Local News

  • PHOTOS: Battle of the Generations

    Thomas Nelson and Nelson County high school teachers and staff teamed up against Thomas Nelson and Nelson County high school students in a “Battle of the Generations” basketball game Friday night. Donations at the game benefited project graduation and liftoff for seniors at both schools.

  • New businesses open in Bloomfield

    They may not have cashed any tickets on Derby Day, but the first Saturday in May was a winning one for Bloomfield residents.

    Two new businesses opened their doors that day while a third establishment is expected to be ready soon.

    This influx in retail comes a few years after the city lost its only grocery store and at a time when city officials have struggled to get any type of business to locate in the northeast Nelson County town.

    All three businesses are located on Fairfield Hill.

  • PHOTOS: Nelson Scene May 16, 2018
  • Employment Expo connects workers, jobs

    It was workers who had the advantage at this year’s Employment Expo.

    Nelson County has a jobless rate of only about 3 percent, and many manufacturers and other companies are anxious to find reliable, skilled employees, so there were plenty of possibilities for job seekers who came out to the Guthrie Opportunity Center on Saturday to meet with representatives of local companies.

  • Area Tech students building shed for Habitat for Humanity

    Carpentry students of the Nelson County Area Technology Center have spent the last week building a 10 x 10 shed for the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate — My New Kentucky Home — a nonprofit housing organization that builds affordable homes for families in need.

    Carpentry instructor Doug McClure said the local affiliate contacted the ATC about the project, and the shed will not only benefit the family of the next build, but also Habitat, which will use the shed for on-site equipment storage until construction is complete.

  • Standard takes several wins in journalism contest

    The Kentucky Standard took first place in six out of 16 categories in a multi-state journalism contest organized by its parent company.

    One of those first place wins was the Landmark Community Newspapers Community Service Award.

    The annual contest awards one newspaper first place for its contribution to the community it serves from among 51 weekly, semi-weekly and daily newspapers throughout Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Nevada and other states.

  • County gets green light for amphitheater

    The show will go on.

    On Tuesday, the state gave the Stephen Foster Drama Association and the Nelson County Fiscal Court the go-ahead to use the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre for the 60th season, which opens June 9.

    The county government leased the property after a state inspection closed the theater last fall for electrical and structural issues, and has been working with volunteers and contractors to make the temporary repairs needed to get the theater in working order for the summer.

  • Cox’s Creek students raise $1,000 for children’s hospital
  • Thomas the Tank Engine returns to New Haven on June 2

    Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the TV series “Thomas & Friends,” returns to the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven this June with the Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018.

    Thomas will pull into the station on June 2, 3, 9 and 10, and children will have the chance to take a ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including crafts, photos and more. The event has been a popular attraction for locals and out-of-town families for years and often sells out quickly.

  • Haynes named Artist of the Month