Today's News

  • Bloomfield City Council briefs from Feb. 12

    Jones fills vacant seat to finish Martin’s term

    The torch continues to be passed to a new generation of leaders in Bloomfield.

    For the second time since October, the city council has selected a resident in his 30s to fill a vacancy on the city’s governing board.

    Nathan Jones, a 38-year-old real estate broker, will serve the remaining term of Mary Anne Martin, who resigned in January citing health reasons.

    Chris Dudgeon, 33, replaced Jim Glisson in October.

  • PHOTOS: Pancakes and a Mardi Gras party
  • Two charged with burglary Wednesday morning

    Two suspects were arrested for burglary Thursday by Nelson County sheriff’s deputies.

    Robert Matthew O’Bryan and Joseph Paul “Junior” Linton are charged with second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, failure to wear seat belts and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle.

  • Jail logs, Feb.13-15

    Jacob Kenneth Mattingly, 31, a prescription controlled substance not in a proper container, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (opiates), possession of marijuana (all 2018 criminal case).

    Daniel Max Norris, 33, probation violation.

    Justin Lee Pearce, 27, bench warrant served for court.

  • Student accused of making threat against TNHS

    A Thomas Nelson High School student was arrested and charged with first-degree terroristic threatening Tuesday after allegedly making a threat against the school.

    According to a district press release, the threat was made over the weekend and apparently arose from an altercation that had occurred Feb. 8 between two students. Neither student attended school on Friday, and the district was closed for weather on Monday.

    School administrators learned Tuesday morning a threatening image had been posted on Snapchat, a popular instant messaging app.


    Tennis coaches’ clinic

    The Kentucky High School Tennis Coaches Association will be offering a coaches’ clinic on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the new tennis club in Nicholasville. Go to http://www.kyhstca.org/2nd-annual-coaches-clinic.html for more information as well as a link to a registration form. Cost is $25 for KYHSTCA members, and it’s not too late to join.


    High School senior league



    Boys’ Basketball


    Fort Knox 85, Thomas Nelson 47



    Elizabethtown 79, Bardstown 70

    Bethlehem 82, Campbellsville 74 OT



    Valley 85, Bardstown 59

    Marion Co. 63, Bethlehem 54

    Nelson Co. 71, Garrard Co. 62

    Iroquois 68, Thomas Nelson 38



    Oldham Co. 86, Bardstown 69 

    Spencer Co. 70, Bethlehem 51

  • PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Bardstown girls grab third straight win

    Bardstown’s girls used a balanced scoring effort Monday to score their third straight win, topping visiting Spencer County 60-52.

    Freshman MaTija Yocum led the Tigers with 13 points, while senior Haylee Koger and eighth grader Jaileyah Cotton had 11 apiece. Koger hit all but one of her six free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter.

    Bardstown (16-9) was attempting its fourth straight win Tuesday after press time for this edition at home against Adair County, and they will finish the regular season at home Friday against North Hardin.


  • On the record with: Bethlehem senior Jacob Taylor

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

    Jacob carries a 3.5 GPA and is involved in the Interact and Pro-Life clubs at Bethlehem, and he was also a member of the Eagles’ golf team in the fall.

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


    PZ: Do you know where you would like to go to college? What do you plan to study and why?

  • American Greetings sells majority stake to equity firm

    American Greetings announced Tuesday it will sell a majority stake in the company to a private equity firm.

    Clayton, Dubelier & Rice will acquire 60 percent of ownership in the greeting card manufacturer, according to a press release Tuesday morning.

    The Weiss family, descendants of the company’s founder, will retain 40 percent. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.