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Today's News

  • Search begins for new tourism director

    Three weeks after Dawn Przystal stepped down from her role as executive director of tourism for Bardstown, the Tourism Commission is actively looking to fill the role.

    “A lot of people have been asking about the position,” said Kim Huston, president of the Nelson County Economic Development Agency as she attended Tuesday morning’s board meeting. “We’ve had a lot of interest in the position,” both locally and out of state.

  • Fort Knox Federal wins Member Service Award

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union is the 2017 winner of the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award in the more than $1 billion asset category. This is the eighth time the credit union has received the award, which is sponsored by the Kentucky Credit Union League and Credit Union National Association, for its commitment to serving members and the community since 1998.

  • Regional Job and Career Fair set for Thursday

    The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the Elizabethtown chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (ESHRM) and KYJOBS.net will host the 2017 Fall Regional Job and Career Fair Expo Thursday The fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Bardstown Elementary names Students of the Month for August
  • Craft Beer Festival returns Saturday to downtown Bardstown

    Organizers hope to attract up to 1,000 people to the annual Bardstown Craft Beer Festival Saturday.

    In its fifth year, the event has evolved every year and the flavors on tap have grown.

    This year there will be more than 50 beers on tap, including several seasonal brews and rare releases.

    “We have a lot of local breweries that will be highlighted this year,” said Britt Kulsveen, one of the organizers and a member of Next Gen Nelson County, the non-profit that organizes the event.

  • Craft Beer Festival returns Saturday to downtown Bardstown

    Organizers hope to attract up to 1,000 people to the annual Bardstown Craft Beer Festival Saturday.

    In its fifth year, the event has evolved every year and the flavors on tap have grown.

    This year there will be more than 50 beers on tap, including several seasonal brews and rare releases.

    “We have a lot of local breweries that will be highlighted this year,” said Britt Kulsveen, one of the organizers and a member of Next Gen Nelson County, the non-profit that organizes the event.

  • Creating business

    Shaded from Saturday’s sunny skies, Emma Wagner of Louisville sat inside her booth occasionally answering questions from festival-goers about her work and hoping they might make a purchase. Like many of the 200-plus vendors at the weekend’s Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair, Wagner was trying to promote her items, the first step in any business big or small.

    “Hoping for the best,” she said.

  • 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.