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Today's News

  • Queen to be crowned
  • City tax rate enacted

    Bardstown property owners won’t be paying any more in city taxes in 2020 than they did this year unless their property values went up or they acquired more property.

    The City Council at its meeting Tuesday gave final approval to the ordinance setting the tax rates for the fiscal year that began July 1 at 17.9 cents per $100 of assessed value for real estate and personal property and 24 cents per $100 for cars, trucks and boats.

    The unanimous decision followed a 10-minute public hearing on the tax rate, during which no one spoke.

  • Rotary sponsors Trifecta
  • Retired teachers support Bardstown Elementary
  • Pork chop fundraiser supports NelCASA
  • New Haven/Boston exits to be closed starting Sunday

    The Exit 10 ramps on the Bluegrass Parkway for Boston and New Haven will be closed intermittently for road work beginning Sunday.

    Chris Jessie, a spokesman for the state Transportation Cabinet’s office in Elizabethtown, said this week that both the eastbound and westbound ramps would be closed between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

    Contractors will be doing milling and paving during those hours and will “close it as they need to” during those times.

  • Springhill Drive to be closed Monday for maintenance

    Bardstown’s Springhill Drive at address 123 will be closed to through-traffic Monday, Sept. 16, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., City Hall announced Wednesday.

    Employees of the Bardstown Public Works Department will be performing street maintenance and replacing a cross drain.

    The detour for access to Spring Drive and all the addresses on Springhill Drive past 123 will be through Marvin Downs Lane and Angela Drive.

    Drivers should expect delays.

  • Jail log, Sept. 10-12

    Mark Anthony Lundy, 40, failure to appear.

    Jacob Kane Young, 19, failure to appear, first-degree criminal mischief, any misdemeanor charge not covered by these codes, third-degree arson, unlawful theft by taking.

    Susan Lynn Marshall, 31, failure to appear.

    Andrea Renea Cinnamon, contempt of court.

    Joshua David Kegley 34, drug paraphernalia.

    Philip Lee Scott-Whitlow, 26, receiving stolen property.

    Brandon Lee Stratton, 36, failure to appear, contempt of court, possession of marijuana.

  • Driver charged in fatal crash fails to appear in court

    A Lexington man accused in a deadly 2018 crash has been labeled a fugitive after he failed to appear in court last week.

    Monte Wilson, 25, was scheduled for formal sentencing on Sept. 5, according to court documents. He had previously pleaded guilty in June to DUI and an amended charge of reckless homicide, in which prosecutors recommended five years.

    Wilson is accused of driving under the influence of an intoxicant Aug. 5, 2018, when he ran his car off the road and struck a tree, killing his passenger, Amber Greenwell.

  • BPD trying to identify suspect in Speedy Mart robbery

    Surveillance photos of a man police say robbed the Speedy Mart at 603 Bloomfield Road Monday night have been released.

    Bardstown Police posted the photos to its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon asking for help in identifying the person, who appears to be a white male wearing a letterman-style jacket, hat, hood and sunglasses.

    BPD says the man is wanted for first-degree robbery and is accused of robbing the store at gunpoint just after 9 p.m. on Monday.