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Today's News

  • Bardstown to charge fees for firefighters’ services

    If you’re from Louisville or Elizabethtown and you crash your car while passing through Nelson County, the Bardstown Fire Department may charge your auto insurance for treating your injuries and cleaning up your wreckage.

    The City Council had its first reading Tuesday of an amended ordinance raising its fees for public safety services, and it will probably be passed and take effect the next time the council meets, on July 10.

    Many people didn’t know the city had public safety fees.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: How can we retain and recruit new hunters?

    According to the Archery Trade Association (ATA), the number of hunters across the country is on a decline and fish and wildlife agencies and the ATA are trying to figure out why the decline is occurring and how to retain and recruit more hunters.

    The reasons for the decline seem to be older hunters give up on the sport of hunting, either because of a lack of a place to hunt or for health reasons, and fewer people are taking up the challenge of hunting.

  • Candlelight prayer service for Crystal Rogers July 2

    It’s been three years since Crystal Rogers, beloved daughter of Tommy and Sherry Ballard and mother of five children, was reported missing by her mom.

    The last place she was reported to have been seen was at an Independence Day weekend party at the family farm of her boyfriend, Brooks Houck, whom detectives believe was involved in her disappearance and possible homicide.

    Her father was killed in an apparent assassination about a year and a half later.

  • COMMUNITY SPORTS: Kirkpatrick keeps plugging away

    Don Kirkpatrick says it’s good to have goals, especially during retirement.

    Granted, his goals aren’t like most 62-year-olds. He just wants to get faster.

    “I still don’t feel like I’ve reached my ceiling,” said Kirkpatrick, a Bardstown resident who competes in Senior Games across the country, specializing as a sprinter. “The goal is to get under 13 seconds.”

  • Camp offers more than music

    Music could be heard in the halls, but it was a different kind of instrument participants were using in Room 143. Martin Rollins’ class was equipped with paper and pencil to complete a sketch of flowers and small animal figurines.

    “They complement each other,” music and visual arts, said Rollins, who was in his second year as an instructor. This year, he led classes in sketching and watercolor. His students, he said, showed a lot of talent and aptitude.

  • Jail logs, June 26-28

    Dustin Leigh Hubbell, 23, failure to appear and contempt of court (2015 criminal case).

    Nicholas Garrett West, 26, public intoxication by a controlled substance excluding alcohol.

    Brittany Ann Nicole Holland, 31, third-degree criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth).

    Brendon Lee Taylor Hibbs, 20, non-payment of fines (2016 criminal case).

    Richard Allen Lancaster, 42, contempt of court (2014 criminal case).

  • Bardstown approves $56.5 million budget

    The Bardstown City Council on Tuesday gave its final approval to a $56.5 million spending plan that includes what the mayor, in an understatement, described as “a number of capital projects.”

  • Habitat house under roof in two days

    Last Friday afternoon, there was only a concrete foundation, deck and wall panels on the ground. But by early Sunday afternoon, Betty Ellery’s new house at 534 E. High St. in Springfield was under roof, and most of the siding was on it.

    “We had a group of about 40 volunteers working Saturday and Sunday to raise the house,” said Rick Wagoner of Bardstown, president of My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity.

    “The overall progress exceeds anything we have done in the past,” he mentioned.

  • Post 42 recognizes Saunders
  • New Haven enjoys day of music, floating on river

    For the first time ever, Nelson County residents hosted the New Haven River Day, an all-day river float with musical artists performing at the New Haven Municipal Park. Music, quality time on the water and good food were on many people’s agendas for the day.

    “We’re hoping to keep this event going each year,” said Phil Johnson, a member of the New Haven Development Committee. “So every time it’s bigger and bigger.”