Today's News

  • Kosair Dance Band will be swinging at the park this week

    The Kosair Shrine Dance Band will be the featured group at this week’s Edward Jones Summer Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown Parks and Recreation Department. The series, now in its 16th season of free, family-oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • Jail logs, June 1-5

    James Alan Greer, 57, driving on a DUI-suspended licenses (third offenses, 2017 criminal case).

    Casey Thomas Heath, 22, receiving stolen property under $10,000.

    Joseph Francis Downs, 57, second-degree terroristic threatening.

    Billie Jeanne Neal, 52, driving on a DUI-suspended license (second offense, aggravated circumstance, 2018 case).

    Anthony Frederick Willett, 49, careless driving and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. (aggravated circumstance).

    Terry Dewayne Taylor, 26, reckless driving.

  • Bardstown Fire no longer an all-male organization

    The Bardstown Fire Department has been a mostly male domain, but that’s about to change in a big way.

    Until recently, there were only men, but Chief Billy Mattingly’s teenage daughter has joined as a volunteer, and there are five other female recruits in training.

    “This is the largest single batch we’ve ever had at one time,” said Asst. Chief Chuck Montgomery, who has been with the department for about 30 years.

  • Bottle & Bond

    After spending three years getting its collaborative distilling program and its production capacity up to full strength, Bardstown Bourbon Company shifted its focus somewhat in recent months to work on its public face.

    “This is the culmination of the second piece of Bardstown Bourbon Company,” CEO David Mandell said Friday during a VIP gathering.

  • NELSON SCENE: June 6, 2018

    Do you have a photo of your family or friends that you want to share? We want your face in the news!

    Send your summer shots and other pictures to news@kystandard.com or drop by the newsroom at 110 W. Stephen Foster Ave. and you might see familiar faces in the paper!


    Nelson Co. boys’ hoops camp

    Nelson County boys’ basketball coach Zach Allender is hosting a camp for boys 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 16-19. The camp is open to any boy entering grades 2-8 for the 2018-19 school year. Cost is $60 per camper and includes a T-shirt. Camp will focus on fundamentals and feature individualized instruction and evaluations. Call 827-4524 or email zach.allender@nelson.kyschools.us.


    Soccer clinics

  • TEE TIME: First Tee program teaches kids the right way to play

    Honesty and integrity.

    Sportsmanship and respect.

    Confidence and responsibility.

    Perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

    Big words to use, but much greater values to live by.

    We should all abide by those traits in our daily lives, but for many, it’s too late to teach the proverbial old dog new tricks.

    However, the First Tee program works hard every day to instill those core values in the young people of today to give the foundation to become productive members of society.

  • 5th REGION BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS: Campbellsville bats wake up to beat Bardstown, 11-1

    HODGENVILLE — Whatever momentum Bardstown had in building a 1-0 lead on Campbellsville Friday night in the long-delayed 5th Region quarterfinal matchup between the teams melted away quickly when play resumed Saturday.

    After their first nine batters were retired in order, the Eagles erupted for four runs in the fourth then seven more in the fifth to run away with an 11-1 win, ending the Tigers’ season.

  • Bardstown High School Graduation 2018

    Bardstown High School held a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2018 on June 2 at the Garnis Martin Field.

  • PHOTOS: Tigerpawlooza 2018

    Bardstown Primary School hosted its annual Tigerpawlooza Friday, an end of the year celebration that included face painting, obstacle courses, inflatables, chalk art, games and a fire engine waterfall.