Local News

  • Jail Logs - Feb. 27

    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.

    Feb. 24

  • Two-hour stand-off ends in two arrests

    TAYLORSVILLE — A New Haven man and a Taylorsville woman have been charged with possession of meth after keeping deputies at bay for two hours last Tuesday night — barricaded inside a mobile home near Waterford.

    Deputy Russell Cranmer, acting on the tip of an informant, spotted Alan F. Metcalfe entering the home of Andrea G. Carlson at 130 Stumps Lane. Cranmer had received reports that Metcalfe, 46, was trafficking the illegal drug and could have a mobile lab in his vehicle.

  • Police visit dad after he tries to give away kids

    A Bardstown father received a little more attention than he intended when he posted his kids under a “for sale” category on an Internet site.


    Shortly after the post appeared on CraigsList.com, a classified advertisement site, the Bardstown Police Department received a complaint via e-mail of an advertisement where it appeared a father was attempting to give away his children. No charges were brought against the father after investigation revealed it appeared to be a non-traditional form of punishment.

  • Bardstown woman dies in crash

    A Bardstown woman died after sustaining injuries in a two-vehicle accident Saturday night on U.S. 150 near the Nelson/Washington County line and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County Coroner. Her daughter, also of Bardstown, was injured in the crash.

    Judy S. Godbey, 63, 733 Popular Flat Road, died at the scene. She was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her daughter, Karla G. Lanham, 41, 441 Marks Lane, who was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Habitat Tasting Bash deemed a success

    My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity’s Tasting Bash Tuesday turned out to be quite a Fat Tuesday fete. The fundraiser, which supports building houses in Washington, Marion and Nelson counties, had a record number of attendees, Theresa Hurst, Habitat board member said.

    About 350 people attended the event, which raised about $4,500.

    There was plenty of food, “good company and a good cause,” Hurst said.

  • Moore receives Catholic alumni award

    Lt. Gen. Harold Moore was among eight Catholic school-educated honorees at the annual Salute to Catholic School Alumni Tuesday at The Galt House. ESPN’s Dick Vitale was the guest speaker.


    Moore was also honored in Bardstown Feb. 11 when a “Lt. Gen. Hal Moore Parkway” sign was placed on East Stephen Foster Avenue. The section of highway begins at Court Square and continues along U.S. 150 past the Blue Grass Parkway interchange.

  • Utility bills being paid despite economy

    Less than 1 percent of Bardstown utility bills are not being paid despite the economy and 9.5 percent unemployment rate for Nelson County.

    Chief Financial Officer Mike Abell said the economy has not had an effect on customers paying their bills at the Bardstown City Council meeting Tuesday night.

  • National FFA president visits local school chapters

    Paul Moya, the 2008-2009 National FFA president, spoke to FFA members at New Haven Middle School Tuesday as part of National FFA week.

    National officers were sent to six states for FFA week, and Moya has spent the week visiting different towns and cities throughout Kentucky.

    Founded in 1928 as Future Farmers of America, the organization heavily focused on leadership, agriculture and agribusiness.

  • Propane leak causes workshop fire

    Shortly after a propane tank was filled at a Bardstown residence Thursday morning, a workshop burst into flames.

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department responded to 1258 Lutheran Church Road at 9:30 a.m. A neighbor told PLG TV’s Tom Isaac she heard a loud boom shortly after a delivery truck, which filled the tank, left William Beam’s property.

  • Four new penny designs feature stages of Lincoln’s life and times

    HODGENVILLE — Feb. 12 — Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday was celebrated with the release of a new coin in his honor, a gun salute, a banquet and an opera.

    Visitors from around the state, nation and a couple of foreign countries joined local residents in honoring Hodgenville’s famous native son. Blue skies and temperatures in the 50s were a plus and stood in stark contrast to last year’s wintry weather. Sleet and ice caused the cancellation of the Feb. 12, 2008, Lincoln Bicentennial national kickoff.