The Bardstown Bluegrass festival fires up tomorrow and runs through Saturday. It’s at the White Acres Campground pavilion. They’ll have performances from Dry Ridge, Common Ground, New Outlook Blue grass and more. Tickets are 25 dollars for both days.
if playing with your Wii sports games is your thing for this weekend, check out the Head to Head tournament Saturday at Pritchard Community Center. The News Enterprise says they’ll be featuring single elimination challenges in Wii Bowling and Wii Tennis. The Elizabethtown Lions Club is hosting this first-ever competition as a fun way to raise money for local charities.
A California based company that makes t-shirts, c-d’s and other merchandise for Leann Rimes, Paul McCartney and other entertainers is coming to Shepherdsville. Socaltech.com says Audiolife headquarters are going to stay out west but the company will be moving its fulfillment operations to Kentucky.
Three area distillers are being sued by some residents who say the boozemaking process is producing whiskey fungus, and it’s ruining their homes and cars. The group claims that the whiskey fungus clung to metal, vinyl, concrete and wood and has marred their property and lowered its value. Heaven Hill spokesman Larry Kass, speaking for all three distilleries, said the companies are “sympathetic to the concerns” of the residents, but the blackening of the buildings and other structures is due to mold found throughout the environment, including areas not related to whiskey production.
A woman accused of taking a car owned by 28-year-old homicide victim Kristie Lynne Allen is in trouble with the law again. Samantha Kolley, who’s being held in the LaRue County Detention Center, is accused of beating another inmate. The Larue County Herald also says Kolley and two other women have been indicted on charges of tampering with a witness and complicity. Allegedly the three ganged up on the inmate, then tried to coerce her to lie to jail deputies and law enforcement personnel when questioned about how she got her injuries. Kolley allegedly told investigators that she whipped the inmate because she had called Kolley a name.
Governor Steve Beshear was at the Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown yesterday, signing into law tougher rules for seatbelts. The new law will now require vehicles carrying 15 passengers or less to be equipped with seat belts for all passengers, and those passengers must wear them. The measure was created after a crash left 11 people dead on I-65 in Hart County back in 2010.
The newly renovated welcome center at Fort Knox has been re-opened. It’s a centralized location near the Chaffee Main Gate. The Gold Standard says the facility is open 24 hours a day. Its purpose is to give information to newly arrived soldiers as well as civilians who are interested in learning more about the post.
Officials at Mammoth Cave National Park have decided to expand alcohol sales. That comes after they noticed that the number of overnight visitors increased since sales were first allowed last year at its onsite hotel. For years before that, visitors would have to drive all the way to Bowling Green to get booze.
A fire ripped through the Franklin Crossroads United Christian Church on Hardinsburg Road in Cecilia. Most of the building has been destroyed. The congregation’s pastor and his wife have been living in the building, and it’s also home to a day care center. Everyone managed to get out safely. Fire and Rescue personnel say that fire may have been started by lightning.
A request to delay the trial of an Elizabethtown man accused of forcible rape has been turned down. Public defender Carolyn Brown is representing Kelly Ferguson, and says she’s having problems getting some files she needs for the case. She also says she has another case in court that same day. But the News Enterprise says the judge in the case says the issues are getting resolved and denied the delay. Ferguson goes on trial June 11 as scheduled. Ferguson is a 35 year old registered sex offender, and with this case, he’s facing new charges of rape.