholic Church, ready to address the crowd that gathered there for the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

  • Leadership Nelson County recruiting its 30th class

    Leadership Nelson County is looking to prepare tomorrow’s leaders today.

    The community leadership group is recruiting its 2019 class by Jan. 31.

    Now in its 30th year, Leadership Nelson County is an opportunity for rising leaders to network with each other, learn more about Bardstown and Nelson County and better understand what being a good leader requires.

  • Medical or recreational? Legislators weigh pros and cons of pot

    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon has long been on the record for supporting medical marijuana, but he doesn’t think Kentucky will follow the lead of Colorado or California to make pot legal for recreational use.

    Higdon, of Lebanon, and his fellow Republican lawmaker, state Rep. Chad McCoy of Bardstown, talked about the pros and cons of legalization during a public forum last Wednesday at the Old Courthouse.

  • Workforce development to engage students, teachers and businesses

    A lot of work has been going into work-based learning at Nelson County Schools as the district continues looking at ways to improve career and technical education and student readiness for post-secondary opportunities.

  • Drivers, child injured in two-vehicle collision on Springfield Road

    Two adults and a juvenile were injured Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Springfield Road.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred just after 1 p.m. on U.S. 150 near Manton Road when a 2011 Ford Edge operated by 46-year-old Michael J. Rozaiesk was traveling west and crossed the center line, striking an eastbound 2016 Ford Escape driven by 32-year-old Megan R. Yates.

  • Jail logs, Jan. 18-22

    Joseph Paul Riggs, 36, contempt of court and convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

    Timothy Dean Bartley, 24, second-degree robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence (previously indicted).

    Orville Justin Case, 22, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of meth, trafficking in and possession of synthetic drugs.

    Justin Martin Rogers, 30, endangering the welfare of a minor, first-degree trafficking in opiates, and convicted felon in possession of a handgun.