Today's News

  • An American Christian response to the refugee crisis

    It’s ironic that the outcry against allowing Syrian refugees into this country coincided with Thanksgiving, when we Americans express our gratitude to God for his blessings, and Advent, when we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Prince of Peace.

    The response by many who call themselves American Christians could not be more at odds with the gospel of Jesus or the traditions of this country.

  • Looking forward while celebrating the past

    This coming Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, The Kentucky Standard will be celebrating 115 years of publishing.

    For the last 11 decades, The Standard has preserved essential records and detailed accounts of the people, issues and events that shaped Nelson County. No one else can come close to recording the history of a community than the local newspaper. That’s why it’s so important that we celebrate this milestone.

  • St. Joseph Haiti Project is a blessing to many

    In her recent book “The Heartbeat of God,” Katherine Jefferts Schori, former presiding bishop of the American Episcopal Church, calls on people of faith to explore their connections as humans with each other and with the whole of our environment through the lens of our faith.

    She contends that faith interacts with issues such as poverty, health care and even climate change. Here in Bardstown, we have an excellent example of people acting to express their faith through action, and it has been going on for almost three decades.

  • County Recreation Board has first meeting

    Representatives of the local youth sports leagues had seats at the table Tuesday when the Nelson County Recreation Board held its first meeting.

    Tyler Wimpsett, executive director, invited the youth leaders in to discuss a facilities agreement with each of the independent programs. They also talked about “what we’re going to do for them and what we expect them to do for us,” Wimpsett said.

  • Dean holds downtown book signing

    Nancy Dean, a Cleveland native, signs a copy of her memoir “Never Enough Time: Looking Back on Where It Went” during a book signing at At Mary’s Friday afternoon.

  • Beshear issues pardons to nearly 200 as ‘last act’

    In his last act as governor, Steve Beshear issued 197 pardons and six commutations on Dec. 7, forgiving many across the state of their offenses.

    According to the Courier-Journal, Beshear had received thousands of requests for pardons during his time as Kentucky’s governor. Those pardoned earlier this month include a range of offenses, such as drug convictions and some violent crimes.

  • Salvation Army seeking help this season

    Bob Manning of WBRT Radio was on Court Square Friday afternoon broadcasting his show and ringing the bell for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The effort was a special event, and Manning and others from the station collected donations from passersby at the roundabout.

    The Red Kettle Campaign is part of an annual effort by the Salvation Army to collect donations, and will run through Christmas Eve. Bell ringers are needed to help at various collection points throughout the community.

  • Barktown officials, volunteers among those who assisted in LaRue hoarding case

     Barktown Rescue in Nelson County is urging those in the community interested in fostering, adopting or volunteering to step forward. The plea follows an incident Friday in which the Boston-based shelter played part in rescuing dozens of animals in a LaRue County hoarding case.

  • Jail Logs: Dec.10-11

    James Scott Mackin, 47, third-degree criminal mischief.

    Zachary T. Upchurch, 24, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, reckless driving.

    Susann G. Gray, 61, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.


  • Affidavit filed in Bloomfield slaying case

    More documents have been filed in regard to the killing of Rasheed Javon Wickliffe.

    Wickliffe, 18, of Bardstown, was found dead outside the Bloomfield Post Office on the early morning of Dec. 1. Later that day, police arrested and charged Alexander Cole Roberts, 18, of Bloomfield, with his murder. Roberts was indicted a day later on murder and tampering with physical evidence charges.