http://www.kystandard.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Neighbors speak out against Woodlawn development http://www.kystandard.com/content/neighbors-speak-out-against-woodlawn-development <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/janice_hall.jpg" alt="Woodlawn Springs resident Janice Hall speaks out against the golf course owners&amp;#039; plans to convert the course into house lots." title="Woodlawn Springs resident Janice Hall speaks out against the golf course owners&amp;#039; plans to convert the course into house lots." align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /><p> Not one resident who attended the public hearing Tuesday on the proposed redevelopment of the Woodlawn Springs golf course spoke in favor of it.</p> <p> The owners&rsquo; lawyer, Jim Willett, stood alone as members of the homeowners association and others in the audience at Bardstown High School took the mics to plead with the Planning Commission not to let Chris Osborne and his family convert the 18-hole course into residential building lots.</p> <p> After four hours of testimony, the commissioners decided not to decide until another night.</p> Pedestrian hit by car on Ky. 245 http://www.kystandard.com/content/pedestrian-hit-car-ky-245 <p> A man walking across East John Rowan Boulevard late Thursday afternoon was struck by a car and sustained a head injury as a result.</p> <p> Sgt. Michael Medley of the Bardstown Police Department said the victim, Larry Lee Tucker of Bardstown, was in critical condition Friday morning at the University of Louisville Hospital.</p> <p> According to the E-911 Dispatch log, the accident was reported at 5:39 p.m.</p> ‘Pupil Patchwork’ http://www.kystandard.com/content/%E2%80%98pupil-patchwork%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1aquilt-sewing1.jpg" alt="Teacher Cathy Barnett shows second-grader Olivia Tinnell how to sew on a button to a quilt Barnett started more than 20 years ago. Each year, she has asked the students of her classes to bring in a button to add to the quilt, as a way to remember them when she retires." title="Teacher Cathy Barnett shows second-grader Olivia Tinnell how to sew on a button to a quilt Barnett started more than 20 years ago. Each year, she has asked the students of her classes to bring in a button to add to the quilt, as a way to remember them when she retires." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> With paper trees and glued-together Santas, the halls at Bardstown Primary School are decorated for the holidays. There is one Christmas display, however, which stands out from the rest. Teacher Cathy Barnett has been working on a quilt, which uses buttons to honor her former students. It is a project that started more than 20 years ago and a special tradition that continues today.</p> <p> The quilt is brought out each year and displayed outside Barnett&rsquo;s second-grade classroom, accompanied by a poem:</p> <p> &ldquo;We each brought in a button,</p> Watts files for seventh term as county judge http://www.kystandard.com/content/watts-files-seventh-term-county-judge <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/watts_files_for_7th.jpg" alt="County Judge-Executive Dean Watts files Wednesday morning at the County Clerk&amp;#039;s Office for a seventh term. At right is County Clerk Elaine Filiatreau." title="County Judge-Executive Dean Watts files Wednesday morning at the County Clerk&amp;#039;s Office for a seventh term. At right is County Clerk Elaine Filiatreau." align="left" hspace="6" width="149" height="85" /><p> Dean Watts has had two careers &mdash; one in retail and the other in local government.</p> <p> He worked 21 years in the Shapira family&rsquo;s general store business, working his way up from cleaning the floors to supervising the stores. And he has been Nelson&rsquo;s county judge-executive for 24 years.</p> <p> What he&rsquo;s found from those experiences is that constituent service isn&rsquo;t that different from customer service, and it makes a difference.</p> Foundation helps fund Makerspaces in BCS libraries http://www.kystandard.com/content/foundation-helps-fund-makerspaces-bcs-libraries <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/makerspace2.jpg" alt="Nevaeh Nally and Drew Brown work on a task using Bardstown Primary School’s new “makerspace,” which includes various stations to promote creativity and problem-solving." title="Nevaeh Nally and Drew Brown work on a task using Bardstown Primary School’s new “makerspace,” which includes various stations to promote creativity and problem-solving." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Bardstown City Schools has joined a hands-on educational &ldquo;movement&rdquo; with the implementation of makerspaces in three of the district&rsquo;s schools.</p> New Bardstown officers sworn in http://www.kystandard.com/content/new-bardstown-officers-sworn-0 <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_pile_and_decker.jpg" alt="Two new Bardstown Police officers, Andrew Pile, left, and Jeff Decker were sworn in at Tuesday night&#039;s City Council meeting by Mayor Dick Heaton." title="Two new Bardstown Police officers, Andrew Pile, left, and Jeff Decker were sworn in at Tuesday night&#039;s City Council meeting by Mayor Dick Heaton." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> The Bardstown Police Department has added two new officers to its ranks.</p> <p> At the City Council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Dick Heaton swore in Officers Andrew Pile and Jeff Decker, who just completed their 23-week basic course with the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond and now face 12 more weeks of on-the-job training with the local agency.</p> <p> Police Chief Kim Kraeszig introduced the two men and said, &ldquo;We&rsquo;re excited to have them join the Bardstown Police Department.&rdquo;</p> Jail logs, Dec. 12-14 http://www.kystandard.com/content/jail-logs-dec-12-14 <p> John Edwards Rodgers, 29, parole violation.</p> <p> Lisa Ann Law, 46, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth).</p> <p> Hanna Nicole Farmer, 24, failure to appear (2017).</p> <p> Austin Blake Aldridge, 20, non-payment of fines.</p> <p> Mitch Braden Kanatzer Jr., 39, probation violation (2009), receiving stolen property under $10,000.</p> <p> James A. Linton, 40, failure to appear, non-payment of fines (both 2004).</p> Moose Lodge donates to Bread for Life Food Pantry http://www.kystandard.com/content/moose-lodge-donates-bread-life-food-pantry <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1129mooselodgedonation.jpg" alt="Moose Lodge No. 2408 donated a check for $1,200 to St. Vincent de Paul Bread For Life Community Food Pantry Nov. 27.  Jim Hoerter presented the check to Susan Hamilton Hardin, executive director, and Chris Godbey, pantry manager. Bernheim’s chapter of Outdoors Without Limits also donated 12 turkeys to the lodge, which in turn donated them to St. Vincent de Paul. " title="Moose Lodge No. 2408 donated a check for $1,200 to St. Vincent de Paul Bread For Life Community Food Pantry Nov. 27.  Jim Hoerter presented the check to Susan Hamilton Hardin, executive director, and Chris Godbey, pantry manager. Bernheim’s chapter of Outdoors Without Limits also donated 12 turkeys to the lodge, which in turn donated them to St. Vincent de Paul. " align="left" hspace="6" width="143" height="85" />