Today's News

  • Pickup important for litter abatement

    With the “bulky item pickup” winding down in the county, we are poised for our annual “not-so-bulky pickup” alongside our public roads.

  • Changing the law doesn't fix all problems

    A woman in California spotted a picture of her son on an adult Web page. She was outraged, and outraged even more to find out it’s not against the law to take pictures of people in public places. She’s creating a hoopla to get a law passed.

    Let’s pause the hysteria and look at the facts. The picture presumably was neither retouched nor cropped. In other words, it is a true representation of the boy as he appeared at a public swim meet, wearing a swimsuit that either his parents purchased for him or approved of his wearing.

  • Woman charged in sexual assault of juvenile

    A Bloomfield woman was arrested Friday in connection with an alleged sexual assault involving a juvenile.

    Shirley A. Hardin, 38, 133 Depot St., was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury Wednesday on charges of using a minor in a sexual performance by causing a minor to engage in sexual performance.

  • Big crowd turns out for Sweet 16

    LEXINGTON — Rain and cold temperatures didn’t keep a multitude of Bardstown High School fans, friends and family from attending the Sweet 16 Tournament Wednesday night at Rupp Arena.

    Anticipation of what was ahead put fans and parents on the edge of their seats. “Oh my God,” was all Lisa Edelen could say when asked how it felt for her son, Logan Edelen, senior forward, to be in Rupp Arena.

  • Heavy rains equal area flood warnings

    Heavy rain in the area Wednesday resulted in flood warnings and road closures this week. The National Weather Service, Louisville, put the Rolling Fork River near Boston under a flood warning through Friday evening.

    Minor flooding of the river was reported early Thursday at 35 1/2 feet. Flood stage for the Rolling Fork River is 35 feet.

  • Public Notice

    Nelson Fiscal Court provides for the transportation of non-public school students per KRS 158.115 and hereby requests applications for supplementary funds from providers of transportation of non-public school students be sent to the County Judge’s office, One Court Square, 2nd Floor, by April 18, 2008.

  • Bardstown Schools seek savings as budget tightens

    After getting an enormous quote on lighting upgrades for Bardstown elementary and high schools, Chris Hood, Bardstown City Schools director of facilities, and Chris Drury, maintenance supervisor, wondered if the school system could do some of the work itself.

    They discovered they could install 400 lights, which will save about $25,000 in materials and several thousand more in labor.


    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.

    March 18

    William J. Church Jr., 38, theft by deception, non-payment of fines; Stephen C. Sorentrue, 31, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; and Jessica N. Browning, 20, possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Springsteen lyrics are more than words to song

    As I write, I am eagerly awaiting Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Actually, they’re awaiting me — and thousands of other fans who can’t wait to see “The Boss” tonight in Indianapolis.

  • Community Notes


    Bloomfield Middle SBDM to meet

    Bloomfield Middle School-Based Decision Making Council will have a special-called meeting 4:30 p.m. March 21 in the school cafeteria. The community is welcome to attend this public meeting. The agenda will focus on allocation for 2008-09 school year.

    Nelson County Sheriff’s Dept. closing early

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Department will be closing noon March 21 in observance of Easter and will re-open March 24.

    Bardstown Primary SBDM to meet