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Today's News

  • Brooks Houck indicted by grand jury

    Brooks Houck, the man investigated for three years in connection to the disappearance of his former girlfriend, was indicted on four unrelated felonies Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury.

    Houck is accused of stealing squares of shingles from Lowe’s on three different days in April.

    The grand jury returned four felony indictments and a misdemeanor charge. The four charges of theft by unlawful taking are Class D felonies punishable by up to five years in prison.

  • Cowboys test their mettle against bulls during rodeo at Nelson County Fair
  • 2018 Miss Nelson County Fair pageant

    Veronica Chisholm of Owenton was crowned winner of Monday's 2018 Miss Nelson County Fair pageant by 2017 winner Kassidy Bolin. Grace Frank of Greensburg received first runner-up and Erin Perkins of Elizabethtown was second runner-up. Six competed in the pageant, which was open to all Kentucky residents.

    Other participants included EmmaRae Lynn Durbin of Brandenburg, Zyi Xisin of Danville and Sadie Layne Stone of Leitchfield.

  • Scenes from the Nelson County Fair 2018
  • Jail logs, July 17-19

    Richard Allen Bisig Jr., 27, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth) (2017 criminal case, previously indicted).

    Derek James Meredith, 27, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to two grams of meth) (2018 criminal case, previously indicted).

    James Ivory West, 62, three counts of failure to appear (2017 criminal cases).

    Ronald Patrick Riggs, 34, theft by unlawful taking from auto $500 or more but under $10,000.

  • Fair board honors Holderman

    An empty golf cart in front of Samuels Hall honors the memory of David Holderman, a longtime member and former president of the Nelson County Fair Board who died in January.

    Holderman’s passing was acknowledged not only with the display this year, but also with a small article in the Nelson County Fair Guide, which reports that he served with the fair over the course of three decades and was “a powerful influence overseeing several construction improvements and advocating the continued growth of one of the county’s largest annual events.”

  • Kidwell reflects on year as Miss Nelson County

    While county and state pageants feature a lot of glamour, participants are often expected to be contributing and caring members of their community, and their volunteerism is often showcased. On Monday, prior to crowning the 2018 Miss Nelson County — Lauren Miles — at the opening night of the Nelson County Fair, the 2017 title holder shared her experience in community service over the last year.

  • Nelson County once had hundreds of dairy farms. Now there are three.

    Bobby Lutz grew up on his parents’ dairy farm, and since 1975, he has owned and operated his own dairy farm on Fairfield Road, with the help of his son and grandson.

    Now they’re wondering how long their way of life will last.

    “It’s all we’ve ever done,” Lutz said.

    Unless they can find a buyer for their milk closer to home, though, they may have to do something else.

  • PHOTO: 2018 Miss Nelson County

    Lauren Miles, of Cox’s Creek, was crowned Monday night as the 2018 Miss Nelson County. Miles was crowned by last years Miss Nelson County, Carsyn Kidwell.

    Miles, 17, is the daughter of Dave and Libby Miles of Cox's Creek. She will be a senior this fall at Bardstown High School. She will have the option of competing this fall in the Ky Festival Pageant in Lexington this fall. This pageant was for Nelson County residents only.

  • GOP opens county headquarters

    Bardstown is the home of Nelson County’s GOP Headquarters as of Saturday. Republican supporters say this is the first headquarters of its kind to be located in Bardstown in recent memory.

    Robert Augustine, chairman of the Nelson County Republican Party, said he’s always wanted a way to support Republican candidates and give them an area to operate out of in Nelson County and was pleased at the turnout for the ribbon cutting ceremony.