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  • Haydon selected to run for 14th District Senate seat

    Jodie Haydon got something better than candy on Halloween -- a spot in the race for the state’s 14th District Senate seat. Haydon was selected unanimously Saturday morning at the Democratic Executive Committee meeting at the Bardstown-Nelson County Civic Center. He was the only candidate nominated.

    Haydon, a Bardstown Democrat, served in the state House of Representatives 1997-2004. He will face House District 24 Rep. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, in a special election Dec. 8.

  • Jail logs, Nov. 8

    The Kentucky Standard believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record.

    Nov. 5

  • Manslaughter trial granted continuance

    The trial for a Taylorsville man charged with manslaughter after a car crash killed a 13-year-old boy was granted a continuance after a motion by his attorney.

    According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Chip McKay, Ronald Derek Coulter’s attorney asked for the continuance in order to review additional discovery received by both the commonwealth and the defense this week.

    Coulter’s new pre-trial date is Jan. 29 with the trial set for Feb. 8.

  • Jail logs, Nov. 1

    The Kentucky Standard believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record.

    Oct. 29

  • Fatal accident on the BG

    A Bardstown man died while traveling on Blue Grass Parkway early Thursday morning.

    Travis Wayne Parrott, 26, was traveling east on the parkway at about 12:40 a.m. when he attempted to exit at the 25-mile marker. He was speeding and over-corrected, causing the vehicle to overturn. Parrott was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

    According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s report, Parrott was not wearing a seat belt and alcohol is suspected as being a contributing factor to the wreck. There were no passengers.

     

  • New Haven third-grader doing well after transplant

    A little more than a week after his transplant surgery, 8-year-old Max Dickerson is doing well.

     

    Since April he and his parents, Jeff and Emily Dickerson, New Haven have waited for a call telling them organs were available for his needed transplant.

    They received that call around 5 p.m. Oct. 9. They then had a four-hour window to get to the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. They made it by 8:30 p.m. By 10 p.m. Max was in surgery to replace his liver. The next day he went back into the operating room to get his new kidney.

  • The Devil Offers a Proposal

    Aided by bright red overalls, Richard Blair, left, as the Devil, offers a proposal to housewife Lucinda, played by Toni Wiley, in the Bardstown Community Theatre’s upcoming production of  “Excerpts from the Cane Bottom Cycle: Appalachain Folk Tales, Music and Images.” The pictured scene is from one of the two plays that will make up the entire performance, titled “Wicked John and the Devil.”

  • Program provides job training for special-needs students

    Andrew Nicholas takes and gives a lot of ribbing at his job with Shrewsbury & Associates, where he works one hour twice a week. On Tuesday, he teased a dentist about needing to shave and asked two female dental assistants if he looked good in his lab coat. Dr. Ron Shrewsbury told him he would pay him double if he would smile big for the camera. Andrew once even beat Dr. Jay Claywell in arm-wrestling.

     

  • Unknown spark ignites home's roof

    A large fire consumed the roof of a house on Old Nazareth Road Wednesday night, interrupting the cool autumn evening with a blaze that left its ceiling a charred husk.

     

    According to Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department lieutenant Mike Hatfield, the reasons for the conflagration, which started around 8 p.m., are being investigated by the Kentucky State Fire Marshal’s office.

    There were two people inside the house, owned by William Groome, at the time the fire started. They escaped unharmed along with their pets, Hatfield said.

  • Newport man indicted for allegedly trying to run down police officers

    A Newport man faces charges of first-degree wanton endangerment for allegedly almost hitting two sheriff’s deputies who were directing traffic around an accident.

    A Nelson County grand jury indicted Mark Anthony Clark, 31, Wednesday for allegedly driving his vehicle toward the two officers, who had to jump out of the way to avoid injury. The indictment alleges Clark evaded pursuing officers. The chase continued on foot before he was arrested.