Community Events

  • ‘The Old Winter’ coming to Keystone

    A year after its premiere in Louisville, “The Old Winter,” a film by Bloomfield man John A. Coulter, will be showing at Keystone Cinemas in Bardstown.

    “A lot of people have expressed interest in seeing it, so we want them to see it in a theatrical environment because it’s a very cinematic film,” Coulter said.

    He said this would be the first time the movie has been shown in the Bardstown-Nelson County area, in which it was filmed.

  • Churches plan to help 500 community students with school supplies

    With the cost of school supplies averaging $600 for families, the community is stepping up to help out.

    On Sunday, Bardstown Baptist Church will be hosting its Back to School Bonanza, an open event targeted at helping students in kindergarten through sixth grade be ready for the start of classes.

    The Bonanza will offer a bag of school supplies to the first 300 K-6 students who attend.

    There will be food, drinks and a craft for kids to make.

    The BBC Back to School Bonanza will be at the church on North Third Street from 4 to 6 p.m.

  • Local business issues challenge to help Rogers' family

    As the search continues for Bardstown mother Crystal Rogers, other community efforts are helping to create a trust fund for the Ballard family. Liberty Tax Service, on North Third, issued a challenge recently through social media encouraging local businesses to purchase Prayers for Crystal shirts and post pictures of employees wearing them. Those who don't compete the challenge must donate $25 to the trust fund.

  • The Cadillac Three pulling into Bardstown

    Nelson Countians will have the opportunity to be greeted to the musical stylings of the Cadillac Three on Monday at My Old Kentucky Home State Park.

    The band is playing as part of the Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series, which is produced by the Stephen Foster Drama Association. The Nashville, Tenn., based southern rock band has produced songs such as, “Party Like You,” “The South” and “White Lightning.”

  • Nelson County Fair wraps up

    “A quarter to play, a quarter to win!”

    “Let me hear you scream!”

    “Baaaardssstoooownnn, Kentuckyyyyyyy.”

    Those were just a few of the many phrases uttered during the six-day extravaganza that was the 2015 Nelson County Fair.

  • Community Notes: July 20, 2015


    Nelson Fiscal Court

    Nelson Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 21.

    Feeding America Food Distribution

    The Feeding America Food Distribution will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the Nelson County Fairgrounds for anyone low-income and in need. Bring proof of residence, number in your household and identification.

    Farmer’s Market Family Night

  • Born performing

    While the county fair has been an annual treat for some in the community, it’s another day on the job for the Torres Family, whose circus was this year’s newest attraction at the fairgrounds.

    The family consists of five performers — mom Noella, dad Jose, daughter Carmen, son Joaquin and Joaquin’s girlfriend, Ali.

    “I’m a fourth generation,” Joaquin Torres said.

  • Community Notes: July 17, 2015


    Old Kentucky Home Middle SBDM

    Old Kentucky Home Middle School has rescheduled their SBDM Council meeting for Monday, July 20, at 10 a.m.


    The Northeast Schools Teaming Together (NESTT) FRYSC Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, July 22, in the FRYSC office at Bloomfield Middle School. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Please contact Stephanie Harrison, coordinator at 349-7204 for information.  

    Adult Craft Night

  • Lucky 13 – the Bourbon City Street Concert

    “That’s my brother!” a grinning young man yelled as Jory Hutchens showed off some fiddling that would make Charlie Daniels proud and put the Devil to shame.

    For Hutchens and Josh Mitcham, front man for Jericho Woods, the 2015 Bourbon City Street Concert Saturday night was a homecoming. The fiddler is from rural Boston, and the lead singer and guitarist taught agriculture at Nelson County High School until recently.

  • 41st Nelson County Fair set to start Monday

    The Nelson County Fair begins its 41st year Monday, and back by popular demand, the Dixieland Carnival Company is this year’s event provider.

    “We’ve been extremely happy with them,” said Melissa Filiatreau, who has worked with the county fair for decades. “They offer a lot for all ages … everyone has been happy with them, including fair-goers.”

    Filiatreau said new attractions at the Nelson County Fair are expected to be crowd-pleasers.

    A big item added this year is the Torres One Ring Family Circus.