Today's News

  • When shooting is justified? It's complicated.

    The husband of a customer who shot at a fleeing, unarmed robbery suspect after the latest holdup at a branch bank on North Third Street may have prevented him from getting away with the money, but it has also resulted in questions of whether the man’s actions were justified.

  • County, city leaders recount successes of 2018

    From the opening of new businesses and plans for overnight lodging, to the completion of improvement projects and changes in workforce development approaches, Bardstown and Nelson County have seen substantial growth in the last year. But with growth, officials say, comes the need to keep the momentum, generate new ideas and collaborate as a community.

  • Bomb threat emailed to Area One Realty

    Fourth Street between West Stephen Foster and Flaget was closed and Area One Realty’s building was evacuated about 1:35 p.m. Thursday after the business received an emailed bomb threat.

    Real estate agent Kathy Ballard and two other people were at the office when they noticed the email.

    “It didn’t mention a company name or anything like that,” she said. It just said there was a bomb, and if they didn’t pay by the end of the day, it would be detonated, she said.

  • City utilities to have online outage map

    When Bardstown was hit by an ice storm overnight Nov. 14-15, thousands of municipal utilities customers were without electricity.

    City Hall employees were overwhelmed by phone calls, and the lines were tied up with people calling to report outages.

    People were “burning up” the phone lines, Electrical Engineer Eric Richter told the City Council last week.

    “The major questions were, ‘Do you know I’m out?’ And ‘How much longer till it’s back up?’” he said.

  • PHOTOS: Gingerbread fun with Bardstown preschoolers
  • Jail logs Dec. 13-14

    Brandi Mae Jenkins, 25, failure to appear.

    Jason Douglas Fletcher, 40, failure to appear, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of an unspecified controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

    Gary Wayne Kinder Jr., 28, contempt of court.

    Teresa Louise Jackson, 30, possession of a controlled substance (previously indicted).

  • Oldest institution of Southern Baptist Convention reveals past ties to slavery

    Adeel Hassan

    The New York Times

    The first and oldest institution of the Southern Baptist Convention disclosed in a report Wednesday that its four founders together owned more than 50 slaves, part of a reckoning over racism in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

  • Isaiah House buys Howard’s Metal Sales

    Isaiah House has purchased Howard’s Metal Sales, the building materials business located behind the old Chaplin School, where the addiction recovery program recently opened a new residential treatment facility.

    Howard’s Metal Sales had owned the school, known at the time as the Golden Leaf Center, and had its offices there before it sold the building to Isaiah House in 2017, with the understanding that it would eventually also sell the business to provide jobs for Isaiah House’s clients.

  • City to re-bid big electric project

    The Bardstown City Council, on the recommendation of its electrical engineer, has rejected bids for a major conversion project it had planned to do this spring.

    “The two bids we received were significantly higher than what we budgeted,” Mayor Dick Heaton said during a discussion Tuesday.

    That was an understatement.



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