Today's News

  • City Council postpones classification, compensation plan vote

    The Bardstown City Council had scheduled a vote on changes to its classification and compensation plan pertaining to the reorganization of the Fire Department, but the second reading was postponed indefinitely until city officials get assurances from the state regarding employees’ pensions.

    Fire Chief Randy Walker was not at the council’s meeting Tuesday, but Asst. City Administrator Larry Green, who is also the municipal government’s human resources director, explained the delay.

  • Man arrested when marijuana, cash found in pants




    Boys’ Basketball


    19th District tournament

    at Thomas Nelson

    Washington Co. 53, Thomas Nelson 31



    19th District tournament

    at Thomas Nelson

    Bardstown 79, Washington Co. 51

    Nelson Co. 72, Bethlehem 43


    Girls’ Basketball


    19th District tournament

    at Thomas Nelson

  • New Haven Board of Commissioners meeting briefs from Feb. 18

     Veterans Center

    Tessie Cecil is still working to honor and collect information on veterans — particularly Vietnam veterans — in the area. She is also interested in collecting more information on women involved. 

    Cecil also said she hopes to have a spring community yard sale as a fundraiser for the center.


    NC girls’ soccer meeting

    The Nelson County Lady Cards soccer team will have a parent and player meeting Monday in the high school library beginning at 6 p.m. All players planning on playing soccer at NCHS in the fall need to attend with a parent and/or guardian. If a parent is unavailable, players must make arrangements to attend the meeting. It’s important that everyone attend if possible. Returning players, incoming seventh- and eighth-graders and freshmen should attend this meeting.


  • Plea entered for woman charged with stabbing in Bloomfield

    A not guilty plea has been entered for a woman accused of stabbing a man late last month.

    Amanda Gail Barnett, 25, was indicted for first-degree assault Feb. 3. According to the grand jury indictment, Barnett stabbed Ronald Eugene Douglas Jewell Jan. 28 at 1910 Highview Chruch Road in Bloomfield. A formal reading of the indictment was waived in court Feb. 18 followed by the not guilty plea.

    According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Barnett and Jewell both lived at the residence and have had a history of domestic disputes.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: A miserable, wet trip

    After climbing San Luis Peak, Bonnie and I spent a night in Del Norte, Colo. Then, on the morning of July 6, 1989, we drove to Durango, where we met up with Jack and Ellen Hume, friends from Lexington with whom we have climbed ever since.

    Plans had already been made for the four of us to hike into Chicago Basin, and from a base camp at about 11,500 feet, attempt to climb one or more of the three Fourteeners you can approach from this basin.


    NC’s Hutchins tries for two medals at state swim meet

    Nelson County’s Will Hutchins will make his bid for a pair of medals at the KHSAA State Swimming Championships, which get underway at 10 a.m. today at the Ralph Wright Natatorium at the University of Louisville.

    Hutchins qualified for state for the second year in a row after recording back-to-back region championships in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke.

  • Plants, grow material seized during search

    Bardstown Police have a person of interest after seizing 91 pot plants and 40 cloned plants, as well as common items used for growing, from a home at 205 Pineview Dr. in Bardstown Tuesday.

    The BPD announced the find on Facebook, and has sought help from the community for more information.

    According to police, a search warrant was executed by the department at the location when the plants were found, but no arrests had been made.

  • GIRLS' 19th DISTRICT SEMIFINALS: Cards have all the answers in dominating win

    With an unwavering offensive and defensive attack, top-seeded Nelson County thrashed Bethlehem on Wednesday in the girls’ 19th District semifinals at Thomas Nelson, steamrolling to an 82-30 victory.

    “The kids were ready to play,” Cardinals coach Kelly Wood said. “We had some time off to prepare, (and) we were really intense and focused tonight.”