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  • Stephen Foster offers reduced ticket rates to residents

    As a one-time deal during the 50th anniversary season, Stephen Foster Productions will offer Nelson County residents reduced ticket rates for “Stephen Foster — The Musical” and “Annie” for the rest of the season.

    “We wouldn’t still be here 50 years later without the support of Nelson County, and this was just kind of our way of saying thank you,” Betty Kelley, Stephen Foster Productions general manager, 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.

    July 18

  • Police respond to bank call of a man with a gun in parking lot

    The Bardstown Police Department responded to a bank Monday morning on a report of a man handling a gun in his vehicle, which turned out to be an air pistol.

    “We went up there and it turned out to be a bank customer waiting for the bank to open. He had just purchased an air pistol and he was sitting there reading the directions and looking at the gun,” Bardstown Police Chief Charles Marksbury said.

  • Jackey files to maintain seat on Board of Education

    Fifth District Nelson County Board of Education representative Damon Jackey has filed as a candidate for another four-year term.

    Although Jackey has only been on the board since May, the seat was set for re-election. Jackey replaced Todd Sanders, who resigned at the end of the March board meeting because he accepted the transportation director position with Nelson County Schools. By law, board members cannot be employed by the school system.

  • Photo Gallery for Restless Heart show
  • Woman critically injured on BG Parkway

    A pedestrian was injured Saturday following a two-car crash.

    Tonya Watkins, 27, Clarksville, Tenn., was walking west along Blue Grass Parkway near Bardstown around 6 p.m. when a car lost control after being rear-ended by another vehicle. Watkins was pinned against the guardrail by the vehicle.

    The driver of the vehicle had slowed down because a vehicle was stopped on the shoulder. The driver was then rear-ended, according to a statement from the Kentucky State Police.

  • NELSON COUNTY 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.

    July 17

  • Third fire in a week heavily damages home

    Rolling Fork Fire Department responded to its third house fire in a week Friday afternoon.

    The fire department responded to the residence of Tina Mahoney, 2404 New Hope Road, about 2:40 p.m. after someone ran into the fire department to alert the firefighters of the house fire, Rolling Fork Fire Chief Frank Hall said.

    When the fire department arrived at the scene, flames were blazing out the front window and the attic on the west side of the house, where the fire was believed to have started, Hall said.

  • The journey continues

    Despite getting some bad news following her bilateral mastectomy, Malinda Carl-Rummage is staying positive.

    “A year down the road, I should be good and have my life and be cancer-free,” she said.

    Before she gets to that point, however, she must undergo radiation and chemotherapy for the cancer that her surgical oncologist discovered was not only in her left breast, but also in two lymph nodes under her left arm.

  • 'Pilgrim George' passes through Bardstown

    His name is George Walter and he is a pilgrim. He is a tall man clothed in a long-sleeved, full-length robe made entirely of jean patches. He has a long white beard and carries a staff topped with a San Damiano crucifix.

    Slowly making his way down the road, he turns heads, to say the least. Strangers stop him to give him food, drink and money, no questions asked. Walter graciously accepts what he is given and thanks his donors with a kind voice, sending them with “peace” as they depart.