Community Events

  • Breaking the cycle

    The kids were gathered closely on the right side of the room until organizer Natosha Hays asked that they separate into two groups — those who had been bullied and those who had bullied others.

    As a handful of kids shuffled to the other side of the room for having bullied, Hays asked them again to move to various spots if they had bullied for a specific reason, such as sexual orientation or financial status.

  • First responders ask community to be cautious during winter weather

    With more than 20 inches of snow accumulated in Nelson County by mid-morning Thursday, road conditions affected response from emergency personnel.

    “Most all secondary roads are impassable,” said Joe Prewitt, Nelson County emergency management director, Thursday.

    Prewitt said that, due to the road conditions, EMS teams were only responding to “life or death emergency calls.”

    “We haven’t had to do that for many years,” he said. “The nonessential calls, we put off until roads are cleared.”

  • High water, snow could cause flooding

    As of Thursday morning, no widespread flooding or emergencies due to flooding had been reported in Nelson County. But high water levels near the Rolling Fork River in Boston raised concern among several county officials.

    “They flood if it rains hard,” said Joe Prewitt, emergency management director for Nelson County, noting that the area is used to high water levels during severe weather.

    “It’s not uncommon for them,” he said. “The secondary roads, like Shady Lane, out of Boston, have some water over the roads.”

  • Fundraiser helps center strengthen local families

    Jessica Huntt had it all planned out as she started a family.

    “When I found out I was going to have a baby, I was a stepmom, and I thought, ‘OK, I can handle this’,” Huntt said.

    “Then my husband lost his job.”

    Huntt is a parent who received help from The New Life Center in her time of need, and was one of several people who spoke at the Center’s annual fundraiser Saturday about how the charity had touched her personally.


     Fred Noe, seventh-generation Master Distiller for Jim Beam, was at Kroger’s Wine & Spirits Shoppe Friday for a bottle-signing event.

    The event was part of Kroger’s grand re-opening following a remodel that included product expansion, health food section, Starbucks and the addition of a Little Clinic and drive-thru pharmacy.

    The remodel created 45 new jobs, employing more than 200 associates.

    With Kroger a good customer of Beam products, Noe said it was important to show his support.

  • Comedy benefit to remember bullied student

    After learning of the community’s efforts to raise awareness of bullying following the death of 12-year-old Reagan Carter, Comedian Chuck Porter wanted to find a way to help.

    To do that, he decided to use what he knew — comedy — to host a showcase in honor of Reagan.

    “It was a very kind gesture for him to go out of his way,” said. Melanie Hack, Reagan’s mother. “We didn’t know Mr. Porter before all of this.”

  • American Legion food collection

    American Legion Post 121 collected food for the needy this past Christmas.

  • Businessman questions utility tamper fees

    A Bardstown businessman is questioning “tamper fees” charged to him and other Bardstown utility customers and says the city has failed to adequately explain the charges.

    “I’ve come wanting my money back,” Jack Hurst told the City Council at its Tuesday meeting.

  • Electrical outage affects 400 homes

    An electrical outage around 11 p.m. Wednesday resulted in a loss of service for about an hour to about 400 homes in the area of the Hurstland and Wellington neighborhoods, and the Hampton Inn and Comfort Inn hotels.

    Electrical Engineer Jeff Mills said Thursday morning the outage was caused by the failure of an insulator behind 140 Windsor Ave. that locked out a breaker.

    City workers got the power back on by around midnight.

  • A Chocolate Extravaganza returns Saturday for fifth year

    Those in the community harboring a sweet tooth are invited to join in “A Chocolate Extravaganza” this weekend at St. Joseph Parish Hall.

    The event is the main fundraiser for The New Life Center — an organization dedicated to helping the parents of Nelson County with building parental skills.

    “We serve families in Nelson County and most of them are struggling and need a little extra help with raising young children,” said Debbie Brawner, assistant director of the center.