Today's News

  • Man pleads guilty to nuns’ murders

    A Mississippi man recently pleaded guilty to the murder of two nuns in 2016, one of whom was a part of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

    Rodney Earl Sanders admitted to the murder and burglary of both Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, both Roman Catholic nurse practitioners who were living together in Mississippi at the time, according to the Associated Press. Merrill was a part of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Merrill was a part of the School Sisters of St. Francis.

  • July 3 Nelson County Fiscal Court briefs

    County gets grant for Wickland work

    County Judge-Executive Dean Watts informed the magistrates and audience at the July 3 Fiscal Court meeting that for fourth or fifth year, the Sara Trigg Family Trust had given the county a grant for the upkeep of the historic mansion that was the home of three governors — two of Kentucky and one of Louisiana — in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

    The Trigg family sold the house to the county years ago and annually donates money for repairs.

  • Nelson Circuit Court Sentencings from June, 2018



    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 trial.

    Justin Brown, 31, of Bardstown, was sentenced to two years in prison for receiving stolen property. Brown was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions, including no new offenses. On or about Jan. 21, Brown received, retained or disposed of several stolen tools and cash.

  • Jail Logs, July 2-5st

    Charles Kenith Bowman, 45, probation violation for felony offense (2010 criminal case).

    David Anthony Buckler, 25, bench warrant served for court.

    Loretta Forman, 44, failure to appear (2018 misdemeanor).

    Cody N. Smith, 19, receiving stolen property under $10,000 (2018 criminal case, previously indicted).

    Scotty Ray Stevens, 46, failure to appear.

    Alexis Katelyn Young, 19, failure to appear (2018 felony case).

    Tony Eugene Hall, 38, probation violation (2017 criminal case).

  • Log Cabin Shop cited for drug paraphernalia

    Bardstown Police are investigating a local convenience store after the department received anonymous complaints of “clandestine activity,” according to reports obtained by The Kentucky Standard through an open records request.

    A citation issued to Kumar Sambhav, of Bardstown, states that Officers Robert Monroe and Daniel Embry conducted a search of the “log cabin” store on East Stephen Foster Avenue June 29 after allegations were made that drug-related contraband was being sold there.

  • OPINION: Think outside your borders, like a millennial

    By Mary Anglin-Coulter

    When my and my friends’ and family’s rights are on the line, when I want a better and free future for my daughters because they deserve nothing less, when I’ve fought this hard for 17 years — about half of my entire life — to live in an America that embodies freedom, I cannot stick my head in a pot. I beg of you not to do the same. And I’ve got a plan.

  • ‘Mary Poppins’ opens Saturday

    Saturday marks the opening night for the “Mary Poppins” performance put on by the cast of “The Stephen Foster Story.”

    “Mary Poppins” showtimes will be every Thursday and Saturday nights until Aug. 4.

    Johnny Warren, executive artistic director for both “The Stephen Foster Story” and “Mary Poppins,” said “Mary Poppins” is “a more intense level of storytelling.”

    “The show is different in so many ways from shows we’ve done in the past,” Warren said.

  • EDITORIAL: Law will help fight opioids

    Combating the opioid crisis got one more boost last month when the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 5327, named the Opioid Recovery Centers Act.

  • Bourbon City Street Concert is Saturday

    An evening of music returns to downtown Bardstown this weekend as the Bourbon City Street Concert kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday.

    This is the 15th year for the free, public concert that shuts down part of North Third and draws a huge crowd with a variety of talent.

    “We’re really excited at the opportunity to bring the community together, year after year,” said Andrew Newton, a member of the street concert board.

  • Religion Notes: July 6, 2018

    Woodlawn United Methodist Church social gathering

    Woodlawn United Methodist Church will have a social gathering on Saturday, July 21. Pork chop sandwiches (free while supply lasts) and other goodies will be provided. It all starts at 5 p.m. Gospel music will be provided by Victory Road at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. The church is located at 4110 Woodlawn Road. Everyone is welcome.

    Community Bible Study — Bardstown Women’s Day Class