Erin McCoy, The Kentucky Standard en Law Enforcement Warns of New Scams <p><a href="">Scammers posing as government officials</a> may be the newest threat, but plots to trick people out of their money come in all shapes and sizes. One woman reported receiving several calls from different individuals claiming to be federal attorneys or officials, and insisting she had an unpaid bill. The scam bears a resemblance to a phone scheme that has grown in scope in more than a dozen U.S. states in recent months, according to an FBI press release. Persons claiming to be officers of the court call to inform you that you have missed jury duty and must pay a fine or risk being arrested. Such calls may sound official, but don&rsquo;t be duped. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 15:12:50 +0000 Erin McCoy, The Kentucky Standard 22898 at Group Helps Seniors Stay in Homes <p><a href="">A newly formed volunteer group</a> in Bardstown is helping seniors stay in their homes. Bardstown at Home is still in its infancy, but since the nonprofit organization got its first client in early September, it&rsquo;s taken on 19 more, and about the same number of volunteers. It reaches out to Nelson County residents who are 55 and older, and the services it provides are multifold: volunteers aid clients in everything from transportation and social opportunities to home maintenance and cooking. Volunteers will even come out to help clients change a light bulb. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 19:44:27 +0000 Erin McCoy, The Kentucky Standard 18268 at Group Helps Seniors Stay in Homes 6,400 Gallon Alcohol Spill at Bardstown Distillery <p><a href="">About 6,400 gallons of ethyl </a>alcohol spilled from the back of a Heaven Hill Distilleries facility off KY 49, Loretto Road, Saturday afternoon.&nbsp;Roughly a tanker truck&rsquo;s worth of 180-proof, potable alcohol, used for blending at Heaven Hill, poured into a nearby creek and lake as firefighters, state environmental regulators and the Nelson County Emergency Management Agency were called to the scene.&nbsp;The accident occurred as a tanker truck was transferring the alcohol into a tank behind the distillery&rsquo;s main bottling building.</p><p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 14:45:38 +0000 Erin McCoy, The Kentucky Standard 17491 at WWII Veteran's Family Receives Medals for Service <p><a href="’s-family-receives-medals-his-military-service">Charles Lydian Sr. served three years as a general service</a> engineer in World War II, building roads and supplying ammunition, regularly in a combat zone. Yet for all his service, Lydian&rsquo;s children say he didn&rsquo;t talk much about the war when he talked about his experience. This week, Mike Lydian accepted six medals on his father&rsquo;s behalf, five-and-a-half months after Charles Lydian passed away at age 92.</p><p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:43:12 +0000 Erin McCoy, The Kentucky Standard 17284 at Nelson County Welcomes New Public High School <p><a href="">Parents of high school students in the Nelson County</a> School District are likely to receive a letter by the end of the week, either from Nelson County High School Principal Eric Gilpin, or from Thomas Nelson High School Principal Wes Bradley. The letter will also serve to inform parents which school their child will attend, as many people are still unsure in which high school&rsquo;s district they reside, Superintendent Anthony Orr said. The new school, set to open in August, will become the fourth high school in Nelson County. Wed, 09 Nov 2011 15:04:32 +0000 Erin McCoy, The Kentucky Standard 15905 at Jim Beam Distillery Plans Warehouse Expansion <p><a href="">Jim Beam Brands Company plans to build about 17 new warehouses</a>, and some of them may in the Boston area. Nelson Fiscal Court approved a resolution to offer the company a 30-year property tax exemption if it chooses to build any of those warehouses in Nelson County. Because Jim Beam&rsquo;s parent company acquired the Maker&rsquo;s Mark Distillery several years ago, the company is likely to locate its new warehouses in the Boston area and in Loretto, where Maker&rsquo;s Mark has its distillery. Warehouses are used to store the oak barrels in which bourbon ages. Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:01:55 +0000 Erin McCoy, The Kentucky Standard 15480 at