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  • GOP opens county headquarters

    Bardstown is the home of Nelson County’s GOP Headquarters as of Saturday. Republican supporters say this is the first headquarters of its kind to be located in Bardstown in recent memory.

    Robert Augustine, chairman of the Nelson County Republican Party, said he’s always wanted a way to support Republican candidates and give them an area to operate out of in Nelson County and was pleased at the turnout for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

  • Jail logs, July 13-17

    Christopher M. Scott, 39, failure to appear and probation violation for felony offense (both 2014 criminal case).

    Jason Brian Young, 30, third-degree rape, distribution of obscene matter to a minor and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor (all 2017 criminal, part of sentencing).

    Joshua Aaron Spalding, 29, probation violation for felony offense.

    Adam Raines, 31, two counts of non-payment of fines (one 2017 traffic case).

  • Knights, Masons join forces to appreciate first-responders

    The local chapters of the Knights of Columbus and the Masonic Order came together for the first time to hold a cookout Saturday in appreciation of those who work in emergency services. The fraternities pooled their resources together in order to give thanks to firefighters, EMTs and law enforcement that operate in Bardstown.

    Kevin Miles, of the Masonic Order in Bardstown, said that both organizations could work together for the event and show some appreciation to some of the hardest workers in Nelson County.

  • Owner seeking answers after dogs shot, killed

    A local woman is seeking answers and urging pet owners to use caution after her dogs were found shot dead and covered with a blanket in Bloomfield on Saturday.

    Megan Johnson, who lives off Thomas Lane, said her two dogs, 2-year-old sisters Peaches and Muffin, went missing from her home early Tuesday morning after running into a wooded area on her property.

    “I let them out like the normal routine,” Johnson said. “They didn’t roam free. The only time they went out was if me and my husband went out.”

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-July 13-16, 2018

    NAACP to meet

    The Nelson County Branch of NAACP will meet at 7 p.m. Monday July 16, at the Nelson County Library, 201 Cathedral Manor in Bardstown. The Executive Committee will meet prior to the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. As always, the public is invited to attend. For more information call or text Jewel Brock, president at (502) 296-1969.

    Bardstown Middle SBDM Council

    Bardstown Middle SBDM Council will have a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, in the BMS Media Center.

    Girl’s night out

  • Sheckles files for re-election to Bardstown City Council

    Bill Sheckles filed for re-election to the Bardstown City Council Monday morning, becoming the first incumbent to file for November’s ballot.

    Sheckles stressed his experience during an interview shortly after filing his election papers at the Nelson County Clerk’s Office. He said his two decades of experience in local government would benefit the community if he was elected again.

  • Bethlehem’s Taylor makes his college hoops choice

    If patience is truly a virtue, then it can be safely said Jacob Taylor is a virtuous person.

    The Bethlehem basketball star wanted to continue his career at the collegiate level. The University of Northwestern Ohio was interested in Taylor, and before the coach there could put together a financial package, one of the school’s primary recruiting targets signed to play at the school.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from July

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

  • Former mayor ‘always wanted what was best’ for Bloomfield

    Bloomfield is mourning the loss of a man who not only served the city as its mayor, but was also active in the community.

    Gerald Gillis died last Saturday after an illness.

    The 77-year-old Gillis was mayor from 1987 to 1993 and later served on the city council.

    Denny Howard succeeded Gillis in office and said he was a good servant to the city.

  • Grand jury indictments from July 6

    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 July 19.