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  • New bookmobile planned for Nelson County Public Library

    In about eight months, the Nelson County Public Library will get a new bookmobile.

    The library board voted to approve purchasing the new vehicle Thursday to replace its 11-year-old bookmobile. The new mobile library will have more interior space and be a little more fuel efficient, library director Sharon Shanks said. The library has considered buying a new vehicle for a few years and decided now is the time to move forward because of the bookmobile’s deteriorating condition.

  • 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.

    Sept. 16

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  • Thieves at storage unit believed to be same suspects

    The Bardstown Police Department is seeking information on two individuals involved in a string of storage thefts.

    The two suspects — a white male and a white female — allegedly stole more than $5,000 from several Bardstown storage units on at least two occasions, according to Bardstown Police Detective Barbara Roby.

    “I did have one gentleman come in and he said Sunday afternoon [Aug. 31], this truck pulled out of Busy Bee and almost hit him,” Roby said.

  • 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.

    Sept. 4

  • Salt River Electric shutting down power in Balltown area

    About 2,700 Salt River Electric customers in the Balltown area will be without power midnight- 4 a.m. Thursday.

    Randy Burba, vice president of customer service and marketing, said the outage is for Salt River Electric to make system upgrades to the substation in the area. The upgrades will improve reliability for Balltown area customers and help co-op personnel restore power faster when outages occur.

    The Balltown area affected includes several streets, Burba said, including streets near the substation, Blue Grass Parkway and New Haven Road.

  • Bloomfield man indicted for biting man's face

    A Bloomfield man was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury Wednesday on multiple charges stemming from a fight in August when he bit his friend’s face.

    Mario Moralez Gonzalez, 29, 1110 Hahn Ridge Road, Bloomfield, was indicted on charges of first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree possession of a controlled substance, cocaine.

  • An altar again

    In the 95-plus-degree heat Tuesday, the 4,800-pound altar around which the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral was built was tested for its first official appearance in 130 years.

  • Nelson County grand jury indictments

    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court Sept. 18.

    •Junior W. McGrew Jr., 41, 101 Venus Court, Bardstown, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, no insurance, improper equipment and failure to or improper signal. Bond was set at $9,500.

  • New product, limited edition bottle from distilleries

    Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. and McIlhenny Company has partnered to launch Tabasco brand Spicy Tequila while Maker’s Mark partnered with Richmond’s St. Mark Catholic Church to offer a limited edition bottle dipped in pink wax to help fight breast cancer.

    Heaven Hill

    The first spirits brand with Tabasco brand Pepper Sauce will be made by a distillery in Jalisco, Mexico. McIlhenny Company is in Avery Island, La., and is a 140-year-old family-owned company.