People and Places

  • New Haven commissioner is title-bearing racer

    Mike Morris leads a double life. While he is a soft-spoken New Haven City Commissioner during the week, his weekend demeanor is one of a fast-tracked dragster.

    The 64-year-old New Haven man has been drag racing cars since he was 16, right after getting his driver’s license.

    “That’s all we had to do,” he said. “We had no video games, nothing else to do but go hunting or play with hot rods.”

  • Reelin' in the Rentals

    Off of West John Rowan Boulevard, on Chambers Boulevard sits a section of a strip mall with a light green roof. Hanging in the window late Monday morning is a flashing neon “OPEN” sign with a few cars sitting in the front parking lot.
    Perched on the roof, in bright orange letters, read the words “Family Video.”

  • Nelson Scene: Aug. 12

     The community participated in two events this weekend for good causes. On Friday, a comedy showcase was put on to benefit a local family displaced by a house fire. On Saturday, the Jason Ellis Benefit Poker Run raised funds for the OKHFOP and remembered the fallen Bardstown officer. Check out these shots: 

  • Upcoming reunions

    St. Catherine school reunion

  • The Adams, Dennis, Hahn and Kays family had reunion June 7
  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: The Carpenter’s apprentices

     Catholic schools pride themselves in offering a quality learning experience, both in and out of the classroom.

    For one week this summer, high school students from St. Joseph Parish’s youth group, Warriors of the Word, got an opportunity to broaden their horizons by taking a field trip rather far afield — to the Central American nation of Belize, where they built a house for a family on the outskirts of the capital city.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: Forecastle Festival 2015

    A few local folks made their way to take in the music at the 2015 Forecastle Festival on Louisville’s Waterfront Park Lawn on July 17-19, braving the hot and humid weather.

  • 'Outworking them all'

    A Bardstown man and his construction crew have won national recognition through the Cintas and Carhartt’s Tough Crew Contest.

    Charles Miles, employed through Buzick Construction, was announced as the national winner this past month after his crew competed against 11 others throughout the country for online votes.

    “I knew somebody was going to win, but I didn’t think it would be me,” Miles said. “I was surprised, excited.”

    Miles entered the contest after seeing it on Facebook.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: Butterflies and blossoms

    Vegetables, flowers and fairy gardens are just a few of the sights to see and projects you can be a part of with the Bloomfield Butterflies and Blossoms Garden Club.

    Established two years ago, the community service group is made up of about 18 adult men and women who enjoy gardening and learning about other gardens in the area.

    Each member does some type of gardening, from patios to entire back yards.

    They also built and maintain raised beds at Bloomfield City Hall and a garden at Bloomfield City Park.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: Summer schooling

    While most preteens are staying at home or going to hang out with their friends during the summer, two-dozen students seized the opportunity to continue their education during their break.

    Last week, Bardstown Middle School served as host of the “Engineer This!” camp for rising fifth sixth, and seventh-graders interested in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.