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  • Jail Logs - Nov. 21

    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.

    Nov. 16

    Adam Lee Bryant, 26, warrant from another county; Frank Richard Radford, 52, contempt of court; Amy Jean Newton, 43, driving on a DUI-suspended license, speeding, rear license not illuminated, no insurance.

  • Police arrest man for rape

    An open 9-1-1 line and a call from a frantic friend may have saved a woman from a more serious injury than she already received.

    An adult female, found in the back bedroom of an apartment on Scotch Court, had managed to dial 9-1-1 twice and call a friend for help. She was an apparent rape victim.

    Bardstown Police Officers Sgt. Ray Lewis and Det. Larry Coombs went to the apartment on Scotch Court around 3:45 a.m. Sunday after the dispatch center had answered two 9-1-1 calls but heard no one on the other end of the line.

  • County judge thinks planning commission has gone too far

    Judge Executive Dean Watts sent a message to the Planning Commission Tuesday after a vote by Nelson County Fiscal Court magistrates regarding a rezoning request. All voting magistrates approved to rezone the estate of Nathaniel Duncan, Jr., .57 acres on KY 245 and Lutheran Church Road. Watts made sure his opposition to the vote was placed in the record. by The request to rezone the acreage from A-1 agricultural to B-1 business rubbed Watts the wrong way.

  • Businesses, offices close for holiday

    The following businesses will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday:

    Bardstown City Hall, Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, for emergencies call 348-3211, Bloomfield City Hall, The Nelson County Courthouse, The Nelson County Public Library, Chemco Federal Credit Union and New Haven City Hall.

    The following businesses will be closed Thursday only:

  • Court of Appeals comes to area

    Judges James Howard, Edmonton, Jeff Taylor, Owensboro, and Christopher Shea Nickell, Paducah, listen to oral arguments on a tax deduction case at the Nelson County Justice Center. The trio is part of 14 Court of Appeals judges in Kentucky. There is a permanent court of appeals panel in Frankfort and Louisville and the rest travel the state to make hearing cases easier, Frankfort court clerk, Sam Givens said.

    This is to “get closer to attorneys and parties and to not make people come to Frankfort,” Givens said.

  • Christmas for Kids back to bring holiday cheer

    Helping children who may not otherwise have a Christmas is at the top of Bardstown Police Department’s wish list this holiday season.

    For the third year, “Christmas for Kids” is back in action.

    The program started by officer Chris Link gathers donated money, clothing and gifts from the community and then distributes the items to kids in Bardstown and Nelson County who may not otherwise have Christmas gifts this year.

  • Orchestra concert tickets on sale

    The second annual Stephen Foster Drama Association Christmas Concert featuring the Louisville Orchestra will be staged the Sunday after Thanksgiving at Parkway Baptist Church. The concert, which serves as the unofficial kickoff to the Christmas season in Bardstown, will begin at 2 p.m.

  • New Haven discusses community building rental

    How to use New Haven’s Berry Hall was a prevalent topic at New Haven Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday. The community building has a concession stand and is also rented out for various events by individuals. Located at New Haven City Park, the building has been used for bereavements during the past two or three months, commissioner Michael Wolf said. Concern as to how to handle possible scheduling conflicts was voiced by members of the bereavement committee as well as other community members.

  • Ministerial Association to celebrate 25 years of Community Thanksgiving meals

    For many people the holidays are a special time of year to spend with family and friends, but for others the holidays are spent alone or without the luxury of a Thanksgiving meal. The Bardstown - Nelson County Ministerial Association is sponsoring a Thanksgiving meal to give something to those who might otherwise go without.

  • Warfront on meth production changes as less made locally, more imported

    The warfront against the illegal stimulant methamphetamine is changing as less of the drug is being produced in smalltime local labs and more of it is being imported from Mexico to satisfy a steady demand for it.

    Despite efforts in recent years to educate people on its dangers, federal, state and local drug experts say the meth-using population seems to be holding steady — neither on the rise or fall.