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  • 40 years ago in The Standard (February 1978)


    Feb. 10

    Energy crisis: Voluntary cutbacks in electricity requested to keep plants operating

    The main focus at the regular monthly meeting of Bardstown City Council dealt with the current energy crisis.

    City Engineer Larry Hamilton said the coal supply of Kentucky Utilities Company, which supplies the City of Bardstown, had reached the critical stage and the utility company was alerting customers to conserve all current possible.

  • Democratic Woman’s Club installs new officers for 2018

    The Nelson County Democratic Woman’s Club installed new officers for 2018 on Jan. 8 at the Bardstown Country Club at Maywood, with Nelson County Circuit Court Clerk Diane Thompson delivering the oath of office. Officers are: Martha Nest, president; Lyda Moore, vice-president; Nelda Moore, secretary; and Pat Hart, treasurer.

    Police Chief Kim Kraeszig was the keynote speaker following dinner. Kraeszig shared her vision for the Bardstown Police Department’s future development and spoke about the opioid crisis locally.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from Jan. 18, 2018

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

  • Man indicted for stealing hemp plants

    A Bardstown man was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County Grand Jury for allegedly stealing hemp plants.
    According to the indictment, Joshua Sean Ballinger, 27, is accused of unlawfully entering a man’s barn on Oct. 9, and taking over $11,000 in hemp plants from a hemp farm.
    Ballinger’s bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions, and his arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court is scheduled for Feb. 22.


  • Man indicted for assault second in beating of woman

    A Bardstown man was indicted Feb. 7 by a Nelson County Grand Jury on a charge of second-degree assault from a 2017 incident. According to the indictment, on or about Dec. 2 to 5, 2017, Joseph Bernard Bryant, 47, struck and hit a woman in the had, face, neck, arm and back area with a broom and a chair. The alleged assault caused serious physical injury to the victim.

    Bryant’s bail was set at $25,000 cash only, plus conditions. His arraignment in court is scheduled for Feb. 22.

  • Bethlehem speech team named regional champs

    Bethlehem High School Speech Team walked away with the win Saturday for the Louisville Regionals held in LaRue County. Coach Jenny Neel, in announcing the victory on Facebook, said she was proud of the students and that they worked hard. Neel said this was the second consecutive regional win for the team since Carter Lasure pioneered and led the team.

    In addition to the overall team win, several students were also announced as individual winners.

    Awards for Bethlehem:

  • Two charged with drug trafficking

    A pair of Bardstown men face numerous drug trafficking charges after they were arrested Wednesday by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    Robert Maddox Jr., 37, and Kenny Kincaid, 37, were arrested by agents from the task force and Bardstown Police after officers executed a search warrant at 135 and 144 Fern Lea Circle in Bardstown.

    Police seized about eight ounces of cocaine, nine ounces of marijuana, anabolic steroids, numerous narcotic pills, three handguns, a shotgun and over $7,000 in cash, according to a press release from the GHCNTF.

  • BCS superintendent position advertised

    With a goal of naming a new superintendent before the end of the school year, the position for Bardstown City Schools was posted to the Kentucky Association of School Administrators’ website Tuesday and an application deadline has been set for March 1.

    The post to KASA’s website includes information about the district such as the number of students and schools, as well as a job description.

  • Bardstown City Council briefs from Feb. 6

    Breathing devices for city firefighters to be financed

    Bardstown won’t have to come up with more than a quarter of a million at once to pay for new self-contained breathing apparatuses for city firefighters.

    On Tuesday the City Council approved a resolution for a lease-purchase agreement with WesBanco to finance them over three years at a low interest rate.

  • ‘It grew like mad’

    When Don and Mary Ann Comer were looking to start an antique show in Bardstown, they never imagined it would grow to the magnitude it has. With a half century in the making, the Historic Bardstown Antiques Show draws hundreds each year. But the 2018 event will be missing something — its founder.

    Don Comer died at his home Feb. 1 at the age of 86 and was laid to rest over the weekend. He had studied at Bellarmine University and served in the Naval Air Force, but antiques were a passion of his.