Today's News

  • New Haven set to roll down the river this Saturday

    Nelson County residents are bringing New Haven River Day back this year.

    “There has been a great deal of local interest,” said Phil Johnson, a member of the New Haven Development Committee. “It ties in with the theme of ‘the perfect landing.’”

  • Street Concert goes local

    The Bourbon City Street Concert has long attracted Nashville bands such as Sundy Best and Jericho Woods, but planners noticed last year not many people stayed for the headliners, The Delta Saints.

    “After Big Black Cadillac played, they were all gone,” said Andrew Scott Newton, who had booked the Saints.

    This year, Big Black Cadillac, the Bardstown R&B band, were the closers.

    They were flattered to be featured, said singer, drummer and band leader Patrick Dillard.

  • First public viewing of ‘Firebase Tomahawk’ movie is Saturday

    Twenty-seven members of the Kentucky National Guard unit from Bardstown who served in Vietnam in 1968 and ’69 were at Kreso’s Restaurant’s theater June 8 for the premiere of local director John Coulter’s new documentary film, “Firebase Tomahawk.”

    There will be another showing of the film this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Kreso’s. It will be open to the public, but reservations are required because of limited seating. Tickets are $10 each, and are available in advance by calling Gilly Simpson at (502) 303-6196.

  • City brings in expert to teach cemetery preservation

    In one of the oldest sections of the Bardstown Cemetery are graves of four African-American soldiers who served their country in the Civil War.

    Nothing was known about them but their names and era until Saturday, when participants in a cemetery preservation workshop decided to do a little digging — literally and figuratively.

    The headstones were leaning, and the students re-set them by digging them out, depositing dense-grade rock and refilling them with soil.

  • Bourbon City Mile draws crowd

    A few hours after hosting the kickoff for National Bourbon Day, Spalding Hall Lawn was crawling with a different crowd Friday evening for the first Bourbon City Mile racing event.

    “The concept for this race started developing in 2017,” said Elliot Mattingly, one of the event’s organizers, explaining that he and his wife, Amanda, wanted to start an event in their community that would promote exercise and being outdoors.

    The event showcased five one-mile heats for racers of different levels and abilities.

  • PHOTOS: Nelson Scene, June 18, 2019
  • Chaplin power loss causes water issue

    Heavy storms caused Chaplin residents to lose power Sunday night, and resulted in two water pump failures.

    “Pump 2 is currently running and Pump 1 is on order,” said Bloomfield Public Works Superintendent Scott Thompson. “Both pumps at this station suffered critical damage.”

  • Victim identified in Buffalo house fire

    Kentucky State Police

    The woman found dead inside a residence in LaRue County last Wednesday has been identified as 30-year-old Chasidy R. Wolford of Buffalo.

    Wolford’s body was found inside a home in the 600 block of Otter Creek Road in the Buffalo community of LaRue County following investigation of a fire at the residence.

    The origin of the fire and official cause of death are still under investigation.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 released the victim’s identity Monday afternoon in a press release.

  • Driver killed in Sunday morning crash

    Neal R. Bowers, 73, of Upton, was killed early Sunday morning in pickup truck crash that happened on the Bluegrass Parkway near the 17 mile marker.

    The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m.

  • Gospel trio brings message in song to park stage

    Battle Cry will be featured in this week’s concert of the Edward Jones Summer Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown Parks & Recreation Department.

    The series, now in its 17th season of free, family oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.