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  • Convicted killer wants another day in court

    A Bloomfield man sentenced to 30 years for killing his wife is asking the court to revisit his case and possibly reduce the amount of time he must serve in prison.In a recent court motion, William Earl Warner, 52, and his new attorney, Bruce Reynolds, claim he had inadequate counsel when Warner struck a plea agreement with the state in February 2005 for killing his wife, Jennifer Warner, in the bathroom of their home. Jennifer Warner’s throat was cut and she suffered blunt force trauma to her head during the early morning hours of Aug.

  • Web site, book in works for schools' 100th anniversary

    Plans for Bardstown City Schools' 100th anniversary are coming together, with Oct. 25 being finalized as celebration day.

    A book is even in the works to document the system's first century.

    Local historian Dixie Hibbs will create and produce the book and is facing tight deadlines in order to have it available in time for the celebration. She needs all submissions for the publication by April 15.

    "This is going to be a history book, but I want to soften it with memories," she said. Tell me your favorite memory of going to school at Bardstown."

  • Local landmark still has scars from blaze

    Ten years ago, the scene at 107 W. Stephen Foster Ave. was grim. In the early morning hours of March 7, 1998, the Old Talbott Tavern, a historic building in the heart of Bardstown, was ablaze. About 60 firefighters from all six of Nelson County’s volunteer fire departments fought the blaze and were on the scene for more than 13 hours.The inside of the building sustained severe smoke damage and the roof was destroyed.

  • 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.

    Feb. 29

  • New agent joins Nelson County Extension Office

    Nelson County, like Kentucky counties, has a Cooperative Extension Service.

    The service is an outreach and engagement program through the University of Kentucky, whose mission is to make a difference in the lives of Kentucky citizens through research-based education.

    Nelson County has several Extension agents that oversee different areas, including agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development for horticulture and family and consumer sciences.

    The newest agent is Brandi Cope, who recently accepted the agent for family and consumer sciences position.

  • Civil War guerrilla's ties to Nelson County documented in book

    The exploits of one Civil War “guerrilla” and his activities in Nelson and surrounding counties was recently documented in a book titled “Confederate Guerrilla Sue Mundy: A Biography of Kentucky Soldier Jerome Clarke.”

    The book was written by Thomas Shelby Watson of Spencer County and Perry A. Brantley, Glasgow.

    Sue Mundy was the name pinned to Clarke by a pro-Union newspaper editor for the Louisville Daily Journal. As a Confederate guerrilla, Clarke was anti-Union and anti-Lincoln and terrorized many Kentuckians during the final years of the war.

  • Nazareth Montessori Children's Center likely closing this year

    Although nothing is official, the Nazareth Montessori Children’s Center, which celebrated its 35th anniversary in August 2007, is likely closing after the school year ends May 28.

    Decreased enrollment, due to the many childcare options in the Bardstown area, has put the center in a financial bind, administrator Jeni Schmitt said.

    It also has made the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth leadership team question whether the school is still needed. Enrollment in 2001 was 75. This year, it is 45.

  • Ideas flow at first public streetscape project meeting

    About 35 people turned out Thursday night to express ideas and suggestions during the initial public session on the downtown streetscape project.

  • Promotional Wood Products Inc. named a 'Friend of Education'

    The Kentucky School Boards Association has recognized Promotional Wood Products Inc. of Boston with the 2008 KSBA Friend of Education Award.

    Owners Patrick and Charlie Hutchens, together with their wives, Karen and Crystal, were on hand Friday at the opening session of the KSBA annual conference to receive the award.

  • 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.

    Feb. 28

    Mary Judy Boone, 53, theft by deception; and Amy Jo Mattingly, 26, theft by deception.

    Feb. 29