• Nora Ballard has been named as the new president and managing director of Nazareth Villages Inc. effective March 1.

    Ballard will be responsible for directing the operation and providing a supportive community environment for residents of 101 HUD Section 8 and 45 affordable rent apartments.

    She succeeds Ann Margaret Boone, SCN, who served in this position since 1991.

    For six years, Ballard served as a board member for Nazareth Campus Service and recently served as a board member for Nazareth Villages I.


    Tim Dorsey — “Pineapple Grenade.”

    Kristin Hannah —”Home Front.”

    Robert Harris — “The Fear Index.”

    Margot Livesey— “The Flight of German Hardy.”

    Daniel Palmer — “Helpless.”


    M.G. Lord — “Elizabeth Taylor: The Accidental Feminist.”

  • 10 years ago

    February 2002


    Bill Osborne named  Nelson County Alumni of the Year


    If T. Gerald Florence was still here today, he would have been extremely proud to see 1974 Nelson County High School graduate Bill Osborne be named the 2002 Alumni of the Year, Florence’s wife, Thelma, said Friday evening at the district’s alumni banquet.

  • Here’s a sampling of events you might want to check out


    Through Feb. 25: Announcing a new exhibition at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, An Artful Array: Bowls by Kentucky Artisans, on display through Feb. 25, 2012.

    Feb. 2: Arts leaders, artists and supporters of the arts throughout the Commonwealth will come to Frankfort for a full day of activities to celebrate the arts and thank legislators for their support.

  • Jesus commands his followers to give of themselves to the poor numerous times throughout the Gospels.

    It’s a command a group of local artisans takes to heart then pours back out with every painstaking stroke as they guide their crochet hooks through loop after loop, chain after chain.

    “We didn’t realize there were that many people out there who were homeless,” said Linda Keeling on a January afternoon at First Cedar Creek Baptist Church as she neatly folded, cut, then tied together strip after strip of plastic grocery bags.

  • Boston native Marty Terstegge says he’s found paradise in Alaska.
    Paradise for Terstegge and his family is a combination of beautiful scenery, happiness and barbecue sauce.
    Yes. Barbecue sauce.
    Marty and Lynn Terstegge’s quest for a better barbecue sauce actually led to a successful business.
    “We couldn’t find what we wanted,” Terstegge said of the sauce, “so we experimented, and finally felt we had it right.”

  • Six bright-eyed Nelson County puppies have won the hearts — and the names — of six Alaskan State Troopers, a link that may lead to their adoption.

    The blue heeler mix puppies were dropped off at the Nelson County Animal Shelter anonymously one night, and soon after were moved to the Humane Society of Nelson County, which not only spays and neuters and microchips, but also names every puppy that comes through its doors.

  • Beckie Downs and Theresa Reed took The Kentucky Standard on a recent cruise Downs won at Wings and Rings for a BudLight Paradise 4 Cruise to the Bahamas in October on Halloween weekend.

  • Only weeks after Jacob Allen Edwards learned that his wife, Kayla Edwards, was pregnant, he was deployed to Iraq, and the couple was forced to spend most of the next seven months apart.

    But on Jan. 1, the couple’s new daughter arrived, and Jacob, having returned home only two weeks before, was there to welcome her.

  • Traci Johnson and her sons, Colin and Grant Johnson, took the Kentucky Standard along on a cruise to Nassau, Bahamas.

  • The Kentucky Standard went to a golf outing at Jenny Wiley State Park in Prestonsburg Sept. 13. Pictured are Jerry and Mary Lou Hood and Linda and Hugh Kirsch, all of Bardstown, and Guyula and Bob Johnson, New Haven.

  • Mary Ballard, Mary Etta Bennett, Linda Humphrey, Janice Harvey, Rose Marie Ditto and Jean Marie Wimpsett took the Kentucky Standard along on vacation to the National Bowling Convention and visited New York City.

  • The Provines and Mattinglys took The Kentucky Standard with them to Oklahoma, from where they are originally from, to see an Oklahoma-Texas A&M football game Nov. 5. While there, they also experienced their first earthquake.  From left to right are Jannice and Ron Provine, Gracie Avery Mattingly, Robert Yocham, friend of the family and Stacie and Brian Mattingly.

  • The Nelson County High School Band of Pride took The Kentucky Standard with them to the Veterans Day Parade in New York city. The band is pictured on 28th Avenue, awaiting its turn to line up on Fifth Avenue.

  • The Nelson County Cross Country team traveled to Bowling Green Oct. 15 for a 10K race at the Medical Center’s 10K Classic Race. Pictured in front kneeling are from left, Alex Newton, Autumn Keene, Daniella Godenzi, Hailey Riggs; bending down, Jesse Hartman; middle row, Caleb Goff, Landon Foster, Will Ballard, Paden Vernon, Morgan Ballard, Darian Lewis, Shelby Spalding, Jacob Ballard, Bree Hughes and Sadie Middleton; back row, Jarred McCauley, Sean Burnett, Patrick Metcalf, Nico Godenzi, Chas Brady, coach Dan Bradley and Winton Vernon.

  • Cats

    Through February is the best time of year to get your cats spayed and neutered. Though some cats may already be pregnant or in heat by February, most are not. To avoid unwanted litters that will contribute to pet overpopulation and likely end up in the animal shelter, spay and neuter your cats now. Female cats can become mothers at 5 months of age. Unaltered male cats will roam and fight with other male cats, and risk being lost, injured, or killed by cars or other animals.

  • Publisher, journalist, editorialist, inventor, activist, Catholic — and slave. Each of these titles could have been used to describe Daniel Rudd during his lifetime. Born a slave in Bardstown’s historic Anatok house in 1854, likely emancipated during the Civil War, Rudd went on to become one of the most respected activists of his time. But his message was unique among African-Americans of his day: he spoke out for much of his life in favor of the Catholic Church as the key toward achieving equality for African-Americans in the United States.

  • In the early 1900s, Anna Marie Davis’ family would decorate their Christmas tree with anything they could find. At age 103, Davis looks back fondly on those days. Whatever they found throughout the year they would save for Christmas. If they found something in the paper they liked, they would cut it out and hang it on the tree. Her father would cut a tree down from the woods that lined the back of their farm. Children made rope fashioned red and green chains and strung popcorn long before mass-produced decorations were sold in stores.