https://www.kystandard.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Coroner candidates swap heated accusations https://www.kystandard.com/content/coroner-candidates-swap-heated-accusations <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/coronerdebate.jpg" alt="Accusations fly between coroner candidates during a live debate Wednesday night." title="Accusations fly between coroner candidates during a live debate Wednesday night." align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> Tempers grew hot and words sharp as the candidates for Nelson County Coroner clashed during a half-hour debate Wednesday night that included accusations of impropriety and one wondering if the other needed medication.</p> Sherry Ballard blasts Sheriff’s Office press conference https://www.kystandard.com/content/sherry-ballard-blasts-sheriff%E2%80%99s-office-press-conference <p> The mother of Crystal Rogers and widow of Tommy Ballard says she felt &ldquo;disrespected&rdquo; by a recent update on her daughter&rsquo;s case that the Sheriff&rsquo;s Office gave local media.</p> Syringe exchange adjusting after first year of operation https://www.kystandard.com/content/syringe-exchange-adjusting-after-first-year-operation <p> The head of the Lincoln Trail Health Department told county government last week that she was pleased with the first year of the syringe exchange in Bardstown but that improvements could be made.</p> <p> &ldquo;Anytime you try something new there are always lessons to be learned and quality improvement to be done,&rdquo; Sara Jo Best, public health director for the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, told Nelson Fiscal Court Tuesday.</p> County clerk candidates pledge Saturday hours, customer service https://www.kystandard.com/content/county-clerk-candidates-pledge-saturday-hours-customer-service <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/countyclerkdebate.jpg" alt="Kelly Pulliam answers a question Wednesday night as Jeanette Hall Sidebottom listens during a debate between County Clerk candidates." title="Kelly Pulliam answers a question Wednesday night as Jeanette Hall Sidebottom listens during a debate between County Clerk candidates." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Nelson County residents with business at the County Clerk&rsquo;s Office won&rsquo;t have to take off time during the traditional workday, according to both candidates running for Nelson County Clerk.</p> <p> Democrat Jeanette Hall Sidebottom and Republican Kelly Pulliam both said during the Kentucky Standard and PLG 13 political debates Wednesday night that if elected clerk, they plan to have Saturday hours.</p> <p> The devil&rsquo;s in the details, though.</p> PHOTOS: Rotary Kids' Day 2018 https://www.kystandard.com/content/photos-rotary-kids-day-2018 <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kidsday-bubbles1.jpg" alt="A child creates large bubbles during Bardstown Rotary Club&#039;s annual Kids Day in front of City Hall." title="A child creates large bubbles during Bardstown Rotary Club&#039;s annual Kids Day in front of City Hall." align="left" hspace="6" width="136" height="85" /><p> The Bardstown Rotary Club hosted its annual Kids&rsquo; Day Thursday on the lawn of Bardstown City Hall. The event has for years attracted a large crowd, offering free ice cream, face painting, crafts, inflatable slides and bounce houses, games, bubbles, a rope bridge and more. This year&rsquo;s presence of Oreo the Fire Dog was a big draw as well.</p> <p> Kids&rsquo; Day serves as a way for the Bardstown Rotary Club to give back to the community.</p> Three charged with burglary https://www.kystandard.com/content/three-charged-burglary <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/trioburg.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="263" height="85" /><p> Three people were arrested on theft charges early Friday morning, and one of them made the call to deputies.</p> <p> According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office, deputies Brandon Bryan and Levi Preston responded to a call from 19-year-old William Frye of Mount Washington that he and his friends needed help on Yates-Cooney Neck Road. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a Dodge van on the side of the road that was reported as stolen out of Bullitt County. Frye was inside attempting to hide.</p> 2018 PLG-TV Kentucky Standard political debates https://www.kystandard.com/content/2018-plg-tv-kentucky-standard-political-debates <p> Every election cycle, The Kentucky Standard and PLG TV News hosts debates between candidates running for public office. For the Nov. 6, 2018, general election, the schedule for debates:</p> Jail logs: Oct. 18-19, 2018 https://www.kystandard.com/content/jail-logs-oct-18-19-2018 <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jaillogs_109.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Torrance Andrew Chlebowski, 41, violation of conditions of release (2018 criminal case).</p> <p> John Carlos Lewis, 31, drug trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in less than eight ounces of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence.</p> <p> Evan James Lyons, 24, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO.</p>