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  • Ag lenders provide freezers for Kentucky food pantries

    Agricultural lenders Farm Credit Mid-America and CoBank are providing chest freezers to more than 120 food pantries across the state. The freezers will enable increased donation and distribution of Kentucky-raised beef, pork and poultry as part of Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles’ Hunger Initiative.

  • PHOTO: On-The-Go Foods opens second location

    The Bardstown Nelson Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the second location of On-The-Go Foods. Representatives of On-The-Go Foods are Cindy Hutchins Executive Director, Mike Haynes, Food Service Director, Diane Clark, Store Manager. Employees include Cody Hawkins, Joey Daughtery, McKensie Boone. The store is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is across from My Old Kentucky Home.

  • Woman accused of felony assault

    A New Haven woman was arrested Thursday on a felony second-degree assault charge and was arraigned in court Friday morning with a $10,000 bond.

    In a complaint filed by reporting officer K.C. Holbert of the New Haven Police Department, 35-year-old Jessica Greer is accused of having “intentionally caused physical injury,” to a victim by allegedly striking him with a closed fist and clutching a railroad spike, choking him with a dog lead, biting him, kicking him in the head and pulling a knife on him. The complaint was filed in Nelson Circuit Court Friday.

  • ‘Drink it however you want it’

    The room cheered Friday afternoon when presenter Linda Ruffenach asked Helen Roberts how much bourbon from the bottle to use, and she responded with, “We put the whole thing in.” The pair were mixing a lemonade-infused recipe Roberts, 94, adopted from a friend almost 50 years ago.

    The cocktail was one of three variations of the Mint Julep that Ruffenach taught guests how to make during Friday’s session of Cocktail Mixology.

  • Bardstown Bourbon Co. launches first products

    Bardstown Bourbon Company has already made a name for itself with its collaborative distilling program, and on Friday collaboration was the theme when it unveiled its first project.

    In fact, it is named Collabor&tion and was developed with Copper & Kings American Brandy Company.

  • Beyond the Bourbon

    Bardstown was booming with tourism last week as thousands came out to the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. But while guests were celebrating the spirit through tastings, cocktails and demonstrations, a different side of the industry was being showcased.

    Bardstown for the Arts/The Gallery, an art facility located on Court Square, hosted the Beyond the Bourbon art show, which was installed at the end of August. The show exhibited bourbon-inspired art crafted by area distillery employees, and included everything from painting and photography, to fiber arts, sculpture and furniture.

  • PHOTO: Determining the best barrel roll

    Rocky Hamilton from Jim Beam competes in the individual men’s category of the barrel roll competition Saturday at the 2017 Kentucky Bourbon Festival. The competition ended after The Standard’s deadline for Sunday. Check Wednesday’s paper or kystandard.com for results after the competition concludes.

  • City, County school boards to meet Tuesday, Sept. 19

    The Bardstown Independent School District Board of Education will meet at noon Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Central Office, 308 N. Fifth St. The agenda is as follows:



    Call to Order

    Pledge of Allegiance


  • Buckman, former police officer and councilman, dies

    Bill Buckman, a retired police officer and former Bardstown councilman, died Thursday of natural causes at his farm in Adair County. He was 59.

    Deputy Adair County Coroner Mike Keltner said there was nothing suspect or unusual about his death. He died sitting on the porch of his lake house.

    His close friend, former Mayor John Royalty, said he had once told him that’s the way he wanted to go — peacefully, while on the lake or sitting in his chair.

  • Sizemore represents Bethlehem High at Boys State

    The 2017 Kentucky Boys State Program saw representation of both public and private school systems in Nelson County this summer. Senior Dillen Sizemore represented Bethlehem High School at the summer event at Campbellsville University, after a friend and former participant recommended it.

    Sizemore had a small interest in government and politics before attending the program, but it turned out to be more than he expected. Overall, he said, it was an enjoyable and educational experience.