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Today's News

  • The Walk: Locals prepare for Easter with Good Friday procession

    Continuing a Good Friday tradition, parishioners gathered downtown for the annual Walk with the Cross.

    Participants took turns carrying the cross to several churches, where the group would stop to read scripture, pray and reflect.

    The event has been held for more than a decade as a way to remember Jesus’ crucifixion and death prior to his resurrection on Easter Sunday.

    Similar processions are held during Holy Week in communities around the world. 

  • Donate Life Month 2019: Living donors helping those in need

    Most people have the opportunity to save a life. For some, it only takes a decal on their driver’s license. For others, it’s a matter of undergoing various tests, medical procedures and surgery, but it’s a “superpower” a large portion of the population possesses and one that has saved people right here in Nelson County. This is the third in a series of articles highlighting how local residents have been affected by organ donation or how they play a part in raising awareness.

  • Three accepted to The Gatton Academy

    Two Bardstown High School students and one Bethlehem High School student will be heading off to “college” a little early as the three teens were recently accepted to The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science.

  • Gubernatorial hopefuls coming to dinner

    Three of the Democratic candidates for governor have said they’re coming to the Nelson County party’s annual dinner Friday at the Bardstown Country Club and the fourth is a maybe.

    County Democratic Chairman Kenny Fogle said Attorney General Andy Beshear and House Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins have given him verbal commitments that they will attend the yearly spring fundraiser, and Geoff Young, a Lexington lawyer and perennial candidate, already has his ticket for the event.

  • Week set aside to recognize dispatchers

    Emergency dispatchers are often overlooked in news and media accounts because their jobs are not considered as exciting as other first responders’ jobs, said Linda Klostermann, a Nelson County police dispatcher.

    However, she said, their job is equally important.

    “We save lives,” she said. “We get calls from people on the worst days of their lives and it is just a typical workday for us.”

  • Trials postponed in two Parkway traffic deaths

    The jury trials for two men facing charges in separate traffic deaths have been postponed to later in the year to allow for additional legal discussion in the criminal cases.

    Richie B. Warren was originally scheduled to go to trial on Monday for a reckless homicide charge, but his pretrial conference was pushed to July 12 to allow time for mediation. A new trial date has not been set at this time.

  • County to get nearly $1.5 million in road aid

    Nelson County will get nearly one and a half million dollars from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid this year.

    On Tuesday, the Fiscal Court approved agreements with the state for the county to receive about $1,337,000 in County Road Aid funds and nearly $144,000 in Municipal Road Aid money.

  • Gary Vidito presents ‘WWII: A Survivor’s Story’

    On Monday at 7:30 p.m. the Stephen Foster Music Club will host the World War II program “WWII: A Survivor’s Story,” presented by Bardstown resident Gary Vidito at the Bardstown Civic Center at 321 S. Third St.

  • NCHS drama to present ‘Joseph’ next weekend

    The Nelson County High School Cardinal Theatre Association will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” next weekend in the NCHS Auditorium.

    The performance will showcase the talent of 28 NCHS students, five Bloomfield and Old Kentucky Home middle school students and 17 elementary school students. There will also be cameo appearances by the NCHS administrative staff and faculty.

    The shows will be Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium.

  • Jail log, April 18-19, 2019

    Christopher Douglas Hardesty, 32, first-degree possession of meth and third-degree possession of an unspecified drug (previously indicted).

    Betty Jean Downs, 45, failure to appear and third-degree assault (previously indicted).

    Kevin Patrick Watts, 39, first-degree rape (previously indicted).

    Zackery Levi Perkins, 29, failure to wear seat belts, driving on a DUI-suspended license, and first-degree possession of meth (previously indicted).