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People and Places

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: World on Wheels

    The children knew what to do when they saw the vehicle pull up. As the door opened, they filed inside the tiny space, eyes searching for what they wanted. 

    They had the routine mastered, stepping inside the Nelson County Public Library’s Bookmobile just as generations have done before.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: Farming for the future

    On an unusually warm April morning, Amy Coulter waters bok choy while, a few feet away in the same field, her intern, Lindsey Vinson plants cilantro.

    “It’s nice to plant something that smells so good!” the student says as she crouches in the dirt.

    Soon, they’re joined by Amy’s husband, Chris Coulter, whose mother, Gail Coulter, still owns most of the land for Coulter’s Good Earth Farm, a successful experiment in sustainable farming practices.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES; A whirlwind tour

    Via soccer, Haley Nelson has traveled a lot of miles and seen a lot of sights, but she’ll never forget her most recent foray deep into the heart of futbol’s European hotbed.

    Nelson, a sophomore at Bethlehem High School, recently returned from a nine-day trip to The Netherlands as part of Kentucky Youth Soccer’s U16-17 Olympic Development Program. It’s Nelson’s fifth year in the program and first time being selected to go overseas.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: A FAMILY BUSINESS

    Off of the long stretch of Louisville Road in Highgrove, right before leaving Nelson County is a small store that holds several antique items from big and bulky objects, such as trunks and closets, to smaller, more fragile items, such as glass bottles and ceramic dishes. 

    The name of the shop: Useful Things Antiques & Collectibles Store.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: Taste of home

    Bloomfield is 1,890 miles, by road, from the Veracruz, Mexico, but Luz Salazar and her family offer the tobacco workers who arrive in the area each April a taste of home.

    Luz, 39, manages La Veracruzana, a little Mexican restaurant and grocery near Main Street and Fairfield Road. In the winter, Bloomfield residents visit the diner, but during the growing season, they are joined by groups of hungry fieldworkers speaking Spanish.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES:Upward Soccer

    Despite the threat of rain, several local youngsters ran around the field at Bardstown United Methodist Church Second Campus on a dreary March morning. Some knew the rules, while others were still learning, but the game wasn’t about winning.

    Bardstown recently kicked off its first series of games for Upward Soccer this year. The teams, including kids from Pre-K to eighth grade, are part of Upward Sports, a Christian youth sports provider that was established in 1995.

  • Nestled In: Bloomfield clothing store nearby and convenient for residents

    When one thinks of local women’s clothing shops, many may refer to one of the numerous boutiques that are dotted throughout Bardstown’s downtown. But Bloomfield is another Nelson County community that has its own locally owned clothing store.

  • Nestled In: Bloomfield clothing store nearby and convenient for residents

    When one thinks of local women’s clothing shops, many may refer to one of the numerous boutiques that are dotted throughout Bardstown’s downtown. But Bloomfield is another Nelson County community that has its own locally owned clothing store.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: Region tournament look back
  • PEOPLE & PLACES: Diner is community ‘hot spot’

    The Keepsakes Country Diner and Store has only been open for about a year, but during that time, Naomi Plummer Lunsford has created a hub for folks in a small community. 

    “Never in my wildest dreams had I thought I’d say, ‘I’m going to Chaplin to eat supper,” Lunsford said, “But, it’s taken off from day one, 100 mph.”