Today's News

  • Kentucky Standard seeks Volunteer of the Year

    The Kentucky Standard is seeking nominations for the 2017 Ron Filkins Standard Communications Volunteer of the Year award.

    Since 1998, the award has honored Nelson Countians who actively engage and make a difference in the community. The deadline is Jan. 19 at 5 p.m.

    The recipient will be honored Jan. 25 at My Old Kentucky Home State Park’s Great Hall in conjunction with the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce Man and Woman of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame awards.

  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments from Dec. 6, 2017 Part II

    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury and had arraignments set for Dec. 21.

  • Finalists for fire chief recommended to mayor

    The city of Bardstown’s fire chief selection committee has interviewed candidates for the city’s next fire chief and forwarded its top three choices to Mayor Dick Heaton.

    Heaton is expected to interview the finalists and make his choice from among them.

    The process is the same that was used recently to hire Police Chief Kim Kraeszig.

    The committee met Tuesday at City Hall behind closed doors.

    “We did our interviews and submitted three names,” Greg Ashworth, the city’s human resources director, said Wednesday.

  • Magistrates approve clerk’s budget



    The Nelson County Fiscal Court approved a $12.8 million spending plan for the County Clerk’s Office Tuesday.

    The budget, which is $2 million more than the office’s budget two years ago, includes total revenues of $13.2 million and more than $350,000 in excess fees.

    The magistrates also approved, and County Judge-Executive Dean Watts signed, a pay order setting the maximum amount to be spent for salaries and fringe benefits for the deputy clerks and other staff. That amount is $693,600.

  • Jail Logs: Jan. 2-4, 2018

    Elijah Lee Cothern, 30, theft by unlawful taking (anhydrous ammonia).

    Dennis Polinksy, 34, non-payment of fines.

    Nicholas Edward Belliveau, 30, second-degree burglary, second-degree forgery, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Patricia Lauren Cambron, 28, failure to appear (2017 criminal case).

    Danny Davis Jefferies, 51, failure to appear.

    Jackie Edmon Allen, 37, third-degree criminal mischief, first-degree promoting contraband, persistent felony offender (all 2017 criminal case).

  • PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Bardstown boys edge Campbellsville for tourney title

    With a high-stakes first-round game in the All A Classic regional looming in just a couple of weeks, Campbellsville coach Tim Davis and Bardstown coach James “Boo” Brewer were intent on playing things close to the vest when their teams met Saturday night in the championship game of the Campbellsville Holiday Classic.

    They might not have given away any of their strategies, but both teams played with such grind and determination that it might be worth the drive to Fort Knox on Jan. 15 to see the rematch.

  • SWIMMING: Bethlehem has quality, if not quantity



    Contributing Writer

    When the Bethlehem swim team hit the water this year, the squad generally isn’t the biggest, but the squad won’t let that get in the way of them being the most competitive. Fran Spaulding is back as the head coach of the swim team, and she expects her kids to have another great season.

  • SWIMMING: Outlook good for NC, TNHS swimming squads

    Carmen O’Neill is all smiles when she talks about the upcoming season for her swimmers from Thomas Nelson and Nelson County.

    Not only has she returned several of her swimmers from Nelson County who qualified for the second day of last year’s regional competition, but she also has a record number of athletes on her team from Thomas Nelson.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Nelson Co. Classic

    Caverna 66, Nelson Co. 48


    NAS Tournament at Carroll Co.

    Bethlehem 52, Carroll Co. 45


    Campbellsville Holiday Classic

    Bardstown 65, Lincoln Co. 61 OT


    Louisville Collegiate Classic

    Thomas Nelson 56, Eminence 54



    Nelson Co. Classic

    Nelson Co. 74, Marion Co. 61


  • Orr leaves district employment to serve Powell County Schools

    Anthony Orr is no longer an employee of Nelson County Schools after accepting an interim superintendent position in another county.

    Orr has taken a position as interim superintendent for Powell County Schools, according to an announcement from the Powell County Board of Education, which hosted a public meet-and-greet Thursday night to introduce Orr. The Clay City Times, a newspaper covering the Powell County area, reported that Powell County Schools Superintendent Michael Tate resigned effective Jan. 1 after 35 years in education.