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  • #GeneralsServe: Thomas Nelson holds service day

    On Friday, Thomas Nelson High School diverged from its regular class schedule to allow for its annual schoolwide service day, which involved both staff and students getting out in the community to complete various projects.

    Among the places volunteers spent their morning or afternoon included My Old Kentucky Home State Park, the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre, Barktown Rescue, Spalding Hall, the Guthrie Opportunity Center, Wickland, St. Vincent de Paul, the Kentucky Railway Museum, Parkway Baptist and various assisted living facilities, parks, schools, and city offices.

  • Democratic candidates display contrasting styles at annual dinner

    RANDY PATRICK

    rpatrick@kystandard.com

    Two of the four Democratic candidates for governor made their case to the party’s faithful Friday night and presented contrasting campaign styles during the annual Nelson County Democratic Dinner at Maywood.

  • Racing fan, collector fascinated with Secretariat for 46 years

     Cindy Thomas was 16 when she fell in love with Big Red.

    He was tall and handsome, with auburn hair, steely muscles and a big heart.

    “He just seemed to have this air about him,” she said of the Thoroughbred better known as Secretariat. “He made you feel good.”

    That day in the spring of 1973, when Secretariat won the Belmont, the third leg of the Triple Crown, against Sham, Cindy was watching on TV in the basement of her family’s house in Whitley City, and her screams brought her dad running.

  • PHOTOS: Nelson Scene, May 1, 2019
  • Young Leaders graduate, scholarship awarded

    More than two-dozen students graduated from the Young Leaders Institute April 25, bringing to an end several months of community exploration.

  • Blanford named career and technical education coordinator for BCS

    As Bardstown City Schools continues its focus on workforce development, it has hired Lance Blanford to oversee career-related initiatives within the district.

    Blanford, a native of Bardstown, was announced April 23 as the district’s new workforce development and career and technical education (CTE) coordinator, a position that was created by the district in March. As CTE coordinator, Blanford will be responsible for identifying career and technical opportunities for BCS students.

  • Local orchestra recruits young talent

    A local community orchestra recently recruited fresh young talent just in time to prepare for a spring concert, said conductor Anne Lusk.

    “These kids are saving us,” she said. “This is something I never even thought would happen.”

  • Louisville magazine names Huston in ‘Top 20 People to Know’

    The Louisville Business First magazine recently named Kim Huston as one of its “Top 20 People To Know” in economic development.

    “This is a huge honor,” Huston said.

    Huston is the president of the Nelson County Economic Development Agency in Bardstown, which oversees all the economic development activity including industrial development and tourism.

  • Jail log, April 26-30

    Jessie Wayne Rogers, 36, first-degree fleeing on foot and public intoxication by a controlled substance; failure to notify change of address, menacing, resisting arrest, third-degree assault of a police or probation officers, prescription controlled substance not in a proper container, first-degree possession of an unspecified drug, first-degree possession of opiates, tampering with physical evidence, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and persistent felony offender (all 2019 case, previously indicted).

    Tamika Shanelle Mitchell, 38, contempt of court.

  • Police chase ends in crash, felony charges

    A high-speed chase in the Bloomfield area ended in a crash Friday night and resulted in several felony charges against the driver.

    According to post-arrest complaints from the Bloomfield Police Department, the chase began just before 7 p.m. on Springfield Road when an officer attempted to stop a vehicle for registration violations. The driver, identified as 37-year-old Jerome Carney of Bloomfield, allegedly sped away from the officer and turned into a driveway off Old Bloomfield Road.