Local News

  • Two Bloomfield firefighters receive certification

    Firefighters Megan Hutchins and Mike Hardy were removed of their firefighter recruit status Thursday and officially became certified firefighters during a badge-pinning ceremony.

    Northeast Nelson Fire Protection District Station 1 held the ceremony for the two to join the ranks of the other 18 certified firefighters the station has on staff. Northeast Nelson Fire currently has five recruits in the process of receiving certification, as well as one junior firefighter. Chief Ted Shields and Assistant Chief Scott Thompson were in charge of promoting these recruits.

  • Summer concert series kicks off Friday

    The Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club, is set to begin Friday for its 17th season.

    This year’s series is again being underwritten by Edward Jones Financial Services of Bardstown, and is co-sponsored by the Bardstown Parks and Recreation Department. The free concerts will be presented every Friday at 7 p.m. in Bardstown Community Park through Aug. 30. In case of rain, concerts will move to the Farmers Market on East Flaget Avenue.

    Appearing for the first time are:

  • Local winners of North Central KY Spelling Bowl at ECTC announced

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College announces the winners of the 55th North Central Kentucky Spelling Bowl held Friday, April 26, at the college.

    Students representing primary, elementary, and middle schools from 12 surrounding counties competed in the primary match for grades 1-2, the elementary match for grades 3-5, or the middle school match for grades 6-8.

  • Four Bardstown High students selected for HOBY State Leadership Seminar

    Four Bardstown High School students have been selected to participate in the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) State Leadership Seminar. Sophomores Campbell Roby, Sophia Downs, Rory Kiser and Will Rapier were selected due to their academic and leadership achievements.

  • St. Gregory students visit, aid Civil War museum
  • Bardstown students attend business convention
  • Bookfest extended to Thursday

    The Nelson County Bookfest is extended to Thursday, which is the final day to purchase books, movies, tapes and vinyls.  

    Kentucky Standard Publisher Scott Moore said the GO Center is going to do a one-day sale on Thursday from 10-4 and for $5 per person booklovers can take all they can carry.

    The Bookfest is not open today.

  • What Can Alexa do for you?

    Do you have a voice assistant at home? It could be Alexa or Google home.

    I have two uninstalled Echo Dots, and after my research, they may get unpacked.

    As the AI voice assistants become smarter, this minion will do more for those aging alone than anything else. There will be no app, no website, no organization to do as much for older individuals than Alexa. As it stands today, my research proved it to me.

  • You always need an emergency fund

    Dear Dave,

    I’ll be retiring in the next couple of years. When I leave my job, we will have a yearly income of $65,000 through my pension. I don’t think we need an emergency fund with such a dependable, steady income stream like that, but my wife disagrees. She says she would feel safer if we had money set aside just for the unexpected. What do you think we should do?


    Dear Gary,

  • City’s insurer settles with suicide’s widow

    The City of Bardstown’s insurer has reached a settlement in a wrongful death suit by the widow of a man who killed himself after a long armed standoff with city police.

    The settlement April 17 between the Kentucky League of Cities and Kourtney Wahl Lewis as administrator of the estate of Theodore Charles Lewis, awards the plaintiff $200,000 in return for dismissal of further claims against former Bardstown Police Officers McKenzie Mattingly and Bradley Gillock, the City of Bardstown and KLC.