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  • Jail Logs, Feb. 15, 2009

    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. 12

  • Sentencings, Feb. 15, 2009

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

    •Justin M. Adams, 21, 42 Northgate Apartments, Bardstown, second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking less than $300. The sentence was diverted for five years, which is to be supervised, per set terms and conditions. If the defendant does not complete the terms and conditions, the commonwealth recommends three years.

  • Library premiers 'Lincoln Jeopardy'

    In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday Thursday, the Nelson County Public Library hosted a round of Lincoln Jeopardy, hosted by Ron Elliott, a Lincoln biographer, with help from his wife, Carol Elliott, assistant library director and adult programs coordinator.

    Michael Lewis and Karen Breeden of the Cox’s Creek area duked it out, answering questions about Lincoln’s presidency, family, the Civil War and other trivia concerning the 16th president.

    Lewis was the winner. He got an Amazon.com gift certificate.

  • Strong winds whip through area

    Strong winds that swept through the area Wednesday evening caused 4,000 Salt River Electric customers in Nelson County to lose power. At press time Thursday, less than 500 were still without power, according to Randy Burba, vice president of customer service and marketing.

     

  • Sweethearts reunite after 60 years despite war, distance

    For 59 years, the only tangible reminder Mac Machen had of his former girlfriend, Cleota Beam, was a black-and-white snapshot. Wearing a simple white dress, Cleota squints in the sunlight, her hair pinned up and curled.

    The photograph accompanied Mac to World War II, during which he served in Wales, France and Belgium. He made it back to the United States uninjured, but he and Cleota went their separate ways. They married and Mac settled in California. But he always kept the picture.

  • Area has first flu reports

    Two cases of the flu were reported in Nelson County this week.

    “I have received two reports, but they have not been confirmed because they were not culture (test),” said Tammi Moore, clinical director at the Nelson County Health Department. “So, it’s not a true confirmation yet.”

  • Bloomfield man injured in accident

    A Bloomfield man was injured in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon after striking a tree.

    Chad A. Hughes, 24, was traveling north on KY 245 at 3:30 p.m. near Bloomfield. As Hughes drove over a hill, he lost control of his vehicle and exited the left side of the roadway, according to a Kentucky State Police press release.

    Hughes was transferred to Flaget Memorial Hospital by Nelson County EMS. His injuries were listed as moderate. He was wearing his seat belt.

  • Bardstown’s downtown waterline project will be ‘disruptive’

    Downtown business owners were invited to a Main Street and promotions meeting Wednesday to discuss activities and offer suggestions for the upcoming tourism season.

    One project on the forefront for this year is the downtown streetscape project. The project, which is primarily to increase the square footage around Court Square to make it more user-friendly and safer for motorists and pedestrians, is expected to be completed in three phases. Bardstown received a $639,000 grant in the fall, which will fund Phase I. The total project will cost $2.3 million.

  • Jail Logs - Feb. 13

    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. 10

  • New high school tops board agenda

    Five residents spoke at the public hearing Tuesday regarding design and redistricting plans for a second high school in the Nelson County School District.