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Today's News

  • Willett Distillery announces changes in leadership

    The historic family owned and operated Willett Distillery announced Thursday the promotion of Kristin Martha-Britt Kulsveen to the role of president and chief whiskey officer. The announcement was made in conjunction with National Bourbon Day at the new Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville.

    Kulsveen is the great-granddaughter of founder A. Lambert Willett and succeeds her mother, Martha Harriett Willett Kulsveen, as president. The landmark announcement also came on Britt Kulsveen’s 39th birthday.

  • County schools’ central office sees staff changes

    Four weeks into summer break, it is becoming apparent that much of the leadership at Nelson County Schools’ Central Office will be new when classes start in the fall.

    Dozens of now-obsolete positions have been eliminated, and at least four former directors have been transferred to the classroom as part of a reorganization by Superintendent Wes Bradley.

    Bradley introduced the plan to reorganize the Central Office last month.

  • Bardstown celebrates National Bourbon Day

    Dozens gathered on the lawn of Spalding Hall Thursday morning in celebration of National Bourbon Day, a time of recognizing “America’s native spirit” and the growth of the bourbon industry.

  • Opinion: A pilgrimage to the heart of the Celtic world

    To travel is obviously a horizontal journey in space; but pilgrimage, on the other hand, is both a horizontal and a vertical journey into the very heart of being itself. My wife, my daughter, her friend and I spent 16 days on pilgrimage through Scotland and Ireland. What follows are journal entries from two of the days.

    DAY 6: Hung Ladder, Isle of Skye, Scotland

  • Bardstown city budget breaks from utility subsidies

    Bardstown Utilities customers, including those outside the city limits, will no longer be subsidizing city general services such as police and fire protection, street maintenance and recreation through the fees they pay for their water, sewer, electric, cable and internet services.

    The Bardstown City Council on Tuesday held the first reading of its 2019 fiscal year budget, which, for the first time, avoids using revenue from the combined utilities funds to prop up the general fund.

  • County awarded for role in bourbon, tourism industries

    Nelson County was recognized for its activity in the bourbon and tourism industries Thursday with a Kentucky Economic Engine Award by Kentucky Travel Industry Association. To earn the award, a county can either be among the top counties in overall economic impact in the state or have a percentage of jobs dedicated to the tourism industry.

    “I’m not only here to tell you you’ve earned an economic engine award,” said Hank Phillips, CEO of KTIA. “But that you have earned it not on one of those criteria, but both.”

  • Remember why it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

    By Billy Holland

    I’m sure that many of you remember the man who portrayed the friendly neighbor in the popular children’s program known all over the world as Mister Rogers. Who can forget the childlike song that asked the question, “Won’t you be my neighbor?”

  • Religion Notes: June 15, 2018

    Wakefield Baptist VBS

    Wakefield Baptist Church is hosting a vacation Bible school, “Rolling River Rampage,” June 18-22. VBS is open 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to children in grades K-6 and will include lessons, music, crafts and refreshments.

    Bloomfield Church of God VBS

  • PHOTOS: Barton gets an updated image

    Barton 1792 Distillery got some new stencil work just in time for National Bourbon Day.

  • Jail logs, June 12-14, 2018

    Connie Sue Hardin, 54, probation violation for felony offense (2017 criminal case).

    Julie May Owens, 35, probation violation for felony offense.

    Steven Tyler Harmon, 26, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

    Nathan Tyler Foss, 21, fourth-degree assault.

    Catherine Marie Jury, 64, third-degree criminal trespassing.

    Iva Barrett, 37, shoplifting $500 or more but under $10,000.

    James Russell Landes, 34, contempt of court (2018 traffic case).