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  • Drug bust leads to two arrests, four citations

    An investigation stemming from reports of illegal drug activity in the parking lot of a business in the 700 block of N. Third St. led to the arrest of two individuals Saturday and Sunday. Four others were issued citations for drug-related charges.

    Maurice Crowe, 23, Bardstown, was arrested Sunday for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, cocaine, and Michael McClellan, 27, of Bardstown, was arrested Saturday for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, fentanol patches.

  • Second smoking ban hearing set

    A public hearing for a proposed smoking ban in workplaces throughout Nelson County has been scheduled for 6 p.m. July 17. The hearing will allow members of the public who may not have been able to attend the first daytime public hearing to give their input, Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts said. The meeting will be at the Bardstown-Nelson County Civic Center, 321 S. Third St., and may be the last public hearing before the Nelson County Fiscal Court votes on the issue.

  • 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.

    June 27

  • Fourth of July Celebration is Friday at Amphitheatre

    Stephen Foster Productions will present the annual Fourth of July Celebration sponsored by Newcomb Oil Co. Friday at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre.

    “It is one of the most popular events that we have,” Johnny Warren, Stephen Foster Productions communication director, said. “It is an awesome time to come see Stephen Foster. It is his birthday, but we also get to do this fireworks show.”

  • About 3,000 attend annual street concert

    Despite reports suggesting stormy weather and a dark sky looming over Bardstown Saturday, the threat passed. This left those in the middle of Third Street for the sixth annual Zarb Brothers’ Street Concert able to enjoy the music dry.

    This year’s acts included a special guest, Australian singer Nicki Gillis, 2007 Coopers Golden Saddle Award Winner, 2007 Open Album of the Year and Independent Female Vocalist of the Year, who sings Australian country and folk music.

  • Trailer truck carrying alcohol overturns

    A truck transporting alcohol to Heaven Hill Distilleries Tuesday evening overturned and blocked traffic on KY 49 for more than five hours.

    John H. Houck Jr., 49, Springfield, Ohio, was driving the trailer truck around 6:55 p.m. when he hit a utility pole and overturned in front of Hawks II Restaurant. Traffic was re-routed onto Gilkey Run Road until around midnight.

    Houck was transporting 4,500 gallons of ethyl alcohol, according to Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Chief Anthony Mattingly. The tank sprang a small leak that was contained by the fire department.

  • Day care employees to participate in mandatory training session

    Following reports of children receiving severe sunburns after attending a field day June 6 at the Clubhouse at Bloomfield Elementary School, Nelson County School District has scheduled a mandatory training session Saturday for all its day care workers.

  • Bardstown Council undecided about changeable copy signs

    Opposing opinions on the proposed sign ordinance resulted in Bardstown City Council members tabling the topic Tuesday for discussion at the next working session July 1.

    Councilman Fred Hagan said he was against LED reader boards, or changeable copy signs, and cited his concern about the signs taking away from Bardstown’s historical appeal. Hagan also mentioned that even though the signs may be too expensive for businesses to purchase now and only a few businesses may have the signs at first, in 10 years street frontage could appear overly cluttered.

  • 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.

    June 24

  • Nelson Circuit Court Sentencings

    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.

    • Brandy S. Mattingly, 27, 1790 Samuels Road, Cox’s Creek, 16 counts second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Defendant was sentenced to five years for each count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. The defendant’s sentence was probated for a period of five years upon set terms and conditions.