Local News

  • PHOTOS: Science Center visits New Haven School

    The Kentucky Science Center paid a visit to New Haven School Thursday, where students went through various activities themed “Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry.” The activities included looking at fingerprints, working with different liquids and observing chemical reactions, among others. Several community volunteers came in to help lead the different stations. The visit was one of several programs the Kentucky Science Center offers to schools. Principal Kevin Payton said the experience for New Haven School was generously paid for by Heaven Hill.

  • Jail logs, Nov. 2-3, 2017

    Bryan Keith Baldwin, 42, complicity to first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity to possession of marijuana (all 2017).

    Kori D. Houghlin, 20, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana (all 2017).

    William F. Rogers, 60, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine) second or greater offense), possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Rebecca K. Cassity, 26, probation volition (2014).

  • Deadly 2016 crash led to charges against juvenile

    Clarification/Correction: An article on page A9 of the Nov. 5, 2017, edition of The Kentucky Standard reported pretrial diversion was recommended for Vincent Marrinan in a plea agreement involving a deadly 2016 crash. In exchange for the pretrial diversion, which would dismiss charges against Marrinan after a five year term, Marrinan agreed to a 12-month jail sentence at the Nelson County Detention Center. The article and a caption also incorrectly listed James B. Cambron’s age. He was 56.

  • Former super’s new position part of complaints made against district

    In exchange for stepping out of his role as superintendent of Nelson County Schools, the district created a “director of process, research and improvement” position for Anthony Orr, which he moved into effective Aug. 1.

    The agreement created between Orr and the district stipulated he would “provide monthly reports containing research, reports and information directly related to process improvement for the Nelson County School District,” and that Orr would continue receiving his same salary and benefits. The position would run until June 30, 2018.

  • Taylor begins term on county Board of Ethics

    Jim Taylor was sworn in Thursday as the newest member of the Board of Ethics for Nelson County, Bardstown and Fairfield.

    Taylor, 53, of Bardstown, is a project manager for Mercer, a human resources consulting firm, and a graduate of Bellarmine University. He replaces Otis Ballard, whose term on the board ended this year.

    Reappointed to the board were all the other members: John Stone, Austin Weller, Christina Bradford and Brad Metcalf.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Nov. 5, 2017

    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7.

    Getting to Know your Nelson County Salvation Army
    Come learn about the many things the Salvation Army does in Nelson County and how you can help and volunteer at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Nelson County Public Library. Refreshments will be served, and there will be door prizes as well.

    Wickland Christmas Bazaar

  • Drugs blamed for jail overcrowding

    The Nelson County Jail is intended for 102 inmates, and for years, that’s about how many it held. But last year the number suddenly spiked and has remained high ever since. Now it is not uncommon for there to be 150 or more. Other Kentucky jails are seeing the same trend.

    Many in the criminal justice system say the opioid drug epidemic is mostly to blame.

  • Deputy sheriff raising money for law enforcement memorial

    Five law enforcement officers in Nelson County have died in the line of duty since 1926, and a deputy sheriff is leading an effort to make sure they are honored for their sacrifice.

    The black polished stone monument on a white stone base will be at least five feet tall and be located in front of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and the Bardstown Police Department.

  • Nine charged with operating marijuana syndicate in county’s Greenbrier area

    Nine men were indicted Wednesday on charges of engaging in organized crime by a Nelson County grand jury.

    The indictments were the result of a yearlong investigation by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, according to a media release form the agency.

    The alleged syndicate was concentrated in the Greenbrier area of Nelson County which lies in the area of Loretto Road near the Marion County line.

  • Royalty pleads not guilty to charges

    Former Bardstown Mayor John Royalty pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him Thursday in a case involving official misconduct, false swearing and perjury.

    Nelson Circuit Judge Charles Simms scheduled his trial for April 23. A pretrial conference was set for April 13 at 9 a.m. — exactly a year from the date he was removed from office.

    After his arraignment, Royalty told reporters he did not commit any of the crimes he is accused of and that would come out in his trial.