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  • First regional Workforce Summit convened

    ELIZABETHTOWN.– The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) hosted its first annual Workforce Summit on Monday, convening employers and workforce stakeholders from throughout the region and beyond to further develop plans for increasing labor participation in the eight-county region.

  • Courthouse facelift includes $175,000 to repair windows

    The $780,000 restoration of the Old Courthouse currently underway will include almost $176,000 to replace the neo-Gothic building’s upper windows.

    On Tuesday, the Nelson County Fiscal Court approved a bid of $175,925 from Bill Brown Construction of Bardstown for the windows on the bell tower and the windows above ground level.

    County Engineer Brad Spalding said the county has already repaired or replaced most of the windows on ground floor.

  • Fairfield may get new fire station

    Ted Shields, chief of the Northeast Nelson Fire Protection District, defended its board’s decision to increase its property tax from 7 to 10 cents per $100 of assessed value by telling the Fiscal Court the fire service plans to build its third fire station within the next two years, in Fairfield.

    He said that when the taxing district was created, Fairfield residents were promised that there would eventually be a station there.

    The existing stations are in Bloomfield and Chaplin.

  • Threat of storms cancels fireworks show

    A fireworks show that was set to take place this evening has been canceled because of possible storms.

    The Nelson County Public Library announced the cancelation Wednesday morning.

    “Both the threat of thunderstorms during the scheduled event time, as well as the threat of rain between now and then, have led us to this decision,” the announcement on the library’s Facebook page reads. “We have the safety of the community as well as the respect of the vendors in mind.”

  • Payton makes move to Bardstown Middle

    Kevin Payton has been named the new assistant principal of Bardstown Middle School according to a district announcement released Monday. Payton comes to the city school system from New Haven School, where he had served as principal for the last two years.

    In Monday’s announcement, BMS Principal Melissa Taylor said Payton’s experience as a middle school teacher and school administrator would allow him to have an immediate impact at Bardstown Middle.

  • Yocum indicted on sodomy charges

    A former Bardstown coach accused of inappropriate contact with a student was arraigned Wednesday on sodomy, image possession and tampering charges.

    According to the indictments, Devin L. Yocum, 38, was a “person in a position of authority” or special trust when he is accused of “engaging in deviate sexual intercourse with another person less than 18 years old … with whom he came into contact as a result of that position.”

  • Jail logs, June 19-21

    Willa Marie Stivers, 41, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in marijuana eight ounces to less than five pounds, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to two grams of meth), and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to four grams of cocaine) (all 2018 criminal case, previously indicted).

    Joshua Michael Mauldin, 27, failure to appear (2017 felony case).

    Randall Isaac Johnson II, 39, harassment and non-payment of fines (both 2017 misdemeanor cases), and resisting arrest.

  • PHOTOS: Bardstown won’t stop believin’

    The amphitheater had a nice crowd Monday night for the kick off of the Budweiser Live at the Park summer concert series, which featured Resurrection — A Journey Tribute for the opening night.

  • New Pioneers host sustainability event focused on bourbon

    By Sandy Noble Canon

    New Pioneers Board Member

    A farmer, a biologist, and a vice president walked into the new Washington County Extension building on Thursday evening.

  • St. Monica picnic has changed with the times

    Sandwiched between the heat and humidity of a bright Saturday afternoon, the aroma of fried chicken made its way down the sidewalk in front of St. Monica Catholic Church on South Third Street.

    Women of the parish toiled long preparing the chicken, ham and a host of side dishes for the parish picnic.

    Eleanor Biven, a 50-year parishioner, brought in her highly-favored and delicious donations of homemade blackberry cobblers and butter pecan cakes with cream cheese icing.