Today's News

  • Bardstown man killed in Saturday wreck in Bullitt County

    A Bardstown man was killed in a one-vehicle accident over the weekend in Bullitt County. 

    According to Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings, 25-year-old Matthew Curry was driving near 959 Deatsville Road early Saturday morning when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. 

    Curry was pronounced dead at the scene.  No passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the accident, and no other vehicles were involved. 

    The incident occurred a few minutes before 1 a.m. Saturday, and Billings said speed may have been a factor.

  • Jail Logs: Oct. 13-14

    Michael Edward Auberry, 34, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

    Cody Ray Hendrickson, 29, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana.

    Timothy E. Underwood, 23, failure to appear.

    Kenneth Ray Woolley, 32, failure to appear.






    Bardstown 7, Moore 6

    Bethlehem 41, Caverna 6

    North Bullitt 48, Nelson Co. 25

    Central 48, Thomas Nelson 0


    Boys’ Soccer


    19th District tournament

    at Bardstown

    Bardstown 5, Bethlehem 1

    Thomas Nelson 2, Nelson Co. 0



    19th District Championship

    at Bardstown

    Bardstown 5, Thomas Nelson 0

  • COMMUNITY SPORTS: Competitive fires are stoked in local runner

    As a boy growing up in New Haven, Don Kirkpatrick considered himself too small as a high school freshman and sophomore at 5’2, 100 pounds, to consider competitive athletics.

    “I was your typical runt in high school,” said Kirkpatrick, who now lives in Bardstown.

    He eventually caught a growth spurt, filling out as a self-described “late bloomer,” to 5’10 1/2 and 170 pounds by the time he was a freshman in college.

  • OUTDOOR TALES: Fall foliage could come early

    Leaves changing color before they flutter to the ground ahead of winter is something annually anticipated in Kentucky, and there are some indications the foliage color change may be a bit ahead of the normal schedule this year.

    Touring the countryside viewing leaves is something anticipated by many, including promoters of fall festivals and shop owners.

    In Kentucky, leaves have started turning. The color and the first peak of brilliance usually starts in the mountains of the east, and then spreads to the center of the state and on to the west.

  • 19th DISTRICT GIRLS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Banshees take on Generals in Wednesday's finals

    Monday’s inclement weather made sure Bethlehem and Thomas Nelson won’t have much rest for Wednesday’s 19th District girls’ soccer championship.

    Monday’s semifinals had to wait until Tuesday night for completion, as strong storms forced play to be postponed with Bethlehem up 3-1 on Nelson County with 8:31 to play in the first semifinal.

    The Banshees (12-7-1) came back and added on to their lead before wrapping up a 5-1 win over the Cardinals (9-7-4) in the first semifinal.

  • BOYS' 19th DISTRICT SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Tigers, Generals score SF wins

    The first time Bardstown and Thomas Nelson played this year, the Tigers emerged with a 5-4 win after surviving a penalty kick shootout.

    The Generals and Tigers will met Thursday after press time in the boys’ 19th District championship after scoring semifinal wins Tuesday at Bardstown’s Garnis Martin Field. Go to kystandard.com for results.

    The Tigers’ 5-0 win Tuesday over defending district champion Bethlehem put Bardstown into the 5th Region tournament and the district title game for the first time since 2000’s state tournament squad.

  • NELSON SCENE: Oct. 13, 2015
  • Make someone happy today

    I stepped into the elevator with a sense of dread. This wasn’t the place I wanted to be, even though not far from my location were some of the most beautiful beaches on the Florida coast, not to mention other attractions like the unique shops along Atlantic Avenue, boat tours, and the Japanese Gardens.

    None of those things were of even passing interest to me, for my wife and I didn’t think of ourselves as being on vacation. We were there to help our son, Harrison, who is in the process of working on sobriety at a rehabilitation center in the area.

  • Reunions: Oct. 14, 2015

    BHS class of 1980

    Bardstown High School Class of 1980 will have its 35-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at BJ’s Bar and Grill in Bardstown. For more information, contact Kevin W. Johnson at (502) 338-4862 or the Bardstown High School Class of 1980 link on Facebook. There is no admission charge.

    NCHS class of 1980