Local News

  • Firefighters train by burning old house

    Firefighers from several agencies trained by burning an old two-story farmhouse at 1405 N. Third St. Saturday. Bardstown Fire hosted the class. Fire instructors from around the state took part in the training. See The Kentucky Standard Wednesday for more photos and a story.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Sept. 24, 2017

    Nelson County Democratic Party
    The Nelson County Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at Suzy Q’s Restaurant, 607 W. Stephen Foster Ave., in Bardstown. There will be discussion on upcoming events and plans for programming this fall. All interested Democrats are welcome to attend. Contact Audrey Haydon with questions at (502) 558-4961 or audrey.haydon@gmail.com.
    Breaking and making bread together

  • Twins receive matching academic honors, make separate college plans

    Twin seniors at Bethlehem High School have demonstrated a knack for academics, and their work is paying off.

    Hunter and Woody McCoy were recently announced as semifinalists for the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. The students join about 16,000 semifinalists nationwide, and have a chance to compete for college scholarships to be offered in the spring. About 90 percent of semifinalists will attain finalist standing, and about half of those will win scholarships, according to a press release.

  • Jail logs, Sept. 21-22, 2017

    Brian Allen Young, 30, first-degree persistent felony offender, probation violation, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia (all 2016 Washington County), possession of drug paraphernalia (2016 Nelson County).

    Sarah Carolyn Marxen, 29, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Sabrina L. Gonzalez, 21, fourth-degree assault.

    Nelson A. Gomez, 25, contempt of court.

    Jessica Lynn Thomas, 29, contempt of court.

    Eric James Waterman, 22, fourth-degree assault.

  • BCS approves demolition start for softball field upgrade

    Bardstown City School’s softball field will be getting an upgrade soon following discussion at the school board’s Sept. 19 meeting.

    Upgraded lighting has already been installed at the existing location near the Central Office, so instead of moving the field, it will undergo additional improvements, said Superintendent Brent Holsclaw.

    Some of those improvements include moving home plate about 25 feet forward to allow for improved seating, gating and screening the stadium, moving the dugouts to a more appropriate location, and other projects.

  • Firefighters qualify in team competition

    Bardstown firefighters are advancing to the World Challenge after qualifying recently in a team relay event as part of the Scott Safety Firefighter Combat Challenge in Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.

    Firefighters Mike Alden, Derrick Gribbins, Casey Hennessy and Ernie Pyle of the Bardstown Fire Department competed in the team relay Sept. 10.

  • Shades of gray

    A century and a half after the Civil War ended, memorials of the Confederacy have become a source of discord as statues of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and other rebel leaders have been removed from parks and government buildings to less conspicuous places.

    Despite its Civil War history, Nelson County has only one significant Confederate statue, and it is where it should be, said local historian Dixie Hibbs.

  • New Haven Youth Leaders meet for 2017

    Tessie Cecil is not only stepping back into her role as mayor of New Haven, but she is also leading a youth program over which she presided more than two decades ago, when she was serving as mayor for the first time.

    “If you look at the pictures back there on the wall,” those are young leaders from the 1990s, Cecil told the fresh batch of St. Catherine Academy and New Haven School students who gathered at City Hall Wednesday afternoon.


    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This is an extension of the KIDS FIGHT series, taking a look at childhood cancer
    and how it has affected kids in Nelson County.

    BURKITT LYMPHOMA: Five years cancer free

  • Pediatric Cancer Trust Fund seeks applications seeking grant recipients

    At the start of September, which is national Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson announced the Kentucky Pediatric Cancer Research Trust Fund will accept applications for its first round of research grants for institutions and agencies dedicated to the treatment and cure of childhood cancer.