Community Events

  • Bardstown lighting up Friday night for Christmas

    The weather outside might get frightful, but that won’t stop what’s sure to be a big crowd in Bardstown for Friday evening’s official downtown Christmas kickoff.

    Court Square and Third Street will be lit up with Christmas lights as part of PNC Bank’s Light Up Bardstown, which will be in its fifth year.

  • Generals give thanks with community meal

    Thomas Nelson High School opened its doors to the community Monday morning when students invited four local groups to eat a Thanksgiving meal with them.
    “The table is really important,” said Assistant Principal Mark Webster, who organized the school event. “It’s to symbolize being thankful to the community.”
    Webster said about 80 community members attended from four different local organizations — Active Day, the Guthrie Opportunity Center, Windsor Gardens and Maywood Manor.

  • Cox's Creek gives thanks

    Cox's Creek Elementary students recently share a family Thanksgiving meal with loved ones at the school.

  • PHOTOS >> Wickland Christmas Bazaar

    The Wickland Christmas Bazaar was held Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Civic Center in Bardstown. Find some of these photos in Nelson Scene of our Wednesday, Nov. 25 edition.

  • Turkey Fun Run on Thanksgiving to support New Life Center

    Competitive runners, casual walkers and everyone in between can help The New Life Center support families in need by taking part in the third annual Turkey Fun Run and Family Stroll on Thanksgiving Day.
    The Nov. 26 5K, from 8 to 10 a.m., will begin and end at Tiger Alley in the Bardstown Board of Education parking lot, where there will be a professional timekeeper, a DJ and refreshments for participants. It will follow a path along Fifth Street to Beall, then south along Fourth Street to Stephen Foster Avenue, through the Edgewood subdivision and back.

  • Auction event supports Bethlehem High School

    Bethlehem High School was “blinging out” Saturday with its 16th annual Lights, Camera … Auction! event.

    The event serves as the premier fundraiser for Bethlehem and brings together family, friends and alumni to support the school and its students. Proceeds are used for educational enrichment, faculty development programs, financial assistance and academic scholarships.

  • And the winners are ...

    Friday marked the third annual Snow Pageant for Nelson County, held at the Civic Center. The winners will have the option of riding in the upcoming Christmas Parade.

    Winners were:

    Miss Exceptional: Alexandra Schmidt
    Sparkle Princess: Ella Ray Kenny
    Glitter Princess: Camie Ashley.

    Here are photos of this year's pageant.

  • Operation Christmas Child collecting shoeboxes

    Operation Christmas Child — the world’s larges Christmas project of its kind — has set its goals high this year with the hope of collecting more than 15,000 gift-filled shoeboxes locally.

    The goals will be a small contribution to the 2015 global goal of reaching 11 million children in need.

  • Veterans Day 2015

    Veterans Day celebrations and remembrances were held across the county Wednesday. Here a few photos of how the community honored those who have served.

  • 30th anniversary Saturday for BCS’ Foundation for Excellence

    Bardstown City Schools celebrate two important milestones this weekend, one of which honors an organization that has helped the school district complete several of its long-term goals.

    The district will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Bardstown foundation for Excellence in Public Education and the 10th anniversary of its Strings program this Saturday.