Local News

  • Consumers get back tomatoes, must refrain from jalapenos

    A little more than a month after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautioned consumers about eating certain types of tomatoes due to an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul, the warning has been lifted. Since April, 1,237 people have been infected with the bacteria, which was identified in 43 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada, according to the FDA.

  • Fire halts Tower Automotive production

    A fire in one of the filtering systems halted production at Tower Automotive for several hours late Thursday morning.

    An employee at the factory, 850 Withrow Court, called Nelson County dispatch at 11:25 a.m. after spotting smoke on the Westside of the plant.

    “We saw smoke and we evacuated the building,” Beverly Mattingly, Human Resources at Tower Automotive, said.

    Mattingly said no one was injured and all employees on first shift were accounted for after being evacuated. Less than 30 minutes after the fire began, employees were sent home.

  • BG Parkway closed for six hours after accident Thursday morning

    A spill following an injury accident on the Blue Grass Parkway early Thursday morning caused the roadway to be closed for about six hours.

  • Woman who hit and killed Bloomfield woman heads to Meade County courtroom

    MEADE COUNTY — A preliminary hearing in Meade District Court for a woman charged with an array of crime and traffic violations after being involved in a fatal hit-and-run with a pedestrian in March produced nothing more than a slight delay Wednesday.

  • Historic cemetery tour with Springhill Winery

    Historic figures from the time of the Union and Confederacy will come hither from the grave to share known and little known stories of their lives.

    Actors and actresses from Bardstown Community Theatre will bring to life the stories of some of the more well known buried in Bloomfield’s Maple Grove Cemetery including: Civil War colonels, captains and soldiers, Confederate guerrillas as well as former Springhill residents J.R. Jones, who was shot in a skirmish, and his wife, Elizabeth.

  • 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.

    July 22

    Michael Lee Maddox, 28, failure to follow probation or conditional discharge and two counts contempt of court; Matthew J. Shoffer, 18, second-degree disorderly conduct; and Michael Pendergrass, 20, serving bench warrant for another county.

  • Hagan, Sheckles file to maintain Bardstown City Council seats

    Fred Hagan and Bill Sheckles became the fourth and fifth Bardstown City Councilmembers to file for re-election Wednesday.

    Hagan filed to serve his third two-year term while Sheckles filed for his sixth term.

    Hagan said contributing to the community is the main reason he re-filed.

    “My entire adult life, I have been on some sort of committee,” he said. “I like contributing to my community.”

    Hagan said he did not have any specific project he hoped to complete but hopes to continue contributing by being a council member.

  • World War II peers finally meet

    Hubert Roberts and James Oberst served in the Navy during World War II. They were on the same ship, the USS DuPage, when it was struck by a kamikaze pilot. But until Wednesday, they had never formally met.

    Oberst learned about Roberts through a flier for a DuPage reunion and convention. When he noticed Roberts lived in Bardstown, Oberst, who lives in Frankfort, wrote him a letter.

    Roberts responded that he did indeed serve on the DuPage, and he and Oberst discussed their experiences Wednesday over lunch at Stephen Foster Restaurant.

  • Council approves first reading of sign ordinance

    After completing five drafts of the proposed sign ordinance, Bardstown City Council approved the first reading of the ordinance Tuesday at the regular meeting.

    At the meeting, some questions were still raised by several council members and Mayor Mike Heaton.

    Areas of the sign ordinance briefly discussed included luminance, or intensity of visible light, of LED, or changeable copy, signs during daylight; sign permit fees; and the height of visual element, among others. No changes were made to the proposed ordinance.


    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. Both had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

    • Jessica D. Bellonis, 37, 307 Glenwood Dr., Vine Grove, criminal possession of a forged instrument. Defendant was sentenced to three years probation upon set terms and conditions. She is to pay restitution to the victim.