Local News

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Feb. 28, 2018

    Washington County beekeepers to host Varroa mite presentation

  • Williams drops out of 5th District race

    There is now only one Republican candidate for 5th District magistrate in the May 22 primary election.

    David Williams II of Bloomfield withdrew from the race on Tuesday, filing a notice with the Nelson County Clerk’s Office that he would not be a candidate for his party’s nomination.

    He then notified his former primary opponent, Trey Bradley.

    “I got a call from him that he’s pulling out of the race,” said Bradley. “He did say he would support me.”

  • Gauge predicts problems downstream on Rolling Fork

    The Rolling Fork River can be dangerous when it floods, but now residents can better determine how bad the flooding will be.

    In August 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey and Silver Jackets, a flood management program that brings together state, federal and local agencies to learn from one another about reducing flood risks, installed a gauge at the U.S. 31E bridge over the Rolling Fork in New Haven. The gauge, maintained by the USGS, helps better forecast the level of the Rolling Fork River downstream at Boston.

  • Art with Alums

    Mara Huston was proud as she walked through the gallery and pointed out works of art submitted by some of her former students. With over 100 student pieces as well as submissions from Huston, the Art with Alums exhibit at The Gallery on the Square is a testament to the creativity Bethlehem High School has produced.

    Huston started months ago reaching out to students through social media for the exhibit, which she wanted to coordinate to celebrate her 20 years as an art teacher with Bethlehem.

  • BHS looks back for Black History Month

    Bardstown High School’s Black History Month program invited alumni on stage to share their experiences, and whether they graduated in the 1970s or the 2000s, the speakers shared a common message of encouraging today’s students to do their best and to pursue success.

  • Colonel Hawk’s a piece of history

    It’s hard to imagine now, but the derelict building at the corner of Fourth and Payne was one of the most popular eateries in Kentucky, known for its pan-fried chicken, country ham, steaks and shrimp — and for its proprietor, an associate of statesmen and movie stars.

    Louis “Colonel Hawk” Rogers was a friend of Everett Dirksen, the powerful leader of Senate Republicans who shepherded passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and Thomas Merton, or Father Louis, who had his own corner, the “monk’s smoker.”

  • Harper talks transparency at Friday event

    Concerns over unsolved crimes and public trust in local law enforcement fueled a discussion with Todd Harper, a Republican candidate for sheriff, who spoke at My Old Kentucky Home Country Club Friday night.

    “We need change,” said Wilma Sorrell, who was among those in the audience calling for new leadership in several areas of the county.

  • Police official doubtful about school marshals

    Capt. Kevin Thompson didn’t outright reject the idea of having school marshals protect students from homicidal gunmen, but he suggested it’s unlikely they would be qualified.

    “You would have to be a teacher and have all the training that I have if you’re going to apply it correctly,” he said.

    The new assistant chief of the Bardstown Police Department and former homicide detective spoke at the Nelson County Democrats’ Politics on Tap event Friday at The Rickhouse.

  • Fogle favors alternating day, night Fiscal Court meetings

    Kenny Fogle, a Democratic candidate for county judge-executive, has weighed in on the debate over having night meetings of the Nelson County Fiscal Court.

    Fogle wasn’t at the meeting last week when Republican candidate Don Thrasher presented a proposed ordinance he drafted to change the magistrates’ meeting times from mornings to nights and weekends. But after The Kentucky Standard published a story about the meeting Friday, he took to social media to share his thoughts.

  • Jail logs, Feb. 23-27

    David L. Carlton, 50, bench warrant served for court (2017 misdemeanor case).

    Kenneth Lee Scott, 41, parole violation.

    Joshua Ray Caseltine, 30, flagrant non-support.

    Darrell Keith Biven, 47, first-degree sodomy.

    Adrian Love Banks, 38, failure to appear (2007 juvenile case).

    Christopher Glen Wade, 26, alcohol intoxication in a public place.