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  • ‘They don’t know they’re dead’

    How did she know?

    In the spooky basement of the old Wickland mansion, 7-year-old Mason was wide-eyed as his father, Gary Huffman, asked questions of another boy who was both there and not there.

    “When Mason was almost a year old, at my mom’s house, did my dad come and visit him?” Huffman asked Antoine, the slave boy whose spirit the group was channeling.

    Slowly the copper dowsing rods Huffman was holding began to turn inward until they crossed — a definite yes.

    The medium, Katie Wilhite, then asked Mason a question.

  • Candidates, voters mingle at GOP women’s fall picnic Saturday

    Local voters got an opportunity to meet most of the Republican candidates on the ballot in one place Saturday.

    The Nelson County Organization of Republican Women held their annual fall picnic that afternoon at the Bardstown Farmers Market, and candidates or their surrogates for every office from the Soil and Water Conservation District to the U.S. Senate showed up to mingle with the voters.

    “I think it went well,” J.T. Fulkerson, the Republican candidate for sheriff, said Monday.

    It seemed there was a steady stream of visitors.

  • Bardstown man to take part in Kentucky Book Fair

    “Going into corrections fulfilled a personal urge, but I wanted to let the public in on what happens behind the concertina-wired fences, locked doors, and drably painted walls of a prison.”

    When introducing his book, James R. Palmer explains why he decided to write about his experience as a correctional officer in a state prison.

  • Program educates children about importance of dental care

    Elementary school students in the Nelson County School District received lessons on dental care as well as free dental screenings last week courtesy of Smile Kentucky! — a program that focuses on dental education and treatment.

    The program began in 2002 following a report from the U.S. surgeon general that declared dental decay the No. 1 childhood preventable disease, according Smile Kentucky! volunteer Christy Ray.

  • PHOTO: Habitat builds ramp for homeowner
  • Bardstown Community Theatre gears up for ‘Rocky Horror!’

    Two naïve lovers, Brad and Janet, seek shelter from a thunderstorm in an old castle and find themselves thrust into the laboratory of pansexual, cross-dressing mad scientist Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter and his cadre of madcap minions.

    Stripped of their inhibitions — and most of their clothes — Brad and Janet embark on a wild, unforgettable odyssey of carnal pleasures and self-discovery. 

    Reality, fiction, and camp collide in this mash up of comics, rock and roll, and late-night horror flicks.

  • Local high schools to host joint college fair

    Thomas Nelson, Nelson County and Bardstown high schools will come together Tuesday to host a Community College Fair for juniors and seniors.

    This is the first year the schools have teamed up to create a community event — which came as an idea following Thomas Nelson’s college fair last year.

  • A decade of bourbon heritage

    Many factors contribute to bourbon’s current boom period, and educating the public on the distilling process and history of Kentucky’s signature spirit is perhaps one of the most important.

    Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center took on a key role in that education upon its opening 10 years ago, serving as an entry point for tens of thousands of people who now consider themselves bourbon aficionados today.

  • Building to be celebrated for 100th anniversary

    The historic limestone and brick building at 90 Court Square will be heralded for its 100 years Sunday at an event hosted by the Fine Arts Bardstown Society.

    Currently serving as an art gallery, the building — built in 1914 — once served as the old Bardstown Post Office until its conversion to a public library in 1969.

    From 3 to 4 p.m., the community is invited inside the building, where former mayor and local historian Dixie Hibbs will share stories and history about the building and Bardstown in the 20th century.

  • Residents show support for libraries

    Citizens across Kentucky are being asked to show their support for Kentucky’s libraries by signing the Declaration for the Right to Libraries.

    The declaration, an initiative of the American Library Association, is designed to build the public will and sustained support for America’s right to libraries of all types — public, school, academic and special.

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was the first to sign the Declaration, followed by First Lady Jane Beshear, Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, and Madeline Abramson.