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  • Jail Logs - Nov. 28

    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. 23

    Ruben C. Barnett, 52, wanton endangerment; Jason David Crowe, 29, disorderly conduct; James Anthony Parrish, 46, public intoxication.

    Nov. 24

  • Post office's new location narrowed to two spots

    A search for a new 3,000-square-foot United States Postal Service Main Office in Bardstown is currently underway.

    Fourteen sites were originally considered and have since been narrowed down to two locations as possibilities for the new building.

    The considered locations at 202 W. Stephen Foster Ave. and 510 W. Stephen Foster Ave. are staying within close proximity to the current site at 205 W. Stephen Foster Ave.

  • FABS Holiday Gallery Hop set for this weekend in downtown shops

    Bardstown’s fine arts group FABS (Fine Arts Bardstown Society) will have its third annual Holiday Gallery Hop Friday. Six locations will be open with art on display 5 – 8 p.m. Art created by local artists will include jewelry, pottery, photography, prints, paintings and more.

    “It’s a good opportunity for people to get out there and buy locally,” Mara Ringo, president of FABS, said.

  • Shoppers crowd area stores seeking bargains

    Hoards of enthusiastic shoppers braved the dark and cold Friday morning, to get early bird deals. The day known as “Black Friday” lures bargain hunters to early morning sales at many major department stores.

    Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and is traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. The day is called “Black Friday” because of the heavy store traffic on that day and because it starts the period when many retailers are “in the black,” profit-wise.

  • NELSON CIRCUIT COURT INDICTMENTS

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court Dec. 6.

    • Robert P. Johnson, 41, 915 Quarry Lane, Bardstown, theft by deception. Bond was set at $9,500.

    • Michael S. Wilson, 30, 241 Mobley Mill Road, Cox’s Creek, flagrant non-support. Bond was set at $5,000.

    • Montez M. Garred, 33, Boyd County Jail, flagrant non-support. Bond was set at $5,000.

  • Bardstown image makes cover of CD

    The first concert of the season is usually a special one for the Stephen Foster Drama Association. For several years, the drama association has put together a summer concert series bringing in up and coming artists along with favorites from music’s past.

    This year’s first concert of the Live at the Park series was June 18. It brought together the musical styles of B.J. Thomas and Billy Joe Royal. The two were touring together as a part of the Raindrops and Boondocks tour.

  • Presentation focuses on a predicted burst of bubble in the housing market

    For most people, their largest investment is their home. Forget the stocks and bonds, annuities and IRAs; it’s the place they live where most of their income is invested.

    John Talbott understands this. He also understands that for a large portion of the country homes have become overpriced and overinflated. That overinflated bubble will burst soon, Talbott predicts.

  • Jail Logs - Nov. 25

    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. 21

  • Re-issuing of bonds could save school district $50 thousand

    If the Bardstown City School Board can reissue its 2000-series construction bonds, the district may be able to save $52,180.

    The news came at Tuesday’s regular school board meeting. The bonds being recalled and then reissued for the savings is contingent upon their net present value being at 5 percent. The bonds are currently at 4.9596 percent.

    In anticipation of them reaching the targeted 5 percent, the district’s finance corporation board gave its approval to Ross, Sinclair and Associates to reissue the bonds once they reached that mark.

  • Annual Christmas Tour of Homes in Bardstown offers plenty to see

    From Modern to Historic, the homes on the 22nd annual Christmas Home Tour run the gamut.

    Eight private residences, along with “Federal Hill” at My Old Kentucky Home State Park, are part of this year’s tour. Sponsored by The Stephen Foster Music Club, ticket holders can explore each home and talk to homeowners about the special features to be found in the homes. Tickets are available in advance for $12 at the Tourism office, One Court Square or on the day of the tour, Dec. 7 for $15. The six-hour event starts at 3 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m.