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  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments from Aug. 15

    Nelson Circuit Court indictments from Aug. 15

    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury and had arraignments set for Sept. 6.

    Ronald P. Riggs II, 34, of Bardstown, theft by unlawful taking or disposition of automobile. On or about July 16, Riggs unlawfully took a 2011 white Chevrolet Malibu belonging to another person. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

  • Bridge project almost complete

    Construction is finished on the new U.S. 150 bridge over the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Chris Jessie, spokesman for the state Department of Highways’ District 4 office in Elizabethtown, said there are still a few “punch list items” to be completed, including installing some signs, but reconstruction of the bridge was “basically done” Saturday.

    The $4.7 million project by Central Bridge Company of Lexington greatly widened the bridge and added turn lanes in each direction to facilitate smoother traffic flow.

  • Chess tournament set for Saturday

    Chess enthusiasts will have an opportunity to meet and compete against like-minded gamers this Saturday.

    J.T. Webb of Shop Local Bardstown and Randi Mouser of Bardstown Main Street are planning what they hope will be an annual event, the Bardstown City Chess Championship.

    Registration begins at noon at the Farmers Market Pavilion on East Flaget, and competition begins at 1 p.m.

    It is open to everybody, not just local residents, and it is for people of all ages and all experience levels, Webb said.

  • Bark for Life exceeds expectations

    In its first year as a Nelson County event, Saturday’s Bark for Life fundraiser brought in $1,500, six times the amount anticipated for the new event.

    During Bark for Life, dogs and owners gathered at the Bardstown Community Park on East Halstead to enjoy a day out, mingle and take part in canine contests such as most handsome, most beautiful and best trick.

  • Pathway to Hope: Community event talks addiction, recovery and support

    Britney was alone in the hospital with a serious infection, the result of years of intravenous drug use. She faced a possible limb amputation, but once doctors were out of sight, she found herself combing through medical waste in search of a syringe. She’d get clean, she told herself, even praying to God, but she needed just one last high.

  • Pedestrian killed Sunday identified

     A pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle on Ky. 245 early Sunday morning has been identified as 34-year-old Stephen M. Stansbury of Bardstown.

    According to a press release from Kentucky State Police, Stansbury was walking in the westbound lane shortly before 6 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Brandon J. Middaugh of Longview, Wash.

    Stansbury was pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County Coroner’s Office.

  • FOOTBALL: No. 4 Dragons prove too much for Cards

    CRESTWOOD — Nelson County coach Dirk Strunk got a good look at what he aspires the Cardinal football program to grow into on Friday when his team faced off with Class 5A No. 4 South Oldham.

    He hopes his players were watching, too.

    “They got to witness how the game is supposed to be played, up-close and personal,” he said.

  • HMH nutrition services provider earns national recognition

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Morrison Healthcare, a leading food and nutrition services provider, named its Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) Nutrition Services team a regional account of the year. The HMH Nutrition Services team is one of only 18 Morrison programs in the country to receive a ‘Be-A-Star’ recognition.

    The program recognizes the HMH team’s commitment to excellence in nutrition and customer satisfaction.

  • City Fire Department to change command staff

    Bardstown’s assistant fire chief, Charles Montgomery, is retiring, and Capt. Todd Spalding will take his place.

    Chief Billy Mattingly discussed the change at a recent committee meeting last week, and the panel’s recommendations were presented to the City Council Tuesday but not discussed then.

    Mattingly told the Standard Tuesday that Montgomery is still on the payroll because he’s using vacation time, but is no longer working.

  • Musician friends back Linderman for Congress

    Hank Linderman could have been touring Europe with America instead of stumping around Kentucky’s 2nd U.S. House District.

    In February, the classic folk rock band who were superstars in the ’70s, called him to say a guitar player had given his notice and they were looking for a replacement.

    “Would you want to come out with us on tour this year?” they asked.

    “Well, I’m running for Congress,” he told them.

    So they said they would send a check instead.