In late summer, Nelson County comes alive with festivals. There’s the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, the Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival, the Bourbon City Barbecue Festival, the Highland Games, the Fairfield Homecoming and others. But one of the biggest and most popular was never intended to be a festival at all.
Buttermilk Days began as a backyard barbecue for a few friends and morphed into a major community gathering.
The mention of polio strikes terror in the hearts of parents everywhere. However, when polio is prevalent, it is most necessary that parents remain calm, as emotional upset is conveyed very easily to children, according to W.S. Pickett, Administrator of the Nelson County Health Department.
A marvelous “Dog Day of Summer” was a fitting statement made by Trudi Maish, president of the Humane Society of Nelson County, about the Dippin’ Dogs event held Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Bardstown City Pool.
Dippin’ Dogs was an idea brought by Stephanie Davis, account executive of Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation (102.7 WYSB) in Bardstown to benefit the Humane Society and the Bourbon City Bark Park.
With a new segment of shooting sports growing fast, Frank Jardim is building an event he expects to be the most innovative marriage of science fiction and weaponry yet.
Zombie Shoot Series 2012, set for Sept. 8 at a farm in rural Hardin County, is more than target practice. For one thing, the targets are handmade, life-size zombies. And secondly, Jardim has written the story of how the place he calls Live E-town came to be, as well as detailed scenarios for each shooting challenge.
The road home for one little girl from Ethiopia started on the other side of the globe, where Eric and Fran Runner, on the television screen in their Bardstown home, saw the homelessness and destruction that resulted from the earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010.
“It got our minds to thinking quite a bit, so it escalated from there,” Eric remembered. He wanted to adopt a child, to provide a home and a loving family for someone without those things.
“It’s got udders!” Trace Smathers exclaimed when he saw Kentucky Kate.
Trace was among the first to milk the life-sized fiberglass replica of a dairy cow that stood behind the Nelson County Extension Office Wednesday afternoon, unperturbed by the utter excitement of the children who swarmed around her, laughing and taking turns pulling and squeezing her in a contest to see how much water (Kate doesn’t give milk) they could get in their cups in 25 seconds.
Hundreds of hiking trails and sites for camping in Kentucky. Thousands of miles of rivers and more than 50 fishing and boating lakes (more coastline than Florida). White water rafting and canoeing expeditions. The longest cave system in the world. Nearly 900,000 acres of national forests and 52 state parks just waiting to be explored — and that’s just the beginning of your Kentucky adventure.