Local News

  • Brooks Houck indicted by grand jury

    Brooks Houck, the man investigated for three years in connection to the disappearance of his former girlfriend, was indicted on four unrelated felonies Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury.

    Houck is accused of stealing squares of shingles from Lowe’s on three different days in April.

    The grand jury returned four felony indictments and a misdemeanor charge. The four charges of theft by unlawful taking are Class D felonies punishable by up to five years in prison.

  • PHOTO: 2018 Miss Nelson County

    Lauren Miles, of Cox’s Creek, was crowned Monday night as the 2018 Miss Nelson County. Miles was crowned by last years Miss Nelson County, Carsyn Kidwell.

    Miles, 17, is the daughter of Dave and Libby Miles of Cox's Creek. She will be a senior this fall at Bardstown High School. She will have the option of competing this fall in the Ky Festival Pageant in Lexington this fall. This pageant was for Nelson County residents only.

  • Nelson County once had hundreds of dairy farms. Now there are three.

    Bobby Lutz grew up on his parents’ dairy farm, and since 1975, he has owned and operated his own dairy farm on Fairfield Road, with the help of his son and grandson.

    Now they’re wondering how long their way of life will last.

    “It’s all we’ve ever done,” Lutz said.

    Unless they can find a buyer for their milk closer to home, though, they may have to do something else.

  • Guitarist Pat Kirtley to do a little pickin’ Friday

    Guitarist Pat Kirtley will be featured at this week’s Edward Jones Summer Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown Parks & Recreation Department. The series, now in its 16th season of free, family oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • County government signs off on road paving

    $264,000 approved for Districts 1 and 4

    The Nelson County Fiscal Court approved two lists of road paving projects for this summer for Districts 1 and 4 during their meeting Tuesday.

  • 2018 Miss Nelson County Fair pageant

    Veronica Chisholm of Owenton was crowned winner of Monday's 2018 Miss Nelson County Fair pageant by 2017 winner Kassidy Bolin. Grace Frank of Greensburg received first runner-up and Erin Perkins of Elizabethtown was second runner-up. Six competed in the pageant, which was open to all Kentucky residents.

    Other participants included EmmaRae Lynn Durbin of Brandenburg, Zyi Xisin of Danville and Sadie Layne Stone of Leitchfield.

  • GOP opens county headquarters

    Bardstown is the home of Nelson County’s GOP Headquarters as of Saturday. Republican supporters say this is the first headquarters of its kind to be located in Bardstown in recent memory.

    Robert Augustine, chairman of the Nelson County Republican Party, said he’s always wanted a way to support Republican candidates and give them an area to operate out of in Nelson County and was pleased at the turnout for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

  • Jail logs, July 13-17

    Christopher M. Scott, 39, failure to appear and probation violation for felony offense (both 2014 criminal case).

    Jason Brian Young, 30, third-degree rape, distribution of obscene matter to a minor and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor (all 2017 criminal, part of sentencing).

    Joshua Aaron Spalding, 29, probation violation for felony offense.

    Adam Raines, 31, two counts of non-payment of fines (one 2017 traffic case).

  • Knights, Masons join forces to appreciate first-responders

    The local chapters of the Knights of Columbus and the Masonic Order came together for the first time to hold a cookout Saturday in appreciation of those who work in emergency services. The fraternities pooled their resources together in order to give thanks to firefighters, EMTs and law enforcement that operate in Bardstown.

    Kevin Miles, of the Masonic Order in Bardstown, said that both organizations could work together for the event and show some appreciation to some of the hardest workers in Nelson County.

  • Owner seeking answers after dogs shot, killed

    A local woman is seeking answers and urging pet owners to use caution after her dogs were found shot dead and covered with a blanket in Bloomfield on Saturday.

    Megan Johnson, who lives off Thomas Lane, said her two dogs, 2-year-old sisters Peaches and Muffin, went missing from her home early Tuesday morning after running into a wooded area on her property.

    “I let them out like the normal routine,” Johnson said. “They didn’t roam free. The only time they went out was if me and my husband went out.”