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  • Motorcyclist killed Saturday

    A man was killed on the Bluegrass Parkway Saturday while riding his motorcycle.

    At around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, John Andrews, 55, of River, Ky., in Johnson County, wrecked in the westbound lane near the 18 mile marker, according to a press release Monday morning from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

    A witness said they were traveling from Paintsville to Nashville, Tenn., when Andrews drifted off the roadway on the right side for unknown reasons and wrecked in the ditch line off the right shoulder.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-June 11, 2018

    Bardstown City Schools summer feeding programs

  • Barton contributes nearly $40,000 to local community

    Barton Brands of Kentucky held its annual “Contributions to the Community” reception on Wednesday, May 30, at the Bardstown Country Club at Maywood.

    This was the seventh year for the event, which allowed monies from the Distillery, in conjunction with the Sazerac Company, to give back to the community by acknowledging organizations that help make a difference and improve the local quality of life. Ten organizations in Bardstown/Nelson County received a total of $37,500 from Barton 1792 Distillery.

  • PHOTO: DAR recognizes seniors with Citizenship Award
  • PHOTO: Bethlehem students display crosses for shooting victims

    Bethlehem students commemorated the victims of recent school shootings by displaying white crosses in their courtyard.  The students have been expressing their views on school violence through their artwork in Mara Huston’s class.  Pictured from left to right is Abigail Rieth, Laura Mattingly, Maggie Green, Olivia Bickett, Hannah Lanham, Blake Vittitow, and Hayden Luckett.  The crosses were provided by Marvin and Pat Murray Boone.

  • PHOTO: Check presented for legion baseball

    American Legion Post 42 Commander Chris Gootee presented John Saunders a $500 check for Legion Baseball

  • Tick season is officially underway across the state

    With summer now in full swing, people are taking advantage of the warmer weather and spending more time outside.

    This also is the time when tick activity increases across Kentucky.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department for Public Health are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit serious and potentially deadly illnesses.

  • Groups offering free film screening of Farmers For America

    A public screening of the documentary, Farmers for America, and a panel discussion made up of local agriculture producers will be held Tuesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at The Historic State Theater, 209 W. Dixie Ave., in Elizabethtown. This event is free and open to the public.

    Central Kentucky Community Foundation and Hardin County Farm Bureau are pairing up to sponsor a screening of the film. Narrated by Mike Rowe, actor and host of Dirty Jobs, the film was created to celebrate, inspire and support young farmers.

  • Hepatitis A vaccination recommended for Nelson Co. residents

    Due to an ongoing outbreak of hepatitis A, Lincoln Trail District Health Department has issued a recommendation for all residents in Nelson County to seek vaccination. A total of 674 cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Kentucky. A total of eight cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Nelson County during the past 100 days, meeting the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s criteria for issuing a recommendation for vaccination of all residents.

  • PHOTO: Members of Legion Post 113 recognized

    Dr. Pete Trzop of American Legion Post 42 recently presented a barrel head recognition plaque to members of American Legion Post 113 for their hard work.