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Community Events

  • Bourbon Festival adding two new events

    As September opens, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival is anticipating another successful year as it prepares for its 23rd year of celebrating bourbon in Bardstown.

    This year’s festival, which will run from Sept. 16-21, will not only be bringing back the crowd favorites, but Linda Harrison, executive director for the festival, said two new events will be introduced as well.

  • Flaget announces partnership with Brown Cancer Center

    Flaget Memorial Hospital has announced its affiliation with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, both members of KentuckyOne Health. The partnership is aimed at further improving research and treatment opportunities for local patients in the fight against cancer.

    At a press conference Friday, Flaget Memorial Hospital President Sue Brown, along with representatives from Flaget and Brown, announced the affiliation, which will bring in experts from Louisville to collaborate with local cancer care physicians at Flaget.

  • Offering helping hands

    Early Saturday morning, more than 40 teens and 12 adults worked through high temperatures cleaning up yards for the elderly in the community.

    It was an experience most said they would never forget.

    “It’s a lot of fun working, honestly,” said Calian Jones, a senior at Bethlehem High School. “It may be sunny out, but at the end of the day, you just feel great doing it all.”

  • ‘Country Roads’ tribute comes to Bardstown City park Friday

    Bardstown residents Gary Vidito and René Hardesty Buckman will be the featured performers Friday at this week’s Edward Jones Summer Band Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown/Nelson County Parks & Recreation Department. The series, now in its 13th season of free, family oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • Reunions: Aug. 27, 2014

    Mullins family reunion

    On Aug. 30, the descendants of Thomas Mullins will gather at Graham Memorial Park at Pavilion No. 1, in Lebanon, for the 63rd Mullins Family Reunion. The group will be close to the pool, so bring your swimsuits. A potluck lunch will be served at noon. For more information, contact (502) 468-4658 or via e-mail at: mullinsreunion@yahoo.com.

    Carney Family reunion

  • Gardeners donate to library

    The Kentucky Home Master Gardeners donated a variety of different books on various topics related to gardening. 

Visit www.nelsoncopublib.org for a full listing of these and all other items available at your Nelson County Public Library.

 Pictured from left to right

 Judy Arendt, Wanda Wilkerson, Henry Wilkerson, Gemma Delp Lanzillo and Rick Arendt.

  • Knox Hill donation
  • Brett Guthrie to visit Nelson County Aug. 27

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., will host a public town hall-style meeting Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Nelson County Civic Center, 317 S. Third St. in Bardstown.

    “It is an honor to represent Kentucky’s 2nd District, and I look forward to hearing what’s on the mind of my fellow Kentuckians,” Guthrie said in a statement. “There are so many issues in the news today, and I think it’s important to provide an opportunity to discuss them.”

  • KBF announces concert line-up

    The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is ending with a big name this year, announcing this week that a former American Idol top-15 finalist will close out the Music on the Lawn series on Sunday.

    Brandy Neely and the Branch Water Boys will headline the Sunday afternoon show. Neelly was a 2014 top-15 finalist on “American Idol” and has been performing across the country since.

    The KBF released its 2014 Music on the Lawn concert list Thursday.

  • Starship to perform Saturday as part of Live at the Park concert series

    The 2014 Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series will continue Saturday with a performance by the band Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas.

    The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

    Tickets are $30 in advance and $33 the day of the show.

    Starship will perform some of their best known hits from the 1980s, such as “We Built This City,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” “Sara,” and several songs made popular by former incarnations of the band — Jefferson Starship and Jefferson Airplane.