Today's News

  • Four plead guilty in Williamson murder

    All four suspects in the robbery and murder of Bardstown teenager Cameron Williamson last year pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon to charges for those crimes.

    The admitted shooter, Shelmontay Adams, who was 21 at the time of the killing on May 16, 2017, agreed to a plea in which he will get 25 years on a murder charge and 20 years on first-degree robbery, to run concurrently for a total of 25 years. He will not be considered for parole until he has served 20 years.


    Nelson Scene photos for Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

  • Ag Day at the Fair

    Katye Berry worked hard to feed folks at the fairgrounds, but not as hard as her 85 hens.

    She, and they, provided 45 dozen eggs for the Ag Day at the Fair Farm to Table Breakfast Saturday morning as part of an FFA project.

    Others in the farming community provided 22 gallons of milk, 600 sausage patties, 600 biscuits, more than 100 pounds of fried potatoes, and plenty of country ham.

  • GUEST EDITORIAL: Helping farmers of tomorrow grow

    The number of farmers and people employed in farming has been on the decline for a century and it continues.

    Mechanization was one key factor. Work once done by man and beast to plant and harvest can be done in far less time with much greater ease thanks to the tractor. As the machinery became larger and more efficient, the need for labor declined.

    At the same time, acreage yields have grown thanks to scientific research and improved farm practices.

  • COLUMN: A reflection on our serious predicament

    I have always considered the term “We the People” a statement of strength, purpose and determination. It has a ring to it proclaiming the intentions of a people to form a more perfect union that includes justice and liberty, tranquility, common defense and welfare for ourselves and for posterity.

  • Candidates pitch qualifications at Farm Bureau’s Ag Day event

    County candidates made their sales pitches to voters at a Nelson County Farm Bureau Ag Day forum at the fairgrounds Saturday.

    None mentioned party affiliation as a reason for choosing them over their opponents in what is shaping up as an intensely partisan election year.

    It was one of the first opportunities for some of the candidates to appear together for the first time before the Nov. 6 general election.

    Doug Alexander, the Republican candidate for county coroner, and Field Houghlin, the Democratic incumbent, were among them.

  • Landmark Cattle Company joins membership of American Angus Association

    Landmark Cattle Company, Cox’s Creek, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in St. Joseph, Mo.

    The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 18 million registered Angus.

  • Thrasher goes after Watts at Ag Day forum

    What was to have been a Q&A discussion became a kind of barnyard brawl at the fairgrounds Saturday, with County Judge-Executive Dean Watts parrying verbal attacks from his challenger, Don Thrasher.

    Watts has campaigned on keeping county property taxes low during his nearly 25 years as county judge, but at the Nelson County Farm Bureau Ag Day forum, Thrasher came out swinging, blaming Watts for library and school district tax increases that Watts said neither he nor the Fiscal Court has any control over.

  • Jail logs, July 6-10

    Erin Luke Linton, 19, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), and tampering with physical evidence (all 2018 criminal case, previously indicted).

    James Leon Poynter, 25, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to four grams of cocaine) (both 2018 criminal case, previously indicted).

    Malynda Gayle Culver, 39, three counts of failure to appear (2017 misdemeanor and traffic cases and 2018 criminal case).

  • PHOTOS: Rockin’ in the streets

    Saturday's mild weather brought a big crowd to downtown Bardstown for the annual Bourbon City Street Concert to see musical acts such as Magnolia Vale, from Marion County, Louisville-based band WildWood, local favorites Big Black Cadillac and Nashville band Delta Saints on the main stage.