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Today's News

  • Abell retiring as city’s finance officer

    Tuesday afternoon Mike Abell was tying up loose ends.

    The City of Bardstown’s chief financial officer had discovered that Flowers Baking Company had paid the city property taxes it didn’t owe, and he was going to write a check. He was also going to suggest to the City Council that night that it repeal its vaguely worded industrial tax incentive ordinance and write one that is more specific and makes sense.

  • 2015 Live at the Park Concert Series announced

    This year’s Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series will feature some familiar faces, as well as some new ones.

    But mostly, the 2015 concert series will include timeless music that most people are familiar with.

    Johnny Warren, managing artistic director for the Stephen Foster Drama Association, said it was specifically crafted that way.

    “We have found if songs are more recognizable, we sell more tickets,” Warren said after a kick-off luncheon Thursday at My Old Kentucky Home Country Club.

  • Bardstown Main Street program receives state, national accolade

    2015 marks a significant, defining moment for the Bardstown Main Street Program, according to Samantha Brady, as the department was recently named an Accredited Kentucky Main Street Program.

    Brady, director of downtown development, said the new accolade means Bardstown is not only a state recognized Main Street Program, but also a nationally certified Main Street Program.

    “We’re really excited,” Brady said. “We worked really hard for this.”

  • Conway: ‘I’m ready to be governor’

    A Republican criticism of Jack Conway is that he’s a “career politician,” but the 45-year-old state attorney general and Democratic candidate for governor said Wednesday his nearly 14 years of experience in state government means he won’t have to learn on the job.

    “I’m ready to be governor,” Conway said during a visit to The Kentucky Standard while on his way to Marion County.

  • Home and Garden Show set for Saturday

    For those interested in rejuvenating their living space, vendors from across the county will be available Saturday to talk about the latest products and provide advice on home and lawn care.

    The community is invited to attend the third annual Spring Home and Garden Show, sponsored by The Kentucky Standard, PLG-TV 13 and the Old Kentucky Home Board of Realtors.

    The show, which is free and open to the public, is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Guard Armory at 1020 N. Third St.

  • Nelson County Schools’ technology plan looks forward in digital learning

    Nelson County Schools are examining data gathered through a recent survey to further develop a district technology plan.

    The plan is aimed at increasing learning levels of students, individualizing instruction and providing professional development opportunities for staff through the use of technology.

    The Clarity Survey — sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education — was customized for each grade, parent and teacher levels and looked at the use and perception of technology in the classroom and at home.

  • Police identify driver in Tuesday crash

    The Bardstown Police Department has identified the driver in an injury accident on Ky. 245 Tuesday as Galen Freeman, 44, of Bardstown.

  • Bicyclist sent to hospital after accident

    A woman riding her bicycle on Boston Road Monday night was hospitalized after a vehicle struck her.

    Robert M. O’Bryan, 35, of Loretto, was driving a 2006 Kia east in the 11000 block of Boston Road around 11 p.m. when he collided into Anna Castleman, 23 of Boston, who was riding a bicycle, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office collision report.

    O’Bryan struck the bicycle from the back, causing Castleman to be ejected, according to the report.

    Police said O’Bryan did not see Castleman in time to avoid the collision.

  • Planning director presents zoning changes to New Haven City Commission

    The New Haven Board of Commissioners recently held a first reading of an ordinance that adopts two changes to zoning regulations regarding accessibility improvements and fence height.

    At its March meeting, Janet Johnston-Crowe, director for the Joint City-County Planning Commission of Nelson County, advised the Board that the Planning Commission is working to update zoning regulations and make needed changes.

  • Bloomfield mentor group empowers young women

    Students gather in a classroom after school at Bloomfield Middle as Dayna Parrett talks about the important and sometimes-difficult decisions she faced in life to get to where she is today.

    Parrett, county extension agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, said she was able to own her own home at the age of 22 by saving her money when she was younger.

    Parrett was a guest speaker Tuesday for the meeting of the S.I.S.T.E.R. empowerment group at the local middle school.