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  • Historic preservation in Bloomfield raises eyebrows on City Council

    A resolution to instate a Bloomfield Historic Review and Preservation board at the November Bloomfield City Council meeting brought some public concern from community members. The Bloomfield Community of Tomorrow had requested the board to meet criteria to be eligible for a Preserve America grant. The White House initiative is to strengthen regional identities and local pride and to support economic vitality.

  • Fletcher pardons Bardstown man

    Although his 1991 conviction for trafficking marijuana never hurt his ability to earn a living, the looming thought it could hinder him someday drove a Bardstown man to ask former Governor Ernie Fletcher for a pardon. Anthony Call, 44, received word Tuesday his record had been wiped clean.

    “I’m just really grateful,” Call said. “I had the help of a few folks here in Bardstown who put me in touch with the right people in Frankfort to see about getting a pardon.”

  • Jail Logs - Dec. 12

    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. 7

  • 85 eighth-graders take Bethlehem's placement test

    Eighty-five eighth-graders from seven counties took the Archdiocese of Louisville high school placement test at Bethlehem High School Saturday, Dec. 8.

    Of those, 73 represented Catholic elementary schools in Nelson, Bullitt, Marion, Washington, Hardin and Jefferson counties. The other 12 eighth-graders currently attend public schools in Nelson, Bullitt and LaRue counties.

  • 50 Years Ago - Infirmary fire kills five

    Before this year’s fire that killed 10 people, the 1957 Nelson County Infirmary fire had the unfortunate distinction of being the blaze that caused the biggest loss of life in the county’s history.

    Fifty years ago Dec. 12, five residents died when fire destroyed the two-story brick infirmary, according to a report in The Kentucky Standard. The other three residents were rescued.

  • Mitsuba plans cut in Bardstown workforce

    Mitsuba Bardstown Inc. announced Thursday it will cut 41 jobs, about 13 percent of its workforce.

    According to a press release from Mitsuba, the action “must be taken to meet the business needs of the company, reduce costs and better align Mitsuba for the future.”

    The plant, which manufactures and sells automotive components, employs 325 people locally.

  • Jail Logs - Dec. 9

    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. 6

    William C. Rucker, 77, receiving stolen property; Jennifer Mae Davis, 35, driving on a DUI-suspended license; and Nathan M. Bartley, 37, contempt of court.

    Dec. 7

  • Tree is a wish list to remember elderly residents

    Marie Jones remembers the story that almost broke her heart.

    She was working at Little Caesar’s Pizza on North Third Street at the time when a customer relayed a story about an elderly woman who waited all day on her birthday for her daughter to visit. A resident of a local elderly center, the woman sat in the lobby patiently waiting for her family to arrive.

    “Needless to say, her daughter never came,” Jones said.

  • Nelson County principal to enter Hall of Fame

    Cox’s Creek Elementary School Principal Jan Lanham was surprised when she was notified she was one of three people statewide who will be inducted into the Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Jan. 24.

    “I am deeply, deeply honored,” she said.

    Lanham has been an educator for 32 years in many grades and locations, including Owensboro, Bowling Green, Marion County and Columbus, Ohio. She started at Cox’s Creek in 2003 and said working there has been one of the highlights of her career.

  • Bloomfield woman injured in accident

    A Bloomfield woman was injured when a vehicle overturned Thursday.

    Kathy Bidwell, 43, was a passenger in a Chevy S-10 pickup truck driven by Larry Bidwell, 53. They were traveling west on U.S. 150/Springfield Road when the right front tire left the roadway causing the vehicle to overturn into a ditch at 4:37 p.m.

    Kathy Bidwell was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital by Nelson County EMS to treat a head injury.

    Rachel Bidwell, 16, was also a passenger in the truck.

    Investigating officer was Nelson County Sheriff’s deputy Ernest Smith.