Community Events

  • PHOTO: Posing for prom

     Students from Bardstown and Thomas Nelson High Schools gathered at The Old Bardstown Village Saturday to take photos before heading off to prom. 

  • 2015 Bourbon Sampler

    The 2015 Bourbon Sampler was held at the Guthrie Opportunity Center Saturday and saw distilleries from around the area. Scholarships were awarded to two students and the 2015 posters were unveiled. Scholarships were sponsored by Toddy's Liquor, Smith Bros. Trucking, Bluegrass Ice and Brown Foreman and went to students Rachel Ann Williams and John Michael Keyes. Here are photos from Saturday's event. 

  • Nelson County JROTC Anniversary 5K

     The JROTC at Nelson County High School hosted an anniversary 5K commemorating 99 years of the program worldwide. The local 5K was conducted simultaneously with others around the world in an effort to reach the most participants in a 5K, multi-location. These are some photos from Saturday's event. 

  • Nelson Scene: April 29

    These shots were taken around nelson county over the past few days. 

  • Bailey hired as My Old Kentucky Home park director

    My Old Kentucky Home has a new park director, and the property is a past time for new hire Matthew Colin Bailey.

    Bailey started his position at the park April 1, and said that, while the job is busy, he hopes to expand opportunities.

    “I want to move into the future with further developing some opportunities to get the tourism status back up and further the market,” Bailey said Monday.

    Growing up, Bailey said, he often visited My Old Kentucky Home with his grandmother.


    BHS Strings Orchestra concert
    On Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m. 17 members of the Bardstown High School Strings Orchestra, under the direction of Mrs. Paola Land, will perform a variety of musical pieces in the Life Center at Bardstown United Methodist Church. The concert is presented by the Stephen Foster Music Club. Refreshments will be served following the performance. The public is invited to attend.

  • Hearing loss group to offer screenings

    Between 10 and 20 percent of Americans suffer from hearing loss, yet one in three who need hearing aids don’t have them. What that means is that they aren’t living full lives.

    “If I can’t hear, I’m not likely to go to movies, plays or restaurants,” said Ed Schickel, a board member for the Hearing Loss Association of America chapter in Bardstown. “I miss out on a great part of life, and I am more likely to experience dementia.”

    The Old Kentucky Home Chapter of the HLAA wants to help.

  • Museum open house to mark anniversary of end of Civil War

    If a visitor to Bardstown from out of state were to ask about the Civil War Museum, she might do better to ask another tourist than a resident.

    Robert J. Llewellyn, director and curator of the museum at 310 E. Broadway, finds it frustrating when people from Bardstown say they don’t know it’s there, or haven’t been inside since they were children.

    “I’m not just beating the drum here, but that’s one of the best collections in the United States,” he said.

  • EARTH DAY: Year of soils

    The community had a common goal Wednesday: protect Earth.

    Earth Day was celebrated numerous ways throughout Bardstown and by individuals of all ages.

    At Nazareth, an Earth Day celebration at St. Vincent Church blessed soil taken from a garden on campus — reflecting the year’s theme of International Year of Soils.

    “This isn’t something just Kentucky is doing or the United States is doing, but that the entire world is doing,” coordinator Rosemarie Kirwan, SCN, said.

  • Bourbon & Bubbles raises $50,000

    When her son, Chris, was born, Linda Smith was distraught to learn that he had Down syndrome and related disabilities. Today, she considers him a gift beyond measure.