http://www.kystandard.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en KIDS FIGHT: A brotherly battle http://www.kystandard.com/content/kids-fight-brotherly-battle <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kidsfight-trevorandgage.jpg" alt="Gage and Trevor Lewis are just one year apart in age, but their bond as brothers has become even stronger after Gage&amp;#039;s cancer diagnosis. Gage was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia Dec. 21, 2016, the same day Trevor underwent a remission scan after being diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 4." title="Gage and Trevor Lewis are just one year apart in age, but their bond as brothers has become even stronger after Gage&amp;#039;s cancer diagnosis. Gage was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia Dec. 21, 2016, the same day Trevor underwent a remission scan after being diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 4." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The first time Billie Jackson was told her son had cancer was on Sept. 21, 2012. Trevor wanted to go to the park and play.</p> <p> Shortly after arriving, Billie noticed her son started walking in an odd way. Maybe he was just goofing around. But when her often-rambunctious toddler sat down and said he wanted to go home, she knew something was wrong.</p> Paul not backing down on health care http://www.kystandard.com/content/paul-not-backing-down-health-care <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rand_paul_3.jpg" alt="U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., emphasizes a point during his Lincoln Dinner speech on health care legislation." title="U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., emphasizes a point during his Lincoln Dinner speech on health care legislation." align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><p> Establishment Republicans warn that if conservatives continue their &ldquo;rebellion&rdquo; against Speaker Paul Ryan&rsquo;s American Health Care Act, it will cost the party in next year&rsquo;s election. But Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told a Bardstown crowd Thursday the opposite is true.</p> DONATE LIFE: Kidney connections, Pt. 2 http://www.kystandard.com/content/donate-life-kidney-connections-pt-2 <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kidneypt2.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> <em>April is national organ donation month. This is the second in a multi-part look at how organ failure and donations affect those from Nelson County.<br /> </em></p> <p> There are 118,000 people waiting for organ transplants, and about 6 percent will die before receiving the life-saving surgery. As kidney failure stemming from various disease and trauma is prevalent in the United States &mdash; making kidneys the most needed organ &mdash; one doesn&rsquo;t have to travel far to find a person joining the wait.</p> Tension between Roby and Royalty went back decades http://www.kystandard.com/content/tension-between-roby-and-royalty-went-back-decades <p> Bad blood between Tom Roby and John Royalty stretched back to their high school days.</p> <p> &ldquo;In my humble opinion, John was always pompous and arrogant through high school and I don&rsquo;t think he ever changed,&rdquo; Roby said.</p> <p> That was the testimony the former Bardstown Police captain who was demoted by the former mayor a year ago gave during his deposition in a lawsuit he has filed against Royalty and the city for wrongful termination and defamation.</p> Cancer Center nursing station named for past hospital president http://www.kystandard.com/content/cancer-center-nursing-station-named-past-hospital-president <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/nursestation1.jpg" alt="Sue Downs, left, former president of Flaget Memorial Hospital, speaks with staff members after a brief ceremony in which the nurses station at the Cancer Center was named for her. Downs retired in October, but has remained active in the hospital and community. " title="Sue Downs, left, former president of Flaget Memorial Hospital, speaks with staff members after a brief ceremony in which the nurses station at the Cancer Center was named for her. Downs retired in October, but has remained active in the hospital and community. " align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> KACIE GOODE</p> <p> kgoode@kystandard.com</p> <p> Surrounded by family, friends and staff, former Flaget Memorial Hospital president Sue Downs was honored Thursday afternoon as the Cancer Center&rsquo;s nursing station now bears her name.</p> <p> The honor is something that has been in the works for a while, since Downs&rsquo; retirement in October. Many gathered at the brief event to commend Downs on her years of work with the hospital.</p> New Haven looking to convert old building into Neighborhood Center http://www.kystandard.com/content/new-haven-looking-convert-old-building-neighborhood-center <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/newhavenmeeting1.jpg" alt="The next series of signs for New Haven’s Historical Perspectives project shows an old look at Main Street. The signs also promote the town’s upcoming bicentennial. " title="The next series of signs for New Haven’s Historical Perspectives project shows an old look at Main Street. The signs also promote the town’s upcoming bicentennial. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> It&rsquo;s possible that residents of New Haven could soon see signs in the window of the old Jot &lsquo;Em Down building on Main Street advertising the approach of The New Haven Neighborhood Center, but that will depend on a lot of work, dedication and funding.</p> <p> &ldquo;Hopefully we can restore this building,&rdquo; Commissioner Jane Masse told a group of residents and government officials who attended a special meeting at the location Wednesday.</p> New Haven City Commission briefs from April 20 http://www.kystandard.com/content/new-haven-city-commission-briefs-april-20 <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/new_haven_city_commission.jpg" alt="Mayor Pro-tem Jane Masse and City Commissioner Mike Morris listen to a speaker during Thursday’s meeting in New Haven." title="Mayor Pro-tem Jane Masse and City Commissioner Mike Morris listen to a speaker during Thursday’s meeting in New Haven." align="left" hspace="6" width="132" height="85" /><p> Leaders voice safety concerns</p> <p> Thousands of visitors will be flocking to New Haven in early June for A Day Out With Thomas at the Kentucky Railway Museum, but the town&rsquo;s city commissioners are worried that there could be some accidents due to incomplete work by the company renovating sewer lines.</p> <p> &ldquo;They were told to start by the Railway Museum first, but they started at the other end,&rdquo; Mayor Pro-tem Jane Masse said. &ldquo;I am very concerned. A kid could step into a ditch and get hurt.&rdquo;</p> Norton Healthcare, University of Louisville announce creation of Norton Children’s Cancer Institute http://www.kystandard.com/content/norton-healthcare-university-louisville-announce-creation-norton-children%E2%80%99s-cancer-institute <p> Area pediatric cancer patients could soon have access to new types of care and national trials with the creation of the Norton Children&rsquo;s Cancer Institute, which was announced April 10.</p> <p> The institute combines the efforts of Norton Cancer Institute and Norton Children&rsquo;s Hospital and is affiliated with the University of Louisville.</p> <p> According to a press release, new programs for treating rare tumors and benign blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia, as well as a revamped program for bone marrow transplants are among what the institute will provide.</p>