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  • Fair board honors Holderman

    An empty golf cart in front of Samuels Hall honors the memory of David Holderman, a longtime member and former president of the Nelson County Fair Board who died in January.

    Holderman’s passing was acknowledged not only with the display this year, but also with a small article in the Nelson County Fair Guide, which reports that he served with the fair over the course of three decades and was “a powerful influence overseeing several construction improvements and advocating the continued growth of one of the county’s largest annual events.”

  • Jail logs, July 17-19

    Richard Allen Bisig Jr., 27, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth) (2017 criminal case, previously indicted).

    Derek James Meredith, 27, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to two grams of meth) (2018 criminal case, previously indicted).

    James Ivory West, 62, three counts of failure to appear (2017 criminal cases).

    Ronald Patrick Riggs, 34, theft by unlawful taking from auto $500 or more but under $10,000.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES/reunions-July 20, 2018

    Samuel and Rebecca Howard Greer family reunion

    The 84th Greer family reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Bloomfield Middle School. The lunch is potluck so bring your food to share. Also bring your Greer memorabilia (old and new) to share with family. For more in information, call (386) 956-8577 or (386) 956-2239. Leave a message if there is no answer.

    Jury-Marks-Riley family reunion

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-July 16-20, 2018

    The next public Anatok meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Old Courthouse.

    Tree Board meeting canceled

    The Tree Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, has been canceled.

    Finance Committee meeting

    A special Finance Committee meeting will be 5 p.m. Thursday, July 19, in Bardstown City Hall in the mayor’s conference room, 220 N. Fifth St.

    Retirement of unserviceable flags

  • 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.