Local News

  • OKHT bike tour canceled

     A four-decades two-wheeled tradition comes to an end this year.

    The Louisville Bicycle Club announced Wednesday that it was canceling its Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour this year.

  • Local Dems condemn Trump tweets

     Leadership of the local Democratic Party issued a formal statement Wednesday condemning “all forms of bigotry and hatred in the strongest possible terms.”

  • PHOTOS: Fair opens

    The Nelson County Fair opened Monday night and The Standard was there to capture some of the scene.

  • Habitat family ready to relocate

    Justin and LaTonya Johnson have no connections to Bloomfield, but they’re ready to relocate there.

    “We don’t know anybody!” LaTonya said, laughing. “It was either Bloomfield or somewhere over here,” and after a year of being crowded into her mom’s house on Foster Court, they thought it would be nice to spread out.

    The Johnsons, who are in their 30s, and the children — Keana Porter, 15, and Amere and JaBari Johnson, 9 and 2 — are My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity’s newest future homeowners.

  • Sheriff’s deputies retiring

    At 4 p.m. on July 3, Detective Jon Snow, surrounded by fellow sheriff’s deputies, his wife Laura and their four sons, walked over to the microphone and signed off for the last time as “SO 48.”

    Dispatcher Milt Spalding answered, thanking Snow for his more than 20 years of service as a police officer in Taylorsville, Louisville, Bardstown and Nelson County.

  • Farm to Table is Saturday

    Bardstown Main Street focuses heavily on promoting the patronization of local businesses, and that focus will continue Saturday with the annual Farm to Table dinner. The event will feature a six-course meal of locally sourced foods prepared by five downtown restaurants, as well as cocktails and live entertainment. 

    “We are trying to focus on keeping things local — shopping local, dining local” and that includes highlighting local farmers, said Randi Mouser, executive director of the Bardstown Main Street program. 

  • Truck driver in triple-fatal crash gets 90 days on amended charge

    The Tennessee truck driver who drove overtop a vehicle and killed three people in May 2017 will face only three months in jail, according to court documents.

    Richie B. Warren entered a guilty plea on Monday, which dismissed two counts of reckless homicide and amended a third count and a wanton endangerment offense to lesser charges. He was originally scheduled to go to trial this coming Monday.

  • Elizabethtown Police warning about counterfeit bills

    The Elizabethtown Police Department issued a counterfiet alert after receiving a report about multiple bogus bills.

    Police said initial reports were about $100 bills, but other denominations also could be used.

    The giveaway on $100 bills is the watermark clearly doesn’t match the bill’s primary portrait, the statement said.

  • Bardstown man accused of sex crimes, intimidation

    A Bardstown man under investigation for alleged sex crimes was arrested Saturday after reportedly planning to confront the victim with a loaded handgun.

    Arturo J. Sollano, 48, is charged with first-degree rape, incest and intimidating a participant in a legal process, all felonies.

  • Jail log, July 12-15

    Joseph Terry Rogers, 57, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

    Lindsay Rae Hall, 35, contempt of court.

    Timothy Dewayne Luvisi, 41, drug paraphernalia, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance; persistent felony offender.

    Michael Quincy Blaine-Parrot, 23, second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, third-degree criminal trespassing, contempt of court, drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance.