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  • By PEGGY SMITH

    Association Executive, Old Kentucky Home Board of Realtors

    “I’ll take it!” Is it as easy as that when you find a house that you really want?

  • Local officers broke a wave of hold-ups with the capture late Saturday afternoon of five of a daring, heavily armed gang found hiding out at the home of Hugh Vittitoe at Samuels.

    The gang had obtained $18,000 in 10 robberies in five weeks. Beam’s Liquor Store in Bardstown was held up and robbed of $2,532 last Wednesday night.

  • Adolph Frederick Rupp, winningest basketball coach of all time, is being honored tomorrow night at Bardstown Holiday Inn.

    Rupp, who guided the University of Kentucky to 879 wins against 190 losses over the past 42 years, will be guest speaker at the dinner.

  • Last week, Bardstown was named the “Most Beautiful Small Town in America” in the “Best of the Road” competition, sponsored by Rand McNally and USA Today. So we asked around Bardstown on Friday, "In your opinion, what makes Bardstown beautiful?"

  • A foal enjoyed a roll in the grass Friday morning in a field off Louisville Road.

  • TAYLOR PETTIT

    reporter@kystandard.com

    At the opening day of the Nelson County Fair, Morgan Davis Lusby, 17, Georgetown, was named Miss Nelson County Fair 2012.

    “I’m so excited,” Lusby said. “This is the first pageant I’ve ever won.”

    Lusby listed some of her volunteer work and involvement in school activities as her interests and hobbies.

    Lusby said she enjoys participating in pageants because of the opportunity to meet new people.

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    KEVIN WHEATLEY

    KPA News Service

    Editor’s Note — This is the second in our month-long series spotlighting fun and interesting day-trips in Kentucky. Today’s comes to us from The State Journal in Frankfort.

     

    The story of the Davidson brothers — John, a major in the Union Army, and Frank, who joined the Confederacy — dramatize how divided loyalties fractured families in Kentucky during the Civil War.

  • During this Fourth of July weekend, I think it’s a good time to share a little history, a little research and a little personal insight. I’m not talking about the Revolutionary War, the waving of Old Glory, or the courageous service of our great military. I want to explore the most patriotic of American traditions — the buying of a home to call our own.
    If you go back centuries into English medieval times, the only form of wealth was land. If you had the means, you either owned it, or if you wanted it and somebody else owned it, you fought for it.

  • Real fear and dread return to the movie screen — in 3D

    “Prometheus” is a visually impressive sci-fi adventure which seeks to incorporate hints as to the genetic history of Earth’s humankind. Though this sometimes disrupts the exploration and flattens the audience’s attention, it raises the film’s importance from the philosophical blahness of a standard B-picture to the thought-provoking genesis of a film trying to emulate “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

  • Bardstown’s Old Talbott Tavern is notoriously haunted, but the Syfy show, “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files,” claims to have debunked one of the countless ghostly videos recorded there through the years.

    Television crews filmed at the tourist destination in December 2011, trying to determine whether a video of what appears to be a ghostly cat could be explained as an earthly phenomenon.

  • Whenever Kay Burtoft is feeling overwhelmed, she walks to a portion of her farm to visit her “children.”

    Once the barn doors slide open, she’s met with a curious stare from her babies, that are ecstatic to see her — even happier if she’s carrying food. 

    “They’re very sweet,” Burtoft said. “If you have a rough day then you can come out and sit in the pasture with them. It’s very soothing.”

  • Nelson County is moving in establishing a police force to work chiefly at night.

    James Allen Goatley, 28, Springfield native, who has been on the Bardstown Police force since November, 1971, will be the new Chief of the Nelson County Police Department, recently authorized by the Fiscal Court under Federal Emergency Employment Act.

    Goatley will assume the post about June 15. He is an Air Force veteran, serving with the Air Police in investigative duties in Ohio and Alaska.

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  • FICTION

    Jeffrey Archer — “The Sins of the Father.”

    Steve Berry — “The Columbus Affair.”

    Richard Paul Evans — “The Road to Grace.”

    John Irving — “In One Person.”

    Lisa Jackson — “Afraid to Die.”

    Toni Morrison — “Home.”

    James Patterson and Maxine Paetro — “11th Hour.”

    John Sanford — “Stolen Prey.”

    NONFICTION