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  • Yuengling coming to Kentucky

    At long last, Yuengling is coming to Kentucky.

    America’s oldest brewery, the Pottsville, Pa., based D.G. Yuengling & Son, announced Friday four wholesalers had been selected to distribute the beer starting in March.

    Clark Distributing Co., River City Distributing, Kentucky Eagle and Stagnaro Distributing were the companies awarded the distributorships.

    Clark will be the distributor in Nelson County. Dennis George, a spokesman for Clark, said they expect to have draft beer by March 5 and package beer by March 19.

  • Carey continues charity project after return from abroad

    Over the summer, Bardstown resident Casey Carey had the chance to spend five weeks in the African country of Tanzania studying abroad, representing Western Kentucky University and exploring non-profit organizations. It’s an experience she has brought back with her to the United States as she continues to help those in need even from home with a fundraising project.

    Carey, who is working on her master’s degree in social work, had never studied abroad but was interested in doing so.

  • BCS approves Holsclaw’s retirement

    With some reluctance, the Bardstown City Schools Board of Education approved Superintendent Brent Holsclaw’s retirement at its meeting Tuesday afternoon.

    “I think I can speak for the board on this, that we’ve had a wonderful working relationship,” with Holsclaw, said new Board Chair Jennifer Shrewsbury.

  • Becker represents county at Distinguished Young Women
  • Public schools prepare for snow days when setting calendar

    Wintry weather and icy roads took a toll on the county last week and led local schools to close for several days. While the closures are something schools often try to avoid, Kentucky winters can be unpredictable and districts prepare by building snow days into the school calendar.

    Bardstown City Schools closed on Jan. 12, Jan. 16 and Jan. 17, but returned to class Thursday. All three days will need to be made up, and at its Tuesday meeting, the Bardstown City Schools Board of Education approved using Feb. 19, March 9, and March 12 as those makeup days.

  • Higdon Loop bridge closed

    The bridge over Davis Run Creek on Higdon Loop was closed Thursday.

    The county has contracted with Galusha Contracting of Bowling Green to have the bridge demolished and replaced.

    The county is replacing a one-lane bridge with a precast concrete bridge 24 feet wide and 36 feet long, County Engineer Brad Spalding said Friday.

    The bid for the project was $143,643.36.

    The engineer said the project had been planned for December but had to be delayed because of the weather. It’s now expected to take about 60 days to complete.

  • Nelson County Schools on 2-hour delay Friday, Jan. 18

    Nelson County Schools will start on a 2-hour delay Friday, Jan. 19. Preschool will be closed the whole day. District child care will be open. 

  • PHOTOS: Snow day!

    Nelson County residents submitted photos to share with The Standard what they did to enjoy their snow days. More photos can be found in the comments on The Kentucky Standard Facebook page.

  • Superintendent vacancies hit Kentucky school districts early

    As Nelson County and Bardstown Independent school districts progress with their plans to find new leadership for next school year, they are not alone. There are at least 12 districts in the state seeking to fill current or upcoming superintendent vacancies.

  • Stepmother wants police to revive body cams

    Beverly Lewis had never seen the body camera footage of her stepson’s suicide until his widow sued the police and the video was on TV.

    Now she believes the interim police chief at the time, McKenzie Mattingly, wasn’t candid, and she’s on a mission to have the Bardstown Police Department reinstate the use of body cameras for its officers.