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Local News

  • Prostitution charges dropped for ex-principal

    Charges were dropped Thursday in Jefferson District Court against Dr. Paul Schum, the former Bethlehem High School principal who was cited Oct. 30 in Louisville for loitering with the intent to prostitute.

    Bill Patteson, communications director for the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, said the office did not feel it could prove the alleged crime. Patteson said there was not sufficient evidence supporting either stipulation of the charge — loitering or the intent to prostitute.

  • Two arrested at alleged meth lab

    A string of recent arrests and active methamphetamine labs found in several counties has led authorities to yet another bust. Officers with the multi-jurisdictional Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force discovered a working meth lab Tuesday after serving a search warrant on a residence at 176 Caldwell Ave., Bardstown.

  • Local residence is a treat of lights, sound for holiday

    Some time ago, Tim Benham saw a video online of a house that had been covered in Christmas lights set to change with progressive holiday music. He was hooked and spent the past couple of years planning to do the same to his family’s home.

    Now after making countless trips to various stores for lights, stringing them up and running “three or four football fields length of extension cords,” Benham said his initial foray into extreme exterior illumination is up and running.

  • Pennies from Heaven turns 20

    St. Joseph School seventh-graders spent several hours Tuesday and Wednesday rocking and rolling, but there was no music involved.

    That’s the term Joe Zaratonello uses for counting and rolling the hundreds of thousands of pennies St. Joseph students collect every year for Pennies from Heaven.

  • Jail Logs - Dec. 19

    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. 14

    Terry W. Fulkerson, 47, fourth or subsequent offense of DUI within five years, failure to insure a motor vehicle and failure to notify Department of Transportation of an address change.

  • Bullitt County resident authors book on tragedy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — There are still Bullitt County residents around that were alive during the 1917 train wreck in Shepherdsville.

    There are still descendants of the victims living in the area. There are many residents that have heard first-hand accounts from parents and grandparents of one of the state’s worst disasters.

    Bullitt County resident Charles Hartley didn’t know as much about the wreck as the locals did when he first moved to the area in 1965. Now he’s considered one of the experts after completing a new book on the subject.

  • Train wreck of 1917 to be remembered in Shepherdsville

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Ninety years ago the City of Shepherdsville witnessed the worst accident in L&N Railroad history.

    To honor the memory of lives lost and the impact of the incident on the local community, a special ceremony will be at the Bullitt County Courthouse. The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20.

    Bullitt County History Museum director David Strange said the ceremony was scheduled to coincide with the time of the wreck, which occurred at 5:28 p.m.

  • The regional recycling center opening delayed

    Nelson County will soon have access to a regional recycling center in Washington County. The center was originally intended to open Dec. 14 with a grand opening ceremony, but was postponed after set-up took longer than expected, George Ann Palmer, Washington County Solid Waste Coordinator, said.

    The center will initially serve Washington, Marion and Nelson counties and then spread its service to include Anderson, Spencer and Taylor. (Now the facility is shooting for Feb. 1 to be fully operational.)

  • Nelson County Schools central office moving

    Although many of the offices will be smaller — including hers — Dr. Janice Lantz, Nelson County Schools superintendent, said the district’s new central office is just what it needs because it has more “common space.”

    Lantz said the former central office building on Cardinal Drive had such little space that staff often had to use the high school for board meetings. The new office, on Wildcat Lane, has conference rooms and more storage space for technology, files, etc.

  • As one year ends, plans for next year shaping up for local Tourism board

    At the Tuesday final meeting for 2007 of the Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist and Convention Commission, outgoing Chairman Nicky Rapier said he was proud of the work the group had done through the years. He also said the current board, with recent reappointments of several persons, would remain intact with its current members in 2008.