Today's News

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-Nov. 27, 2017

    Nelson County Schools Board of Education

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education will have a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Nelson County High School, 1070 Bloomfield Road in Bardstown.

    Hanging of the Greens

  • Nelson County Schools hosting public forum Thursday

    Those wishing to be part of the selection process for Nelson County Schools’ next superintendent can do so by attending a public forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at Nelson County High School. The public forum is part of a timeline established by the Nelson County Schools Board of Education in the district’s search and selection for a new superintendent following the resignation of Anthony Orr.

  • Big wheels, big fun

    As the third rider crashed into the ditch by the orange cone, laughter erupted from the crowd that had gathered by the guardrail. No one was seriously injured, but it was the anticipation of wrecks and wipe outs that brought hundreds to the sharp curves of Cissal Hill Road Sunday afternoon.

    “This is the biggest crowd yet,” said organizer Levi Wooldridge, adding that the number of spectators has grown each year.

  • Bardstown man killed in fiery head-on crash

    A 31-year-old Bardstown man, Joseph Simpson, and another driver were killed in a fiery head-on collision in southern Indiana Sunday night.

    According to a press release from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office in New Albany, the crash happened about 8:38 p.m. in the 3000 block of State Road 111 South.

    The press release said Schuyler Benjamin, 27, of Indianapolis, was driving north in a white 2002 Ford explorer and crossed the center line, striking a silver 2002 Toyota pickup driven by Simpson head on.

    Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.

  • STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: On the record with Bethlehem’s Riley Collins

    Bethlehem senior Riley Collins is this week’s nominee for Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.
    Riley carries a 3.857 GPA and plays football and baseball, as well as participating in National Honor Society and the school’s Green Dot club, and is also the senior class treasurer.
    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty had a few questions for Riley to better get to know him.

    PZ: Do you know where you would like to go to college? What do you plan to study and why?

  • RIVER RAT: Reviving an old family tradition

    Went to the track on Friday.

    It’s an old family tradition dating back probably well before I came into this world, with the Zubaty menfolk being dropped off at Churchill Downs the day after Thanksgiving whilst the women went shopping in Louisville.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: NC’s Skrine headed to Spalding

    Taylor Skrine has been a dependable stalwart for Nelson County girls’ soccer coach Mike Glass for years, anchoring the Cardinals’ back line.

    “Very reliable — she’s been one of our captains for a couple of years, and has a good vision for the field,” Glass said. “I think Spalding will really like how she sees the field.”

    Skrine signed last week with Spalding University to continue her career at a ceremony at Nelson County High School. She’s looking forward to her next stop.


    Boys’ Basketball
    Bardstown at Marion Co.
    Hart Co. at Bethlehem
    Central Hardin at Nelson Co.
    Bullitt Central at Thomas Nelson

    North Bullitt at Bardstown
    Bethlehem at Bullitt Central
    Nelson Co. at Thomas Nelson

    Thomas Nelson at Butler Co.

    Kentucky Bank Classic
    Nelson Co. at Paris

    Girls’ Basketball
    Bardstown at Marion Co.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Nov. 26, 2017

    The next public Anatok meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Old Courthouse.

    Bardstown City Council
    The Bardstown City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28.

    Team Up! FRYSC
    Team Up! Family Resource & Youth Services Center will hold an advisory council meeting on Monday, Nov. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at Cox’s Creek School. The public is invited to attend. To reserve a seat, call 349-7006.

  • OPINION: It’s Thanksgiving. Be happy.



    The Washington Post

    For evolution, the Constitution,

    And the ATMs of banks,

    The Times and Post and the whole West Coast,

    I want to give sincerest thanks.

    A Mozart sonata, my inamorata,

    And a first-rate BLT.

    For Silverman (Sarah) and the Obama era,

    I give thanks most thankfully.

    I’m a fraud, a fake, a big mistake, a creep.

    I’m over a barrel but I care a lot for Meryl Streep.