Today's News

  • Tea with Mrs. Beckham

    Mrs. Beckham’s Christmas Tea at Wickland began Friday. A Christmas tree, fresh-cut greenery, linens, ribbons and candles were spread around the rooms. The tea features local historian Dixie Hibbs as Julie Wickliffe Beckham, the only woman in the world to be the mother, sister and daughter of a governor. Beckham hosts a Victorian Tea at Wickland while sharing her memories of living at Wickland at the turn of the century. The tea wraps up 3-5 p.m. today. Cost is $15. Wickland began in1826, when Charles Wickliffe contracted with John Rogers, architect of the Basilica of St.

  • Congratulations Bardstown High

    Bardstown City Schools recently received a perfect complement to its 100th anniversary. U.S. News & World Report awarded Bardstown High School a bronze medal in its “Best High Schools in America” list.

  • Kentucky author visits Bardstown for book signing

    Author Robert A. Prather will visit Bardstown Tuesday for a book signing of his first work, “The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver.” The book has a lot of history with some mystery, discovery and theory mixed in, Prather said.

    Prather became interested in Swift in the mid-1980s when the “enigmatic” character fixed his imagination.

    “It’s a subject that’s been in Kentucky history forever and it really caught my eye,” he said.

  • Bardstown High School makes ‘America’s Best High Schools’ list

    Bardstown High School is one of 33 high schools in Kentucky on the second annual U.S. News & World Report list of America’s Best High Schools.


    The newsmagazine analyzed 21,069 public high schools in 48 states using data from the 2006-07 school year. Schools were designated gold, silver or bronze, with the best gold schools making the Top 100 list. The analysis was based on standardized test performance; proficiency rates of all students, including the least advantaged; and challenging college-ready curriculum.

  • Jail Logs

    The Kentucky Standard believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record.

    Dec. 9

  • Suspect in Springfield State Bank robbery indicted

    A Washington County grand jury recently returned an indictment against a Bardstown man accused of robbing a local bank.

  • Howell is Chamber member of the month

    Southern Indiana native Dr. Chris Howell is the December Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce member of the month. December also marks the end of Howell’s three-year term as a Chamber board member.

    “It’s been a great opportunity to meet other members of the community,” Howell said, “and, also to see how the community works.”

  • New owners for City Market

    Chuck and Debbie Doutaz became the new owners of City Market Nov. 1. Customers can expect most of the same sandwiches as well as added desserts and homemade soups.

    Debbie and her daughter, Sharon Pelley, are graduate pastry chefs and will operate the business.

    “I’m a pastry chef, and I thought the town could use another bakery to offer fine desserts and upscale cakes. We’re more of a gourmet,” Debbie said of why she and her husband, who is a Nelson County native, decided to become owners of City Market. Debbie is from Northern California.

  • Joint City-County Ethics appointment tabled

    Bardstown City Council tabled the Joint City-County Ethics Board appointment Tuesday to allow City Attorney Tom Donan to review the city’s last involvement with the joint appointment to the ethics board.

    The decision to re-appoint Austin Weller, a registered Democrat, to the Ethics Board, which would fill one of two joint Bardstown-Nelson County appointments on the board, was tabled at the previous regular meeting Nov. 25 for similar reasons.

  • Early morning fire kills one in Botland

    An early morning house fire Tuesday at 610 Briarcliff Ave. left one resident dead while the other escaped the burning structure without injury.

    According to the Nelson County Coroner’s Office, John T. Mudd, 44 — the owner of Joseph Thomas True Candles — died as a result of the fire. His body was sent to Louisville for an autopsy.