https://www.kystandard.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Houck seeks change of venue for theft trial https://www.kystandard.com/content/houck-seeks-change-venue-theft-trial <p> Attorneys for Brooks Houck have filed notice that they will seek to have his criminal trial moved to a different county because, they claim, he can&rsquo;t face a fair trial in Nelson County.</p> <p> &ldquo;Unfortunately, Brooks Houck has been found guilty of the alleged murder of his significant other in the Nelson County court of public opinion,&rdquo; Houck&rsquo;s attorneys wrote in a notice they filed Tuesday.</p> WesBanco robbed again https://www.kystandard.com/content/wesbanco-robbed-again <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bank_robbery_1.jpg" alt="Bardstown Police officers stand guard over a bicycle they believe a bank robber left behind after robbing the WesBanco on North Third Street in downtown Bardstown Friday morning. The bank has been robbed several times in the past, and twice in the last month." title="Bardstown Police officers stand guard over a bicycle they believe a bank robber left behind after robbing the WesBanco on North Third Street in downtown Bardstown Friday morning. The bank has been robbed several times in the past, and twice in the last month." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Bardstown Police arrested a man accused of robbing a downtown bank Friday morning.</p> <p> The suspect, who was picked up at his home on Wilble Court, is Ledrick Edwards, 39, who is charged with second-degree robbery.</p> <p> He had recently been released from prison on parole for serving time in another bank robbery, in Springfield in 2008.</p> <p> The Friday holdup happened at the WesBanco branch at 315 N. Third St., which had just been robbed last month and was also hit in March 2015 and December 2014, while under different companies.</p> PHOTOS: Christmas Parade 2018 https://www.kystandard.com/content/photos-christmas-parade-2018 <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/prade-walkers.jpg" alt="Families walk in the parade Thursday in downtown Bardstown." title="Families walk in the parade Thursday in downtown Bardstown." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> With more than 90 entries and 44 floats, the 2018 Bardstown Kiwanis Christmas Parade is among the largest Parade Chair Wilma Sorrell has been a part of, she said Friday morning, and probably one of the most organized.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s the most floats we&rsquo;ve ever seen, and probably one of the largest crowds,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;The crowds on Broadway were even large.&rdquo;</p> Don Thrasher elected county GOP chair https://www.kystandard.com/content/don-thrasher-elected-county-gop-chair <p> Don Thrasher is the new chairman of the Republican Party of Nelson County.</p> <p> He was elected Wednesday by the party&rsquo;s county committee to fill the vacancy created when Robert Augustine resigned effective Nov. 30. The term ends in January 2021.</p> <p> Augustine had led the party for six years, but resigned for personal reasons.</p> Red Kettle still needs bell ringers https://www.kystandard.com/content/red-kettle-still-needs-bell-ringers <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/isabella_fox.jpg" alt="Isabella Fox, 11, accepts a candy cane from Nancy Zielke after donating to The Salvation Army Wednesday." title="Isabella Fox, 11, accepts a candy cane from Nancy Zielke after donating to The Salvation Army Wednesday." align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p> Richard and Nancy Zielke were braving the cold Wednesday morning to stand just inside the front doors at Kroger, ringing a little red bell and thanking customers who dropped coins and bills into the red Salvation Army kettle.</p> <p> The money the Christian charity collects goes for many needs in the community, including everything from heating assistance to buying Christmas gifts for underprivileged children.</p> <p> &ldquo;Every dime that is taken in here goes to somebody poor to feed, or to relocate &hellip; or whatever,&rdquo; Richard said.</p> Russian journalists learn from Americans https://www.kystandard.com/content/russian-journalists-learn-americans <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/russian_journalists_1.jpg" alt="A group of Russian journalists visited The Kentucky Standard Thursday afternoon as part of their study of American media through the Open World Leadership Center. Pictured, from left, are Inga Sysoyeva, editor of the Krestiyanin (Farmer) publishing house; Aleksey Yurtayev, reporter for the Bolhaya Derevnya (Big Village) newspaper; Yekaterina Klepikovskaya, editor of the 7x7 Online Journal; Tatyana Skorodumova, deputy general producer of the Russian State TV channel Russia (RTR); and Igor Chigarskikh, journalist for the Chance Weekly publication." title="A group of Russian journalists visited The Kentucky Standard Thursday afternoon as part of their study of American media through the Open World Leadership Center. Pictured, from left, are Inga Sysoyeva, editor of the Krestiyanin (Farmer) publishing house; Aleksey Yurtayev, reporter for the Bolhaya Derevnya (Big Village) newspaper; Yekaterina Klepikovskaya, editor of the 7x7 Online Journal; Tatyana Skorodumova, deputy general producer of the Russian State TV channel Russia (RTR); and Igor Chigarskikh, journalist for the Chance Weekly publication." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Five Russian journalists who visited Bardstown Thursday contrasted the freedom of the American press with the constraints under which they must work in their country.</p> <p> &ldquo;I think it&rsquo;s important to explain to everyone with whom we meet that it&rsquo;s impossible to compare American journalism and Russian journalism because in Russia, there is no journalism, Yekaterina Klepikovskaya, editor of the 7x7 Online Journal, said during a nearly two-hour meeting with staff of The Kentucky Standard and PLG TV-13.</p> Jail logs Dec.6-7, 2018 https://www.kystandard.com/content/jail-logs-dec6-7-2018 <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jaillogs_111.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> David Dallas Cecil, 21, contempt of court.</p> <p> Leslie Nicole Burkhead, 32, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of an unspecified drug and first-degree possession of meth.</p> <p> Amy Marie Sexton, 42, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, no seat belt, and operating a vehicle while under the influence.</p> <p> Jason Ray Dunn, 41, fourth-degree assault.</p> <p> Pamela Maria Taylor, 34, failure to appear.</p> Nelson County Fiscal Court briefs from Dec. 5 https://www.kystandard.com/content/nelson-county-fiscal-court-briefs-dec-5 <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fiscal_court-roads.jpg" alt="County officials study and discuss the road design standards. From left to right are Magistrate Keith Metcalfe, County Attorney Matthew Hite and County Judge-Executive Dean Watts." title="County officials study and discuss the road design standards. From left to right are Magistrate Keith Metcalfe, County Attorney Matthew Hite and County Judge-Executive Dean Watts." align="left" hspace="6" width="105" height="85" /><h1> Maywood Avenue relocation</h1> <p> The state wants the Nelson County Fiscal Court to take over parts of Leslie Ballard Road and Maywood Avenue that intersect with Springfield Road after they are realigned. But a resolution to accomplish that hit a roadblock Tuesday.</p>