Local News

  • Nelson County Ind. dream in sight

    Amy McCoy was hard at work Friday making map pockets for the back of Camry passenger seats. The pockets were for Trim Masters Inc., but McCoy is not a Trim Masters employee.

    The 28-year-old Bardstown resident works through Nelson County Industries, a program operated by Communicare to provide work for the developmentally disabled. McCoy said she likes her job because of the fast pace and money, and Communicare employees like being able to provide gainful employment to those who might not otherwise have it.

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace readying for festivities to celebrate 100 years

    HODGENVILLE - What a difference 100 years makes.

    President Theodore Roosevelt, his face a blurry smudge in a photograph, climbed the side of a hill as men on horseback watched from a field below.

    That was the centennial celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.

    For the bicentennial, President Bush will walk up the same hill, which now offers the luxury of stairs. And a green room will keep him dry if it rains as it did a century ago.

  • Bernheim visitor center receives highest green building honor

    After much hard work and a rigorous planning process, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest built a “green” visitor center that recently received a top green building honor. The Platinum award from the U.S. Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Certification was the first to be awarded in a multi-state region.

    The LEED Rating System is a voluntary third-party rating system where credits are earned for satisfying specified green building criteria.

  • Better care leads to eased minds

    Overcrowding of the Nelson County Animal Control Shelter and Nelson County Humane Society, formerly housed in the same building, eventually brought the county to initiate the building of a separate facility for the animal control portion.

    The new 2,000-square-foot facility opened Aug. 31. The concrete block building features 22 indoor kennels, a laundry room, a euthanasia room and office space.

    The new building allows for better sanitary practices with an epoxy-coated floor, indoor and outdoor drains and a heavy-duty ventilation system.

  • New Haven decides on company for water line job

    United Construction and Design, a construction company out of Louisville, has been awarded the final water line replacement job in a series of recent water line and technology updates in New Haven.

    The project will replace the water line that sits underneath New Haven’s Main Street spanning from the railroad tracks to St. Catherine Street. The new 6-inch PVC water line will sit underneath the sidewalk. The $99,922.97 project is expected to begin within the next 30-60 days, New Haven City Clerk Linda Mattingly said.

  • Samsung awards $60,000 to Cox's Creek Elementary

    Cox’s Creek Elementary School is one of 31 schools in the United States to be awarded a 2007 Samsung Hope for Education grant.

    More than 8,200 schools wrote a 100-word essay to apply for the grant, which provides Samsung merchandise and Microsoft software to winning schools, according to a Samsung press release.

  • Safe Patrol developed to help stranded motorists on Kentucky highways

    TOn the first day of his new job, Jeromie Lewis stopped to help a motorist stranded on Interstate 65. The broken-down pickup truck was flanked by traffic on all sides except the front.

    Construction on the interstate had slowed travelers to a crawl, which prevented Lewis from pulling in behind the truck like he had been trained to do.


    The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people were indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court Jan. 3, 2008.

    • Jennifer L. Carpenter, 32, 2009 N. Cox’s Creek Lane, Cox’s Creek, second-degree assault and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Bond to be set at her arraignment.

  • Police brutality alleged after man arrested for theft

    A desire for answers, a perceived lack of justice and lingering concerns over the alleged actions of several Bardstown Police Department officers and a Nelson County Sheriff’s deputy resulted in a vigil Thursday at the corner of Fifth and Broadway in Bardstown.

  • Jail Logs - Dec. 21

    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.

    Dec. 18