http://www.kystandard.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Closed council session could lead to mayor’s removal http://www.kystandard.com/content/closed-council-session-could-lead-mayor%E2%80%99s-removal <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/royalty_listens_3.jpg" alt="Bardstown Mayor John Royalty listens to the discussion during the latest City Council meeting. Next Tuesday, the council will hear a report on an investigation into possible misconduct in his administration and decide what action, if any, to take." title="Bardstown Mayor John Royalty listens to the discussion during the latest City Council meeting. Next Tuesday, the council will hear a report on an investigation into possible misconduct in his administration and decide what action, if any, to take." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Bardstown City Council will meet in closed session Tuesday night for a discussion that could lead to the discipline or dismissal of Mayor John Royalty.</p> <p> City Clerk Barbie Bryant made the announcement by emailing the agenda of the meeting to city officials and reporters just after 4 p.m. Friday.</p> Stephen Foster summer plays, concerts announced http://www.kystandard.com/content/stephen-foster-summer-plays-concerts-announced <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/johnny_excited_1.jpg" alt="Managing Artistic Director Johnny Warren was excited about early ticket sales for &amp;quot;Beauty and the Beast.&amp;quot;" title="Managing Artistic Director Johnny Warren was excited about early ticket sales for &amp;quot;Beauty and the Beast.&amp;quot;" align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p> A stage version of a Disney classic film that is a currently a box office smash, one of the hottest pop crooners of the &rsquo;60s and the timeless tale of the father of American folk music are a few of the outdoor entertainment offerings the Stephen Foster Drama Association will have for its guests this summer.</p> Learning to spot bogus bills http://www.kystandard.com/content/learning-spot-bogus-bills <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/looking_at_notes.jpg" alt="Wendy Krauth and Dolores Phillips of Marsha Clark Realty study the tell-tale signs on some counterfeit notes U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Paul Buta had at his presentation Wednesday at Maywood." title="Wendy Krauth and Dolores Phillips of Marsha Clark Realty study the tell-tale signs on some counterfeit notes U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Paul Buta had at his presentation Wednesday at Maywood." align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> Counterfeiters have gotten more sophisticated in their deception, so consumers and businesses must become more wary to avoid becoming victims.</p> <p> That was the advice U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Paul Buta shared with real estate agents Wednesday during a lunch meeting at Maywood.</p> <p> Counterfeiting is a crime that is prevalent in Central Kentucky, especially when business is brisk and money changes hands quickly, he said.</p> Labor market strong locally http://www.kystandard.com/content/labor-market-strong-locally <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/angela_i_like_this_one.jpg" alt="Angela Merideth, who is training to be a team leader at Penn Station in Bardstown, rings up a customer during a busy lunch time Friday." title="Angela Merideth, who is training to be a team leader at Penn Station in Bardstown, rings up a customer during a busy lunch time Friday." align="left" hspace="6" width="126" height="85" /><p> Not since the Great Recession has the labor market in Nelson County been stronger than it is now.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s good news for workers, but for employers, it means finding and keeping good workers is more of a challenge.</p> ‘Steady’ population growth seen in Nelson County http://www.kystandard.com/content/%E2%80%98steady%E2%80%99-population-growth-seen-nelson-county <p> If some longtime residents of Nelson County think they are seeing more and more new faces while they are out and about, there is a good reason for that.</p> <p> The county continues to grow.</p> <p> Nelson County was among 59 of Kentucky&rsquo;s counties whose population increased last year, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau through the Kentucky State Data Center at the University of Louisville Thursday.</p> Fair makes science fun at Early Childhood Education Center http://www.kystandard.com/content/fair-makes-science-fun-early-childhood-education-center <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sciencefair1_0.jpg" alt="Outdoor crafts were part of a science fair Thursday at the Bardstown Early Childhood Education Center." title="Outdoor crafts were part of a science fair Thursday at the Bardstown Early Childhood Education Center." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> Graduation dates set for area seniors http://www.kystandard.com/content/graduation-dates-set-area-seniors <p> The graduation dates for area high school seniors in the city and county districts, as well as Bethlehem High School, have been set.</p> <p> Nelson County and Thomas Nelson High School will both host graduation ceremonies on May 26. Nelson County&rsquo;s ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. and Thomas Nelson&rsquo;s will be at 7:30 p.m.</p> <p> Bardstown High School&rsquo;s seniors will graduate June 3 with an 11 a.m. ceremony.</p> <p> For Bethlehem High School, the graduation ceremony will be 7 p.m. May 21 at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre.</p> Sunday fleeing charges result of January police chase http://www.kystandard.com/content/sunday-fleeing-charges-result-january-police-chase <p> The arrest of a Bardstown man last week on fleeing and endangerment charges in Nelson County stemmed from a January chase, according to an arrest warrant filed in court Wednesday.</p> <p> New Haven Police Chief K.C. Holbert, while on Center Street in New Haven, attempted to make a traffic stop on Jason Fletcher on Jan. 26 for failure to illuminate his headlights, but Fletcher fled.</p>