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Today's News

  • Man charged Friday with 2016 murder

    Three years after a Bardstown man was found shot in an apartment above a nightclub, a suspect has been arrested for his murder.

    The Bardstown Police Department announced on Facebook Friday evening they had arrested 26-year-old Robert Zachary Tate and charged him for the 2016 murder of Michael Wayne Unseld.

  • Wheeling fire investigated as arson

    The Bardstown Fire Department is seeking the public’s help in trying to find out what caused a fire that destroyed a house that was under construction on Wheeling Avenue late Sunday night.

    Maj. Todd Spalding, assistant fire chief and the department’s arson investigator, said  the fire appears to have been caused by an arsonist.

  • Harvest season begins as tobacco wanes

    On the outskirts of Bloomfield going toward Chaplin sits the shuttered Nelson County Tobacco Warehouse No. 2, where in the ’70s and ’80s many Nelson County farmers’ financial situation was determined at the annual auction. But its rusted sign and weathered lettering stands as a visual testament to tobacco’s fading legacy not only locally, but throughout Kentucky.

  • May shooting involving teen still working through court system

    A stolen firearm, an argument and false statements are some of the allegations that led to murder charges against a 15-year-old boy who remains unidentified, according to recently released documents.

    The May murder case involving the 15-year-old alleged shooter is still open and has been turned over to the local courts for possible prosecution as an adult.

  • Buttermilk Days opens this week, turns 25

    Buttermilk Days is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a musical lineup that includes R&B bands that were famous when the festival began as a little backyard barbecue in the summer of 1994.

    Shirley Murdock, best known for her 1986 hit single “As We Lay,” will perform during the Aug. 22-24 festival’s Saturday night street concert along with Club Nouveau, who won a Grammy in 1987 for their cover of Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me” and had their hit single “Jealousy” featured in the film “Modern Girls.”

  • BPD chief defends task force pullout, others critical of decision

    Chief Kim Kraeszig is defending the decision to withdraw the Bardstown Police Department from the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force at a time when the move is being criticized by others.

    “We’ve already withdrawn, and we’re up and running our own,” Kraeszig told the Bardstown City Council Tuesday when asked by the mayor to give a report.

  • DYW scholarship program sees 22 contestants

    Twenty-two local teens will compete this month for the title of Nelson County’s next Distinguished Young Woman, as the local segment of a long-running national scholarship program returns for another year. This year’s program is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Nelson County High School.

    The scholarship program was founded in 1958 as Junior Miss and is open locally to high school juniors. Contestants are judged on scholastics, interview skills, talent, fitness and self-expression, each counting for a percentage of their overall score.

  • Nazareth Villages marks ministry’s fourth decade

    Jo Thomas has lived at Nazareth Villages for only three weeks, but it is one of the nicest places she has called home, she said.

    “Everything is clean, everything is well taken care of,” she said. “I just love it.”

    Thomas shared her thoughts on her new community Friday during a celebration marking the 40th anniversary of Nazareth Villages, a housing facility on Nazareth’s campus for people who are 62 and older or for people who have disabilities.

  • Blind double amputee travels through Lebanon on bike tour

    Lebanon Enterprise

    Matthew Bradford, a Kentucky native, was set to travel through Marion County this weekend as he participates in raising money for Operation Enduring Warrior.

  • Bloomfield issues emergency disaster plan for dam

    The Bloomfield Memorial Park Lake’s dam project was further discussed Monday during the Bloomfield City Council meeting, and an emergency disaster plan is in the works.

    The Bloomfield Dam has been reported to have erosion around the spillway, according to the Kentucky Division of Water. City Engineer Clint Abbott came up with an estimate of approximately $134,000 in May to repair the damage.

    Mayor Chris Dudgeon said the council is still looking for more estimates from contractors to perform the work and fix the erosion.