Community Events

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: April 29, 2016


    Human Rights Commission

    special meeting

    The Bardstown Nelson County Human Rights Commission will have a special meeting at noon May 26 at the Nelson County Public Library, 201 Cathedral Manor. On the agenda is the final approval for the meeting date, time, and location and changes to the bylaws for compliance with Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.

    National Day

    of Prayer rally

  • Best-selling author shares inspiration and process with local teens

    For the past few weeks, area teens have been preparing for a visit from Jay Asher, author of the best-selling book “Thirteen Reasons Why.”

    Last week, the students had a chance to speak with Asher about his writing process and what motivated him to address the subject of teen suicide.

    Asher’s book, which is the first one he sold after years of rejection from publishers, tells the fictional story of Hannah Baker, a high school junior who commits suicide and leaves behind cassette tapes for classmates explaining why.

  • Hope Celebration stresses life beyond diagnosis

    There was a lot of purple to be found inside the General Nelson Inn Sunday afternoon as the annual Hope Celebration met to celebrate survivors and promote Relay for Life.

    The event, hosted this year by Carrie Durbin, brought together cancer survivors and those affected by cancer to talk about support, strength and survivorship.

    Durbin said she had been greatly affected by cancer, having lost many family and friends. She has been a part of Relay for Life for nearly 10 years.

  • Mixing it up

    There will be something a little extra for visitors and locals alike to do this year before they sample some of Bardstown’s finest bourbon next weekend.

    Cocktail Week, which runs Wednesday to Saturday, allows patrons to buy a special $25 wristband at the Visitors’ Center or one of eight participating Bardstown restaurants. With the wristband, customers can buy a special cocktail at a discounted price of $5.

  • Tourism Commission prepares for Cocktail Week

    The tourism season in Nelson County is underway and the Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist Commission is gearing up for several events throughout the tourist season, one of which begins next week.

    Cocktail Week discussion

    A portion of the meeting was dedicated to the explanation of Cocktail Week and the concern about public awareness of the event.


    Safety Committee meeting
    A special Safety Committee meeting will be 5 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the mayor’s conference room at City Hall, 220 N. Fifth St., Bardstown.

    Bardstown Strings to present concert    

  • Third hearing fair set for next week

    Those who are hard of hearing or just want to make sure they can keep their ears in tiptop shape will want to attend an event next week.

    The Hearing Loss Association of America Kentucky Home Chapter will host its third hearing fair April 25 at the Nelson County Library at 6:30 p.m.

    Ed Schickel, a member of the organization, said the entire fair would focus exclusively on hearing and will allow people to talk with professionals in a less pressured setting.

  • Community takes part in environmental movement

    The Lorax did his best to save the Truffula trees in 1971, one year after the Earth Day movement was introduced to shed light on environmental issues.

    Now, just as Dr. Seuss tried to do with his words, communities continue to celebrate the beauty of the land and the importance of conservation.

    Today is Earth Day, and throughout the week, Earth-related activities have brought young and old together to stop and think about the impact society has on the planet.

  • Residents to rally Sunday against Royalty

    Residents of Bardstown are taking action after Mayor John Royalty’s restructuring of the city police department has sparked outrage from many.

    On Sunday, members of the community will come together at the Nelson County Justice Center to rally against the mayor.

    “We have a leader making impulsive decisions behind our community leaders’ backs,” said Casey Lowe, who is organizing the Sunday event.

  • Food pantry opens new facility

    People were still pouring into the new home of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry on Muir Avenue Sunday afternoon for its grand opening, Father Terry Bradshaw offered a blessing “for the life we have and the abundance we share.”

    “We pray that the life of every person may be touched by the generosity, the goodness and the opportunities here,” the priest said.