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  • Nelson County to have solid presence in Pegasus Parade

    Nelson County will be well represented in the 2008 Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade Thursday. In addition to performers with “Stephen Foster — The Musical,” who will ride in a wagon provided by Everett “Jonesie” Jones with Around the Town Carriage, the Kentucky Railway Museum will participate as well.

    Museum staff, volunteers and members will ride on a trackless train owned by Richard Lewis with Kozmic Express in Elizabethtown, said Lynn Dawson, museum marketing director.

  • County saw vision for new courthouse 10 years ago

    Ten years ago, Nelson County was in need of a new courthouse. When a shopping center in need of major renovations came on the market county leaders saw its potential. With a little bit of vision county leaders transformed the dilapidated strip mall into the new Nelson County Justice Center Plaza. Not only has the area been transformed as a result, but the center has also become an example of innovative design and practices.

  • School cuts come as budget impact hits home

    The state budget shortfall is forcing school districts throughout Kentucky to make tough choices. It’s a slowly unfolding process and the final impact will not be known until mid-May, said Nelson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Janice Lantz.

    What is clear at this point is that schools will have to get creative or undergo cuts in order to make ends meet, since state law requires a balanced budget from school districts.

  • 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.

    April 22

  • Montessori center to remain open

    Although the Nazareth Montessori Children’s Center will close May 28 at the end of the school year, Nelson County parents will still be able to give their children a Montessori education — and it will even be in the same facility.

    The Rev. Bill Hammer, St. Joseph Parish, and Michael Bickett, principal of St. Joseph School, are working with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth to lease the materials and building on Nazareth’s campus for next school year.

  • Half of dogs taken from Bloomfield home killed

    More than half of the 74 dogs taken from a Bloomfield home Monday were euthanized Wednesday.

    The dogs were taken after neighbors complained of barking and a malodorous smell. Forty-two of the 74 dogs found on the property were found to be in such poor physical condition that the local veterinarian office working with the Nelson County Animal Control Shelter recommended the animals be euthanized, Jon Ryan, animal control officer, said.

  • Motion to drop wrongful death lawsuit filed

    A motion has been submitted to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit filed against Philip Morris Inc. by relatives of 10 Bardstown residents who died in the Guthrie Drive fire.

  • Chaplin High grad named as top alumni

    Surmounting a “high bar of expectation,” Thomas M. Williams Jr. was presented the Nelson County High School T. Gerald Florence Outstanding Alumni Award during the NCHS Senior Class and Alumni Reception Saturday at the high school.

    Williams, a 1937 graduate of Chaplin High School, was selected from among 13 Distinguished Alumni winners nominated for the award this year.

    A retired educator, Williams joined nine other Outstanding Alumni winners named since the award was created in 2000 to honor the memory of the first NCHS principal, T. Gerald Florence.

  • Nelson Countians attend Benedict XVI celebrations

    “Bardstown” was heard around the world Sunday before Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass at Yankee Stadium in New York, and several Nelson County residents were there to hear it.

  • Officials find 51 dogs in home, more outside

    A report of barking and a malodorous smell led Nelson County authorities to seize 74 dogs, nine cats, three rabbits and a bird and arrest their two owners for cruelty to animals Monday.

    After an unsuccessful attempt to make contact with the residents, a warrant was obtained to search the premises, Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts said.

    The residents at 5012 KY 1066, Bloomfield, Rosella Miller, 48 and James Miller, 41, were arrested for cruelty to animals in the second degree.