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People and Places

  • Doughnut truck overturns on Bellwood Road
  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: Field of Terror

    Creeping through layers of cornstalks, the faces of local high school students disappear behind masks, makeup and costumes for the FFA Field of Terror.

    The Field of Terror is an annual fundraiser put on by both Nelson County and Thomas Nelson High School FFA chapters.

    The event is in its eighth year as a whole, but this is the third year it has been held behind Thomas Nelson — it was previously located at Wickland.

  • Missionaries to the nation of Knox and Livingstone

    In front of St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, where John Knox led the Scottish Reformation, is a statue, not of Knox, but of the skeptic David Hume, leader of the Scottish Enlightenment.

    Knox’s grave is hidden nearby.

    “They’ve paved over it. It says Parking Lot 23, and there’s a little plaque there that mentions where he is buried under the pavement,” said Franke Haydon of Bardstown.

  • Missionaries to the nation of Knox and Livingstone

    In front of St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, where John Knox led the Scottish Reformation, is a statue, not of Knox, but of the skeptic David Hume, leader of the Scottish Enlightenment.

    Knox’s grave is hidden nearby.

    “They’ve paved over it. It says Parking Lot 23, and there’s a little plaque there that mentions where he is buried under the pavement,” said Franke Haydon of Bardstown.

  • Master distiller celebrates Jim Beam’s 150th birthday

    It’s Bourbon National Heritage Month and the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival is being held in Bardstown, but right down the road in Bullitt County, Jim Beam Distillery celebrated Jim Beam’s 150th birthday Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse.

    In recognition of the legendary bourbon distiller, seventh-generation Master Distiller Fred Noe and his son, Freddie Noe, commemorated this milestone birthday party with the unveiling of a life-size bronze statue of Jim Beam.

  • My Old Ky. Home Tour brings cyclists to Bardstown

    Until a few months ago, Marty Osbourn of Bardstown hadn’t ridden a bicycle since she was a child. Now she’s a cycling enthusiast.

    Her boyfriend, George O’Daniel, takes some of the credit for that.

    “It’s something we do together,” Osbourn said. “We’ve done a few 20-mile rides.”

    They hadn’t done anything like Saturday’s ride before.

  • PEOPLE AND PLAES: A gentleman's craft

    In with the old, out with the new.

    Sitting at an antique table adorned with a set of English dishes from the late 1800s, Bjoern Lorenzen is right at home. The 32-year resident of Bardstown opened his antique shop — Court Square Antiques — almost two years ago after having retired from clock making.

    “I’ve always been interested in antiques,” Bjoern said of his motivation to open the shop.

    And the business choice is appropriate as the German native is well versed in antiquities and the history behind them.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: Dedicated driver

    Moments before the final bell rang Wednesday, Allena Beeler finished up some last-minute details as she waited patiently for her students in the Bloomfield Elementary School parking lot.

    Several other empty buses were parked next to Beeler, all with drivers ready to take students home.

    A call then came in over the radio for Beeler — known as Ms. Allena to her students — letting her know that she would have to take a preschool student home, meaning she would have one additional stop on her route.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: Darkside Athletics and Bourbon City Fitness competition

    Push, pull, lift and run…That’s how the fitness competition began at Darkside Athletics and Bourbon City Fitness on Aug. 2.

    Darkside competitors were Katie Hartman, Nikki Gee, Shannon Gulley, Traci Melgar and Melanie Booker. Members of Crossfit Elizabethtown also competed.

    As a gym, Darkside Athletics has a strength and conditioning program to aid in strength improvement, fat loss and overall fitness improvement.

    Workouts are tailored for the individuals’ specific needs and abilities.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: Hard-riding hombres

    Phil Clayton has driven cattle across the Red Desert, herded buffalo in the Black Hills and robbed several trains (for charity) with his gang of pistoleros, but these days he mostly rides and shoots … balloons.

    Clayton’s a member of the Kentucky Cowboy Mounted Shooters, who put on a display of gunplay and horsemanship for afternoon spectators last month at the Nelson County Fair.