Today's News

  • Jail log, Sept. 19-20, 2019

    Jeffrey Bruce Lester, 29, drug paraphernalia, trafficking in marijuana and first-degree trafficking in cocaine.

    Breon Tyree Maddox, 35, drug paraphernalia, trafficking in marijuana; persistent felony offender.

    Joseph Robert Nalley, 24, probation violation.

    Jerico Paul Bentley, 29, two counts of receiving stolen property, drug paraphernalia and first-degree possession of meth.

  • Teen indicted on May murder charge

     The case against a Bardstown teenager accused of killing another juvenile in May has been moved to adult court.

    Jacob Fulkerson, 15, was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on Wednesday for one count of wanton murder, tampering with physical evidence and receiving a stolen firearm. Fulkerson is accused of “wantonly engaging in conduct” which caused the death of 17-year-old Christopher Metzger.

  • Hospitals awarded nearly $38,000 to help fight state’s opioid and heroin epidemic

    Saint Joseph London Foundation, Saint Joseph Berea Foundation and Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation have been awarded a total of $37,500 in grants from the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE). These grants will support continued efforts in battling the opioid and heroin crisis in Kentucky.

  • Barton 1792 Distillery bourbons win silver medals

     Kentucky Tavern Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Zackariah Harris Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Very Old Barton 80 Proof and Very Old Barton 90 Proof bourbons won silver medals at the 2019 North American Bourbon and Whiskey competition (N.A.B.W.C.).

    The N.A.B.W.C. promotes excellence in bourbon, whiskey, and moonshine through a double-blind competition. The competition is based on a 100-point scale. The spirits are judged by styles and price categories.

  • Gritton promoted to CEO of SSW

    SSW Holding Company, LLC (“SSW”) announced Sept. 12 the promotion of Mark Gritton to chief executive officer of the company effective immediately.

    In addition to assuming the leadership of SSW as CEO, Gritton, a 25-year company veteran and Nelson County native, will continue to serve in his  current position of president.

    Gritton has succeeded Paul Kara, who served as SSW’s CEO since 2000.





    Bardstown 43, Washington Co. 6

    Bethlehem 48, Nelson Co. 6

    Marion Co. 32, Thomas Nelson 22


    Boys’ Soccer


    Nelson Co. 4, Meade Co. 0

    King of the Bluegrass Cup

    at Fairdale

    Eastern 6, Bardstown 2

    Butler 5, Bardstown 2



    Bardstown 5, Taylor Co. 0

    LaRue Co. 4, Bethlehem 3

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: Bowhunting pronghorn antelope Part 2

    After dropping Eric’s pronghorn off at the game processor in Douglas, Wyoming, we drove the 60 miles back to the ranch. On the way we had discussed plans for the rest of the day and decided that Eric would drop me off at the same pond I had hunted that morning. We moved the blind that was on the dam end of the pond and I settled in for the afternoon, while Eric took my truck and was going to scout several more ponds and just watch to see what the antelope were doing and where they were going.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: NCHS takes over top spot in boys’ soccer district

    Thomas Nelson started off the boys’ soccer season as the hottest team in the 5th Region, easily eclipsing its 2018 win total before the end of August.

    The Generals didn’t suffer their first loss of the season until Sept. 7, by which time they had ascended not just to the top of the 19th District standings, but the 5th Region leaderboard.

    All the while, however, Nelson County was quietly having a big season, and the Cardinals’ 5-2 loss last week to the Generals was just their third setback of the year.

  • Sheriff addresses safety concerns in Fairfield

    To ensure the safety of the town, Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa attended a special meeting at Fairfield City Hall Tuesday night to address residents’ concerns over criminal activity.

  • Brit tops Bourbon Battle

    Call it the British invasion on bourbon.