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Today's News

  • Neighbors speak out against Woodlawn development

    Not one resident who attended the public hearing Tuesday on the proposed redevelopment of the Woodlawn Springs golf course spoke in favor of it.

    The owners’ lawyer, Jim Willett, stood alone as members of the homeowners association and others in the audience at Bardstown High School took the mics to plead with the Planning Commission not to let Chris Osborne and his family convert the 18-hole course into residential building lots.

    After four hours of testimony, the commissioners decided not to decide until another night.

  • Pedestrian hit by car on Ky. 245

    A middle-aged man was hit by a car as he was crossing John Rowan Boulevard around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

    Nelson County Deputy Sheriff Levi Preston, the first officer on the scene of the accident, said the man was crossing north on Ky. 245 near Louisville Road about where First Christian Church is when the accident occurred.

    A car going west hit the pedestrian, who suffered a head injury.

    He was taken by a Nelson County EMS ambulance to Flaget Memorial Hospital.

  • ‘Pupil Patchwork’

    With paper trees and glued-together Santas, the halls at Bardstown Primary School are decorated for the holidays. There is one Christmas display, however, which stands out from the rest. Teacher Cathy Barnett has been working on a quilt, which uses buttons to honor her former students. It is a project that started more than 20 years ago and a special tradition that continues today.

    The quilt is brought out each year and displayed outside Barnett’s second-grade classroom, accompanied by a poem:

    “We each brought in a button,

  • Watts files for seventh term as county judge

    Dean Watts has had two careers — one in retail and the other in local government.

    He worked 21 years in the Shapira family’s general store business, working his way up from cleaning the floors to supervising the stores. And he has been Nelson’s county judge-executive for 24 years.

    What he’s found from those experiences is that constituent service isn’t that different from customer service, and it makes a difference.

  • Foundation helps fund Makerspaces in BCS libraries

    Bardstown City Schools has joined a hands-on educational “movement” with the implementation of makerspaces in three of the district’s schools.

  • New Bardstown officers sworn in

    The Bardstown Police Department has added two new officers to its ranks.

    At the City Council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Dick Heaton swore in Officers Andrew Pile and Jeff Decker, who just completed their 23-week basic course with the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond and now face 12 more weeks of on-the-job training with the local agency.

    Police Chief Kim Kraeszig introduced the two men and said, “We’re excited to have them join the Bardstown Police Department.”

  • Jail logs, Dec. 12-14

    John Edwards Rodgers, 29, parole violation.

    Lisa Ann Law, 46, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth).

    Hanna Nicole Farmer, 24, failure to appear (2017).

    Austin Blake Aldridge, 20, non-payment of fines.

    Mitch Braden Kanatzer Jr., 39, probation violation (2009), receiving stolen property under $10,000.

    James A. Linton, 40, failure to appear, non-payment of fines (both 2004).

  • Moose Lodge donates to Bread for Life Food Pantry
  • Recognitions presented at Bloomfield Council meeting
  • SPORTS NOTES: 12-15

    KofC FT contest

    The Knights of Columbus Bardstown Council 1290 is sponsoring a free-throw shooting contest 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Bethlehem High School gymnasium. The contest is open to Nelson County boys and girls ages 9-14. Winners advance to district, regional and state competition. There is no entry fee to participate and walk-up registration the day of the contest is available. Call 331-9223 for more information.

    Got announcements? Email them to sports@kystandard.com.