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Today's News

  • Junior jockeys

    The Kentucky Derby has been referred to as the most exciting two minutes in sports, and is a tradition that attracts fans worldwide.

    In Nelson County, that piece of Kentucky history serves as a fun and immersive teaching opportunity for students.

    “We look at the economics (of the Kentucky Derby),” said second-grade Cox’s Creek teacher Amy Jo Sims.

    Students at Cox’s Creek and Bloomfield Elementary schools spent the week coloring silks, decorating Derby hats and learning about the different aspects of the famous Kentucky event.

  • Police: Victim beaten in Louisville, dumped in Cox’s Creek Tuesday

    A Louisville man was found early Tuesday morning in the Cox’s Creek area severely beaten, an assault police are saying happened in Louisville before the victim was dumped in Nelson County along Blankenrod Boulevard.

    The 23-year-old white man was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital and later transferred to University of Louisville Hospital. Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said the injuries to the victim’s face were severe but not life threatening.

  • Call to investigate mayor fails

    A proposal to investigate Bardstown Mayor John Royalty for possible misconduct in regard to his restructuring the Police Department and promoting and demoting officers has failed.

    During a special, called meeting Tuesday night, Councilwoman Kecia Copeland made a motion for the City Council to investigate, but it failed by a vote of 3 to 3. Councilman Roland Williams joined Copeland and Councilman Francis Lydian, who seconded her motion. But Councilmen Bobby Simpson, Bill Buckman and Fred Hagan voted against it.

  • KLC lawyer: Police restructuring probably didn’t violate officers’ rights

    The Bardstown City Council has the authority to investigate Mayor John Royalty to determine whether he violated two officers’ rights in restructuring the Police Department, but an attorney for the Kentucky League of Cities advised that it not do so.

    In a letter to Bardstown City Attorney Tim Butler, J.D. Chaney, the deputy executive director for KLC, said Royalty talked with Andrea Shindlebower Main of KLC’s legal services staff on March 11 about restructuring the Police Department.

  • Lydian, Simpson want to negotiate on 911

    Two members of the Bardstown City Council expressed an interest Tuesday in making a last-ditch effort to work with Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts and the Fiscal Court to save the joint E-911 dispatch service.

    Councilmen Francis Lydian and Bobby Simpson both suggested that City Council and Fiscal Court members be at the bargaining table along with Watts and Mayor John Royalty.

    It was also suggested that others who are experienced in emergency services and telecommunications be included.

  • GO Center names first executive director

    The Guthrie Opportunity Center Foundation announced Thursday that Bardstown resident Cindy Hutchins has been named the first executive director of the GO Center.

    “We are extremely happy to bring Cindy in,” said Dick Heaton, chairman of the GO Center Foundation Board of Directors, in a press release. “Her extensive background in accounting, operations, sales and marketing is a perfect fit for our organization.”

  • Elizabethtown feels the Bern briefly Tuesday
  • Police candidate declined offer due to personal reasons, not turmoil

    The reason for a Bardstown Police candidate turning down an offer of employment was not predicated on recent turmoil resulting from a restructuring of the department, The Kentucky Standard has been able to confirm.

    “Tonight, Brad Gillock and I called the officer who recently declined the job,” Bardstown Police Capt. McKenzie Mattingly said via text message Monday night. “He is having family issues, and the controversy surrounding our department in no way affected his decision.

  • Man indicted on assault charge for April stabbing

    A Bardstown man arrested in mid-April and accused of stabbing a man in the stomach has been indicted by a grand jury.

    Joshua P. Roberts, 24, was indicted on one count of first-degree assault, according to the indictment filed Wednesday.

  • Man pleads guilty to conspiracy in thefts involving distillers

    United States Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. announced this week the guilty plea of a Lithuanian man to a single charge of conspiracy for his role in the theft of interstate shipments from warehouses and distribution facilities in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia.