• Peggy Smith

    Association Executive

    Old Ky Home  Board of Realtors



    If any of you are a little squeamish about those little critters that find their way into homes across America, especially as the temperature goes down — read no further! I am about to give the greasy, nasty and creepy details of mice and rat infestation in homes everywhere — maybe YOURS!

  • It’s a rainy Friday morning in Nelson County, but that doesn’t keep customers away from the Bardstown Farmers Market Pavilion on East Flaget.

    The customers include regulars, out-of-town guests, even a busload of tourists, who come to buy green beans, bell peppers, painted gourds and jams.

    But there’s one item this time of year that is ubiquitous.


    The strawberries, peaches and other fruits are long gone, but for most varieties of apples, fall is time for harvesting and selling.

  • When most people think of the fall season and plants, they’ll most likely think of orange, yellow and burgundy mums, but what they don’t realize is that fall is the opportune time for planting different flowers, shrubs and trees to blossom in the spring.

    There are a number of trees and shrubs that particularly grow well throughout the colder seasons, said Robbie Smith, Nelson County extension agent for horticulture.

  • Incorporating fall into your home this season is all about the unpredicted; to add something to your home that people wouldn’t normally expect.

    “(Decorations) don’t have to be traditional,” said Mary Carey, owner of At Mary’s, a gift shop at 116 N. 3rd St. The store offers a multitude of home décor options that can spruce up your home to represent any time of year.

    It’s easy to add the unexpected, Carey said.

  • Here’s a sampling of events to check out



    Oct. 3: Antibalas in concert 8 p.m. in the Bomhard Theater.  Fourteen musicians, one goal:  to get you out of your seat. This Afrobeat collective, whose name means “bulletproof” in Spanish, combines Latin, jazz, funk, and African rhythms, creating music that sets fire to imaginations (and feet).

  • When Catherine Conner, 102, died Sunday, Oct. 13, an era in political history died with her.

    Conner grew up in Cox’s Creek.

    In 1933, Conner moved to Washington, D.C. following the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She was a national Democratic committeewoman. “At one time she was more influential than any other woman in politics,” her first cousin, Charlie “Gay” Hamilton said. “That speaks well of her.”



    Hands up if you eat the five daily servings of fruits and veggies recommended by the USDA or the 7-10 daily servings recommended by Canada’s Food Guide.

    I’m not seeing many hands.


    Association Executive

    Old Ky Home  Board of Realtors


    It’s been a scorching summer – long, hot and dry. A couple of cooler days are sneaking in and it reminds us that it’s time to start doing those things that will make the fall and winter less likely to bring issues with your home. Starting outside here are some important things to look at:

  • Back in September 1795, less than 3 months after Kentucky became a state, a group of Catholics began meeting in a room at the home of Clement Gardiner.

    Called Gardiner’s Station then, the community became Fairfield, and the congregation became St. Michael the Archangel Parish.

    The early history of St. Michael, which will celebrate 200 years of history on Sept. 27, is shrouded in suppositions and probabilities.


  • The Kentucky Standard is looking for submissions for this Fall's Oh Snap! photo contest. Send you photos to snapshot@kystandard.com for entry.

    THe winning photo will be displayed in our Snapshot magazine.

  • Are you familiar with the Solanaceae family? No they aren’t the neighbors of the Sopranos! The Solanaceae family is more commonly known as the nightshade family.

    Its name has lots of folks assuming that these foods are grown in the dark of night with fairies waving their magical wands over them, removing any need for the sun. What? Not everyone thinks that?

  • Are you ready? Ready to start your day? Ready to start your week?

    Ready for what’s next in your life?

    Most of us think we are, but when an opportunity presents itself we slam the door in its face.

    All because we are not ready!

    We are not dressed, our houses are in a mess and we don’t have time right now!

  • Joe Charles O’Bryan’s face lights up when he recalls the day the Turtleman came to visit.

    “For the very first time, I was speechless!” said the 6-year-old, who usually isn’t shy.

    Joe Charles is a big fan of Ernie Brown Jr., the reality TV star from Washington County who catches snapping turtles, raccoons, possums and other critters on Animal Planet’s “The Call of the Wildman.”

  •  Once upon a time Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner, Joel Etherton) tried for years to have a child of their own, but there were problems which couldn’t be fixed. They were saddened but knew they mustn’t give up. In their grief, they wrote all their expectations for a child on pieces of paper, put them in a small box, and planted it in the garden.

    A storm arose with lightning and thunder, and you know what happened — Timothy (CJ Adams) came into their lives. A son aged 10 to 12, who instantly called them Mom and Dad.

  • This is the second of a two-part series detailing Lyme disease. The first part discussed life with Lyme disease. The second part focuses on the history of the disease, the controversy behind it and how to prevent tick-borne diseases

    Since January 2012, there have been eight reported cases of Lyme disease in Nelson County, according to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • This is part one of a two-part series detailing Lyme disease. The first part discusses life with Lyme disease. The second part will discuss the history of the disease, the controversy behind it and how to prevent tick- borne diseases.

    Upon first glance, 19-year-old Bryan Petsy looks like an average teenager. 

    Described as quiet, he has typically been seen in front of a TV or computer playing one of his favorite video games.

  • Bardstown, Ky. author, Valerie Lee Veltre has just been honored as a Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Recipient for her book Moo Kitty Finds A Home.

    This national award recognizes her children’s book as “Among the best in Family Friendly Products.

    “Adorable in every way! This heart-filled story offers an opportunity to introduce children to the concepts of loss, abandonment, adoption and pet-responsibility in a positive and age-appropriate manner.” — The Mom’s Choice Awards

  • The Farmers Bank and Trust Under-16 boys’ softball team finished fifth in the 1992 National ASA Softball Tournament in Tifton, Ga., July 30-Aug. 2. In all, 17 teams participated from 12 states.



    Dietary lectins are most likely not on your radar screen. Not unless you’re fairly heavily involved in the world of food science and/or nutrition in general, anyway.

    Most everyday people don’t know about lectins and neither do many doctors. Considering the damage these nasty little boogers can do, that’s really not so good.

    So what are lectins anyway?