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  • Mop, Morgan shine as Sandy in 'Annie'

    Old Dog Tray isn’t the only canine featured this season at Stephen Foster Productions. He shares the stage with Mop, a three-legged mixture that hails from a Georgia pound, and Morgan, an Airedale terrier mix adopted from the Humane Society. Mop and Morgan took turns playing Sandy in “Annie.”

    Working with animals means no two shows are the same, said Rick Dildine, former Stephen Foster Productions artistic director. Dildine stayed through the opening of “Annie” this season before taking a position with a theater company in Chicago.

  • Jail Logs

    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.

    Aug. 8

  • It's a dog's life

    One of the stars of “Stephen Foster — The Musical” has a dressing room, rsum and e-mail address. He loves the spotlight, and his agents are often asked if he can make guest appearances.

    Isn’t that common for a popular actor? Perhaps. But Rascal is not a typical actor. He is a 12-year-old terrier mix celebrating his 10th anniversary of playing Old Dog Tray.

    Jim and Katie Amburgey, owners of Mad Dash Courier Inc. and better known as Rascal’s dad and mom, said Rascal gets them involved in the community.

  • Husband, wife file for Bardstown City Council

    Husband and wife, Kevin and Madge Brumley, filed for Bardstown City Council on deadline day Tuesday.

    Kevin Brumley said he and his wife, who filed for the first time, hope to make changes in several areas of the city government, including the sewer system.

    “We hope to correct the sewer problems and the sewer issues,” he said. “It’s like I told the wife, we’ve been smelling the crap and putting up with it too.”

  • Taxes change for Bloomfield, new festival announced

    Bloomfield may see an increase in revenue, while lowering the tax rate for citizens. Bloomfield City Council members voted to increase revenue the maximum 4 percent on real property and match the personal property rate in a first reading to revise the ordinance.

  • NELSON COUNTY HEALTH CENTER FOOD SERVICE RATINGS

    (*DENOTES AN ITEM REQUIRING CORRECTION AND **A CRITICAL VIOLATION & MANDATORY FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION)

    THE FOLLOWING ESTABLISHMENTS SCORED 100 PERCENT ON REGULAR INSPECTIONS:

    NEW HAVEN FIVE STAR FOOD MART

    OLDE BLOOMFIELD MEETING HALL

    RATTLESNAKE HILL FARMS

    WEE CARE DAY CARE

    BOONE’S ABATTOIR — 7/25/08 (Regular Inspection) Rating 97. Violations: *Two small display cases need thermometers. *Hair restraints not being worn by employees handling food. *Some single service articles not inverted during storage.

  • Bardstown man donates SKS rifle to museum

    John Blevins, a Vietnam War veteran, recently donated an SKS rifle captured during the war to the Mid-America Museum in Bardstown.

    Several items Blevins donated in the past from the Vietnam War are on display at the museum. A native of Monticello, who made Bardstown his home in 2000, Blevins was in the Special Forces from 1964-1976 and served in Vietnam from 1967-1968. The rifle will be added to the display, Dr. Harry Spalding, president of the five museums in the complex, said.

  • Watts to compete for Colgate Country Showdown state title

    The sound of country music will be heard in the city Wednesday as the winners of the local Colgate Country Showdown will compete to win the state title. The Bardstown area will be represented at Fourth Street Live, Louisville, by singer Maddy Watts, 18, Bardstown, who won the local competition in June.

  • Samson wins first Pet Idol competition

    A West Highland white terrier that enjoys wrestling with his younger Lhasa Apso sister, looking out the front door and perching on the back of the couch is the winner of the first Kentucky Standard Pet Idol contest.

    Samson, 6, lives in Bardstown with his owner, Shirl Boone Rosen.

    “My husband died of cancer, and that’s when I got him,” Rosen said. “It just seemed to fill a noise void in the house. He made it a little bit happier.”

  • Local student makes it to Olympic Games

    After two subway rides and two buses, Austin Brooks finally made it to his destination. On Sunday, he spent two hours walking and taking photos of the Great Wall in China.

    “The wall is, as you would expect, amazing,” he said through an e-mail he sent from Beijing.