Today's News

  • 1920s jazz sound ‘rambles’ into the park Friday

    The Walnut Street Ramblers 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 & 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.

  • The Lebanon Enterprise’s Lowery wins Al Smith Award

    Stevie Lowery, editor and publisher of The Lebanon Enterprise, is the 2018 winner of the Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism by a Kentuckian.

    Lowery will receive the award Oct. 18 in Lexington, at the annual Al Smith Awards Dinner of the University of Kentucky’s Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, which co-sponsor the award.

  • Watts lists park county’s options to clarify acreage

    Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts sent an email to The Standard and four county magistrates Monday morning clarifying the amount of acreage the county maintains.

    Watts said the county currently maintains more than 94 acres of space, “not including what each city has to offer.”

    Watts listed Dean Watts Park as 77 acres, although the county’s comprehensive plan includes an inventory of local parks and only lists it as 35 acres.

    Watts also listed the park in Culvertown as 15 acres the county maintains and two acres in Balltown.

  • Local gym promoting veteran support program

    Workout Anytime in Bardstown is promoting a program called Lift for the 22, a non-profit organization supporting veterans.

    “They raise awareness for the 22 veterans that commit suicide on a daily basis,” said Kyle Lax, manager of the gym on W. John Rowan Boulevard next to Peebles. “One of the biggest reasons for that is the broken transition from the military to civilian life. Partnering with gyms has been something they have had a lot of success with in helping veterans get on the right track and right path.”

  • Flaget Auxiliary presents check to Project Hope

    At a meeting in May, members of the Flaget Hospital Auxiliary presented a check for $20,000 to the Project Hope program. Project Hope is the hospital foundation’s effort to expand services at the Cancer Center.

  • Standard seeking fathers and sons who look the same

    The Kentucky Standard is looking for fathers and sons who bear an uncanny resemblance. Do you have your own little “Mini Man” right by your side? If so, this contest is for you.

    The Father/Son Look-Alike Contest presented by The Kentucky Standard and sponsored by Marshall’s Jewelers will run through today. The winners will appear in the June 17 issue of The Kentucky Standard.

  • St. Gregory students learn from visitors during ‘Pioneer Day’

    The third and fourth graders at St. Gregory School recently participated in a “Pioneer Day.” Visitors included Steve Morris, a former teacher at the school and a living history actor, who dressed as a long hunter and brought in artifacts to teach students about these early explorers of Kentucky. From left are Dominic Willis, Morris and Landon McCarty dressed in historical clothing.

  • Students named to WKU spring 2018 honors list

    The following Western Kentucky University students from the Nelson County area were named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the spring 2018 semester.

    Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President’s List. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*).


    From Bardstown:

    Bailee E. Correro*

    John M. Haydon*

    Lillian B. Harned

    Seth T. Mcdowell*

  • Baseball season brings common overuse injuries


    KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Surgeon

    Although baseball is America’s favorite pastime, elbow injuries seem to lurk in bullpens for players across the country. With the increasing participation and competitive level of today’s youth sports, it’s not an issue facing only professional athletes. In fact, according to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), 20 percent of children ages 8-12 years old and 45 percent of adolescents ages 13-14 years old will report arm pain during a single youth baseball season.

  • Tips to help you survive summer heat

    Carol Marak

    Aging Advocate, Editor


    It’s not even summer and parts of the country struggle with record highs. Hot weather is a big concern for older adults, especially those living with chronic medical conditions. The factors that directly affect the risks are lack of fluids, absence of cold air-conditioning, excessive clothing, overcrowded places, and physical inactivity.