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Community Events

  • PHOTOS: Dippin' Dogs

    Dippin' Dogs was held Saturday afternoon at the Bardstown city pool. The event, which has been held for the past five years, is a fundraiser for Barktown Rescue in Boston, Bourbon City Bark Park, the Nelson County Humane Society and Pawsville in Bloomfield.

  • Buttermilk Days kicks off Thursday in Bardstown

    As they have for the past two decades, residents and friends of Bardstown will have the chance to socialize and celebrate a piece of local history this week as the 22nd annual Buttermilk Days Festival begins Thursday.

    The festival, which has grown from a cookout with friends to a highly attended and popular event, is something locals plan for year-round.

    “We start the day after it’s over,” said Bill Sheckles, who was part of the original group that started the event. Fundraisers throughout the year help promote and prepare for the festivities.

  • Game time

    With school back in session and the autumn season about to set in, high school sports have gotten underway.

    Bardstown High School kicked off its football season against Spencer County High School Saturday evening at Nelson County High School.

    While the sport allows for students and employees to show off their school spirit, the social scene and nostalgia draw many school alumni and football fans alike.

  • Weekend race to determine who is the ‘Fastest in Town’

    Preschoolers and preteens alike who boast about being the fastest among their friends will have a chance to prove it this weekend.

    The Fastest in Town event will start 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bardstown High School running track. The event, geared toward 3-to-12-year-olds, is a 60-yard-dash to determine who is the fastest in town and is also a fundraiser for the Bardstown City Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Centers.

  • Barton Distillery hosting Thursday evening gathering ‘on the patio’

    Barton 1792 Distillery is inviting the public to sip bourbon, munch on barbecue and enjoy local music during its “On the Patio” event this week.

    The event is Thursday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the patio in front of the Visitor Center at Barton 1792 Distillery.

    Josh Hollifield, visitor center manager, said the event would be similar to a “happy hour” gathering.

    He said the event would be hosted numerous times during the fall and possibly into the upcoming spring and summer seasons.

  • FFA, 4-H hold their first Hog Daze

    FFA and 4-H students had as much fun as hogs in mud when they got together at Wickland Saturday morning for the inaugural Hog Daze, an event to promote agriculture, education and healthy living.

    The day began with a 5K race that included the historic wooded trail behind the 19th century mansion. The race benefited two agricultural education groups, 4-H and FFA.

  • The Vinyl Kings will have you rockin’ to the oldies

    The Vinyl Kings will be featured at this week’s edition of the Summer Band Concert Series, cosponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown Parks and Recreation Department. The series, now in its 15th season of free, family-oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • Nelson Scene: Aug. 17, 2016

    Check out these scenes from around Nelson County. Photos were published in the Aug. 17 edition of The Kentucky Standard.

    Send your summer shots and other pictures to news@kystandard.com or drop by the newsroom at 110 W. Stephen Foster Ave. and you might see familiar faces in the paper!

  • Howardstown Homecoming a longstanding tradition

    Hundreds walked the grounds of St. Ann Church throughout Sunday afternoon enjoying games, food and companionship as part of the annual Howardstown Homecoming.

    The annual picnic event, which began with afternoon Mass inside the 81-year old church building, has been a community tradition for decades.

  • Talent on display at Coca-Cola contest

    Clutching a microphone or strumming the strings of a guitar, nine teenagers and young adults showed off their musical talents to an enthusiastic and energetic crowd at the Nelson County Fair during the Coca-Cola Talent contest.

    The talent show featured nine contestants from area towns such as Loretto, Elizabethtown and Bardstown.

    The winner of the talent show was Grace Greenwell, a 17-year-old from Elizabethtown. Greenwell performed the song “Someone Like You” from the musical “Jekyll & Hyde.”