Today's News

  • Jail logs, Dec. 7-8, 2017

    Chad Alan Chesser, 38, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth) (2017).

    Christy Ellen Lax, 42, receiving stolen property under $10,000, illegal possession of a legend drug, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (opiates), trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin) (all 2017).

  • Learning for the future

    Computer science education is growing in Kentucky and around the world, and with millions of science, technology, engineering and math occupations projected to be in demand by 2022, schools are seeing a push in getting students equipped with the necessary skills and interest.

    Last week, hundreds of students in Nelson County and thousands across the state spent at least some time in front of a computer taking part in Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code, a time dedicated to teaching students about coding and computer programming.

  • SCORES and SCHEDULES 12-10


    Boys’ Basketball


    DeSales 60, Bardstown 46

    Bethlehem 58, Thomas Nelson 54 OT

    Butler Co. 77, Nelson Co. 67



    Bardstown 54, North Oldham 52

    Bethlehem 74, Nelson Co. 72 2OT

    Washington Co. 73, Thomas Nelson 55



    Eminence at Thomas Nelson


    Bardstown Tip-Off Classic

    Bardstown v. Bullitt Central

    Bethlehem v. Marion Co.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Walls nets 28 to lead Nelson past Bethlehem

    It’s a date that Jason Clark has had circled on his calendar since being named Bethlehem’s coach, but it’s not a game that he was looking forward to playing.

    The longtime Nelson County assistant coach found himself sitting on the visitors’ bench against the Cardinals, but the result was the same it has been for 36 straight games.

    Despite a strong defensive effort, Bethlehem could not muster enough offense and suffered its first loss of the season, a 51-35 setback on Friday at Nelson County.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Eagles finally put away Cards in 2OT

    By all rights, Bethlehem senior guard Chase Allen should be way too young to have short-term memory loss.

    Fortunately for his Eagle team, Allen was able to shake off two missed charity tosses with five seconds left in the first overtime and recover quickly enough to score five points in the second extra period to help Bethlehem defeat Nelson County 74-72 on Friday.

    Those two misses were his only ones on a night he scored 33 points and made 14 free throws.

  • Board amends agreement with former superintendent

    An agreement between Nelson County Schools and former superintendent Anthony Orr has been amended, but Orr remains an employee of the district.

    In July, the school board had initially approved an agreement with Orr in exchange for his resignation as superintendent. The agreement came after many in the community called for Orr’s ousting from the position following public scrutiny over classroom issues, teacher turnover and other matters. Orr was under contract to serve as superintendent until June 30, 2018.

  • Gulden challenges businesses to support police memorial

    Buddy Gulden of The Mercantile Store on Third Street, is again showing his support for police.

    This time he’s contributing his craftwork and cash to the Nelson County Law Enforcement Memorial that will be in front of the Bardstown Police Department.

    Gulden, a woodworker, donated a liquor cabinet made from a bourbon barrel, which was being auctioned off on Facebook Live Friday.



    Boys’ Basketball


    Butler Co. 81, Thomas Nelson 36


    Kentucky Bank Classic

    Paris 80, Nelson Co. 58



    DeSales 60, Bardstown 46

    Bethlehem 58, Thomas Nelson 54 OT

    Butler Co. 77, Nelson Co. 67


    Girls’ Basketball


    Woodford Co. 60, Thomas Nelson 47


    St. Patrick Catholic Classic

  • On the record with: TNHS’ Danielle Ulery

    Thomas Nelson senior cheerleader Danielle Ulery is this week’s nominee for The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV 13 Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Danielle carries a 4.0 GPA while also participating in the school’s Student Organization Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as running track and serving on the prom committee.

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


  • STRAIGHT ARROW: NASP and bowhunting

    The National Archery in the Schools Program tournaments are in full swing, and Bonnie and I were at Nelson County High School at 6 a.m. for their shoot last Saturday.