Local News

  • 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.

  • Ky. Bourbon Sampler is April 26

    The ninth annual Kentucky Bourbon Sampler is 6:30-9 p.m. April 26 at Jideco Hall at Mitsuba, Bardstown. During the Sampler, the winner of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival scholarship for 2008 will be announced.

    Distilleries and brands will also draw for their location in the tasting area of the Great Kentucky Bourbon Tasting and Gala in September.

    The Sampler will include tastings by the Kentucky bourbons participating in the festival, samples of regional restaurants’ and caterers’ cuisine along and door prizes. Live music will be provided by AltarNatives.

  • Wine competition brings fruits of area labor

    “I gave it a 13. That’s a no medal,” said Nick Pappas, the national director of corporate accounts for Dreyfus Ashby Wine Co. of New York.

    Pappas, along with four other wine connoisseurs from three states, were in town Saturday to participate in the Kentucky Wine Fest Wine Competition at the Bardstown Civic Center.

    The contest is part of the selection process for wines to be served at the 33rd annual Wine and Cheese Tasting Festival in Bardstown, set to take place May 31 on the lawn at Spalding Hall.

  • 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 18

    David Orlando Smith, 30, two counts of assault in the fourth degree, rape in the first degree, burglary in the third degree, violation of protective order, criminal mischief in the third degree.

    April 19

  • Changes to landfill, 2008-2009 budget on Fiscal Court agenda

    A 3 acre portion of the landfill used to house items that do not decay, such as drywall, tires and shingles, is in need of a change.


    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court May 8.

    • Gary W. Tipton, 25, 498 Ockerman, Bloomfield, two counts of assault in the third degree, criminal mischief in the second degree, three counts of terroristic threatening and disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $9,500 cash only plus condition.

    • Chad Hite, 35, no address listed, receiving stolen property. Bond was set at $5,000 cash only plus condition.

  • Earthquake shakes Nelson County

    Things got a little shaky in Nelson County early Friday morning, which was the main topic of conversation among Mammie’s Kitchen’s breakfast crowd, said waitress Francy Thomas.About an hour after the 5:37 a.m. earthquake hit, regulars started filing into the Bardstown restaurant, talking about what they said felt like a wave going through their house.

  • Pounding pavement

    Meet Elder Scott Syndergaard, 20, and Elder Roger Call, 20, — two young men on a mission. For up to 10 hours a day, the duo, who are missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, talk to anyone they can in Nelson County about their religion.Syndergaard and Call chose to serve as missionaries because of their strong beliefs and desire to share those beliefs with people they encounter.For the two years they serve on mission, they fully dedicate themselves to the Lord, Call said.

  • Tourist Commission awards 11 grants

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist and Convention Commission has selected its 2008-09 grant recipients.