Local News

  • Grayson completes basic combat training

    Army National Guard Pfc. Whitney M. Grayson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

  • Streetscape construction update

    The following is the construction schedule for the week of Dec. 6-9:

    • Concrete work continues on the west side of the Old Courthouse building.

    • Excavation and grading of the roadway by the old library and Hurst Drug Store on the south side.

    • Work on the ADA ramp on the corner of Hurst Drugs and Parc Billom.

    • Work on the island at East Stephen Foster Avenue and Court Square.

    • Continued installation of streetlights.

  • Nazareth Post Office offering special Christmas postmark

    Although December and true winter temperatures just arrived recently, Norine Masterson is already getting calls at Nazareth Post Office asking if it will again offer a special Christmas postmark.

    The answer is yes. Masterson, who is postmaster at the small but busy office, designed the postmark herself, as she has all four Christmases she has been at Nazareth Post Office.

  • ‘These men … were heroes’

    The story of what a small unit of Kentucky National Guardsmen endured during the Vietnam War has captured the attention and inspired the patriotism of many historians and citizens. It’s a story that has been catalogued in books and soon will be depicted on film as well.

  • Dog photos with Santa to benefit rescue program


    On Dec. 11, you can have your dog’s picture taken with Santa Claus while helping less-fortunate animals.

    Barktown Dog Rescue, a nonprofit organization that takes dogs from the Nelson County Animal Shelter and tries to find homes for them, is organizing the picture party, which is noon-4 p.m. at Betty Seay’s realty office, 108 S. Third St., Bardstown. Only dogs and children can participate in the event, as Santa is battling a cat allergy, said Barktown co-founder Chrissy Foreman.

  • Trees make appearance in downtown Bardstown

    The first of dozens of trees included in the final Bardstown Streetscape project design were planted Nov. 15 on the first two blocks of North Third Street. The trees are not the originally planned Columnar sugar maples, but are instead Frans Fontaine European hornbeams, a replacement recommended by the Bardstown Tree Board.

  • Pastor remembered for his compassion, humor

    The parishes of St. Thomas and St. Monica churches lost a valuable member Sunday night — their pastor of more than two years, the Rev. John “Wally” Dant Jr., 70, better known as Father Wally to the many parishioners who came to know him well since he arrived in 2008.

  • Christmas parades set for this week

    Nelson County will offer many chances for people to elevate their holiday cheer in the coming weeks, including parades Thursday in Bardstown and Sunday in New Haven.

    For the 11th year, Town & Country Bank will sponsor the Bardstown Christmas Parade, which is 6 p.m. Thursday. Lineup is on West Broadway Avenue near the city pool. The parade will proceed down Broadway, turning right onto North Third Street, then veering right at Court Square to make its way down West Stephen Foster Avenue before finally turning right onto Jones Street.

  • Children sought for 'Wizard of Oz' auditions

    “Ding-dong! The Witch Is Dead.”

    The popular “Wizard of Oz” tune will reverberate throughout the Bardstown High School auditorium starting at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 with children’s auditions for the musical, which will be presented by the Stephen Foster Drama Association Thursdays and Saturdays July 7-Aug. 6.

    The association is seeking children age 5-15 to play munchkins, monkeys and ensemble in the production, Johnny Warren, managing director, said.

  • Years ago in The Standard: December 10 years ago - 2000

    Just under 80 cars, floats, marching bands and groups trekked across Bardstown for more than an hour Friday evening as part of the annual Christmas parade.

    Wearing a blue evening gown and surrounded by children dressed as angels Miss Kentucky, Whitney Boyles, waved to the crowed aboard the LINPAC float.

    Boyles, who is from Louisville, has several relatives that live in and around Nelson County. Boyles’ mother has 18 brothers and sisters that grew up in Loretto, so Boyles is no stranger to the area.