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  • Stover recognized at Hoops for Heroes
  • Painting donated to Village
  • Hibbs retires from Wickland

    After more than a decade as manager of Wickland, Dixie Hibbs is turning over her responsibilities to a longtime volunteer who will take over that role, Clara Fulkerson.

    At a retirement party Friday at the county’s historic mansion, Hibbs not only was honored guest, but also host, doing what she has always done — greeting visitors as they arrived and going around the rooms, talking with everyone and making sure they had something to eat and drink.

  • Copeland remains committed to serving

    For Kecia Copeland, this was not goodbye.

    The Bardstown City Council member was not re-elected last month, but that doesn’t mean she won’t continue to serve her city, state and country.

    “The learning exper-ience I’ve gained from serving on the City Council has been phenomenal...”

    Kecia Copeland

  • Jail logs, Dec. 26-28

    David Roy Newton, 33, non-payment of court costs, fines or fees.

    James Mitchell Gilpin, 36, two counts of non-payment of court costs, fines or fees and parole violation warrant served.

    Joseph Paul Riggs, 36, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of heroin and possession of marijuana.

    Edward Allen Ashbaugh, 42, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO.

    John Richard Edelen, 39, failure to appear and flagrant non-support.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Dec.30, 2018

    Bardstown Cable TV Programming Committee

    The City of Bardstown’s Cable TV Programming Committee has canceled its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

    Library Board of Trustees

    Nelson County Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at 201 Cathedral Manor in Bardstown.

    Classic Corvettes meeting

  • Two for one: Spouses copastors of First Christian

    It was right after Christmas last year when Jackie and Jim Summers began the search and call process that brought them to Bardstown to become pastors of First Christian Church.

    That’s pastors, plural.

    It’s a package deal.

    “I think it’s somewhat unusual just because you don’t have a lot of pastors married to pastors, and even the ones that are will have different types of callings,” Jackie said.

  • Pineiroa sworn in as sheriff, announces new command staff

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is under new leadership following Thursday’s swearing in of Ramon Pineiroa, an Army veteran and Democrat who won the office in November in a close race against Republican Todd Harper.

    During his campaign, Pineiroa focused on increasing deputy presence on local roadways, improving narcotics investigations and enhancing courthouse security, as well as emphasizing professionalism, accessibility and accountability.

  • Republicans divided over party election

    Several members of the Republican Party of Nelson County have filed an appeal with the State Central Committee against the County Committee over actions that resulted in the election of Don Thrasher as county chairman Dec. 5.

    They want the Dec. 5 meeting at the National Guard Armory declared invalid along with any business that was transacted then, including Thrasher’s election.

    Thrasher defeated James Victery for the chairmanship by a vote of 13-11, according to the appeal.

  • County officials offer continuity

    Two-year-old Tripp Ballard thought he was being sworn in by Circuit Judge Charles Simms. As his grandmother, County Clerk Jeanette Sidebottom, raised her hand, the little boy also raised his, and after the judge had administered the oath of office, he boldly stepped forward to grasp his honor’s hand as the room filled with laughter.

    It was one of the lighter moments Thursday morning during the swearing in of the newly elected county officials, as well as Bloomfield and New Haven city officials.