• Store your belongings without fear of a scam

    Self-storage facilities dot the landscapes of new and older communities. Consumers rent units to empty overflowing basements; to stash furnishings while moving or remodeling; or to store business supplies for future use. While most facilities are operated by reputable businesses, Better Business Bureaus recommends checking out the business carefully before handing over your precious belongings.

  • Bardstown’s newest assisted living facility nears completion

  • Hampton Inn Bardstown earns 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

    Hampton Inn Bardstown in has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. About 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this award.

  • Local optometrists attend Optometric Educational Congress

    Dr. David Woody and Dr. Lisa Sloan Woody, optometrists, whose office Bardstown Eye Care Center is at 311 North Third Street in Bardstown, attended the Kentucky Optometric Association’s 110th Annual Spring Educational Congress, April 26-29 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Louisville.

    At the conference, the doctors attended lectures on ocular emergencies, macular degeneration, glaucoma and pharmacology updates. In addition to four days of continuing education, the conference included an exhibit hall featuring the latest products and services in optometry.

  • Public Record: Property Transfers - July 20, 2012

    Quitclaim — Kyle B. Johnson, Louisville, to Katherine L. Johnson, Bardstown, Lot 63 of Maywood Subdivision, Phase I.

    James and Patsy Cecil, Bardstown, to David G. Newton, Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $85,000.

    Michael and Diana Breeding, Cox’s Creek, to Rhonda and Charles Spalding, Cox’s Creek, Lot 17 of Cross Creek Estates, $225,000.

    T. Kaye and Michael T. Monin, Brandenburg, to Clifford and Barbara Ann Gambrel, trustees, real estate in Nelson County, $42,000.

  • Public Record: Zoning Compliance - July 20, 2012

    The Joint City-County Planning Commission has issued the following zoning compliance permits: Weeks of June 25 and July 2, 2012:

    Wilson & Muir Plaza (lease), 100 W. John Rowan Blvd., commercial structure.

    Jeremy Anderson, 344 Old Henpeck Road, Cox’s Creek, single family addition.

    Lawrence Mattingly, Loretto Road, accessory structure.

    Brian Burba, 660 New Vittitow Lane, Boston, single family addition.

    Stephen C. and Cassandra Holbrook, Hobbs Lane, Cox’s Creek, single family dwelling.

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  • More perception vs. reality


    Association Executive, Old Ky Home Board of Realtors

    In a previous column, I discussed some of the issues of “etiquette” that you might run into when dealing with your REALTOR®.  I’d like to go a little further with other scenarios that arise frequently. 

  • Garden center owner hopes to expand

    Balltown’s MVP Garden Center has plans to expand, and to make it easier for customers to enter and exit the property.

    But first, the Joint City-County Planning Commission and Nelson Fiscal Court will have to approve a zone change application for a 0.6-acre property adjacent to MVP.

    The property owners, Charles Richard Bryan and Thomas Frederick Newton, appeared alongside MVP owner Michael Mattingly at a planning commission public hearing Tuesday evening to explain their application.

  • New hire welcomed in advertising

    Taylor Pettit


    Randi Mouser has been hired as an advertising account executive with The Kentucky Standard.

    Mouser, Bardstown, will be training under Joan Hardin, who will be retiring after 29 years with the company.

    “It should be a smooth transition,” said Scott Moore, Advertising Manager. “She is very upbeat, high energy. She has a good solid background in retail and a good listener.”