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  • Nelson County grand jury indictments from May 2

    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury and had arraignments set for May 17.

    Michael R. McClellan, August 1980, of Bloomfield, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. On or about March 29, McClellan unlawfully possessed meth and drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

  • Nelson County grand jury indictments from April 18

    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury and had arraignments set for May 3

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from May

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during trial.

  • Training simulator looks at police use of force

    Matt Gordon was caught off guard when the man on the screen — an off-duty cop — pulled a gun from his waistband and shot his wife before turning the gun on Gordon, killing them both.

    “That came out of nowhere,” said Gordon, a reporter with PLG-TV, playing the part of an officer responding to a domestic call during a training simulator at Bardstown Police Department.

    The man, angry the cops had been called, had flashed his badge at Gordon inside the home.

  • Child drowns in Rolling Fork

    The Rolling Fork River claimed the life of a 10-year-old boy in New Haven over the Memorial Day weekend.

    Coroner Field Houghlin identified the victim as Spencer Ryan Dugger of New Haven, son of Mary Garner and Travis Dugger.

    He is also the great-nephew of Nelson County Jailer Dorcas Figg, Mrs. Garner’s aunt.

  • Several injured in parkway crash

    Seven of eight people involved in a collision on the Bluegrass Parkway Saturday night were injured, at least two of them critically, when a car crossed the median into the eastbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway and hit a van head-on.

    Nelson County Dispatch got the call at 7:09 p.m., and local sheriff’s deputies, emergency medical personnel and firefighters responded. However, the accident occurred just over the Washington County line around the 40 and 41 mile markers.

  • PHOTOS: Nelson County High School seniors graduate

    Nelson County High School seniors graduated and received diplomas at a cermony Friday evening at the school.

  • PHOTOS: Thomas Nelson class of 2018 graduates

    Thomas Nelson High School seniors graduated and received diplomas at a cermony Friday evening at the school.

  • Why they lost: Hutchins, Figg may have been undone by issues largely beyond their control

    Former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill used to say, “All politics is local.” He meant that to be successful, even a national leader has to pay attention to the personal, everyday issues his constituents care about.

    But the opposite is also true. Local politicians are often at the mercy of situations and regulations that are largely beyond their control.

    Results of last Tuesday’s local elections in Nelson County offer a couple of examples.

  • PHOTOS: Students visit Bardstown Fire Department

    Children from Bardstown Primary School got to visit the Bardstown Fire Department Thursday. They got to meet firefighters and had their pictures taken on a truck.