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  • Suspect in local burglaries arrested in Shelby County

    A suspect police believe is connected to several local and regional robberies is in custody at the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, Springfield, was arrested early Wednesday morning, in Shelbyville after police responded to a burglary alarm at Big O Tires on U.S. 60 west of Shelbyville. When officers arrived they saw Weathers come out of a wooded area next to the business wearing a hooded sweatshirt. They say when he saw police, he ran back into the woods.

  • Rain causes accident on BG Parkway

    A Brandenburg man was injured Thursday in a roll-over accident on Blue Grass Parkway shortly after a severe storm moved into the area.

    Michael E. Moldenhauer, 52, was traveling eastbound at about 70 mph. Hard rain at the time caused him to hydroplane when he hit a patch of water on the road. His vehicle veered off the road, hitting the guardrail that flipped the vehicle a couple of times.

    Moldenhauer was extracted from the vehicle and transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital by Nelson County EMS.

  • Rash of burglaries hit several local businesses

    Police are investigating the burglaries of 10 businesses that have been targeted since Friday, Bardstown Police Chief Charles Marksbury said.

    The thieves are disconnecting electric, phone and cable lines to businesses before they enter the building, apparently to disable any alarm system that may be in place, Marksbury said.

    The first burglary occurred Friday morning at Nationwide Insurance and Supercut Barbering and Styling, which occupy the same building.

  • ADDED INFORMATION: Bardstown High to add another period to school day

    Bardstown High School students will have one extra class period each day this coming school year.

    Assistant Principal Chris Pickett made a presentation to the school board on Tuesday about the change in the schedule.

    The students will go from a six-period to a seven-period day, he said. In order to accommodate this change to the schedule, students will have time shaved off various activities during the day.

  • City to raise utility rates

    Proposed rate increases for Bardstown utilities would cost the average city household about $20 more per month if approved by Bardstown City Council. And in order to have a Fiscal Year 2009-10 budget that isn’t in the red, the council will either have to approve the rates or cut the budget, which has already been slashed significantly, city Chief Financial Officer Mike Abell said.

     

  • Scouting out a good fishing line

    Cub Scouts in the Pioneer District, which includes Nelson, Washington, Spencer and Shelby counties, listened as guest speaker Eddie Goode, president of Fishing for Kids, demonstrates casting as he knocks a cup out of volunteer, Daniel Brown’s hand Tuesday.

    The weeklong day camp at My Old Kentucky Home State Park picnic area hosts about 85 youngsters in grades one through five. This year’s theme is “A pirate’s life for a cub,” program director Mary Beth Clements said.

  • Bardstown City Council discusses budget, further rate increases

    Bardstown City Council met in a working session Tuesday to continue discussing the Fiscal Year 2009-2010 budget, which will face deficits in some areas without rate increases. The council has already approved a 12 percent increase in electric rates as a result of an increase in what Kentucky Utilities charges the city for the power it purchases. The proposed garbage rate increase is $1.25; sewer is $4.52 and water is $2 for the average residential customer. See Friday's issue of The Kentucky Standard for the complete story.

  • I-65 accident kills one Monday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – A man with a New Haven address died Monday after the vehicle he was driving ran into the back of a slowed tractor-trailer.

    The accident happened around 8 p.m. on Interstate 65 near the KY 245 overpass. According to Bullitt County Chief Deputy Danny Thompson, Robert Swarm, 42, in a white Ford Ranger, was pronounced dead at the scene. Although Swarm has a New Haven address, assistant coroner Sonny Greenwell said he lives in LaRue County.

  • Bardstown High adds an extra class period to the day

    Bardstown High School students will have one extra class period each day this coming school year.

    Assistant Principal Chris Pickett made a presentation to the school board on Tuesday about the change in the schedule.

    The students will go from a six-period to a seven-period day, he said. In order to accommodate this change to the schedule, students will have time shaved off various activities during the day.

  • Music in the rain

    The Stephen Foster Productions 2009 Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series began Thursday. This year is the first that the concerts are on Thursday instead of Monday. If the numbers from the first concert are any indication, “It was a good move,” Stephen Foster Productions General Manager Betty Kelley said.

    Other shows in the 2009 Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series are:

    • “Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles,” billed as the No. 1 Eagles tribute in the world. The show is July 16. Visit www.hotelcal.com for more information.