Today's News

  • Phase one under way

    Construction on phase one of Bethlehem High School’s campus expansion plan has officially begun.

    Principal Tom Hamilton said construction began three to four weeks ago, and he expects the project to take 12 weeks.

    “It will hopefully be finished sometime this fall,” Hamilton said. “We’re real excited about it.”

    Phase one of the plan includes a new entrance to the Catholic high school, rearranging some parking, a bus unloading and loading area and creating a student courtyard behind the school.

  • Floyd did vote for pension liability fund

    State Rep. David Floyd actually did vote for a pension trust fund bill before he voted against it.

    The Bardstown Republican’s Democratic challenger, Audrey Haydon, has made Floyd’s 2013 vote against HB 440 a campaign issue and mentioned it in at least two debates with the incumbent. She first brought it up at a candidates’ forum at the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth on Sept. 29, and the two discussed it again at PLG-TV’s live televised debate on Oct. 16.

  • Local high schools to host joint college fair

    Thomas Nelson, Nelson County and Bardstown high schools will come together Tuesday to host a Community College Fair for juniors and seniors.

    This is the first year the schools have teamed up to create a community event — which came as an idea following Thomas Nelson’s college fair last year.

  • Porter joins Standard graphics staff

    Michelle Porter of Bardstown is the newest addition to the graphics department at The Kentucky Standard, bringing with her more than 20 years experience in the field.

    Having previously lived in Shepherdsville, Porter moved to Bardstown when her son, Matthew, began attending Bethlehem High School to make for an easier commute.

    She previously worked as a press-technician with Beechmont Press in Louisville, but her interest in graphic design began in high school when she enrolled in multiple graphic arts classes.

  • Mattingly returns to PLG as manager

    Danielle Mattingly (formerly Manley), of Bardstown, has returned to PLG’s sales department after having left to pursue other career paths.

    While she was previously hired to the department as a sales representative in 2011, Mattingly returns to the staff as sales manager — a role she is excited about.

  • Fiscal Court approves three zoning requests

    The Nelson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday voted to approve three zone change requests that had previously been accepted by the Joint Planning Commission.

    All three were for changing agricultural lots (A-1) to single-family residences (R-1A), and all five magistrates concurred on the first readings.

    The largest of the three was for nearly 27 acres in the Poplar Flat area, requested Charles E. Piles Jr. and Bonnie Piles, and Tony Hagan.

    One change was for approximately 2.5 acres on Ky. 245, requested by Alvin King.

  • U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell honors radio reporter

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has honored the Rev. Gregg W. Anderson, a former prison chaplain and radio reporter who is now a talk show host for Bardstown radio station WBRT-AM/FM.

    McConnell’s Senate office contacted Anderson early in October to let him know it had sent him a copy of a tribute the senator made at the Capitol three months ago.

    The reporter and senator have been acquainted for more than 20 years. They met when Anderson was the news director and anchor of a cable news program in Northern Kentucky.

  • Sen. Rand Paul’s field rep to make bimonthly visits to Bardstown



    Sen. Rand Paul’s field representative, Jennifer Decker, received only two visitors at the Old Courthouse in the two hours she was there Wednesday, but she hopes that by coming on a regular basis every other month, she’ll be able to talk with more constituents.

  • Jail Logs: Oct. 23-24

    Bradley D. Humphrey, 25, three counts of probation violation.

    James Devin Howard, 21, parole violation.

    Chanda L. Luvisi, 33, flagrant non-support, failure to appear.

    Melanie E. Masden, 35, failure to appear, contempt of court, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana.

    William A. Wathen, 35, two counts of contempt of court.

    Bryan A. Hutchins, 34, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a minor.

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