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Local News

  • Kentucky Standard Bridal Fair returns Feb. 11

    From attire and décor to entertainment and food, The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV’s annual Bridal Fair is a great resource for brides-and-grooms-to-be.

    “If you plan on getting married in the future, it is a wonderful opportunity to see the wide variety of vendors available to help you prepare for your wedding,” said Randi Mouser with The Standard.

  • Jail logs, Feb. 1-2

    Collin Dale Hilbert, 21, theft by unlawful taking or disposition $500 or more but under $10,000 (2017 criminal case).

    David Alan Chesser, 31, bench warrant served for court, shoplifting.

    Joseph Ryan Bassel, 29, contempt of court.

  • Whelan wins local spelling bee, advances to state

    Allison Whelan, a student at Bardstown Middle School, was named the winner of the local Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee preliminary competition in Nelson County Thursday night.

    Whelan was one of 10 students to take part in the competition at the Civic Center, which was open to private, public and home-school students in Nelson County.

    Whelan, a sixth-grader, said she had taken part in the spelling bee in the fourth grade, but did not place. Winning Thursday night was exciting.

  • Man arrested for burglary in connection to Bloomfield fire

     

    Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a local suspect in connection to a fire Thursday morning that destroyed a building housing two businesses in Bloomfield.

    Nicholas E. Belliveau of Bardstown was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, according to Lt. Kaelen Matthews of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

    In a press release, Matthews said that on Friday, officers learned that contents of the destroyed building were located in Shepherdsville.

  • Man injured in Friday crash faces auto theft, DUI charges

    A Bardstown man is facing charges related to driving under the influence and theft of a vehicle after Nelson County sheriff’s deputies responded to a wreck near Pottershop Road Friday morning.

    Deputies and Nelson County EMS responded to a call of an injury accident in the 4700 block of Pottershop Road about 7:47 a.m. to find a 1999 Chevy S10 pick-up that had been traveling eastbound and run off the road into the tree line.

  • Opinion: ‘Reasonable’ gun laws aren’t the answer

    When there’s a tragedy like the mass shooting at Marshall County High School, we want answers. We feel outrage and compassion at such cruelty. Often our outrage is misdirected.

    Many blame government and demand “reasonable” gun control laws to prevent other horrors. Some scorn those who offer “thoughts and prayers” for the victims.

    A Facebook friend commented: “I am furious that nothing is being done by Congress after these shootings.”

    Congress? Really?

  • Boston man running for Kentucky’s 50th House seat

    Kory Miller, a resident of Boston, is a candidate for the 50th Kentucky House seat now held by Republican Chad McCoy of Bardstown.

    He and Teamsters official James DeWeese, who ran against McCoy for the open seat two years ago, are vying for the Democratic nomination in the May 22 primary.

    Miller said he had considered challenging McCoy because nobody else was, but when he noticed Jan. 29 — the day before the filing deadline — that DeWeese was running again, he decided to go for it anyway.

  • McDonald’s to reopen next month

    The Bardstown McDonald’s, which closed a week ago today for a major renovation, will be open again by the first of March, and the drive-through will reopen in less than two weeks, Joe Morris, general foreman for Woodbine Construction of Louisville, said Friday.

    Woodbine is currently remodeling three stores — one at 12th and Broadway in Louisville, the one in LaGrange and the local one at the intersection of Loretto Road and East Stephen Foster Avenue across from My Old Kentucky Home State Park and the Nelson County Justice Center.

  • Residents petition to rename Salt River, Kimbley Creek

    Property owners and residents on two sections of the former Louisville Road who were unhappy with the names Salt River and Kimbley Creek have gathered enough signatures on two petitions to change the names again.

    They are proposing to rename the part of the old Louisville Road that goes to the Spencer County line from Salt River Road to Colonel Cox Road, in honor of the Revolutionary War soldier for whom Cox’s Creek is named, Col. Isaac Cox.

  • Man injured in Friday morning crash faces auto theft, DUI charges

    A Bardstown man is facing charges related to driving under the influence and theft of a vehicle after Nelson County sheriff’s deputies responded to a wreck near Pottershop Road Friday morning.

    Deputies and Nelson County EMS responded to a call of an injury accident in the 4700 block of Pottershop Road about 7:47 a.m. to find a 1999 Chevy S10 pick-up that had been traveling eastbound and run off the road into the tree line.