Local News

  • Docs warn of bypassing ER with heart concerns

    A quick response is crucial if someone goes into sudden cardiac arrest or is suffering a heart attack, which is why local doctors are urging patients not to forego a trip to the ER if they present with symptoms.

  • Homeowner defies city on restoring house, could face jail

    In the sweltering heat Wednesday afternoon, Annette Beavers was working on the front porch of her house at 215 S. Fifth St.

    In the past several months, she has removed the old wood exterior and replaced it with a fiber cement siding, painted it an almost black hue and replaced the historic windows — all against the directives of the Bardstown Historic Review Board, the City Council and Circuit Judge John David Seay, who has issued a contempt order threatening her with jail.

  • Moonlight Big Band returns to Bardstown

    The Moonlight Big Band makes its annual appearance in Bardstown on Monday, performing at the My Old Kentucky Home State Park’s Rotunda at 7:30 p.m.

    The performance by the well-known swing band is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club (affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs) and proceeds go, in part, to fund scholarships for local students to attend music camp.

  • Woodlawn gets funds for culvert

    The Nelson County Fiscal Court will receive $101,448 in County Road Aid emergency funds for repairs of a drainage structure on Woodlawn Road, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced.

    This will help with preservation of the pavement and surrounding terrain, Chris Jessie, public information officer for the cabinet’s District 4 office in Elizabethtown, said in a news release Thursday.

    The project location is about a half mile south of Thomas Lane.

    Nelson County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work.

  • Jail logs, June 21-22

    John O’Neal Shelton, 46, contempt of court (2014 criminal case).

    Joseph Edward Wimsett, 39, failure to comply with ex offender registration, flagrant non-support, first-degree bail jumping and three counts of persistent felony offender (all 2018 criminal cases, previously indicted).

    Pamela Maria Taylor, 34, failure to appear (2017 traffic case).

  • Woman sentenced in 2016 drowning

    A woman who had faced reckless homicide and drug charges after an infant drowned in a bathtub in 2016 was sentenced recently.

  • Warehouse collapses at Barton

    A warehouse collapsed at Barton 1792 Distillery Friday morning, affecting an estimated 9,000 barrels of bourbon, but there were no injuries.

    Nelson County Emergency Management Director Joe Prewitt and Bardstown Fire Chief Billy Mattingly said their concern was that whiskey could run into a tributary of the Beech Fork River about 250 feet away.

    State environmental officials were contacted and arrived on scene just after 2 p.m. to assess the situation.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-June 18-25, 2018

    OKH Middle SBDM Council

    OKH Middle SBDM Council will have a special-called meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, at Old Kentucky Home Middle School in the SBDM room, off the main office. The agenda is as follows: closed session to review/interview candidates, discussion which may lead to appointment personnel.

    Hydrant testing program

  • New businesses, experiences coming to downtown

    Internal renovations and “coming soon” have been seen in downtown Bardstown recently as the city makes space this summer for offerings such as a brewery and barbecue, bar décor and a 1920s bourbon speakeasy.

    “We are very excited to have new businesses coming to our downtown,” said Randi Mouser, executive director of the Bardstown Main Street Program, referencing the area as a “one-stop shopping and dining experience for the whole family.”

  • House passes Guthrie bill to fight opioid crisis

    A bill by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie to battle the opioid crisis by creating a grant program to broaden treatment options available at rehabilitation facilities has been passed the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly.

    The Opioid Recovery Centers Act (H.R. 5327) would allocate about $50 million over five years to at least 10 rehab facilities to offer all treatments for opioid use disorder currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

    Most centers now offer only one treatment.