Today's News

  • Holsclaw announces plan to retire from BCS

    Nelson County Schools will not be the only district in the area going into a school year under new leadership. Brent Holsclaw, who has served as Bardstown City Schools’ superintendent for 13 years, announced Tuesday afternoon his plans to retire from the position at the end of the year.

  • Bardstown Knights of Columbus: Celebrating 110 years

    It was a special moment Saturday afternoon as several members of the Knights of Columbus filled the front rows at St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral for Mass. The event and a reception that followed commemorated the Bardstown Council No. 1290’s 110th year.

    Formed by 71 Catholic men on Dec. 29, 1907, the Bardstown Council came into existence just 25 years after the men’s fraternal service group had been introduced in Connecticut. Today, close to 300 men make up the council, which is dedicated to serving others, and 10 have been members for 50 years or longer.

  • Metcalf puzzled by Comer’s rant

    An angry Twitter message by a Republican congressman in October has raised questions about whether he knew Brad Metcalf was going to be fired from his job as chief clerk of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

    In October, U.S. Rep. James Comer of Tompkinsville directed an angry, vulgar tweet to Metcalf.

  • State budget to be ‘brutal’

    State Senate President Pro Tem Jimmy Higdon told constituents in a meeting at the Old Courthouse Monday that this year’s legislative session would be intently focused on the budget, pensions and roads.

    But almost immediately, discussion turned to the underlying issue — how to get more revenue.

    For about an hour, Higdon, R-Lebanon, and state Rep. Chad McCoy, R-Bardstown, answered questions in the crowded courtroom during the first of their coffee klatches, hosted by the Nelson County Economic Development Agency.

  • Metcalf says old charges were not why he was fired

    Brad Metcalf of Bardstown, who was fired New Year’s Day as chief clerk of the Kentucky House of Representatives, was told his termination was because of criminal charges from 14 years ago that surfaced during an investigation of sexual harassment allegations against former House Speaker Jeff Hoover.

    However, in an exclusive interview Monday, Metcalf told The Kentucky Standard those charges were just an excuse. The real reason he was fired, he said, was because of testimony he gave an investigator for the Legislative Ethics Commission.

  • Bloomfield man killed in Monday morning crash

    Treacherous roads from freezing rain Monday morning resulted in numerous accidents in Nelson County, including a fatality on Ky. 1066 near the Spencer County line around mile marker 5.

    The victim of the fatal crash was William Douglas Cook Jr., 37, who lived on Ky. 1066.

    “He had just left home” when the crash occurred, Coroner Field Houghlin said after talking with the victim’s family.

  • School closing message sent in error

    Bardstown Schools students’ hopes were quickly dashed Monday evening after a message claiming school was cancelled Tuesday proved false.

    At 6:44 p.m. parents started receiving automated messages that said, “Good morning. Do to inclement weather all Bardstown City Schools will be closed today. School-aged childcare will be open on normal schedule. thank you.”

  • PHOTOS: Nelson Scene: Jan. 10, 2017
  • Board honors entrepreneur’s service

    By Tommy Turner

    As a resident and elected official within the Lincoln Trail region — comprised of LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties — I see so much of which to be proud, and without hesitation, I include our region’s workforce development system among our points of pride.

  • Bloomfield City Council briefs from Jan. 8

    Martin resigns citing health concerns

    For the second time since September, the Bloomfield City Council will be looking for another member.

    Citing a chronic health issue, Mary Anne Martin has resigned her position on the council.

    “After praying and careful consideration on my part, it is with great sadness that I am resigning immediately,” she wrote in an email dated Jan. 8.

    Martin had been absent from the past several meetings.