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  • Jail logs, Sept. 26-27

    Jeffery S. Rummage, 36, failure to appear (2017 Marion County).

    Matthew S. Simpson, 30, parole violation.

    Joey Lee Owens, 35, contempt of court (2016), theft by deception.

    Amanda Lucille Swift, 30, probation violation (2013).

    William R. Thompson, 24, flagrant non-support (2015), failure to appear (Bracken County), and three counts of failure to appear and seven counts of contempt of court (all Boyle County).

    Ronald Patrick Riggs, 33,

  • Shooting still under investigation

    The Bardstown Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured a woman Sept. 16.

    In response to an open records request, BPD confirmed a shooting took place, but could only provide limited information, as the incident is part of an active police investigation.

    Reports from the agency list the offense as a first-degree assault involving an unspecified type of firearm. The shooting occurred in an apartment in the 200 block of Honeysuckle Lane and was reported to emergency personnel at 4:35 a.m.

  • Three men arraigned on separate fleeing charges

    Three Bardstown men were arraigned Thursday for separate cases involving fleeing police and other charges.

    Biker with record runs from cops

    William Howard Russell, 29, was arrested Saturday after fleeing from police on a motorcycle.

  • City settles with Copeland for $40,000

    The Bardstown City Council has agreed to pay one of its members, Kecia Copeland, $40,000 to avoid a lawsuit that might have cost the city more and resulted in more bad publicity.

    Mayor Dick Heaton and Councilman John Kelley, a former prosecutor, said they thought it best to put the matter behind them and move on.

    “We can buy our peace with this” and not have to get involved in litigation that could have repercussions for years, Kelley said after a 45-minute closed session at the end of the council’s regular biweekly meeting Tuesday night.

  • NELSON SCENE: Sept. 2, 2017

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    Send your favorite shots and other pictures to news@kystandard.com or drop by the newsroom at 110 W. Stephen Foster Ave. and you might see familiar faces in the paper!

  • Hampton cuts ribbon on The Lift at ECTC

    Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton attended the ribbon cutting of The Lift, a new lounge area at Elizabethtown Community Technical College, that will be utilized as part of the First Year Experience initiative. Pictured are Hampton with FYE Success Coaches Amber Phillips, far left, and Susan Cooper, far right, and FYE student ambassadors.

  • NCELC students get creative on ‘Dot Day’

    Nelson County Early Learning Center student Trent Sinclair shows off his dot portrait. Sawyer Gerage concentrates on assembling her own dot project during International Dot Day, Friday, Sept. 15. On that day NCELC students joined their counterparts from all over the world to “make their mark” and get creative with dots. Trent and Sawyer are students in Krista Wasson’s 4-year-olds class.

  • Time to start repaying student loans

    If you finished college in May and have federal student loans, it’s almost time to start repaying them. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority may help.

    One of the smartest things you can do is pay more than your scheduled payment amount. If you ask your lender to apply the extra to the principal, you will pay less interest over the life of your loan.

  • Shain named Sen. Jeff Green Scholar

    Natalie Shain, a 2017 graduate of Bethlehem High School, has been named a Senator Jeff Green Scholar by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade-point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    Shain has also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards. If she keeps her grades up in college, she will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • TNHS hosts regional college fair