http://www.kystandard.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Driver of stolen vehicle arrested after high-speed chase http://www.kystandard.com/content/driver-stolen-vehicle-arrested-after-high-speed-chase <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/john_doe.jpg" alt="&quot;John Doe,&quot; alias Loronzo Thompson" title="&quot;John Doe,&quot; alias Loronzo Thompson" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The driver of a stolen vehicle was arrested and jailed Sunday after a high-speed car chase and a foot chase near the Marion County line.</p> <p> Jailer Dorcas Figg said Monday the man would not give his real name and had no identification on him. He is charged with several offenses, including receiving stolen property, third-degree assault, wanton endangerment and fleeing or evading police.</p> Mayor alleges city council violated meetings law http://www.kystandard.com/content/mayor-alleges-city-council-violated-meetings-law <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_royalty_closed_it.jpg" alt="Mayor John Royalty alleges in a complaint against the Bardstown City Council that a closed meeting on Jan. 24 that excluded him was illegal. Here he is shown at that meeting, where he called for the motion to go into closed session. Councilman John Kelley said that based on what the investigation has revealed, Royalty is probably going to be the target." title="Mayor John Royalty alleges in a complaint against the Bardstown City Council that a closed meeting on Jan. 24 that excluded him was illegal. Here he is shown at that meeting, where he called for the motion to go into closed session. Councilman John Kelley said that based on what the investigation has revealed, Royalty is probably going to be the target." align="left" hspace="6" width="120" height="85" /><p> Bardstown Mayor John Royalty has brought a complaint against the City Council alleging that its members met illegally with the attorney they hired to investigate his administration.</p> <p> In responding to the complaint, a councilman confirmed that it is the mayor himself who is most likely the target for possible removal as a result of the investigation. Other council members also said the Mayor is attempting to keep them from &ldquo;finding the truth.&rdquo;</p> Family, friends prepare for long-awaited murder trial http://www.kystandard.com/content/family-friends-prepare-long-awaited-murder-trial <p> The murder trial for Alexander Cole Roberts is set to start Wednesday in Nelson County Circuit Court. It&rsquo;s a day for which the victim&rsquo;s family has waited more than a year.</p> <p> &ldquo;We are asking everyone to be there and to rally together that day,&rdquo; said Monica Mitchell, aunt of Rasheed Javon Wickliffe, who died from a puncture wound to the neck Dec. 1, 2015.</p> <p> Roberts is charged with Wickliffe&rsquo;s murder, but the teen&rsquo;s trial has been pushed back repeatedly, and the delays have had the family questioning the local justice system.</p> City begins water main flushing http://www.kystandard.com/content/city-begins-water-main-flushing <p> The city of Bardstown&rsquo;s Water Department began its annual flushing Feb. 20, beginning in Maple Hill.</p> <p> During flushing, customers in this area may experience discolored water or air in the lines.&nbsp;</p> <p> Customers are advised to allow their faucet to run for a few minutes to clear any sediment particles and air bubbles that may have been trapped in the service lines.</p> <p> If discoloration continues, please contact City Hall at 348-5947.</p> Deputies armed against overdoses http://www.kystandard.com/content/deputies-armed-against-overdoses <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/narcan_training.jpg" alt="Nelson County Deputy Sheriff Kaelen Matthews is instructed on the proper administration of naloxone by Nelson County EMT Paramedic Joey Spalding. Sheriff’s deputies were trained on administering the opioid antidote Friday and supplied with opioid overdose kits to help with the rising number of overdoses in the county." title="Nelson County Deputy Sheriff Kaelen Matthews is instructed on the proper administration of naloxone by Nelson County EMT Paramedic Joey Spalding. Sheriff’s deputies were trained on administering the opioid antidote Friday and supplied with opioid overdose kits to help with the rising number of overdoses in the county." align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p> Nelson County Sheriff&rsquo;s deputies are now armed to combat one of the fastest growing challenges they face &mdash; opioid overdoses.</p> <p> On Friday, Nelson County EMS personnel trained deputies on how to properly administer the opiate antidote Narcan &mdash; the brand name for naloxone &mdash; and supplied them with overdose kits.</p> <p> The Narcan was donated by the PATH Coalition.</p> GO Center expanding with new jobs, opportunities http://www.kystandard.com/content/go-center-expanding-new-jobs-opportunities <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1go-rebart-dianehazel7.jpg" alt="Diane Shields and Hazel Cothern both enjoy working on seals at the new bottling line station at Guthrie Opportunity Center. The line, established by ReBart Bottling Company, provides new and different jobs for participants of the center. Hazel said one of her goals is to build the appropriate work skills to gain a job out in the community." title="Diane Shields and Hazel Cothern both enjoy working on seals at the new bottling line station at Guthrie Opportunity Center. The line, established by ReBart Bottling Company, provides new and different jobs for participants of the center. Hazel said one of her goals is to build the appropriate work skills to gain a job out in the community." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Hazel Cothern hopes to one day get a job out in the community. It&rsquo;s a goal that requires certain skills, which she is learning at the Guthrie Opportunity Center.</p> <p> &ldquo;I didn&rsquo;t think I&rsquo;d learn how to put the sealers on, but I can do just about any of it,&rdquo; Cothern said last week while working on the new ReBart Bottling line at the center.</p> <p> The line opened for production in September, and has provided about a dozen jobs for GO Center participants, who are learning to bottle bitters and other products.</p> KSP arrests Bardstown man after child exploitation investigation http://www.kystandard.com/content/ksp-arrests-bardstown-man-after-child-exploitation-investigation <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mcintoshchildporn.jpg" alt="Robert M. McIntosh " title="Robert M. McIntosh " align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> A local man has been charged with possessing child sexual exploitation (CSE) material after Kentucky State Police launched an online investigation.</p> <p> According to a KSP press release, the Electronic Crime Branch discovered Robert M. McIntosh, 45, of Bardstown, had been sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. An undercover investigation began in December 2016, resulting in the execution of a search warrant at McIntosh&rsquo;s Jones Avenue home on Wednesday.</p> BCS hosts annual Black History Month program http://www.kystandard.com/content/bcs-hosts-annual-black-history-month-program <img src="http://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bcsblackhistory2.jpg" alt="Bardstown Middle School seventh-graders present their Black History Month Program at an assembly Thursday afternoon." title="Bardstown Middle School seventh-graders present their Black History Month Program at an assembly Thursday afternoon." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Weeks of classroom activities focused on Black History Month at Bardstown City Schools culminated Wednesday and Thursday with special school-wide assemblies offering readings, history highlights and student performances. The focus was learning together, and Dr. John Hardin, a professor of African American Studies at Western Kentucky University, spoke with middle and high school students on Thursday about what Black History Month means.</p>