Today's News

  • On the record with: Bardstown senior Evan Newsome

    Bardstown senior basketball player Evan Newsome is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Evan carries a 3.9 GPA and is the local chapter president and Kentucky state vice-president for Future Business Leaders of America, and is involved with a number of other clubs and organizations at Bardstown, including the Y-Club Judicial Program, Pep Club and National Honor Society.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty had a few questions for Evan to better get to know him.


  • Souper Bowl of Caring charity event ups its game

    The Philadelphia Eagles weren’t the only team that scored a big upset this past weekend.

    In the Souper Bowl of Caring, the eighth-graders of St. Joseph School took the chili trophy away from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who had held the title for the past few years, and the Knights of Columbus had held it for years before that.

    The kids’ team, the Mad Scientists, who dressed in white lab coats, collected about $1,000 with their white chicken chili — besting the Sisters, the Knights, the RCIA class and several other chili chefs.

  • Nelson County to lease amphitheater

    The county government will lease the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre property from the state in order to hasten replacing the rundown stage and dressing room area and unsafe electrical service.

    The goal is to have the work done in time for the 60th season of “The Stephen Foster Story” this summer.

  • Restoring Bardstown’s black history

    Bardstown is known for preserving its heritage.

    A walk along West Flaget or South Third is a journey through two centuries of American history. Antebellum mansions are monuments to grandeur, and bungalows and downtown storefronts remind visitors of the early 20th century.

  • Former state tourism commissioner hired to lead local agency

    Mike Mangeot once focused on how to bring visitors to the entire state of Kentucky.

    But starting this month, the former state commissioner of travel and tourism will be focusing solely on Bardstown and Nelson County.

    Mangeot was hired by the Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist Commission Tuesday morning as its new executive director during a special-called meeting.

  • Opinion: Education becomes state lawmakers’ focus

    By State Rep. Chad McCoy, R-Bardstown

    As the 2018 session moves into February, key House priorities are moving through the legislative process, and we recently passed bills to enhance the quality of education in Kentucky.

  • Opinion: We must work on opioid epidemic solutions

    By Attorney General Andy Beshear

    Every day, we lose an average of four Kentuckians to a fatal drug overdose. Sadly, everyone reading this column has lost someone he or she loves or cares about to drugs or knows somebody who has.

    The drug epidemic isn’t hidden in the shadows of big cities like New York and Miami.

    It is in our homes and on our streets. 

    In September, I saw this firsthand when I helped pull an overdosing man from a car in downtown Lexington.

    It was 3 p.m. on a Thursday.

  • Editorial: Jail issues are bigger than a hole in the wall

    The Nelson County Jail has been in the spotlight lately and, unfortunately, it’s not for being innovative or a step above the rest.

    At the end of January, a hole was fixed on the outside of the jail that had been used by inmates to smuggle contraband in to the facility from outside. Yes, that really happened — not once, but at least six times. (That’s how many times the hole about the size of a golf ball has been repaired.)

  • Jail logs, Feb. 2-6, 2018

    Brandon Jay Dellinger, 31, probation violation.

    Jessie Tyler Nethery, 26, fourth-degree assault.

    Nicholas Edward Belliveau, 30, third-degree burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana.

    Bradley Leo Spalding, 25, speeding 17 mph over limit, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

    Albert JR Lewis, 41, public intoxication by a controlled substance excluding alcohol.

    Mark Thomas Williams II, 21, failure to appear (2017 misdemeanor case).

  • PHOTOS: Nelson Scene: Feb. 7, 2018