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  • Newton named principal of Thomas Nelson High School

    For the past month, Courtney Newton has served as interim principal for Thomas Nelson High School after Wes was hired as superintendent. On Wednesday, the school’s site-based decision-making council announced Newton had been chosen to permanently serve as principal.

    Prior to her interim appointment, Newton also served as assistant principal and has worked with the school since it first opened in 2012.

  • Derby City Brass brings a more traditional ‘British Invasion’ to summer band series

    The Derby City Brass will be the featured group 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.

  • Newton to remain sheriff through 2018

    Mike Newton will remain sheriff through the end of the year.

    Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts announced in email Wednesday morning that Newton had agreed to stay on as sheriff until sometime after the Nov. 6 general election. But later in the afternoon, both Newton and Watts confirmed that the sheriff would remain in office through Dec. 31.

  • Rotary’s Wine and Cheese Tasting Festival scheduled for Saturday

    The Bardstown Rotary Club will be hosting the 43rd Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting Festival on Saturday, June 2. The festival will take place at the rotunda at My Old Kentucky Home State Park from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

    The festival will have more than 40 wine varieties along with cheese and other food items. Tickets are available for $35 from Rotary members or the following locations: Clark Jewelers, Kenny’s Cleaners, Bardstown Tourist Commission, The Kentucky Standard, Medica Pharmacy & Wellness Center and Conway-Heaton. Tickets may also be bought at the door for $40.

  • Jail logs, May 29-31

    Austin Tyler Mattingly 22, contempt of court (2016 misdemeanor case).

    James Joshua Bonner, 35, failure to appear (2018 case).

    Emily Evelyn Jones, 31, failure to appear (2017 traffic case).

    Jeffery Brian Johnson, 29, failure to appear (2017 traffic case).

    Kevin Logan Purdom, 32, first-degree robbery.

    Edward William O’Bryan, 65, alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Thomas Leon Cothern, 29, probation violation for felony offense.

  • Police chase ends in drug bust

    UPDATE: Police have identified Corey Dewayne Fogle, 38, of Bardstown, as the suspect arrested. He is charged with several crimes, including promoting contraband, trafficking in heroin and methamphetamine and wanton endangerment, including of a police officer.

    A fleeing suspect in a narcotics investigation was arrested Thursday morning on Engleman Street after the car he was driving collided with a police vehicle.

  • Vigil to be held for Spencer Dugger

    A candlelight vigil will be held Friday night to honor the short life of 10-year-old Spencer Ryan Dugger, a New Haven boy who tragically drowned in the Rolling Fork River over the Memorial Day weekend.

    The vigil will be held rain or shine at the New Haven School, 489 High Street in New Haven. Participants are asked to gather at 8 p.m. with the vigil starting at 8:30 p.m. Candles will be provided.

    There will be a time of silence, a time of prayer and a time of laughter as family and friends remember Spencer.

  • PHOTOS: Let's get Physics(cal)

    As the school year winds down for Bardstown City Schools, high school students used physics for some fun end-of-year activities.

    Students in Shawn Boggs' class were tasked with collecting data to determine the angle and pullback distance required to launch water balloons at teachers. The students put their skills to the test last Thursday.

    A day earlier, advanced placement physic students traveled to the Bardstown Primary School to lead demonstrations and hands-on activities with kindergartners.

  • Officers capture robbery suspect

    Law enforcement officers caught a fleeing suspect wanted for a pawn shop robbery following a multi-vehicle crash on Springfield Road Tuesday afternoon.

    Bardstown Police Chief Kim Kraeszig said Kevin Purdom, 32, of Springfield, was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery.

    She said the Washington County Sheriff’s Office will likely bring additional charges because someone was hurt in a vehicle accident he caused while fleeing.

  • Police capture robbery suspect

    Law enforcement officers have apprehended a fleeing suspect in connection with a pawn shop robbery that occurred around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

    According to Detective Chris Smith of the Bardstown Police, a white male entered Bourbon City Pawn with a .22-cal. rifle that he was trying to pawn, and the employee didn’t offer him what he wanted, so he turned the rifle on her and robbed her.