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Today's News

  • Beavers seeks seat on City Council

    As of Tuesday morning, nine people were vying for the six seats on the Bardstown City Council, and the last to file is being sued by the city.

    Annette Beavers, formerly Filiatreau, is challenging the five incumbents who are seeking re-election as an outsider who wants to give voters a different choice.

    “I see the need for a new council member,” Beavers said Monday afternoon when asked why she is running. “I feel there needs to be new blood running through there, people who care about the community, versus the inner circle.”

  • TV series on Rogers case takes issue with investigation

    The lead investigator in the Crystal Rogers case said Monday he did not need to defend his handling of the case, after a television series purporting to investigate Rogers’ disappearance premiered over the weekend.

    In fact, Nelson County Sheriff’s Detective Jon Snow said, the Oxygen Network’s “The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers” might eventually hinder justice at a trial.

  • Dippin’ Dogs returns this weekend

    As the Bardstown City Pool closes for the season, local canines will have their chance to splash and cool off this weekend with the return of the annual Dippin’ Dogs dock jump and dog swim events.

    Created seven years ago, Dippin’ Dogs is a dog-focused water event that raises money to support four local animal organizations — Barktown Rescue, Bourbon City Bark Park, the Humane Society of Nelson County and Pawsville.

  • US 150 bridge project on schedule

    Despite a wet construction season, the Springfield Road, or U.S. 150, bridge over the Bluegrass Parkway is being done on time and within budget.

    “I think the rain this spring hampered things,” but construction workers were able to get caught up and are back on track to get the job done this summer, said Chris Jessie, a spokesman for the state Transportation Cabinet’s District 4 office in Elizabethtown.

    “We’re still scheduled to be done by the end of September,” Jessie said.

  • Jail logs, Aug. 10-14

    Jenny Catherine French, 31, probation violation for felony offense.

    Joseph Earl Hensley, 32, probation violation for felony offense (2016 criminal case).

    Blair Marie Zachery, 28, contempt of court (2016 criminal case).

    Robert Douglas Dennis, 31, probation violation for felony offense (2015 criminal case).

  • Three cars collide at Third and Brashear
  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Generals want to build off last year’s playoff berth

    Thomas Nelson reached the football playoffs last season, the first time the Generals had done so since the school began varsity football five years ago.

    Coach Kyle Boblitt thinks he has a team capable of surviving the five-team district and advancing once again.

    That is saying a lot, since Thomas Nelson lost a strong cast of players to graduation.

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Cards looking for fresh start

    When the Nelson County Cardinals hit the gridiron this season, they will reveal an all-new cast, starting with a new head coach, some new assistants and players.

    Veteran coach Dirk Strunk takes over a program that struggled to a 1-9 slate last season, but the Cardinals took some momentum away from that campaign by winning their final regular-season game over Marion County, stopping a two-year, 20-game losing streak.

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Walker inherits youthful Eagle group

    This year’s Bethlehem squad will have an air of newness about it, as the school introduces its third head coach in as many years, and debuts a big freshman class that will try to help fill the holes left behind from last year’s nine-man senior group.

  • 2018 KENTUCKY STANDARD FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Tigers’ young bunch growing

    After losing a talented class of 19 seniors from his 2016 squad, Bardstown football coach David Clark knew his next team, a group dominated by freshmen and sophomores, would suffer from growing pains.

    The Tigers finished the season 3-7, with the victories coming after losing its first two games and before dropping five consecutive games to end the year, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2003.