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  • Jail logs, June 7-8, 2018

    Amanda Lynn Blanford, 39, contempt of court (2016 civil case).

    Scotty D. Johnson, 52, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. (aggravated circumstance).

    Brittany Williams, 31, contempt of court.

    Kayondra Poynter, 30, contempt of court.

    Terrell Rayshun Conner, 30, two counts of failure to appear (2013 and 2017 traffic cases) and two counts of non-payment of fines (2015 traffic and 2016 misdemeanor cases).

  • Comp plan said to need comprehensive revamp

    Nelson County’s comprehensive plan has to be updated every five years, but it’s been nearly 25 since it had a major overhaul.

    Janet Johnston-Crowe, the planning commission director, thinks it’s time.

    The director of the Planning Commission for Nelson County, Bardstown, Bloomfield, Fairfield and New Haven told the Nelson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday about the plans as she was asking the magistrates for an increase in her office’s fees to cover increasing costs.

  • Old courthouse undergoing major exterior renovations

    The Nelson County Courthouse will be undergoing more than $600,000 worth of exterior renovations and repairs over the next several months, according to county officials.

    Judge Executive Dean Watts said the repairs were needed because water had been leaking into the building and several sections of brick mortar had been worn away.

    “Eventually the belltower and all will fall over if you don’t do repairs,” Watts said.

  • Educators undergo trauma training

    A wounded person can bleed to death in just a few minutes if an artery is hit, and even if first-responders are nearby, they may not gain access to the victim in time to make a difference. In the wake of heightened safety concerns surrounding school shootings, staff of Bardstown City Schools underwent Stop The Bleed training Wednesday to learn how to save a life in the event of an emergency.

  • The start of season 60

    The costumes and the faces have changed throughout its six decades, but one constant of “The Stephen Foster Story” has been the camaraderie it instills in the cast and crew.

    On Saturday it opened for its 60th year anniversary featuring its time-period clothing and a cast from Kentucky and beyond to celebrate the work of Stephen Foster. But opening night also represented much more. The drama has been a gathering place for many talented individuals to make friends, meet loved ones and find their calling in the world of professional theater.

  • Four face charges for trafficking 100 grams of heroin

    Four people face drug trafficking charges in what could be the county’s largest ever heroin trafficking case.

    Daniel Janes, 30; Julie Gonzalez, 63; Cedric Chesser, 37; and Rebecca Hutchins, 25, were charged with trafficking in over 100 grams of heroin by a Nelson County grand jury in an amended indictment returned Wednesday.

    “As far as I know, that’s the biggest heroin seizure in Nelson County,” said Ron Eckart, commander of the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, which arrested three of them in March.

  • Woodlawn resident pushing for a park to replace golf course

    A Woodlawn resident has an alternative idea for what to do with the defunct golf course, and is circulating a petition to get Nelson Fiscal Court’s attention.

    Phillip Mouser is gathering signatures on a petition that expresses a desire for the county to explore options for purchasing the property and turning it into public green space.

    “It would be an addition to the existing parks and rec department that we have here in Nelson County” Mouser said.

  • Area Tech Center hosts free summer camp

    School is out of session for summer, but the Nelson County Area Technology Center on Bloomfield Road has been busy inside and outside of the classroom this week. The ATC hosted its first summer camp June 4-8, offering students entering grades seventh through tenth an early exposure to some of the career pathways the facility offers local students.

    The camp was made possible through a $5,000 state grant, which ATC Principal Jeremey Booher said was offered to several schools to host non-traditional skills camps.

  • ‘Stephen Foster Story’ returns Saturday for 60th season

    It has been a year of uncertainty and challenge for the Stephen Foster Drama Association, but despite the state closing its stage just before Christmas, the community and Kentucky staple that is “The Stephen Foster Story” will return to its rightful home this weekend as the drama kicks off its 60th season.

  • Bourbon City Street Concert announces 2018 lineup

    A Nashville-based quintet, The Delta Saints, will headline this year’s downtown street concert July 7, and other regional and local acts are set to take the stage in the lineup announced Tuesday by the Bourbon City Street Concert Committee.

    “We are very excited about this year’s lineup and feel like we have a great group of bands with different music genres that everyone will love,” said Randi Mouser, executive director of Bardstown’s Main Street Program.