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Today's News

  • Jail Logs - Nov. 23

    The Kentucky Standard believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record.

    Nov. 20

  • County Reading Day Proclamation signed

    Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts signed a proclamation declaring Nov. 30 Nelson County Reading Day. This grew from a senior seminar project of St. Catharine College business students Geneva Osborne and Michelle Essex, who also had proclamations issued in Washington County and Marion County. This three-county reading project is in conjunction with the St. Catharine College Quality Enhancement Plan: rtl3 (Read to Learn, Read to Lead, Read to Live).

  • Siblings retiring their headsets after playoffs

    For the local radio team of brothers Jason and Jeff Floyd, the next game could be their last.

    The duo has broadcast football games in the Bardstown-Nelson County area on WBRT-AM 1320 for the past decade, but they decided earlier this season this year would be their last.

  • Religion Notes - November 23, 2007

    Old Gospel Barn to have gospel sing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, will have a gospel sing 7:30 Nov. 24. Special guests will be The Sheltons of Shepherdsville, Gina C with Clyde the Dobro and Trey, and the Cumbos. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Boston Church to have dinner

    Boston Church (Disciples of Christ), 195 Petersburg Road, Boston, will have a church dinner noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 25. Everyone is welcome to attend the dinner as well as Sunday School 10-11 a.m. and the worship service, 11 a.m.-noon.

  • Heaven Hill Distilleries to release Rare Single Barrel Whiskey

    Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., the country’s largest independent family-owned spirits producer and marketer, is continuing to delight whiskey aficionados nationwide with the release of a second bottling of its highly-regarded Rittenhouse Very Rare Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey. The newest edition has aged for 23 years on the lower floors of Heaven Hill’s choice “00” rickhouse, where the temperature extremes are not as variable, mitigating the potentially deleterious effects of a full 92 Kentucky seasons in a new, charred white oak barrel.

  • Native American celebration brings out sights, sounds of past

    Fry bread, buffalo burgers and chili could be smelled wafting from the Old Bardstown Village where visitors gathered Saturday and Sunday to celebrate a Native American Harvest Festival. A trade blanket was laid out with items including leather pouches and items made from buffalo horn.

  • Rat control is a plus for county

    For several years the county has provided residents with free rat bait.

    The plan is simple. If the county provides free rat bait to its residents, those resident are more likely to use the bait that kills the unwanted rodents. While rats will likely never be eliminated from the county, the rat bait program can suppress them into a more manageable number. Rats are a problem for many, particularly considering we are an agricultural community. But with the free program, the problem can be managed thus keeping the rats from reaching epidemic numbers.

  • Sports Notes - November 23

    Pool leagues forming

    Paradise Billiards, an alcohol-free and smoke-free pool hall in Bardstown, will host winter pool leagues.

    There are no age limits. Players will be matched with leagues according to age, ability and experience. Leagues are for beginners and advanced players.

    Paradise Billiards is at 102 Flamingo Road; call (502) 428-9638 for more information.

    Soccer tryouts coming

  • Let's fix the illegal immigrant problem

    It’s not often that businesses in Bardstown get flagged for employing undocumented workers, but it does happen. We’re apt to see more of it until this nation comes up with a comprehensive, permanent solution to the illegal alien epidemic that now affects every state in the Union.

    Duh, is there a war against terrorism going on throughout the world? And, yet, our borders are like flood-gates, with thousands of persons from virtually every country in the world entering the U.S. every month. How can this be?

  • Kevin Shehan Memorial Scholarship applications available

    Applications for the Kevin Lee Shehan Memorial Scholarship are available at the Nelson County High School Guidance Office. This scholarship is in memory and honor of Kevin Lee Shehan, class of 2007, who died Aug. 2, 1999. The scholarship is open and available to anyone who went to school with Shehan, knew him through groups or clubs in the community and will be a graduate of Nelson County High School. This scholarship is open Nov. 25, 2007, and all requirements of this application must be in the possession of the scholarship committee at close of business Feb. 28, 2008.