Local News

  • Home for the Holidays

    Bardstown’s “Candlelight Tour of Homes,” sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club, will feature 10 stops 2-9 p.m. Saturday.

    Formerly held on a Friday evening, the self-guided tour of area homes has moved to a Saturday date this year with an extra afternoon hour.

    The tour consists of the mansion on Federal Hill, six homes in downtown Bardstown, a home off KY 245 and two Cox’s Creek-area homes. Only two of the 10 homes are not historic structures.

  • Merton’s legacy lives on 40 years after death

    Thomas Merton’s lasting legacy has as much to do with his humanity as his volume of work, said Jeanette Cantrell, co-owner of Thomas Merton Books at Bardstown Art Gallery.

    “I think this is why people are drawn to him,” she said. “There’s such a complete spirituality there, right along with his absolute humanness.”

  • Last in criminal syndicate arrested

    All seven individuals involved in a criminal syndicate have been arrested after Ronald Shofner, 47, 403 Lucy Drive, Bardstown, was apprehended Friday in Green County and transported to Nelson County Jail.

    He was involved in the criminal syndicate — five or more people working together to commit a crime — that was associated with numerous “slip and fall” claims at five Bardstown businesses between May 1, 2006, and Jan. 31, 2008. The individuals were indicted Nov. 5.

  • Figo newest member of Bardstown Police

    The newest member of the Bardstown Police Department is not a typical officer. He walks on four legs and is trained to sniff out marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamines.

    Figo, a 2-year-old German Shepherd from Poland, and his handler, Officer Jason Ellis, completed a four-week training course recently in Lansing, Mich.

    “Figo and myself went through a course with a master trainer through IPWDA (International Police Working Dog Association),” Ellis said. “We went through tracking and narcotics detection training.”

  • Jail Logs — Dec.10

    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. 5

  • Annual Christmas parade cold but festive

    The annual Bardstown Christmas Parade was Thursday.

  • Local business man killed in Texas accident

    A local businessman died after a hit- and-run accident in Austin, Texas, Saturday.

    Charles Willis, 57, and his wife Donna Willis, were riding on a scooter when they were struck by a vehicle at about 11:30 a.m., according to The Statesman newspaper. The couple was transported to the University of Brackenridge. Donna Willis was injured. Charles Willis died at the hospital Sunday. His organs were donated and he was cremated, said friend Mike Coen.

  • Early morning fire leaves one dead

    An early morning house fire at 610 Briarcliff Ave. left one resident dead while the other person escaped the burning structure without injury.

    According to the Nelson County Coroner’s Office, John T. Mudd, 44, died of smoke inhalation as a result of the fire. His body was en route to Louisville for an autopsy Tuesday morning.

    “One subject became victim of fire,” said Marlin Howard, second assistant chief of Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department who was the commanding firefighter.

  • Bardstown residents indicted for welfare fraud

    Lawanda Sims, 32, and Jonathan Galloway, 33, both of 172 Caldwell Ave., Bardstown, were indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury for committing welfare fraud.

  • Elizabethtown man indicted for fraud

    Ernest Cadick, 50, Elizabethtown, was arrested Wednesday after being indicted Dec. 1 for 17 counts of wire fraud by a federal grand jury in Louisville.