Looking back at summer 2014, one group of Bardstown City Schools students said it was an experience that was life changing.
The group, which included students from Bardstown High School and Bardstown Middle School, traveled to North Carolina in August to attend Camp SAY, a summer camp for young people who stutter.
Formerly known as Camp Our Time, Camp SAY teaches students how to control their stuttering with breathing exercises. The two-week camp also helps the students develop confidence to speak in front of others.
In an age where Photoshop has become a controversy in the fashion world, Elsie Matteson recounts her start as a fashion illustrator in the 1950s when advertisements for the latest trends were drawn by hand.
Matteson, a 10-year resident of Bardstown, knew at a young age she wanted to go into fashion.
“As a young teenager, I was always interested in drawing and wanted to be an artist,” she said. “I also was interested in sewing, because my mother was a seamstress,” so the idea of being a fashion illustrator fit nicely.
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.