Today's News

  • UPDATE: Husband apprehended in connection to Florida disappearance

    UPDATE: Dec. 2, 2016 Jarvis Wayne Madison was apprehended Friday morning in Louisville by members of the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force, according to Louisville news reports.

  • Brown recalled for love of the arts, financial leadership

    A tough but fair gentleman who appreciated the arts, loved to play cards and used his financial gifts to contribute to the future of his city is how colleagues and friends recalled former Bardstown Mayor Bill Brown.

    Brown, who dedicated over three decades to serving his city and was elected mayor in 1998, passed away this week at the age of 77. His full obituary can be found on page A3 of today’s Kentucky Standard.

  • Fiscal Court to consider needle exchange support

    When the southern Indiana town of Austin experienced an outbreak of HIV last year as a result of epidemic intravenous drug use, Gov. Mike Pence declared a public health emergency, allowing addicts to exchange their dirty needles for clean ones.

    Alarmed by what happened across the Ohio River, Kentucky’s legislature last year enacted a bill to allow health departments here to follow suit.

  • Montessori going strong, but seeking growth

    St. Joseph Montessori is in transition this year with some changes in staff and administration, but its founder says the school is still going strong.

    “We hope to be here for many years, but we would like to have a few more children,” said Sr. Pat Hill, a lead teacher.

    Hill has been teaching for 63 years, but her start in Montessori began 43 years ago when she helped open the children’s center, now located on the Nazareth campus in Bardstown.

  • Fire marshal trying to determine cause of Watts Court fire

    Bardstown’s fire marshal couldn’t say this week whether or not there is an arson investigation regarding a house fire that occurred Nov. 23 at 107 Watts Court.

    “At the time we’re just trying find the cause and origin,” Capt. Todd Spalding said.

    He also said, however, that the fire originated in the kitchen, where there was a hole burned through the roof. When firefighters arrived, flames were coming through the back of the house.

  • Tajikistani journalists learn from local media

    Munim Olamov is grateful to the United States for helping his country’s largest daily newspaper remain viable.

    Days before World Press Freedom Day, on May 3, Olamov, director of Imruz News, joined Elisabeth Millard, U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan, for the launch of a new printing press for independent Tajik media that was made possible by a grant from our government.

  • County residents can help homeless veterans in need of household items

    Homeless military veterans are eligible for government help in getting an apartment, but they need your help with household supplies.

    Arlene L. daCorte of Bardstown, a Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary representative for the past 30 years, is working with the federal Veterans Affairs program to collect items the veterans need.

    “They need everything you can think of to set up a home,” she said.

  • Jail Logs Nov. 29-Dec. 1

    Nov. 29-30

    Angel Marie McClure, 25, failure to appear.

    Matthew C. Pinkston, 29, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), buying/possess ing drug paraphernalia, disregarding a stop sign.

    Thomas Wathen Smith, 39, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), buying/possess ing drug paraphernalia.

    Derek Joseph Downs, 31, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin), first-degree possession of controlled substance (heroin), buying/possess ing drug paraphernalia.

  • Jail Logs: Dec. 1-2, 2016

    Editor’s note: The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the Nelson County Jail. These are only a record of arrests. All individuals arrested are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law. The bookings state the persons arrested and the charges against them. This information is public record.  The Kentucky Standard believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail.

    Kevin Floyd McGahey, 51, warrant served for other police agency.

  • Community Notes-Dec. 2, 2016

    Dispatch Board

    The Dispatch Board Personnel Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 7, in the Sheriff Office Training Room. Agenda includes job description for the Director of the 911 Dispatch Center

    Thomas Nelson SBDM nominations

    Thomas Nelson will accept nominations for SBDM through Dec. 5. An election will be held on Dec. 7. Contact the school for more information at 349-4650.

    BHS Music Department winter concert