https://www.kystandard.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en An inclusive perspective: How the portrayal of the black experience has changed at Bardstown’s most iconic landmark https://www.kystandard.com/content/inclusive-perspective-how-portrayal-black-experience-has-changed-bardstown%E2%80%99s-most-iconic-lan <h3 class="rtecenter"> &lsquo;Stephen Foster Story&rsquo; treatment of black roles has evolved over time, revisions</h3> <p class="rtecenter"> <img alt="" src="/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/uploaded/images/(2) Photo by Andy Henderson.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 200px; margin: 10px;" /></p> <p> RANDY PATRICK</p> <p> rpatrick@kystandard.com</p> <p> In Paul Green&rsquo;s original script for &ldquo;The Stephen Foster Story,&rdquo; there is a heart-rending scene in which the owner of Federal Hill, John Rowan Jr., orders that a slave be sent away and sold.</p> Home prices rising faster, houses selling quicker in local housing market https://www.kystandard.com/content/home-prices-rising-faster-houses-selling-quicker-local-housing-market <p> Homes are selling faster and for more money than just one year ago in the local housing market, outpacing a statewide trend of rising home prices.</p> <p> But despite a seller&rsquo;s market, the number of homes up for sale remains tight.</p> <p> Homeowners closed on two fewer homes in 2018 than the year prior &mdash; 649 compared to 651 in 2017, according to Peggy Smith, executive of Old Kentucky Home Board of Realtors, which covers Nelson, Washington, Marion, LaRue and Hart counties.</p> Chocolate Extravaganza set for Saturday night https://www.kystandard.com/content/chocolate-extravaganza-set-saturday-night <p> For more than two decades, The New Life Center of Bardstown has been assisting families in the Nelson County area with parenting classes and mentorship, and while a lot has changed over the years, its mission remains the same.</p> <p> &ldquo;We help any way we can, our families, and we want to do what we can to keep our children safe,&rdquo; said Marcella Crenshaw, the organization&rsquo;s executive director. <img alt="" src="/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/uploaded/images/ChocolateforWeb.png" style="width: 300px; height: 273px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /></p> Firefighters battle blaze on Creel Lane https://www.kystandard.com/content/firefighters-battle-blaze-creel-lane <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/creel_lane_fire.jpg" alt="Bardstown firefighters prepare to leave the scene of a house fire on Creel Lane Sunday." title="Bardstown firefighters prepare to leave the scene of a house fire on Creel Lane Sunday." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Nelson County and Bardstown firefighters were able extinguish a house fire Sunday at 116 Creel Lane before it could spread.</p> <p> Nelson County Fire and Rescue got the call at 5:03 p.m. and called for assistance from the Bardstown Fire Department.</p> <p> Bardstown Asst. Chief Todd Spalding said that when the city&rsquo;s crew arrived, there was smoke showing from the attic, and firefighters attacked the fire through the front door. There was minimal damage to the attic and some minor water damage to other parts of the house.</p> Driver flown to hospital after crash https://www.kystandard.com/content/driver-flown-hospital-after-crash <p> A car crash victim who was severely injured in an accident on Balltown Road early Monday morning was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital by medical helicopter.</p> <p> According to the Nelson County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office, Rhonda R. Thomas, of Raywick, was driving a Volkswagen two-door sedan in the 3100 section of Balltown Road just before 6 a.m. when she swerved to avoid a deer, slid off the right side of the road and struck a tree.</p> Jail log, Feb. 15-18, 2019 https://www.kystandard.com/content/jail-log-feb-15-18-2019 <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jaillogs_120.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Joseph L. Cahoe, 66, endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree trafficking in opiates (previously indicted).</p> <p> Alexis K. Young, 19, contempt of court.</p> <p> Richard H. Childers, 63, two counts theft by deception.</p> <p> Donna M. Johnson, 40, second-degree fleeing on foot and violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO.</p> <p> Sidney R. Deaton, 49, public intoxication by a controlled substance.</p> <p> Christopher G. Phillips, 34, shoplifting.</p> Bardstown superintendent invites parents to breakfast https://www.kystandard.com/content/bardstown-superintendent-invites-parents-breakfast <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0201btownsuperbreakfast.jpg" alt="Bardstown City Schools Superintendent Ryan Clark hosted a Breakfast with Parents on Thursday, Jan 31. This is the first gathering of the new breakfast series. Every month Clark will invite one family per school for breakfast in his office. The Breakfast with Parentsseries is an opportunity for parents to meet in a small group with the Superintendent and discuss the future of Bardstown City Schools. Pictured are parents Keshia Acree, Tanya Newton, Alan Kwong and Jasper (therapy dog) with Clark." title="Bardstown City Schools Superintendent Ryan Clark hosted a Breakfast with Parents on Thursday, Jan 31. This is the first gathering of the new breakfast series. Every month Clark will invite one family per school for breakfast in his office. The Breakfast with Parentsseries is an opportunity for parents to meet in a small group with the Superintendent and discuss the future of Bardstown City Schools. Pictured are parents Keshia Acree, Tanya Newton, Alan Kwong and Jasper (therapy dog) with Clark." align="left" hspace="6" width="79" height="85" /> For gay priests, a silent crisis https://www.kystandard.com/content/gay-priests-silent-crisis-0 <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gay_priests_9-3_0.jpg" alt="The Rev. Bob Bussen, a gay Roman Catholic priest in Park City, Utah, Feb. 6, 2019. The crisis over sexuality in the Catholic Church goes beyond abuse, to the heart of the priesthood and into a closet that is trapping thousands of men. “Life in the closet is worse than scapegoating,” he said. “It is not a closet. It is a cage.”" title="The Rev. Bob Bussen, a gay Roman Catholic priest in Park City, Utah, Feb. 6, 2019. The crisis over sexuality in the Catholic Church goes beyond abuse, to the heart of the priesthood and into a closet that is trapping thousands of men. “Life in the closet is worse than scapegoating,” he said. “It is not a closet. It is a cage.”" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> ELIZABETH DIAS</p> <p> New York Times</p> <p> MILWAUKEE &mdash; Gregory Greiten was 17 years old when the priests organized the game. It was 1982 and he was on a retreat with his classmates from St. Lawrence, a Roman Catholic seminary for teenage boys training to become priests. Leaders asked each boy to rank which he would rather be: burned over 90 percent of his body, paraplegic, or gay.</p> <p> Each chose to be scorched or paralyzed. Not one uttered the word &ldquo;gay.&rdquo; They called the game the Game of Life.</p>