Local News

  • 'Foster' Artistic Director makes move to Chicago

    Rick Dildine, Artistic Director of Stephen Foster Productions since 2005, will leave the company after this season to take a new position as Managing Director of About Face Theatre in Chicago, Ill.

    Dildine will remain in Bardstown through the opening of “Annie” and will move to Chicago July 5. He will continue to serve as Artistic Director of Stephen Foster Productions throughout the summer season and will return to Bardstown in late July and again in August to meet with management and artistic staff for consultation and assessment of all current productions.

  • Goose Creek Symphony kicks-off concert series

    Goose Creek Symphony, with special guest Kentucky Sassafras, will kick-off the 2008 Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series 8 p.m. Monday at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre.

    Goose Creek Symphony is the first of five performances in the Live at the Park Concert Series, which is part of Stephen Foster Productions. The series is part of Goose Creek’s eight-week tour that began in Nashville. This will be the band’s third performance in the tour.

  • Mom outraged 2-year-old suffered severe sunburn

    A Chaplin mother wants policies changed at her toddler’s daycare after he received a second-degree sunburn on his back and shoulders during outdoor activities last week.

    Sarah Wimsatt said her son Brandon Newton, 2, was severely burned while attending a field day at the Clubhouse at Bloomfield Elementary School June 6. The temperature that day was 94-degrees with a heat index in the upper 90s, WAVE 3 Meteorologist John Belski 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.

    June 6

  • Downs new associate superintendent for City Schools

    The newest associate superintendent at Bardstown City Schools will be a familiar face to many in the district.

    Joey Downs, 50, will replace Tom Hamilton, who resigned to become Bethlehem High School’s new principal.

  • Standard's Pet Idol contest to raise money for Newspaper in Education

    Calling all pet owners, calling all pet owners: The Standard has a great way to heat up the summer, and all pet owners are encouraged to participate.

    A “Pet Idol” contest is being held to see whose pet will carry that prestigious title. Will it be a dog or cat? What about a bird or fish? A pet cow or hog could qualify. Did someone mention a pet iguana or friendly raccoon? Anything under the animal planet can be entered. Trophy cups and cash prizes will be awarded to the top finishers.

  • "Stephen Foster — The Musical" 50 years — the slideshow
  • Suicide rate in Nelson County on the rise

    The suicide rate in Kentucky is higher than the national average, and the rate in Nelson County is higher than the state average, said Karl Lusk, a Hospice of Nelson County and Flaget Memorial Hospital chaplain.

    During a 30-month period from 2005-2007, 14 Nelson County residents killed themselves, Lusk said, quoting information from the Kentucky Violent Death Reporting System at the University of Kentucky. The number of people who took their own lives has increased for the past three years in Nelson County, from five in 2005 to six in 2006 and eight in 2007.

  • Local artist's work to be on display in Washington, D.C.

    Madelynn Ringo has been an artist all of her life. Now the artist can add the words “award winning” before her descriptive. The 2008 Bethlehem High School graduate recently won the Congressional Art Competition “An Artistic Discovery” for a charcoal drawing titled “Still Life in the Art Room.”

  • Bardstown receives recycling grant

    Bardstown will receive a grant for $172,564 to reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills. It is one of 34 recycling and household hazardous waste grants offered by the state to expand recycling in Kentucky.

    The grant is subject to formal acceptance from Bardstown and requires a 25 percent local match in the form of cash or “in kind” services, materials or equipment from the city.

    The grant will provide Bardstown assistance in purchasing recycling trailers, a forklift, balers, cages, scales and advertising.