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  • Payton makes move to Bardstown Middle School

    Kevin Payton has been named the new assistant principal of Bardstown Middle School according to a district announcement released Monday. Payton comes to the city school system from New Haven School, where he had served as principal for the last two years.

    In Monday’s announcement, BMS Principal Melissa Taylor said Payton’s experience as a middle school teacher and school administrator would allow him to have an immediate impact at Bardstown Middle.

  • Bardstown man accused of impersonating an officer

    A 19-year-old Bardstown man was arrested early Monday morning and charged with impersonating a peace officer because of modifications made to his vehicle.

    According to an arrest report from the Bardstown Police Department, Tyler Boynton-Vannattan is accused of driving a black Hyundai Accent modified with flashing lights and a siren.

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  • Website calls for Bardstown to adopt controversial statue of Stephen Foster

    A movement to bring a statue depicting Stephen Foster and Uncle Ned to Bardstown is in its early stages, but city officials are saying “No, thanks.”

    The statue was located in Pittsburgh until earlier this year when the Pittsburgh Art Commission decided to remove it.

  • Willett Distillery announces changes in leadership

    The historic family owned and operated Willett Distillery announced Thursday the promotion of Kristin Martha-Britt Kulsveen to the role of president and chief whiskey officer. The announcement was made in conjunction with National Bourbon Day at the new Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville.

    Kulsveen is the great-granddaughter of founder A. Lambert Willett and succeeds her mother, Martha Harriett Willett Kulsveen, as president. The landmark announcement also came on Britt Kulsveen’s 39th birthday.

  • County schools’ central office sees staff changes

    Four weeks into summer break, it is becoming apparent that much of the leadership at Nelson County Schools’ Central Office will be new when classes start in the fall.

    Dozens of now-obsolete positions have been eliminated, and at least four former directors have been transferred to the classroom as part of a reorganization by Superintendent Wes Bradley.

    Bradley introduced the plan to reorganize the Central Office last month.

  • Bardstown celebrates National Bourbon Day

    Dozens gathered on the lawn of Spalding Hall Thursday morning in celebration of National Bourbon Day, a time of recognizing “America’s native spirit” and the growth of the bourbon industry.

  • Bardstown city budget breaks from utility subsidies

    Bardstown Utilities customers, including those outside the city limits, will no longer be subsidizing city general services such as police and fire protection, street maintenance and recreation through the fees they pay for their water, sewer, electric, cable and internet services.

    The Bardstown City Council on Tuesday held the first reading of its 2019 fiscal year budget, which, for the first time, avoids using revenue from the combined utilities funds to prop up the general fund.

  • County awarded for role in bourbon, tourism industries

    Nelson County was recognized for its activity in the bourbon and tourism industries Thursday with a Kentucky Economic Engine Award by Kentucky Travel Industry Association. To earn the award, a county can either be among the top counties in overall economic impact in the state or have a percentage of jobs dedicated to the tourism industry.

    “I’m not only here to tell you you’ve earned an economic engine award,” said Hank Phillips, CEO of KTIA. “But that you have earned it not on one of those criteria, but both.”

  • PHOTOS: Barton gets an updated image

    Barton 1792 Distillery got some new stencil work just in time for National Bourbon Day.