Today's News

  • Bloomfield welcomes new cable provider

    Bardstown Cable became the official operator of Bloomfield’s cable franchise after council members voted in favor of the transfer from Insight Cable Monday.

  • Cards' goal: Sweet 16

    With arguably the state’s top player in Samantha Drake, and one of the best point guards in the region feeding her the ball in Sarah Beth Gillis, it’s not hard to figure out why Nelson County coach Kelly Wood has high hopes for this season.

    “Our expectations are to win the region and do well in the state tournament,” Wood said. “We expect to be there.”

  • Tigers' Kimberland out for year with knee injury

    Bardstown’s girls squad suffered a major blow last week when it got the news its top player, Daizah Kimberland, would be lost for the season to a knee injury suffered in a preseason scrimmage.

    Kimberland averaged 18 points and nine rebounds a game last year as a freshman, and would have taken on an even larger role this year to help make up for the loss of three senior starters from last year’s 25-6 district champion team. She’ll be having surgery to repair her torn ACL in the next few weeks.

  • By the skin of my teeth

    After what was almost a disastrous 0-4 start in my main fantasy football league — which I called Z’s Big League Bonanza — I managed to slither my way into the playoffs, and will have a chance to defend my title.

    It wasn’t easy, mind you.

  • Fiscal Court overturns planning board denial

    Nelson County Fiscal Court members began their meeting Tuesday by overturning the Planning Commissions denial of a zoning request. The request was by JTD Holdings to rezone 0.8 acres at 1153 Bloomfield Road from B-3 to B-4. The planning commission recommended denying the rezoning by a vote of 9-1. One reason for the commission’s denial was that the property is in a suburban area and the zoning is not consistent with the comprehensive plan.

  • Officers honored for DUI arrests

    Three Nelson County law enforcement officers were among a group of 183 from throughout the state honored Dec. 4 by the Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards Commission.

    Bardstown police officers Jason Ellis and Andrew Riley and Nelson County Sheriff’s deputy Mike Clark made the most DUI arrests in their departments.

    Normally only one person is given the award from each department, but because Ellis and Riley were neck and neck — Ellis had 68 and Riley had 69 — Bardstown Police Chief Charles Marksbury decided both should be honored.

  • Appreciates help with golf scramble

    To the editor:

    We would like to thank the businesses that donated items for our golf scramble and cramming with the Cards. We greatly appreciate all the support we received.

    Also thanks to the parents that worked our chili supper.

    Artie Braden

    Nelson County Boys Basketball Coach and staff

    1070 Bloomfield Road


  • Thanks for help with Santa lunch

    To the editor:

    On behalf of the Bardstown Woman’s Club I would like to thank everyone who was involved in our recent Lunch with Santa event:

    Wal-Mart-Suzanne Patrick and David Dickerson, Two Guys Printing, St. Joe School-Beth Walker, Michael Bickett, “Curly,” the choir, student volunteers, Nelson County High School Key Club members, Ken Distler, Don Matteson, Santa, the families who attend and make it a yearly success, all the wonderful members of the club and anyone I may have omitted.

  • 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. 11

  • Bardstown City Schools celebrates its first 100 years

    Alumni, faculty and staff members mingled with current students, faculty and staff as Bardstown City Schools celebrated 100 years of education with a centennial celebration Oct. 25 on the campus.

    The day came together after about a year of planning and Bardstown Superintendent Brent Holsclaw said it would have not been possible without the many hours dedicated to its creation and execution.