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Today's News

  • Library tax should be on agenda for 2010

    The Nelson County Library Board’s decision to recall a 4 percent tax increase can only be described as a public relations move.

    When the tax increase was announced, people not only questioned the need for the increase but also the calculations.

  • Couple indicted for child pornography in custody

    The couple indicted for charges related to child pornography are now in jail.

    Angela Taylor, 29 a Bardstown woman and Radcliff teacher, turned herself in to the Nelson County Jail Friday. David M. Morris, 27, turned himself in at the Nelson County Justice Center Thursday.

    The couple was indicted on more than 200 counts, each relating to child pornography, by a Nelson County grand jury earlier this month.

  • Jail Logs, Sept. 18

    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.

    Sept. 15

  • Balloon Glow kicks off Kentucky Bourbon Festival

    A Balloon Glow Tuesday night kicked off the 2009 Kentucky Bourbon Festival. The festival continues through Sunday with a variety of events, free and paid.

  • Women: Building a place to call home is business

    Barbara’s Interior Design started off small, co-owner Barbara Mattingly said.

    What started off as exclusively an interior design business in a tiny office space has grown to include a retail space in a 3,000-square-foot store, in a historic downtown building.

    Today, the business sells furniture, home accessories and gifts, has a bridal registry and is run by Mattingly and business partner Harriett Ballard, “mother-of-the-bride” Ginny Osborne and inventory guru, Carol Waggoner.

  • Cecil was deserving of honor

    People who believe Kentucky is inherently racist and narrow-minded cite the results of last fall’s election when now President Obama took a shellacking at the polls in the commonwealth.

    There may be a shred of truth to the perception, but a “truthier” truth, as Stephen Cobert might put it, can be found in the very rural community of New Haven, where Tessie Cecil is now in her 19th year as mayor.

  • An Ode to Bourbon during special time

    If at this very moment you find yourself in Bardstown, but were not born and raised in this idyllic little borough, it is likely I don’t have to explain the distinction and importance of a little drink called bourbon.

    I, myself, was not so fortunate to have inherited the hard-wired edition of this manual at birth, but was lucky enough to reside in the great state of Kentucky long enough to know that you better be careful who hears you order a Tennessee whiskey before I moved to the Bourbon Capital of the World.  

  • Woody, The Kentucky Wiener, says thanks

    To the editor:

    Kentucky greetings from the wiener dog gang! On behalf of my sister Chloe and my human parents, Ron and Leigh Anne Florence, I want to thank the Parade committee for the wonderful opportunity to serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2009 Iron Horse Festival.

    It was a thrill to ride in a beautiful car down the streets of a historical town, waving at our friends and family. Chloe and I are still barking about what a spectacular day it was! It was terRUFFic!

  • Cards hope to find road kind again

    Nelson County takes its 2-0 record on the road this week when the Cardinals head down to Bowling Green to face Warren Central and its new coach, Mike Rogers, who should be a familiar face to many Nelson football fans.

    “He actually coached a couple of our coaches,” Nelson County coach Jamie Egli said of Rogers, who was an assistant at Nelson in the early part of the decade. “He knows kind of what Nelson County football’s all about, and I’m sure he’s looking forward to it.”

    The game kicks off at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. Central time).

  • President has awakened sleeping giant

    To the editor: