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Today's News

  • After the storm

    It’s been two months since a spring hailstorm wreaked havoc across Nelson County, and as summer begins, contractors and laborers are hard at work repairing the damage Mother Nature wrought.

    The morning after the April 5 storm, Copper Fields was overrun by contractors looking to make money.

    One of them was Eric Fuery of Best Choice Roofing in Louisville, who told the Standard he already had 25 clients signed up that day in that subdivision alone.

  • New Haven mayor announces plans to step down

    It was an emotional close to Wednesday’s meeting of the New Haven Board of Commissioners as Mayor Jeff Rogers announced his plans to step down.

    “I’ve been experiencing a decline in my health, as most of you have noticed, over the last couple of months,” Rogers began.

    After consulting with doctors and family, Rogers said he did not believe he could adequately do his job for the city, and he plans to submit his resignation at next month’s meeting so that the board could appoint a new mayor.

  • Barnes to be inducted into St. Joe Prep Hall of Fame

    It’s been nearly half a century since St. Joseph Preparatory School for boys closed its doors, but its former students maintain a strong bond.

    The St. Joe Prep Alumni Association, one of the most active groups of its kind, will have its biggest gathering of the year this weekend — its homecoming.

  • Event to shine spotlight on local food and farmers

    This Saturday Bardstown residents can enjoy a locally sourced seven-course meal prepared by Chef Tom Mackinnon of The Old Talbott Tavern, a chef who has worked across Europe and the United States, as part of the Bardstown Main Street Farm to Table event.

  • Heavy rains forecast for Thursday, Friday

     Nelson County’s emergency management coordinator, Joe Prewitt, forwarded a warning Wednesday of heavy rains the next two days in the Nelson County area.

    Starting Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service is forecasting 2-3 inches of rain to fall through Friday night in the Central Kentucky region. Parts of sourthern Kentucky and Tennessee could see up to 6 inches. A NWS bulletin cautioned that the exact location and amounts of rainfall are subject to change.

  • Brainstorming sessions generate ideas for Nelson County Schools

    Establishing consistency was a recurring theme Tuesday as Nelson County Schools introduced its next phase of community meetings with brainstorming sessions. Those sessions, meant to generate ideas on how to address concerns identified last week, began with the topic of school safety and conduct.

    Despite a larger turnout during the listening phase, the brainstorming session had a little more than a dozen participants, including Superintendent Anthony Orr and a few other district officials. Most who attended were teachers.

  • Berry takes issue with substitute pay, dress code

    Diane Berry wants substitute teachers to be paid more. It’s a concern the Nelson County School Board member has expressed previously and Monday night’s meeting was no different.

    Currently, a substitute who is a retired teacher can make $125 per day. Substitutes who are not retired teachers can make between $70 per day and $90 depending on rank, working an average of eight hours.

    “You get what you pay for, and I’ve never been an advocate of just $70-$125,” Berry said. “I really have a hard time with this scale.”

  • Springfield man charged with robbery, endangerment after New Haven chase

    A Nelson County felony case has been opened against a Springfield man involved in a May police chase in New Haven.

    According to an arrest warrant, New Haven Police Chief K.C. Holbert states that on May 6, 40-year-old Thomas Little of Springfield was inside a vehicle when a traffic stop was conducted on South Main Street in New Haven. During the stop, Little, a passenger in the vehicle, allegedly gave Holbert a false name and social security number after Holbert learned there were warrants out for him.

  • Groping accusations escalate into alleged assault

    A Bardstown man was arrested late last week on assault and sexual abuse charges after a complaint was made regarding an incident at BJ’s Steakhouse earlier in the month.

    According to a citation from the Bardstown Police Department, Kendall Green, 29, is accused of touching a woman in her “private areas” while at work on June 3, and a subsequent confrontation outside allegedly led to Green slamming the woman to the ground and breaking her ankle, which required surgery.

  • Jail logs, June 20-22

    Tyros M. Montgomery, 37, parole violation, first-degree trafficking in controlled substances (cocaine), two counts buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, first-degree persistent felony offender

    William M. Lance, 72, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, no/expired registration plates, reckless driving

    Amanda L. Perkins, 34, non-payment of fines (Jefferson District)

    Joy R. Helton, III, 27, first-degree trafficking in controlled substances (cocaine)