Arts and Entertainment

  • Beautiful Dreamer Ball scheduled for Saturday

    With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, the Stephen Foster Drama Association is preparing for one of its biggest gatherings of the season.
    On Feb. 13 at Kreso’s Restaurant, 218 N. Third St. in Bardstown, the association will host its annual Beautiful Dreamer Ball, presented by Your Community Bank.

  • Dean holds downtown book signing

    Nancy Dean, a Cleveland native, signs a copy of her memoir “Never Enough Time: Looking Back on Where It Went” during a book signing at At Mary’s Friday afternoon.

  • Movie musician performing at Keystone

    It may take only one song for an artist’s career to take off, and for Janet Miller, or Murray, that one song could possibly be “Fancy Dress.”

    “We wrote it in one night,” the artist said, adding that the song inspired her to continue writing when she felt like giving up. “Writing songs is not for everyone, and I’ve done it for about 15 years.”

  • People & Places>>IMPACT: Artist sharing positive message through music



    At 18, Stephan Traynor is working to positively influence the youth his community. His tool? Music.

    “Ever since I was a kid, my mom played a lot of music … all kinds of stuff,” Traynor said. And he loved rap and hip-hop, but there was a negative stigma that went along with a lot of hip-hop songs played over the radio. “I was always kind of shielded from that growing up.”

  • BCA students channel their inner Jackson Pollock

    Several students of Bluegrass Christian Academy got a little messy Friday afternoon, but not before learning and experiencing the work of famous abstract painter Jackson Pollock.
    About eight eighth-grade students took part in the hands-on activity portion of the class, taught by Sandy Carwile, the school’s art teacher. Carwile said the school uses a classical curriculum, which emphasizes re-creating paintings and hands-on activities when it comes to teaching art.

  • 'The Old Winter' returns to Louisville

    For those who missed out on local showings of John A. Coulter’s “The Old Winter,” or who want to see it again, the film will be screened at Village 8 Cinemas in Louisville on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

    After it’s premier last year in Louisville, “The Old Winter” was screened for local audiences in Bardstown and Mount Washington recently and was received well by the community with some coming from as far away as Canada to view the film.

  • ‘The Private’ to bring unique story of war and patriotism to the screen

    Following the success of his film “The Old Winter,” John A. Coulter and his crew are in full production with Civil War drama, “The Private.”

    “In my experience, the first day, the first weekend, you officially start filming, there’s not that much exciting about it,” Coulter said.

    “Something about this weekend was different.”

  • PHOTOS: Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair

    The streets were packed as guests flooded in from all over for the 2015 Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair in Bardstown.

    With products ranging from barrel head decor to fiber arts, the event catered to a variety of interests.

    The event also allowed vendors to showcase their talents, with some creating products on site and others providing performances throughout the day.

    Check out these shots from this year's event:

  • Live at the Park concerts wrap up with The Classic Rock Experience

    Live at the Park concerts wrap up with The Classic Rock Experience


    The 2015 Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series will conclude Friday with Midnight Special: The Classic Rock Experience.

    The show will begin at 8 p.m. at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheater in My Old Kentucky Home State Park and will feature the music of Styx, Led Zeppelin, Boston, Pink Floyd, Queen, Deep Purple and more.

  • Additional showings of ‘The Old Winter’ scheduled

    After a successful debut in local theaters, “The Old Winter” will return to Bardstown and Mount Washington in September with additional showings.

    The film, shot in Nelson County, is written and directed by John A. Coulter of Bloomfield and features local actors as well as farmers.

    The film takes audiences into the lives of tenant farmers as well as Asa Bodine, a man who returns to his inherited farmland after 40 years, having left during the Great Depression.