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Today's News

  • The struggle to stand out

    Roger Smith remembers the daunting feeling of re-entering the workforce after he was let go from his manufacturing job.

    “At that time, you just have to figure out what to do next,” the Bardstown resident said.

    A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Smith began attending job fairs. But he hit several speed bumps.

    “Everybody was asking for the same thing,” Smith said.

    Even with his past experience, Smith was turned away from potential employers because he didn’t have a minimum of a two-year college degree.

  • Trzop alleges public abuse

    Peter Trzop, the Republican candidate for judge-executive, issued a press release Thursday night claiming he has contacted the Kentucky State Police and other state and federal agencies regarding “corruption in Nelson County government.”

    The press release does not mention a complaint about any county official in particular or any specific allegations.

    However, he states: “I encourage others to submit their complaints to outside agencies so that we can root out abuse, cronyism and criminal actions in the Nelson County government.”

  • Bourbon Festival adding two new events

    As September opens, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival is anticipating another successful year as it prepares for its 23rd year of celebrating bourbon in Bardstown.

    This year’s festival, which will run from Sept. 16-21, will not only be bringing back the crowd favorites, but Linda Harrison, executive director for the festival, said two new events will be introduced as well.

  • Game makes local man an entrepreneur

    For some, playing card and board games is a hobby enjoyed among friends in their spare time. But for one local man, this “hobby” has become a business.

    Corbin Barker, 28, has been designing a new game since his high school days, but it is the recent success in the game’s development, promotion and popularity among the gaming community that has proven Barker’s dream obtainable.

  • Alexander resigns from chaplain service amid Houghlin controversy

    Citing improprieties by unnamed county officials, Nelson County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Doug Alexander tendered his resignation late Friday afternoon.

    Alexander announced his resignation in two letters, one addressed to Sheriff Stephen Campbell and another to the Nelson County Chaplain’s Response Team, which were also sent by email to The Kentucky Standard.

  • Flaget announces partnership with Brown Cancer Center

    Flaget Memorial Hospital has announced its affiliation with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, both members of KentuckyOne Health. The partnership is aimed at further improving research and treatment opportunities for local patients in the fight against cancer.

    At a press conference Friday, Flaget Memorial Hospital President Sue Brown, along with representatives from Flaget and Brown, announced the affiliation, which will bring in experts from Louisville to collaborate with local cancer care physicians at Flaget.

  • Pedestrian struck by semi Friday

    A pedestrian was injured just before 7 p.m. Friday after being struck by a semi truck Fat the intersection of West Stephen Foster Avenue and Cathedral Manor in Bardstown.

    According to police, Donald Lee Howard, 26, of Bardstown, was attempting to cross the road walking east when he tried to beat a semi truck that was traveling north and merging onto West Stephen Foster.

  • City gets grant to buy 16 acres of woodland for green space

    The Bardstown City Council’s quest to have a nature trail from town to the Beech Fork River moved a step closer to reality last week.

    At the Aug. 26 meeting, City Administrator Larry Green announced that the city has been awarded a grant of $86,500 from the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund to purchase 16 acres of wetlands and wooded hills in the area known as Tannery Hill.

  • Roland ‘Coach Roe’ Williams named Optimist governor for 2014 term

    Bardstown City Councilman Roland Williams, a former president of the Bardstown Optimist Club, has been elected the Optimist International governor for Kentucky and West Virginia.

    Williams was sworn in as governor-designate on Aug. 23 in Charleston, W. Va., and will officially begin his one-year term Oct. 1.

    “I’m very excited about assuming the position of governor for our district,” Williams said. “I think it’s a great opportunity for our team to give back to our respective communities and to the Optimist organization.”

  • OKH girls team gives back

    As part of tradition, the sixth, seventh and eighth-grade girl’s basketball team members from Old Kentucky Home Middle School visited residents at Windsor Gardens Thursday.

    The visit is something the team does every year as part of an effort to get the students involved in community service.

    Last year, the school went to Colonial, but this year Windsor Gardens was the chosen location.

    “It’s always charming to have young people around,” said resident Rice Sutherland. “It peps us up considerably.”