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  • 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.

    Dec. 4

  • Doctor death hits close for Cox's Creek native

    Amanda Byrd Quintos, Radcliff, a native of the Deatsville/Cox’s Creek area was flabbergasted when she heard the news of Dr. Henry David Garretson’s death on TV. Garretson, 78, was the pilot of a small Cessna T210N airplane that crashed Dec. 8 in northeastern Nelson County. The crash killed Garretson and his wife, Marianna Garretson, 70.

    “It brought me to tears, he’s the man who saved my life,” Quintos 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.

    Dec. 3

  • Work underway on Nelson County library addition

    When the main branch of the Nelson County Public Library was moved from court square to its new location at 201 Cathedral Manor last April, a few unforeseen needs developed.

    Several needs were pinpointed such as an additional meeting room, staff parking and exterior lighting.

    Construction began Dec. 18 to add a 1,800-square-foot meeting room on the south side of the building. The book drop will be relocated and a children’s garden is also being built. BCD Inc. of Bardstown is working on the $463,500 project that is expected to be complete in early June.

  • Bill seeks lower drinking age for troops

    The premise is simple, but the argument isn’t.

    If someone can fight and possibly die for his or her country, shouldn’t they be able to drink alcohol? State Rep. David Floyd, Bardstown, said he believes they should.

    The idea first came to his attention when a local man, with whom Floyd was sharing a cup of coffee, wondered aloud why when his 19-year-old son returns from an overseas deployment it wouldn’t be legal for them to share a beer. Floyd, a U.S. Air Force retiree, agreed with the man.

  • Search warrant uncovers meth lab, pot in Bloomfield

    A working methamphetamine lab, an indoor marijuana growing operation and an arrest were part of the yield Friday when officers served a search warrant at a home in Bloomfield. There was also about five pounds of finished pot at the scene, police said.

    Officers with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force went to search the home at 1335 Murphy Lane. The group is comprised of numerous police agencies from several locations including Nelson County, Bardstown Police Department Detective Sgt. Tom Roby said. An ongoing investigation led police to the scene, he 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.

    Dec. 31

  • Ky. Standard seeks name of top volunteer

    Nominations are being sought for the 2007 Volunteer of the Year award, sponsored by The Kentucky Standard and PLG-TV. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 14.

    This will mark the 10th year for the award, which will be presented at the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce dinner late this month. At the annual chamber fete, the Man and Woman of the Year also will be recognized.

  • County officials look at projects for 2008

    As another year passes a good opportunity to assess county projects presents itself. What still needs to be completed? What will have to be put off until a later date? What new projects will be implemented? Although Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts plans to take a little more time for reflection on the upcoming year in January there were a few projects that he feels confident will be completed in 2008.

  • New year brings 10-pound addition to local family

    Although efforts to bring Jesse Martin Gomez into the world began about 2 p.m. Dec. 31, he didn’t draw his first breath until 11:02 a.m. Jan. 1. The first baby born locally in 2008 arrived weighing just less than 10 pounds at Flaget Memorial Hospital to join his parents, Rachel and Hector and older siblings, Haley and Alonzo.