Community Events

  • Light It Up Blue

    On April 2, the community is invited to join World Autism Awareness Day through a global campaign called Light it Up Blue. On that day, participants can show their support for those affected by autism by wearing blue or decorating homes or offices with blue lights. The event is a way to help raise awareness of autism.

    According to Autism Speaks, autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the U.S. and with no medical detection or cure, providing therapy and resources for individuals and families affected by autism is helping change the lives of thousands.

  • Bourbon Festival wants to allow alcohol everywhere on grounds

    The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is about celebrating the state’s signature spirit, but one can’t have a sip while browsing at the booths where the bourbon makers sell everything from flasks to sweatshirts or while standing in front of the music stage.

    Organizers of the festival, however, want to change that.

    Davis “Tiger” Huston, chairman of the 2015 festival, proposed to the Bardstown City Council Tuesday that the area designated for the consumption of whiskey and other alcoholic beverages be the entire area around Spalding Hall.


    The Stephen Foster Story accepting applications for 2015 season

    The Stephen Foster Story will be accepting applications for summer employment March 30-April 2. Applications are available for download online at stephenfoster.com and should be dropped off at the box office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. during that time.

  • PHOTOS: Habitat Tasting Bash

    Karen Phillips, mother of new Habitat homeowner Kimberly Phillips, laughs at something Magistrate Bernard Ice, left, said at the Knights of Columbus table during the Habitat for Humanity Tasting Bash Thursday at St. Joseph Parish Hall. Kimberly Phillips, one of the newest Habitat for Humanity homeowners, serves hashbrown casserole at the Tasting Bash. The buffet and raffle is the biggest benefit of the year for the My New Kentucky Home Habitat affiliate.

  • Home and Garden Show set for Saturday

    For those interested in rejuvenating their living space, vendors from across the county will be available Saturday to talk about the latest products and provide advice on home and lawn care.

    The community is invited to attend the third annual Spring Home and Garden Show, sponsored by The Kentucky Standard, PLG-TV 13 and the Old Kentucky Home Board of Realtors.

    The show, which is free and open to the public, is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Guard Armory at 1020 N. Third St.


    Railroad City Baptist Church

  • 2015 Live at the Park Concert Series announced

    This year’s Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series will feature some familiar faces, as well as some new ones.

    But mostly, the 2015 concert series will include timeless music that most people are familiar with.

    Johnny Warren, managing artistic director for the Stephen Foster Drama Association, said it was specifically crafted that way.

    “We have found if songs are more recognizable, we sell more tickets,” Warren said after a kick-off luncheon Thursday at My Old Kentucky Home Country Club.

  • ‘A time to keep silent and a time to speak’

    Sporting shirts and bracelets in Reagan’s favorite colors and carrying messages of anti-bullying and love, friends, family and community members marched two miles through Bardstown Saturday to honor the seventh-grader’s life.

    “We thought about planning a walk for Reagan … whenever we saw her in the hospital, which was about a day before her death,” said Gabby Abell, a middle school student, friend of Reagan and an organizer of the memorial walk. “Now, it’s a bully-free walk and remembrance walk.”

  • Habitat dedicates homes

    Kimberly Phillips’ younger sons, Ja’ Mont and Jayvyn, played tic-tac-toe with another boy, Colin Johnson, on their new driveway while Sharon Bolin’s daughters, Britany and Brandi, watched and smiled.

    It was an example of how Habitat for Humanity brings people together.

    A half hour earlier, on Sunday afternoon, members of the My New Kentucky Home Habitat affiliate held a dedication ceremony for its newest project — two houses side-by-side at 113 and 115 McGowan Ave.

  • Conservation art and writing contest school awards announced

    The Nelson County Conservation District had its annual awards meeting Feb. 12.

    At that meeting, the schools with 100 percent participation in the Art and Writing Contest were awarded $200 to be used for the continued efforts and interest in educating youth on environmental and related issues.

    Those schools receiving the 100 percent award were: Bardstown Elementary, Bloomfield Elementary, Bluegrass Christian Academy, St. Ann Elementary, St Catherine Academy and St. Gregory Elementary.