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  • COMMUNITY NOTES: June 3, 2018

    BMS SBDM Council
    The Bardstown Middle SBDM Council will have a special meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, June 4, in the BMS media center.

    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 5.

    The next public Anatok meeting will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the Old Courthouse.

    Human Rights Commission

  • Hart first candidate to file for City Council

    Betty Kelley Hart is the first candidate for the Bardstown City Council and the first for any city office in Nelson County in the Nov. 6 election.

    She filed her papers Wednesday with the county clerk.

    It is her first political race.

    “I’ve been a candidate’s wife and a candidate’s mother, but never a candidate,” she said.

    Hart is the mother of District Judge Jack Kelley and the ex-wife of his father, former County Attorney John Kelley, who currently sits on the City Council.

  • Guthrie confronted about debt, drugs, probe

    Dreamers, drugs and the debt were among the issues Congressman Brett Guthrie talked about with constituents during a town hall-style forum Thursday at the Old Courthouse.

    Although Guthrie changed the format from the one-on-one approach of the past to keep anyone from dominating the discussion, Charlie Holbert of New Haven spent half of the time talking about the growing national debt. At one point, he got up in the congressman’s face about the $21 trillion the government owes.

  • Sharing Spencer’s light

    Friends, family, classmates, neighbors and community members gathered Friday night at New Haven School to remember Spencer Dugger, a local boy who drowned over the Memorial Day weekend. He was just 10 years old, but his impact on those around him was great.

  • Sizemore stepping down as publisher of The Kentucky Standard

    Jamie Sizemore has announced she will step down as publisher of The Kentucky Standard at the end of this month.

    She will close nearly 10 years with The Standard at the end of June, as she takes a leave from the industry to attend to family matters, but said she plans to stay active in the community.

  • PHOTO: Bridge named to honor Howard Cheek

    Legislative naming designations this year include a new bridge on U.S. 31E in northern Nelson County.  The Howard Cheek Memorial Bridge was unveiled during a family ceremony on Monday, May 21.  The bridge is located near mile marker 23, just north of Wolfe Bridge. Described by those in attendance as a hardworking man who never met a stranger, Howard Cheek was a lifelong dairy farmer in the community.  His three sons are pictured revealing the southern end bridge sign, from left: Larry Cheek, Warren Cheek and Ronald Cheek.

  • PHOTO: One injured in Thursday morning crash

    One injured person was taken by ambulance to Flaget Memorial Hospital after a two-car collision Thursday morning at the corner of Third and Brashear.

  • Bardstown woman dies in Hardin County parkway crash

    Jodi Jenkins, 57, of Bardstown, was killed Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision in Hardin County.

    According to a press release from Kentucky State Police Post 4, the crash occurred just before 2:30 p.m. on Western Kentucky Parkway at the 122 mile-marker.

    Jenkins was traveling east on the parkway in a 2008 Honda Fit when, for unknown reasons, Jenkins crossed the median into the westbound lanes and struck a 2015 Freightliner driven by Jordan Campbell, 24, of White Hall, Ariz.

  • Bread for Life celebrates million-pound milestone

    More than one in 10 Kentuckians 60 years or older risks going hungry, according to a recently released study done for Feeding America and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, based on 2016 numbers.

    That same year, Nelson Countians came together to tackle the issue of hunger in a concerted way, and that effort has yielded a big result.

  • Holsclaw recognized for years of work in education

    The room was packed and emotions were high as dozens gathered for a retirement reception Wednesday afternoon to honor Brent Holsclaw. For the last 13 years, Holsclaw has served as superintendent of Bardstown City Schools — only the eighth superintendent in the district’s 110-year history — but his work in education exceeds three decades.