• During the darkest times in her life, Jenny Brumley remembers being consumed with finding that next high — by whatever means necessary.

    “You get ruthless,” Brumley said of the lengths she went to get prescription pills. “You just do not care. You are just consumed.”

    Thirty-year-old Brumley said she had her engagement ring, high school ring and her mother’s wedding ring melted down for extra cash. She also stole several checks from her parents and grandparents — a move that ultimately landed her in jail.

  • The 39th annual reunion of the descendants of Jacob and Neley (Silvertooth) Cocanougher, pioneers of the 1790s in present-day Boyle and Washington counties, was Sunday, July 27. This reunion is held annually on the last Sunday of July at the Perryville American Legion Hall. Attendance at the 2014 reunion was 62 from six states, including 11 Kentucky communities.

    A potluck meal was enjoyed after a prayer of thanksgiving and praise was led by Rev. Ty Clenney, who’s wife is the former Scotty Cocanougher.


    Deborah Harkness — “The Book of Life.”

    Erika Johansen — “The Queen of the Tearling.”

    Richard North Patterson — “Eden in Winter.”

    Daniel Silva — “The Heist.”

    Harry Turtledove — “Last Orders.”

    Stuart Woods — “Cut and Thrust.”

  •  There is no doubt that Louise Hagan has lived her life — all 100 years of it.

    The New Haven native celebrated her 100th birthday last weekend with family and friends during a grand event at St. Joseph Parish Hall.

    But while her age — and her health in conjunction — is impressive, it is how Louise has experienced life that is inspiring.

  • July 8, 1954

    Auto accidents kill two Nelson men

    Thompson and Thomas holiday weekend victims

    Both driving alone when cars leave highway, hit embankments

    Nelson County had two of Kentucky’s 11 fatalities in automobile accidents over the July 4th holiday weekend. Both victims were driving alone and only one car was involved in each accident.

    Nine highway accidents occurred in Nelson County from Friday, July 2, through Monday, July 5. A number of persons were injured.



    When MaKayla Richardson was about 4 years old, her mother enrolled her in piano lessons.

    “It did not work out,” Joyce Richardson joked. “She has her own style.”

    MaKayla didn’t like learning someone else’s way of doing things. She wanted to create her own path. So the 4 year old taught herself how to play the piano by ear.

    She has also taught herself to play several other instruments just by listening to sound.

  • UPDATE: Due to repairs being made at Bardstown High School, the concert location for 7:30 p.m. Monday will be moved to Parkway Baptist Church at 2580 Springfield Rd. 

    Kentucky Music Week is back for its 20th year in Bardstown, bringing the state’s traditional music to locals and visitors of the community.

  • With temperatures topping the mid 90s this week, several people found an oasis with the opening of the Bardstown City Pool.

    But the heat didn’t get to Karen Phillips, of Bardstown, who was at the pool for the first time this year on Tuesday with her seven of nine grandchildren.

    “I am a cold-natured person, so I enjoyed being there when it was warmer because the water wasn’t be so cold,” Phillips said.

  • Over the next six months, Carrie Pride,

    community news coordinator for The Kentucky Standard, will document her fitness journey as she works with personal trainer Kerry “K.O.” Overfelt of Darkside Athletics and Bourbon City Fitness.

    The journey has begun!

    What journey you ask?

    The journey of being a new and better me — mentally and physically.


    Extension Agent

    Winter is a time where we dream of snow covered roads and icicles hanging from our gutters. It’s a pretty picturesque scene if you’re planning on staying indoors until it’s gone. But let’s be honest, how many of us have that luxury?

    For most of us, life still goes on whether the roads are clear or there’s three inches of snow. We still have to make it to work, doctor’s appointments, the grocery and more.

  • If you drive south into Bloomfield on Ky. 55, one of the first houses you’ll see at the edge of town is a quaint little log cabin.

    Although it looks like it could have been the home of one of the city’s pioneers, it isn’t. Bettie Hauser, the current owner, said it was built in 1937, and Jane Cecil, a local historian, said she thinks it was part of a log house fad at the time. According to American Bungalow magazine, the craze was part of the arts and crafts architectural movement that began around 1900.

  • Dayna PArrett

    County Extension Agent for Consumer and Family Sciences


    It’s turkey time! If you’re anything like me, it’s your favorite time of year.

    Time to stuff yourself with the best foods imaginable.

    You envision the turkey and the stuffing, the cranberry sauce and the pies. One thing you probably don’t envision: getting sick.

  • A sampling of things to check out around the state:


    Hands on History Workshop — Historic Plumbing and How to Deal With it

    If you have an old house, you probably have old plumbing. In this workshop at 1 p.m. Nov. 9, at the Brennan House Histric Home, 631 South 5th Street in Louisville, different types of plumbing and its maintenance will be discussed.

    Learn from master plumber Bruce Cohen of BC Plumbing and see some of the Brennan House’s original plumbing.

  • 10 YEARS AGO
    JULY 2003

    Bardstown Council passes occupational tax
    To take effect next month

    For the second time, some concerned citizens made their case against the occupational tax to Bardstown City Council.
    And, for the second time, after hearing opposing views, the Council Tuesday approved the occupational tax ordinance. Five councilmen voted in favor of the tax on its second reading. Council member Francis Lydian was the only opposing vote.

  • After a long hiatus of nearly 20 years, Bardstown’s re-introduction to the Touchstone Energy All A Classic was nothing short of an explosion.

    That year, the Tigers went on tournament championship run led by MVP Brian Calhoun that touched off a run of nine years that saw Bardstown make six appearances in the small-school state tournament, which started out as a Northern Kentucky-based invitation-only tournament, one which the Tigers won in 1987.


    The State Journal

    Robyn Stuart spends much of her life on an assembly line.

    When she isn’t at her day job building cars at the Toyota plant in Georgetown, you might find her organizing family and friends to help package her homemade bourbon balls for a big event.

    And Stuart is about to attend a really big event.

    Stuart, owner of DB Bourbon Candy, will soon ship about 3,000 bourbon balls to Los Angeles, where she will hand them out to celebrities in a gifting lounge at the 85th annual Academy Awards.