• Craft Beer Festival enters third year going strong

    Three years ago, the Bardstown Craft Beer Festival was just a unique concept that members of the Next Generation Nelson County group were tossing around. 

    The group took the idea, started small and held the event the same weekend to coincide with the Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair hoping to take advantage of the visitors already in town. The first year proved to be extremely successful as 350 people attended the inaugural festival. 

  • Arts & Crafts worth the trip downtown

    Tomorrow will kick off the 35th annual Bardstown Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair. 

    With more than 30,000 plus visitors expected to visit 220 vendors, one of Bardstown’s premier events hasn’t just rested on its reputation but continues to evolve.  

  • Newspapers sticking around a while longer

    Imagine a world with no newspapers.

    And while you are at it, you might as well picture a world with less news.

    This week, Oct. 4-10, is the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week. This year’s theme is “Power of the Press.”

    It has been a long time since “the press” comprised only newspapers.

  • Awareness key to fighting breast cancer

    During the month of October, your world will probably be bathed in pink. There will be pink ribbons, T-shirts, cups, racing cars, football helmets, yogurt containers and even the front page of today’s Kentucky Standard newspaper is pink. All this pink is to raise awareness of breast cancer and remind our daughters, sisters, mothers, wives and best friends that early detection is the key to beating breast cancer.

  • Feed a hungry child for $100 a school year

    Most of us have plenty of food to eat.

    We never have to worry where our next meal will come from and our children go to bed with full tummies and have sweet dreams.

    But for many families and children in Nelson County, there is not enough food available in their homes. According to Feeding America’s “Map the Meal Gap,” approximately 23 percent of children in Nelson County are at risk of going hungry.

  • More women needed in tech fields

    Great strides have been made toward gender equity on many fronts over the past couple decades, but there is still much work left undone.

    One of those areas where women are lagging behind their male counterparts is in technology-related careers.

    But Thomas Nelson High School is doing its part to help narrow this gap, with the formation of the Girls Readiness in Technology (GRIT) Program, started by junior Nada Kaisseh.

  • Health Fair good chance to educate yourself

    Too many people find out they have a medical problem after they experience severe symptoms that, if caught early enough, could have been prevented.

  • Distilleries should be able to serve more to guests

    Kentucky Distillers just want to be treated fairly when it comes to serving America’s native spirit — bourbon.

    With the booming popularity of bourbon and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, visitors are coming to Kentucky to sample many of the great spirits, and the Kentucky Distillers Association wants to enhance that experience. The group is proposing new legislation in the upcoming 2016 legislation that would allow distilleries to sell shots, flights, cocktails and increase the amount that can be purchased daily at their gift shops.

  • Ignition Interlock law will make our highways safer

    Kentucky is finally in the home stretch with implementing the new Interlock law that took effect on June 24 earlier this year.

    The law, which was passed in this year’s General Assembly, should help curb drunk driving by requiring repeat DUI offenders or offenders with aggravators such as having a child in the vehicle or possessing a blood alcohol level of .15 or above to install Ignition Interlock devices on their vehicles.

  • Playground fitting memorial to Kathy Netherland

    Bardstown City Schools’ decision to dedicate a playground at Bardstown Elementary School to the memory of Kathy Netherland is a touching and appropriate tribute.

    Netherland was a beloved special education teacher who was taken from this community too soon by a vicious and brutal act that also robbed us of her daughter, Samantha. The mother and daughter were murdered in their Botland home in April 2014.

    There has been no closure. The Kentucky State Police are still searching for the killer or killers.