Local News

  • Boat overturns; 2 rescued

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Rescue Squad was called to the Beech Fork River bridge on New Haven Road Friday about 8:40 p.m. Friday to assist a man and woman whose boat had overturned.

    The water was high and swift. The accident happened on the “Rubble Dam” rapids upstream from the bridge.

    The woman was wearing a life vest; the man was not. Both made it to shore safely.

  • DTV transition suffers small bumps along the way

    Earlier this month, television broadcasting switched from analog to digital transmission. The change was anticipated for years and attempts were made to prepare the public, but the transition did not come without flaws.  

    Dan Warren, owner of Dan’s TV, received about 100 phone calls the first week from people who needed help with service.

    The main issues are with reception, especially for homes near hills, Warren said. Even with an antenna and amplifier, some customers won’t be able to lock reception or it will come and go.

  • Jail Logs - June 26

    The Kentucky Standard believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record.

    June 23

  • How does your community garden grow?

    Demand for a small plot of earth grew like weeds once word hit the street that the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the Nelson County Cooperative Extension Service and Master Gardeners would partner to provide garden plots open to the community.

    The group had planned to offer 10 10x10-foot plots on the Nazareth grounds, but it soon became clear that would not be enough.

    “We had to expand it by three,” Robbie Smith, Nelson County Extension agent for horticulture, said.

  • City trees on chopping block again

    Ten of the 15 trees affected by the Bardstown Streetscape project will have to be removed, even though Bardstown City Council voted in May to save as many trees as possible and replace any that die as a result of construction.


  • Cancer survivors celebrate living vibrant lives Sunday

    “Hope Soars . . . Celebrating Life” is the theme of this year’s celebration for cancer survivors put together by The Kentucky Cancer Program and the Lincoln Trail District Cancer Council.


    The event, which shows living a vibrant life after a caner diagnosis can be a reality is for cancer patients, survivors, their families, friends and health care professionals. The event is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at My Old Kentucky Home state park in the Great Hall.

  • Whiteside Bridge reopens

    Whiteside Road is now open. The road was closed June 8 for replacement of a low water crossing at Kimberly Run Creek. The bridge was demolished and replaced. The bridge is about 0.8 miles northeast of the Louisville Road intersection.

  • AG brings back 52 of its workers

    About half of workers laid off earlier this year from Bardstown’s largest private employer, American Greetings Corp., will be rehired.

    About 52 of the 100 associates laid off in January due to the economy will be rehired, according to Patrice Sadd, corporate communications manager for AG world headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Calls for rehires began at the end of last week and the company hopes to have all the positions back at work b July 6, Sadd said.

  • Fairfield Homecoming this weekend

    On Saturday and Sunday, the community of Fairfield is hosting its homecoming. That’s two days of time to catch up with old friends, shop community-wide yard sales, eat and explore.

    You can also reconnect with old school friends and view artifacts at the St. Michael School reunion.

    Saturday activities include yard sales throughout town beginning at 8 a.m. Displays in City Hall and the old jail will be open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. St. Michael School Reunion will be in Gardiner Hall 1–

  • Who's at fault?

    A worker in the Nelson County Circuit Clerk’s office confirmed that a child who was eventually shot and killed by his father was to be removed from his mother’s custody, according to a recording of a phone conversation between Lawrenceburg Police and the clerk’s office.