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  • Candidates pitch qualifications at Farm Bureau’s Ag Day event

    County candidates made their sales pitches to voters at a Nelson County Farm Bureau Ag Day forum at the fairgrounds Saturday.

    None mentioned party affiliation as a reason for choosing them over their opponents in what is shaping up as an intensely partisan election year.

    It was one of the first opportunities for some of the candidates to appear together for the first time before the Nov. 6 general election.

    Doug Alexander, the Republican candidate for county coroner, and Field Houghlin, the Democratic incumbent, were among them.

  • Landmark Cattle Company joins membership of American Angus Association

    Landmark Cattle Company, Cox’s Creek, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in St. Joseph, Mo.

    The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 18 million registered Angus.

  • Thrasher goes after Watts at Ag Day forum

    What was to have been a Q&A discussion became a kind of barnyard brawl at the fairgrounds Saturday, with County Judge-Executive Dean Watts parrying verbal attacks from his challenger, Don Thrasher.

    Watts has campaigned on keeping county property taxes low during his nearly 25 years as county judge, but at the Nelson County Farm Bureau Ag Day forum, Thrasher came out swinging, blaming Watts for library and school district tax increases that Watts said neither he nor the Fiscal Court has any control over.

  • Jail logs, July 6-10

    Erin Luke Linton, 19, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), and tampering with physical evidence (all 2018 criminal case, previously indicted).

    James Leon Poynter, 25, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to four grams of cocaine) (both 2018 criminal case, previously indicted).

    Malynda Gayle Culver, 39, three counts of failure to appear (2017 misdemeanor and traffic cases and 2018 criminal case).

  • PHOTOS: Rockin’ in the streets

    Saturday's mild weather brought a big crowd to downtown Bardstown for the annual Bourbon City Street Concert to see musical acts such as Magnolia Vale, from Marion County, Louisville-based band WildWood, local favorites Big Black Cadillac and Nashville band Delta Saints on the main stage.

  • 1792 Single Barrel Bourbon awarded Double Gold in SF

    The results from the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition are in and Barton 1792 Distillery received a double gold medal for its 1792 Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon. In total, Barton 1792 Distillery received nine medals from the competition, including two gold medals.

    This year, 48 spirits experts convened to judge a record-breaking entry of more than 2,469 spirits in a blind taste testing.

  • Dr. Lisa Allen named interim education dean at Campbellsville

    Dr. Lisa Allen, associate dean of the School of Education, chair of graduate programs and associate professor of education at Campbellsville University, has been named interim dean of the university’s School of Education.

    “After much thoughtful consideration, Campbellsville University administration feel that Dr. Allen is the best choice for the institution and the School of Education,” Dr. Donna Hedgepath, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Campbellsville University, said.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-July 6-11, 2018

    Art Guild meeting

    The Central KY Art Guild will meetat 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 16, at Our Place, 790 N. Dixie Ave., Suite 900, Elizabethtown. The program " Making Your Painting Tell A Story " will be presented by Wes Kendall, an award winning professional artist with 40 years of experience. The Artist of the Month competition theme is " Celebration ". All interested persons are welcome. For more information, contact centralkyartguild.com or (270)268-5303.

    Nelson GOP headquarters grand opening Saturday July 14

  • Jacqueline Coleman named Beshear's running mate

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced his candidacy for governor Monday morning, and a Nelson County coach and teacher, Jacqueline Coleman, will be his running mate for lieutenant governor.

    The announcement of the Democratic ticket, the first in the 2019 governor’s race, was made at 9 a.m. at the African-American Heritage Center in Louisville.

  • Royalty reaches deal with prosecutors

    Former Bardstown Mayor John Royalty reached a potential agreement with prosecutors Friday that included that he not run for public office again for five years and he drop his lawsuit against the city.

    In exchange, the commonwealth’s attorney would defer prosecuting him on a felony perjury indictment and other misdemeanors related to his time in office. The city also agreed to drop its suit against the former mayor.