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The Kentucky Standard

 Collection — item: 1
Identifier: 2001_008-UA
One issue, December 15, 2000. Boxed with other newspapers. The issue noted the centennial anniversary of the Bardstown newspaper, the Kentucky Standard, and contains many articles concerning the history of Bardstown and Nelson County.


  • December 15, 2000


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Biographical / Historical

The Kentucky Standard was started December 15, 1900 by Jack Wilson, a former employee of the Nelson County Record. The newspaper was sold to Nelson County Circuit Clerk Wallace Brown in 1901. The former owner still contributed as an editor for the paper. In 1919, Alfred S. Wathen bought enough stocks of the company to become the newspaper's publisher. In 1958, Alfred S. Wathen's children began running the newspaper. In 1979, the newspaper was bought by Scripps Howard. In April 1987 Landmark Community Newspapers bought the newspaper.
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Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

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Louisville KY 40292
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