Local News

  • Sunday liquor sales pass first county hurdle

    Nelson County is only one step away from following Bardstown’s decision to allow packaged-alcohol sales on Sundays.

    Nelson County Fiscal Court approved expanding the county’s alcohol ordinance to include the Sunday packaged sales in a first reading Tuesday.

    Magistrates Maynard Wimsett, Sam Hutchins and Jerry Hahn voted yes on first reading, while Magistrate Bernard Ice dissented. Magistrate Tim Hutchins abstained due to what he felt is a conflict of interest since he owns a convenience store and is involved in a pending lawsuit with the city involving zoning.

  • GM severs ties with local auto dealer

    As the dealer of a business that has been operating for 90 years, Guthrie “Guffy” Wilson was shocked to learn of General Motors intention to sever ties with Wilson Brothers Buick-Chevrolet.

    The news came down Friday, via a letter that stated GM would not renew the dealer sales and service agreement with Wilson Brothers. The agreement will not expire until October 2010, but Wilson plans to appeal GM’s decision by the end of this month.

  • New Haven names board member

    The New Haven Board of Commissioners appointed a former Bardstown Police officer as its newest commissioner.

    In a special meeting Sunday, the board unanimously voted for Jerry Nevitt, 55, to take the vacant seat. Nevitt replaces former second-term commissioner Michael Wolf, who resigned from his seat on the board April 17.

    A lifelong resident of New Haven, Nevitt worked for the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department 1990-1992 before working for the Bardstown Police Department 1992-2006. Nevitt retired after an accident in 2005.

  • Intern joins Standard staff for the summer

    Catherine Barnes is joining The Kentucky Standard as a summer intern for the next five weeks.

    Barnes is a Bardstown native and a 2005 graduate from Bardstown High School.

    She is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she majored in journalism and minored in political science. She plans to continue her education in the fall when she will attend the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

  • Sunday sales of packaged alcohol begin today

    So you want a beer, but you don’t have any and it’s Sunday. You could get one at a restaurant, but you’re not up for all of that. You just want a beer. Too bad you can’t make a trip to the nearest Bardstown convenient store and pick up a six-pack, you grumble.

    As of today, you can.

  • Sunday liquor sales get nod

    Grocery, liquor and convenience stores in Bardstown can sell packaged liquor on Sundays starting July 1.


    Bardstown City Council unanimously passed the second reading of the ordinance Tuesday night allowing the sales in all three store types as well as altering the hours for Sunday liquor-by-the-drink sales. The ordinance calls for hours for all liquor sales on Sunday to be 1 p.m.-midnight. They had previously been 2 p.m.-midnight.

    The ordinance allows sales until 1 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.

  • Training sessions scheduled for young entrepreneurs

    Bobby Clark has two prevailing thoughts that led him to start Kentucky Student Ventures Corporation the first of the year. One is you’re never too young to start a business. The other is opportunities for securing large-scale employers, such as factories, are dwindling, and the focus needs to turn toward creating one job at a time.

  • Road to Recovery gives cancer patients a lift in more ways than once

    Jim Young’s step-daughter was just 47 when she was ripped from the family by cancer.

    Now he watches gratefully as his older sister survives the dreaded disease.

    Those two family members’ sicknesses, coupled with his desire to help others, put him on the road, literally, to making a difference in the lives of Nelson County cancer patients.

    Young is one of nine volunteers who working with Elaine Roche through the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program.

  • City and county representatives to get together to discuss P&Z fees

    Bardstown City Council revisited the Joint City-County Planning Commission of Nelson County’s expected budget pinch Tuesday, with Councilman John Royalty reiterating he was not in favor of raising fees at this time.

  • Jail Logs - May 15

    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.

    May 12