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Today's Features

  • As the Guns N’ Roses song goes, “All we need is just a little patience,” but at Flaget Memorial Hospital this weekend, Patience wasn’t going to wait. 

    Patience Lee-Ann Jameson, the hospital’s first baby of 2016, was actually born two weeks early. The baby girl was born just after 10 Sunday morning, weighing seven pounds, and was 20 and 1/4 inches long.

    For parents Samantha and Aaron Jameson, it’s a blessing.

    “She’s adorable, just like her mother,” Aaron said.

  • While Nelson County is the home of several distilleries and serves as host for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, the county also has facilities that produce lighter alcoholic drinks.

    The Springhill Winery began in 1990 in Springfield by Eddie O’Daniel. O’Daniel’s winery has been in other locations in the past 25 years, including Bardstown and Carrollton before settling on the current location on Springfield Road outside of Bloomfield.

  • For some, he is the man who takes your keys and waves you through the metal detector. But for others, Deputy LeRoy Clark is more than a court security guard. He is a friendly face on good days and bad.

    “I get to meet a lot of people, and I try to have something positive to say to everyone,” Clark said. “It may be the only friendly face they see that day.”

    For the past 10 years, Clark has been working security at the Nelson County Justice Center, and as a bailiff in Drug Court.

  • Old Gospel Barn sing in/pray in

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, in Cox’s Creek, will have a sing-in/pray-in for the new year 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31. Special guests will be Common Creek, Nichols Church Band, the Samaritans, the Sheltons and the Cumbos. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Women’s Bible study class

    Registration for the Community Bible Study Bardstown Women’s Class of 2015-2016 is open.

  • Over the past few years, my friend Mike and I have had some rather unorthodox conversations about faith and stuff.

    Mike’s the one who once prayed that God would fix his toilet, and it was fixed miraculously. He’s also the one who assured me that it’s OK to tell God when I’m angry at him, since he knows it anyway, and he won’t smite me with boils for being angry.

    Mike is also the one who one year ridiculously announced he was giving up pride for Lent, which I still remind him of 10-plus years later.

  • A little boy on Quarry Lane got a visit from his heroes last week when the county sanitation workers dropped off an unexpected surprise.
    Lucas Hite, who turns 2 in March, has always loved watching for the garbage truck, said his mother, Amanda Hite.
    “He has stood at our big picture window for as long as he has been able, and watched in wonder as the awesome crew stops (in) front of our house,” Hite wrote to the Standard, adding that the men always waved, smiled and honked the horn.

  • A little boy on Quarry Lane got a visit from his heroes last week when the county sanitation workers dropped off an unexpected surprise.
    Lucas Hite, who turns 2 in March, has always loved watching for the garbage truck, said his mother, Amanda Hite.
    “He has stood at our big picture window for as long as he has been able, and watched in wonder as the awesome crew stops (in) front of our house,” Hite wrote to the Standard, adding that the men always waved, smiled and honked the horn.

  • Blame it on Grandma Gatewood.

    Evy Schnee got the idea of hiking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail more than 30 years ago when she met a fellow hiker who had done it. But her boss (she was a bookkeeper for a grocery chain) would not let her take the time off from work, so she put it off until she retired and moved to Kentucky in 2008.

    Her son sent her Ben Montgomery’s biography of Emma Rowena Gatewood, who in 1955, at the age of 67, told her children she was going for a walk, and didn’t return for a long time.

  • Christmas Eve open house