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Today's News

  • Bardstown Fire volunteers graduate

    Firefighters are like a family. They work together, eat together, share sleeping quarters and have each other’s backs when the heat is on. But as anyone who has ever been around a firehouse knows, many firefighters are actually related.

    It’s a vocation that runs in families.

    That tradition continues for the Bardstown Fire Department with its newest class of volunteers, who have completed their training and were honored in a graduation ceremony Tuesday night at the Civic Center.

  • County schools community voices concerns over staff changes

    Staff changes planned for Nelson County Schools in the coming year have left some students, teachers and parents upset over what they say is a lack of stability within the district. Among the changes include new principals for at least three schools.

    On Tuesday, seven community members publicly addressed the Nelson County School Board at its monthly meeting, sharing concerns over the impact those changes would have and asking district leadership to reconsider decisions to replace certain administrators.

  • Ag grant leads to big plans for county schools program

    Thomas Nelson High School’s agriculture program has been chosen to be one of the first recipients of Kentucky FFA Foundation’s new Agriculture Innovation grant. This will lead to a number of opportunities for all students at the school, said agriculture teacher John Hammond. 

    “This will provide opportunities that every student will benefit greatly from,” he said.

  • Motorcyclist arrested after high-speed chase

    A New Haven man faces several felony charges after allegedly fleeing police Wednesday while on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    According to a post-arrest complaint filed by Kentucky State Police Post 4, Trooper Jonathan Down was near the 16 mile-marker on the Parkway when he witnessed a motorcyclist going 103 miles per hour. When Down and another officer attempted to pull the biker over, the driver refused to stop.

  • Home-invasion burglar sentenced to 15 years

    The News-Enterprise

    A Nelson County man convicted at trial for breaking into homes in eastern Hardin County last summer was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Christopher Ira Little, 30, of Boston, must serve at least 10 years in prison before he is parole eligible.

    Little was arrested Sept. 7 after he forced his way into a Hall Road residence. He was shot in the head by a homeowner, suffered minor injuries and was airlifted from Hall Road to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Bardstown man indicted on child porn charges

    A 29-year-old Bardstown man was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury Wednesday on 53 counts of possessing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

    According to the indictment, the offenses occurred between Nov. 15, 2017, and June 19, when James Ludka is accused of possessing or controlling “any matter visually depicting an actual sexual performance by a minor.” The indictment does not indicate the age of the victim or if more than one minor was involved.

  • Easter egg hunt to be held Saturday at My Old Kentucky Home State Park

    The lawn of My Old Kentucky Home will be speckled with eggs Saturday morning as part of a newly returned community Easter event.

    Former Bardstown City Councilwoman Kecia Copeland, who is hosting the event along with the Bourbon City Bikers, said an Easter egg hunt was held on the grounds years ago — for about two decades — and she wants to bring it back.

    “I remember that always happening,” Copeland said of the hunt, adding that she wanted to bring back the big community event for a new generation.

  • Jail log, April 16-18

    Debra Lynn Wampler, 58, failure to appear.

    Amanda Jeane Fogt, 34, contempt of court.

    Mark Anthony Wayne Cundiff, 27, failure to appear.

    Chadren Wayne Frisby, 40, failure to appear and probation violation.

    Sara Elizabeth Geary, 33, failure to appear.

    Emily Brooke Duncan, 28, failure to appear.

    Donna Gale Burdick, 59, non-payment of court costs, fines or fees.

  • DONATE LIFE 2019: “Gift of Life” Summit 2019 to be April 25

    (LEXINGTON – April 18, 2019) – The “Gift of Life” Summit event will be held on Thursday, April 25, in Lexington at the Embassy Suites. The Summit celebrates saving lives through organ donation and healing lives through tissue donation. 

  • City’s bulky item truck down

    The city of Bardstown’s truck used for collecting bulky items such as appliances and furniture, is out of order and is expected to be down for a couple of weeks.

    City sanitation customers can take their bulky items to the Nelson County Landfill at 1025 Airport Road and dispose of them there at no charge because the city will cover the cost.