Today's News

  • OPINION: On this Fourth of July, remember a real American hero from Kentucky

    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, July 4, Americans should take time to remember that the freedom Independence Day celebrates was won by blood and treasure, and maintained by the bravery of those who have fought for this country.

    Memorial Day is for those who died in that service, and Veterans Day for all those who served. On this July 4 I will be thinking about a soldier who was one of the greatest of World War II, a servant to his fellow veterans, and such a self-effacing man that he resisted until his last days efforts to get him the Medal of Honor.

  • OPINION: The U.S. should be a force for good

    I’ve often attended discussions of American policy, in both government and non-government settings, at which representatives of other nations were present. Sometimes I’ve gone in hoping to sit and listen. But almost invariably, foreigners would turn to me, as an American, to explain and to lead. Many Americans have told me they have had similar experiences.

  • EDITORIAL: Habitat builds more than homes, enables better lives

    When volunteers turn out in big numbers, things get done, and they get done fast.

    That was the scenario a week ago, when about 40 people poured their time and effort over a two-day span to raise a new house for Betty Ellery in Springfield.

    The home, the first for Ellery, who is in her mid-50s, was made possible by the charity of My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity.

  • EDITORIAL: Kentucky Music Week a gift for local economy, arts

    This past week Bardstown has reverberated with the sweet sounds of hammered and mountain dulcimers, banjos, fiddles and a host of other instruments.

    Late June means Kentucky Music Week here and the event over the past couple of decades has grown into a real economic driver for the community. Nancy Barker says she is proud of the impact Kentucky Music Week has on her town. The idea for Kentucky Music Week was a kind of spinoff of Kentucky Music Weekend that Barker staged each summer at Louisville’s Iroquois Park.

  • 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.

  • Hibbs files for Bardstown council

    A second candidate has filed for the Bardstown City Council.

    Franklin Hibbs IV, grandson of former Mayor Dixie Hibbs and son and grandson of two Bardstown school board members with the same name as his, says he’s ready for his turn at public service.

    “I really wanted to continue on that tradition and start early,” he said.

    Hibbs filed his papers Friday at the Nelson County Clerk’s Office with his wife, Alex, and their 5-month-old daughter, Margot, by his side.

  • Bardstown Fire introduces mascot, Oreo

    The newest female member of the Bardstown Fire Department family isn’t actually a firefighter. She’s Oreo, the station’s fire dog.

    Chief Billy Mattingly and Mayor Dick Heaton introduced the 8-week-old, purebred Dalmatian puppy to the people and the press Friday afternoon outside City Hall.

    “We’re very excited,” Heaton said.

  • City, county employees pensions bill will stand

    Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd’s ruling June 20 overturning the legislature’s changes to a state pension plan because of the hurried way it was passed won’t affect a similar measure to allow a multi-year phase-in of rate increases for municipal, county and some school district employees covered by the County Employees Retirement System.

  • Transformer replaced after it catches fire