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  • ‘Run, bourbon, run’

    A bearded Tom Hanks in a ball cap who “just felt like running” is an iconic scene from the movie “Forrest Gump,” and on Friday, while their beards were not nearly as long, a few locals sported shirts silhouetting the famous movie character as they gathered around the starting line.

    “It’s the best race of the year,” said Brian Newton, a member of the Bernheim Forest Gumps.

    This race was the Bardstown man’s seventh Bourbon Chase.

  • Gun shops swiftly sell out of bump stocks

    For a year, nobody wanted them. Then the mass shooting occurred, and Bourbon City Firearms sold all of its bump stocks in a day.

    The devices, used to convert semiautomatic rifles to weapons that can fire hundreds of rounds a minute, were used by Stephen Paddock on Oct. 1 to kill 58 people and wound nearly 500 from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas.

    Josh Geron, manager of the gun shop, said the morning after U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein of California mentioned banning the devices, there was a run on them.

  • Pineiroa files letter of intent to run for sheriff

    Nelson County has the first name headed for the 2018 election ballot even before the official date to file.

    Ramon Pineiroa filed a notice of intent Tuesday to run for Nelson County Sheriff.

    “The time was right after (Sheriff Ed Mattingly) told me he wasn’t going to run again,” Pineiroa told the Standard Friday.

    Pineiroa had been seriously considering a run for some time, and said two of his main focuses will be getting more deputies on the road without increasing personnel and working to fight the drug problem in the county.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from Sept. 7

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

    Marion L. Willis II, 35, of New Albany, Ind., was sentenced to five years in prison for flagrant non-support.Willis was conditionally discharged for a period of five years or until arrears paid, whichever is later. From Dec. 8, 2008, through April 30, 2016, Willis failed to provide support, resulting in an arrearage of $51,420.08.

  • Jail logs, Oct. 12-13, 2017

    Amanda Lynn Broaddus, 26, contempt of court.

    Celestia M. Hauler, 43, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, failure to notify change of address, third-degree criminal trespassing, failure to appear (2017).

    Bobby Lee Cornish, 28, probation violation.

    Thelma Gail Corder, 54, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

    Joshua Carter Neal, 40, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest.

  • Fegenbush named to ‘Farmers Hall of Fame’

    A man who would be easily recognized by anyone paying a visit to the Bardstown Farmer’s Market joined the Farmers Hall of Fame Tuesday night during the Nelson County Farm Bureau annual meeting at the Civic Center.

    Vice President P.J. Milburn announced Maurice “Apple” Fegenbush as the recipient of the annual recognition.

    “This year’s winner has been a lifelong farmer of many crops since he can remember,” Milburn said.

  • Jail logs for Oct. 10-12, 2017

    Leigh Ann Chesser, 33, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Mark Anthony Vittitow, 35, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, non-payment of fines (2016), failure to appear (2016 Marion County).

    Shaun Wayne Vittitoe, 37, non-payment of fines (2017).

    Harold M. Gribbins, 51, contempt of court (2014).

    Johnny Dale Bartley, 46, third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking or disposition (both 2017).

    Doris Jean Clark, 47, fourth-degree assault, second-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Bardstown amends city budget

    Bardstown’s city budget must be amended by $40,000 to pay the city’s settlement to Councilwoman Kecia Copeland.

    Last month the council agreed to pay her that amount to avoid a lawsuit against the city over actions against her by the former mayor, John Royalty, and members of his staff under his direction. Her allegations included defamation, violation of her privacy and civil rights, infliction of emotional distress and conspiracy.

    The payment releases the city from any liability.

  • Clark promoted to second-in-command in Sheriff’s office

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office has a new second in command.

    Sgt. Mike Clark was promoted to captain last week and will be what Sheriff Ed Mattingly called his “right-hand” in overseeing operations within the department.

    Deputy Ramon Pineiroa, who was previously second in command, was shifted to a team leader’s position in overseeing night patrols, Mattingly said.

  • Former Field of Terror gets a friendly makeover

    In an effort to reach a new audience, an FFA Autumn Fest will serve as this year’s fall activity to raise funds for the Nelson County and Thomas Nelson high school FFA chapters, replacing the long running “Field of Terror.”

    “We wanted to shift our focus to be more educational, and we noticed over the years there were a lot of families that were wanting to come to a farm-type atmosphere,” said agriculture teacher John Hammond. “We decided it would be best to really try to reach that demographic.”