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Today's News

  • Bloomfield Tour of Homes set for Sunday

    Visitors will be welcomed inside out of the cold this Sunday to explore the interiors of six Bloomfield homes as well as The Wells Building. The Bloomfield Community of Tomorrow is sponsoring the tour 3–7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased before the tour at Bloomfield City Hall or Nettie Jarvis Antiques or at the Olde Bloomfield Meeting Hall Sunday for $10. Refreshments will be served the day of the tour at the Olde Bloomfield Meeting Hall.

    Homes on the tour include:

  • Lineup for the 2008 Live at the Park Concert announced

    The president of Kentucky’s Herman’s Hermits fan club lives in Bowling Green. Ever since she learned the band will make a concert appearance in Bardstown next year she has called regularly wanting to purchase tickets.

    Until today, Betty Kelley, executive director of Stephen Foster Productions, has had to turn her down. Today tickets go on sale for the 2008 Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre, now in its 11th season.

  • Community Calendar - 12/5/2007 - 12/11/2007

    WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 5

    Free blood pressure checks. First Wednesday of every month at Kroger in Bardstown 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Preparation for childbirth (Lamaze) classes. 7 p.m. at Flaget Memorial Hospital. Call Vicki Guthrie at Flaget to pre-register.

    Bardstown Rotary Club. Talbott Tavern, noon.

    Al-Anon. Meeting for friends and families of alcoholics, 10 a.m., First Christian Church, 175 E. John Rowan Blvd., Bardstown.

    T.O.P.S. No. 262. Civic Center, weigh-in, 10:30 a.m.; meeting, noon.

  • BG on ramp gets refurbished

    Constant wear and weathering has left the eastbound ramp off U.S. 150/Springfield Road onto the Blue Grass Parkway in disrepair. The more than 40-year-old ramp has developed potholes that have been repaired over and over again, but the cold patch asphalt used to fill in the holes did not adhere to the concrete surface.

    A news story reported on PLG News 13 and an editorial in The Standard reported that steel rebar was showing through some of the potholes, posing a danger to tires.

  • Handing over the reins to a program

    After almost a decade of chairing the Bardstown Rotary Club “Coat-a-Kid” project Jill Hill said she is ready to turn the reins over to someone else.

    It has been quite a run for the Town and Country Bank employee. During her tenure thousands of coats and jackets for kids as well as adults have found their way into the hands of the needy. Hill, in recent years, has worked closely with the school systems’ Youth and Family Resource Centers making sure any student in need of a warm coat or jacket would not be missed.

  • Changes don't get Fiscal nod

    In a Nelson County Fiscal Court meeting court members made no action to approve proposed text amendments to Nelson County Zoning Regulations despite a unanimous decision by the Joint City-County Planning Commission to recommend the changes. Amendments to 10 sections, including single-family residential, central business district and planned unit development, are grouped together as part of the revisions made by the planning and zoning technical committee.

  • History to be repeated in print

    A book that sells on eBay for anywhere from $185 to $300 is being reprinted by the Nelson County Genealogical Roundtable.

    Pre-publication orders for “Historic Nelson County— Its Towns and People” by Sarah Borders Smith are available for $60 for hardbound and $50 for softbound. Orders received after Dec. 31 are $75/hardbound and $60/softbound.

    “The book takes you through every stage of the county from its inception — religion, education, politics, distilleries” and so on, said DeAnna Fisher, Roundtable past-president.

  • Fort Knox breaks ground for new center

    FORT KNOX - Amidst a scattering of gravel and freshly dug dirt, and standing before a row of large yellow construction machines, top Army brass assembled with local and national public officials last week, celebrating ground being broken on the largest construction project in the history of one of the most well-known American military bases.

  • Love for casserole topped by love for husband

    I love my husband. And I love macaroni casserole.

    And the two are forever married in my memory thanks to a handful of words now written in my husband’s writing on a recipe card.

    It happened about three years ago. I was a general assignment reporter at The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown. It was Thanksgiving — or was it Christmas? — and I had committed to making macaroni casserole — one of my family’s signature dishes — for the company potluck dinner.

    But the dinner fell after an exceptionally long day at work.

  • Tigers open with a win

    Bardstown started its season off with a bang, winning over Anderson County 64-54. The Tigers played a solid team game on both ends of the floor on their way to the win.

    “We came out and played as a team,” senior guard Corey Hall said. “Everybody played their role and it was a great team win.”

    Hall led the Tigers with 22 points on the night, including 8-of-10 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to help hold off a Bearcat comeback.