Local News

  • SFDA announces local auditions for 2018 season

    The Stephen Foster Drama Association will hold local auditions for the 2018 productions of “The Stephen Foster Story” and “Mary Poppins” on Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Bardstown High School.

    Adult auditions for those 18 and older will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by ages 13 through 17 at 1 p.m. for volunteer apprenticeship positions. Appointments are strongly recommended and can be made by emailing billyb@stephenfoster.com. Youth auditions for both shows will be announced at a later date.

  • Jail logs, Feb.8-9, 2018

    Matthew Anthony Lewis, 35, non-payment of fines (2014 criminal case).

    Wallace Owen Brady, 45, third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking or disposition (both 2018 criminal case).

    Jacob Vincent Norris, 35, fourth-degree assault.

    Deborah Elizabeth Norris, 39, fourth-degree assault.

    Jeffrey Scott Martin, 39, alcohol intoxication in a public place.

  • Teen indicted for Wickland arson

    A 17-year-old accused of setting fire to a historic house on the Wickland property in July was indicted on arson, theft and mischief charges Wednesday.

  • County officials get raises

    Four Nelson County officials got a $2,000 pay raise this year.

    The state Department of Local Government notified county governments in a letter Jan. 29 what the top county officials’ salaries will be for the year based on a 2.1 percent increase in the consumer price index and the population of the county.

    For counties with a population of 30,000 but less than 45,000, that means the county judge-executive, county clerk, sheriff and jailer get $99,291.03 — up from $97,240.20.

  • County to secure historic house damaged by arson

    The 19th-century farmhouse behind Wickland that was damaged by arson last summer won’t be restored anytime soon, but county officials agreed this week to make minimal repairs to prevent further damage and give its front a facelift.

    What to do about the 1820s building often called the “caretaker’s house” has been a point of contention for county officials because it would probably cost more than the $124,000 insurance payout to restore the property.

  • BIRTH: Minrath

    Amy Cox and Corey Minrath, of Bardstown, announce the birth of a daughter, Carleigh Rayne Minrath, on Jan. 27, 2018, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long.

    Paternal grandparents are Gary Minrath, of Mount Washington and Shelia Minrath, of Louisville.

  • >>ANNIVERSARY: Downses celebrate 60 years

    Bill and Wanda Downs will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 15, 2018. They were married at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Their attendants were his brother, Johnny Downs, as the best man and her sister-in-law, Norma Lee Culver, as the maid of honor.

    They are the parents of one daughter, Crystal Downs of Stockton, Calif.

    Bill retired in 1998 from Salt River RECC as the senior lineman of hot work. Wanda retired the same year from the Owens-Illinois plant site.

  • 40 years ago in The Standard (February 1978)


    Feb. 10

    Energy crisis: Voluntary cutbacks in electricity requested to keep plants operating

    The main focus at the regular monthly meeting of Bardstown City Council dealt with the current energy crisis.

    City Engineer Larry Hamilton said the coal supply of Kentucky Utilities Company, which supplies the City of Bardstown, had reached the critical stage and the utility company was alerting customers to conserve all current possible.

  • Democratic Woman’s Club installs new officers for 2018

    The Nelson County Democratic Woman’s Club installed new officers for 2018 on Jan. 8 at the Bardstown Country Club at Maywood, with Nelson County Circuit Court Clerk Diane Thompson delivering the oath of office. Officers are: Martha Nest, president; Lyda Moore, vice-president; Nelda Moore, secretary; and Pat Hart, treasurer.

    Police Chief Kim Kraeszig was the keynote speaker following dinner. Kraeszig shared her vision for the Bardstown Police Department’s future development and spoke about the opioid crisis locally.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from Jan. 18, 2018

    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.