Today's News

  • NelCASA to honor Dawson

    After 32 years of continuous service to Nelson County Court Appointed Special Advocates, former District Judge Thomas Dawson is stepping down from the board. He will be honored Oct. 24 during its volunteer appreciation dinner.

    Dawson started NelCASA in 1985 as the first of its kind in the state. A few weeks later, Jefferson County began a program.

  • Matthews announces run for sheriff’s office

    Nelson County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Kaelen Matthews has announced he is running for sheriff.

    Matthews announced Saturday on a campaign Facebook page that he had filed a letter of intent on Oct. 5 with the state, allowing him to start raising money and campaigning.

    In a video on the page, Kaelen Matthews for Sheriff of Nelson County, he said one of the biggest goals of his life has been to serve as sheriff.

  • On the record with: Bethlehem’s Kelsey Greenwell

    Bethlehem senior volleyball player Kelsey Greenwell is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Kelsey carries a 3.95 GPA and also participates on the Banshees’ track and field squad, in addition to being involved in several clubs around campus, including National Honor Society and Interact Club, and is a participant in the Nelson County Distinguished Young Women program.

    Kentucky Standard sports editor Peter W. Zubaty had a few questions for Kelsey to better get to know her.


  • 19th DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: TNHS tops NC for record 20th win

    Regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s semifinal match with top-seeded Bardstown, members of the Thomas Nelson volleyball team will be able to look back on their 2017 season with pride.

    The Generals’ 3-1 win over Nelson County in the 19th District play-in game (25-15, 25-20, 22-25, 25-19) was a school-record 20th win of the season.

  • 5th REGION BOYS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Cardinals roll Knights in region return

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Nelson County celebrated its return to the boys’ 5th Region soccer tournament Monday by eliminating Marion County, 3-0, to advance to a Wednesday semifinal match with 17th District champion Central Hardin.

    “It feels great,” Nelson County senior James Caisse said about moving forward in the region. “We work hard. We’ve been practicing for this for the whole season.”

  • Fall activities start early with ‘Boo Haven’

    While still a few weeks away, kids in New Haven got the frights and delights of the Halloween early with a “Boo Haven” trunk-or-treat event.

    On Saturday, kids clad in their favorite costumes, rushed through a haunted house in the gym, stopped by various decorated “trunks” for candy, followed a pumpkin pathway to show off the pumpkin they had painted and enjoyed a chili supper. The event was hosted by and supported the New Haven School PTO, and saw dozens of participants.

  • Residents warned of mail thefts

    Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly warned residents of the Cox’s Creek area Monday to empty their mailboxes promptly and watch for mail thieves.

    “It appears that the person or persons opened some of the mail and then threw the letters out along Louisville Road,” Mattingly said in a media release.

  • Nelson County, Bardstown Schools set meetings for Tuesday

    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at 4 p.m. at Central Office, 288 Wildcat Lane, Bardstown KY 40004. The agenda includes:
    I.   Call to Order
    II.  Convene Executive Session pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(f) for Discussions Related to the Appointment of an Employee
    III. Adjourn Executive Session
    IV. Reconvene Regular Session
    V.  Adjourn Regular Session

  • 5th REGION GIRLS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Tigers advance past Hawks



    Contributing Writer

    For the first time since 2013, the Bardstown Tigers made it to the 5th Region girls’ soccer tournament.

    Just like four years ago, the first round saw the Tigers matched up with LaRue County, and once again Bardstown came away with the win, following the 2013 campaign that saw Martin Bodkin’s squad fall in a region semifinal shootout to Central Hardin.

  • SCORES and SCHEDULES 10-19




    Central 66, Bardstown 0

    Campbellsville 50, Bethlehem 21

    Oldham Co. 42, Nelson Co. 7

    Waggener 27, Thomas Nelson 25


    Boys’ Soccer


    5th Region tournament

    at Elizabethtown

    Nelson Co. 3, Marion Co. 0

    North Hardin 3, Taylor Co. 0



    5th Region tournament

    at Elizabethtown