Today's News

  • LaRue residents may compete in Nelson County Fair pageants

    Entry forms and packets are now available for The Nelson County Fair Board open pageants to all residents of Kentucky. These pageants are the Miss Exceptional, Miss Nelson County, Miss Teen and Miss Pre-teen.  

    Entry forms, along with the contest rules, and coordinators names are available at Colonial Flower Shop, Forrest Avenue, Bardstown or at www.nelsoncofair.com.

  • New Haven teen charged with teacher abuse

     A Nelson County High School student was charged with abuse of a teacher and harassment after a physical encounter at school May 8.

    Justin Derek Downs, 19, New Haven, was booked at the Nelson County Jail at 10:48 a.m.

    "There was an incident between a couple of students and the teacher stepped in to deal with it," Nelson County Schools Communication Director Tom Dekle said. "The incident basically involved inappropriate physical contact."

  • PHOTO: LaRue County Young Democrats


    Sierra Enlow and Michael Wilson attended the Kentucky Young Democrats Convention this spring as representatives of the newly formed LaRue/Hardin/Meade County Young Democrats Chapter. They are pictured with Sen. Dennis Parrett (D-Elizabethtown). For more information about the chapter, contact Enlow at (502) 827-3332 or sierra.enlow@gmail.com.

  • Free summer concerts scheduled in Bardstown

    The Stephen Foster Music Club recently concluded its fundraiser for this year’s Summer Band Concert Series in Bardstown, and has been busy lining up some great acts for this summer’s concerts.

  • Alleged killer to be tried in September

    The trial for a man accused of stabbing a New Haven man to death has been delayed again after the defense requested a psychiatric evaluation of the alleged killer.

    David Jerome Willett, 28, New Hope, was indicted for murder after allegedly stabbing Eric Douglas Stallard, 39, multiple times Dec. 2, 2010.

  • Two charged with drug possession

    Two people were charged May 8 with possession of methamphetamine and the investigating officer says more charges are pending.

    Deputy Eric Williamson said the sheriff’s office had received a complaint of drug activity occurring in a room in an Upton motel. Williamson and Deputy Robby Brownfield investigated and found several items of drug paraphernalia in a room occupied by Nicholas Saladino, 24, and Caitlyn Veirs, 18.

    Williamson said scales, pipes, foils and “a couple of grams of methamphetamine” were found in the room.

  • Food service inspections - May 2012

  • ANNIVERSARY: Kesslers celebrate 50 years

     James Arthur and Sylvia Martin Kessler of Magnolia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 11, 2012.

    They were married on May 11, 1962, in Westminister Presbyterian Church in Louisville by Rev. Syngman Rhea.

    Jim, the son of the late Rupert and Lucille Kessler, is a retired air force veteran.

    Sylvia, the daughter of the late Lebert and Lina Martin, is a homemaker.

    They have four daughters, Lina Hamilton, Lisa Howard, Karen Walker and Nancy Lane; and eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

  • Graduation is Friday, May 18

    Friday, May 18 is graduation for 180 LaRue County High School seniors.

    The event is held in the high school gymnasium; doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

  • 4-H Calendar


    The 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30 p.m. May 16 at the LaRue County Extension Office. 


    4-H Camp payment due

    4-H Camp full payment and paperwork are due by Friday, May 18. Those who were signed up for camp should have received a mailing with the required forms. Spots are still available for boys and girls to sign up to attend. If you are interested, contact the Extension Office at 358-3401 as soon as possible. Spots are filled on a first come basis. 4-H Camp will be June 26-29.