Today's News

  • Kentucky Owl displays a view of its future

    The Dedman family’s vision of the future of its super-premium Kentucky Owl bourbon label certainly didn’t include a train station or a pyramid-shaped distillery building. Not four years ago when it was resurrected from the Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg, and especially not in 1879 when it was founded.

  • Mass remembering Tommy Ballard to be held Monday

    It hasn’t been long since friends and members of the Ballard family gathered at St. Thomas Parish to remember missing mother Crystal Rogers, but tomorrow, they gather to remember the man who never stopped searching for her. At a time when Nelson County crimes are gaining national attention and a grieving family gathers to grieve again, the frustration of waiting for a break in a case only adds to the heartache. 


    ‘Death investigation’ doesn’t suffice

  • Heaven Hill announces $17.5 million Bourbon Heritage Center expansion

    Heaven Hill’s $17.5 million expansion of its Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown will more than double the dimensions of the current facility, include a rooftop bar and expanded retail space, and provide guests with new tourism experiences, including hands-on laboratory learning and bottling their own bourbon.

  • Shelburne to fill Fiscal Court vacancy

    The winner of the 5th District magistrate’s race is taking office early.

    Eric Shelburne, the Democrat who beat Republican Trey Bradley by 55 votes to succeed Magistrate Jerry Hahn after Hahn’s decision not to seek re-election, was appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin Thursday because Hahn had resigned effective Nov. 1.

    County Judge-Executive Dean Watts made the announcement the same day.

    “I did not want District 5 to be without a magistrate any longer than it had to,” Watts said.

  • Jail logs, Nov. 15-16

    Joseph Cecil Mayfield, 54, possession of open alcohol beverage container in motor vehicle, operating motor vehicle under the influence alcohol/drugs, etc. (aggravated circumstance), alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Richard Wesley Campbell, 23, speeding, failure to or improper signal, reckless driving, one headlight, no registration receipt, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, leaving scene of accident, failure to render aid or assistance.

    Vincent Mitchel Biven, 74, operating motor vehicle under the influence alcohol/drugs/etc.

  • Crash claims life of Louisville man

    A Louisville man, Charles E. Couch, 64, died Thursday night as a result of a two-vehicle crash on a bridge on U.S. 31E at the Bullitt County line.

    Two other people were injured in the accident, a man and a boy.

    Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin said the cause of Couch’s death was blunt force trauma.

    According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 6:13 p.m. dispatch call about a collision involving a vehicle fire and entrapment.


    Nelson County Fiscal Court

    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20.

  • Tigers taking off in bowling program’s second season at the varsity level

    What started as a club sport two years ago has mushroomed into much, much more at Bardstown High School.

    More than 40 students show up at Bardstown Bowling Center for practice twice each week as the Tigers head into their second year of varsity competition.

    Coaches Aaron and Shawn Boggs can be found moving from lane to lane, giving a pointer to a bowler in one lane while giving encouragement to one in another.

    Aaron Boggs said he can see a different attitude these days.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Bethlehem’s Proctor heading to EKU

    Abigail Proctor does not abide with losing.

    So much so, her indomitable spirit on the pitch was instrumental in Bethlehem going undefeated against district and region rivals during her four years as a starter.

    “Her will to win is stronger than just about any player I’ve ever coached,” Bethlehem coach Danny Rossoll said. “She hates to lose and would do anything to win. I hope that’s what carries on” with the Banshees’ underclassmen.

  • OPINION: Will a GOP candidate stand up against Trump in 2020?

    WASHINGTON — Republicans who are thinking about opposing President Trump in the 2020 primaries are facing the hardest of political choices.

    Toppling a sitting president of your own party is a maneuver with the highest degree of difficulty. The most relevant historical model is probably Eugene McCarthy’s race against Lyndon Johnson in 1968, which helped convince a politically wounded president to withdraw. But McCarthy had a clear policy handhold — opposition to an increasingly unpopular war — and appealed to a discontented element of his party.