Local News

  • Nelson County Schools’ Shattered Glass Summit planned for June 18-20




    Nelson County Schools is seeking participants for a Shattered Glass Summit to be hosted June 18-20.

    The Shattered Glass Summit sets out to provide young girls with opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and to promote leadership and innovation.

    “We exist because there is a huge gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Brooke Whitlow, founder and COO of Shattered Glass.

  • ‘The theme changes; the message doesn’t’

    Extending beyond a Sunday sermon, local churches have seen a busy few weeks as vacation Bible schools, a longtime summer tradition, return to the community.

    VBS typically lasts five days and can target children between preschool and high school. The “schools” often include daily music, crafts and other activities aimed at engaging kids while incorporating religious lessons.

  • Culinary students bring international flavor to Bottle & Bond

    The gleaming new Bottle & Bond kitchen at Bardstown Bourbon Company opened to the public last week with a menu full of down-home Southern-style favorites.

    But the kitchen itself features an international flair, with 20 culinary students primarily from South Africa, as well as India and The Philippines and other countries, here to learn under the tutelage of Felix Mosso, the renowned former executive chef at the famed Greenbrier resort in West Virginia.

  • Jail logs, June 8-12, 2018

    Justin Edward Gross, 33, parole violation for technical violation.

    Sarah Carolyn Marxen, 30, illegal possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), possession of synthetic drugs, tampering with physical evidence (all 2018 criminal case, previously indicted).

  • Spring tour shows off Bardstown gardens

    Loretta Traw’s garden is full of both native and non-native plants and scattered Japanese pagoda decorations, offering visitors beautiful floral displays at every bend.

    “We’ve been working on this for 20-25 years,” Traw said. “It’s always changing.”

  • Thomas Nelson Jr. Society of C.A.R wins national award
  • 1920s jazz sound ‘rambles’ into the park Friday

    The Walnut Street Ramblers will be the featured group at this week’s Edward Jones Summer Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown Parks & Recreation Department. The series, now in its 16th season of free, family oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • The Lebanon Enterprise’s Lowery wins Al Smith Award

    Stevie Lowery, editor and publisher of The Lebanon Enterprise, is the 2018 winner of the Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism by a Kentuckian.

    Lowery will receive the award Oct. 18 in Lexington, at the annual Al Smith Awards Dinner of the University of Kentucky’s Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, which co-sponsor the award.

  • Watts lists park county’s options to clarify acreage

    Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts sent an email to The Standard and four county magistrates Monday morning clarifying the amount of acreage the county maintains.

    Watts said the county currently maintains more than 94 acres of space, “not including what each city has to offer.”

    Watts listed Dean Watts Park as 77 acres, although the county’s comprehensive plan includes an inventory of local parks and only lists it as 35 acres.

    Watts also listed the park in Culvertown as 15 acres the county maintains and two acres in Balltown.

  • Standard seeking fathers and sons who look the same

    The Kentucky Standard is looking for fathers and sons who bear an uncanny resemblance. Do you have your own little “Mini Man” right by your side? If so, this contest is for you.

    The Father/Son Look-Alike Contest presented by The Kentucky Standard and sponsored by Marshall’s Jewelers will run through today. The winners will appear in the June 17 issue of The Kentucky Standard.