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  • 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.

  • JENNIFER GROTE

    jgrote@kystandard.com

    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.

  • DAYNA PARRETT

    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.

  • KATHERAN WASSON

    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.

  • A fishing trip to the St. John’s River near Silver Springs, Florida during the Christmas holidays resulted in a 15-1/2 pound largemouth bass for Nelson County assistant football coach Herbie Phelps. Phelps and a friend, Bobby Bessinger, pulled in 20 “keepers” that weighed a total 202 pounds. They kept the 10 biggest — including a 14-pounder caught by Bessinger — for mounting. Phelps’ trophy was caught on a 1-1/2 pound “minnow.”

  • Dixie Hibbs got an early birthday present Monday night.

    She was named the 1992 Citizen of the year.

    The announcement wasn’t planned to be one day before Hibbs’ 51st birthday — it just happened that way.

    And her honor came partially for her efforts in working on Kentucky’s 200th birthday last year. She served as the co-chairperson for the Nelson County Committee for the Kentucky bicentennial.

  • Each year, students from St. Joseph Elementary collect pennies for their sister parish in Haiti.

    The project, more than 18 years old, continues to exceed expectations and once again broke records when students raised 1,130,240 pennies during Advent.

    The money — more than $11,000 — will be used to feed students at St. Francis Xavier in Haiti.

  • FRANKFORT — The Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet has some gift ideas for shoppers during this holiday season.

    They all have “Kentucky” themes because they all come from agencies within the cabinet.

    “Our agencies have some wonderful ideas ranging from state park gift cards to artwork and history,” said Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Marcheta Sparrow. “These gifts all say Kentucky and are a great way to celebrate the holidays.” 

    Here is a listing of agencies and gift ideas:

  • FRANKFORT — Just because the weather is turning cooler doesn’t mean it’s time to stay inside.
    For some, camping during the winter months is their adventure. The Kentucky State Parks have some campgrounds that remain open during the winter.
    Campers can make reservations for sites online by going to www.parks.ky.gov, although reservations are not required. Some campground services may be limited during winter months.
    The state parks with campgrounds open for winter include: