Today's News

  • A healthy GOP can only be built on ruins of this one

    By Michael Gerson

    I find myself wandering in an unfamiliar place. As a pro-life conservative, I am honestly happy — no, positively elated — that pro-choice Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s Senate election.

  • 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.

  • SCORES and SCHEDULES 12-15


    Boys’ Basketball


    Thomas Nelson 71, Eminence 60


    Bardstown Tip-Off Classic

    Bardstown 57, Bullitt Central 56

    Marion Co. 87, Bethlehem 51



    Nelson Co. 67, Franklin Co. 56

    Marion Co. 80, Thomas Nelson 54



    Washington Co. 62, Nelson Co. 52

    Grayson Co. 51, Thomas Nelson 40


    Girls’ Basketball

  • COLLEGE SOCCER: NC’s Jackson signs with Brescia U.

    At Savannah Jackson’s signing ceremony last week at Nelson County High School, Brescia University women’s soccer coach David Ralph couldn’t help but marvel at a collage of photos of the Cardinal keeper in action.

    One could almost see the wheels turning in his head as he took in the images of Jackson making diving, leaping saves of shots, or straying far out of the goal to stop attacks. “Fearlessness” and “relentlessness” were words he used a great deal to describe the Nelson senior’s play.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: Gift ideas for your bowhunter

    As Christmas draws near, if you have a bowhunter that you still need a gift for, I will try to give you a few good ideas.

  • PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: NC girls rout WC for 25th straight in district

    Marly Walls got Nelson County off to a fast start Tuesday, tallying six points, five steals and two assists as the Cardinals built a 17-1 lead after five minutes on Washington County and never looked back on the way to a 71-14 rout.

    Walls had 19 points, all in the first half, helping the Cardinals to a 25th straight win over 19th District opponents.

    Amelia Hodges scored 24 — including four three-pointers — and Ella Thompson added 11.

  • Recognitions presented at Bloomfield Council meeting
  • Moose Lodge donates to Bread for Life Food Pantry
  • ‘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,

  • 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.