Local News

  • Family bonds honored by plaques at MOKH park

    By Greg Thompson


    Plaques dedicated to a friendship forged decades ago between the Wheeler and Fogle families will forever solidify the special bond they shared.

    Relatives of both families gathered Saturday at My Old Kentucky Home for the unveiling of a secret kept a little more than three years.

    Relatives and longtime family friends walked the shaded paths beyond the doors of the gift shop, arriving at two special destinations near the home on Federal Hill.

  • Board sides with Bradley in hearing challenging demotion of director

    The Nelson County Board of Education has concluded that Superintendent Wes Bradley followed proper procedure in an administrative demotion of Kim Brown, who had served as the district’s director of secondary schools until earlier this year.

    “It is the consensus of the board that the superintendent, Wes Bradley, appropriately followed the statutory procedure for demotion of administrative personnel, and the demotion of Kimberly Brown is upheld,” said Board Chairman Damon Jackey at Monday’s two-minute long meeting.

  • Prayers for Crystal

    Sherry Ballard sat in the front row of the worship center holding her grandson’s hand and comforting him as pictures of her daughter Crystal faded in and out on the screen. Having gone three years without closure and without answers in her disappearance, Crystal’s family wants more, and until those answers are received, they will work to keep her memory in the forefront of the community.

    “We promise to never let her name be forgotten,” said Mary Daniel Taylor, a family friend and organizer of a prayer vigil held Monday at St. Thomas Parish.

  • ICE seizes longtime resident

    A Bardstown resident who has been living in the United States for nearly 20 years has been seized by immigration authorities and is being held at a lockup in Boone County pending his deportation to Mexico.

    Maximiliano Roblero, who will be 35 next month, was picked up on June 20 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who were looking for another man, named Carlos.

    Roblero’s wife, Engracia Perez, said the men came to their home on Allison Avenue, and when her husband opened the door, the men said, “We’re looking for Carlos.”

  • Jail logs, June 29-July 2

    Ashley Nicole Cooper, 34, probation violation for felony offense (2017 criminal case).

    John Kristopher Hutchins, 30, no registration receipt, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin and meth).

    Patricia Elizabeth Rush, 30, failure to appear (2018 misdemeanor case).

    Shanna Marie Sims, 36, bribery of a public servant.

  • Neel takes champion at National Speech and Debate event

    Jack Neel was passionate on stage as he performed “Chasing Home,” a prose reading from a piece by Kristy Thomas about a veteran struggling with PTSD. It’s a performance that won him the title of 2018 National Champion in the category for this year’s National Speech and Debate Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

    “There were about 400 in my category,” with six in the final round of the June 17-22 competition, Neel said, adding he tried to hide how his excitement grew with each name being called.

  • House damaged by fire from lightning

    A lightning strike that happened when a severe storm hit Bardstown Monday night caused a house to catch fire while a resident was home.

    Dispatch got the call at 6:35 p.m., and the Bardstown and Nelson County fire departments responded along with Nelson County EMS and Bardstown Police.

    “She was inside and didn’t know the house was on fire, and one of the neighbors driving home saw the smoke and flames coming through the roof and notified her and called 911,” Chief Billy Mattingly of Bardstown Fire said.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES-July 2, 2018

    Nelson County Landfill

    The Nelson County Landfill will be closed, Wednesday, July 4. Garbage collection Wednesday-Friday will be on a one-day delay.

    Pollywog play party

  • Community gives Standard publisher send-off

    Kentucky Standard Publisher Jamie Sizemore said goodbye to friends and coworkers Thursday. But it was not her final farewell.

  • Moore named publisher of The Kentucky Standard

    Scott Moore is returning to Bardstown to become publisher of The Kentucky Standard.

    Moore was announced as the new publisher Thursday afternoon. He will replace Jamie Sizemore, who has served as publisher for 10 years.

    “I am excited to start this new chapter of my life and come back to Bardstown,” Moore said.