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Community Events

  • Fall activities start early with ‘Boo Haven’

    While still a few weeks away, kids in New Haven got the frights and delights of Halloween early with a “Boo Haven” trunk-or-treat event.

    On Saturday, kids in their favorite costumes, rushed through a haunted house in the gym, stopped by decorated “trunks” for candy, followed a pumpkin pathway to show off the pumpkin they had painted, and enjoyed a chili supper. The event was hosted and supported by the New Haven School PTO, and saw dozens of participants.

  • Craft Beer Festival returns Saturday to downtown Bardstown

    Organizers hope to attract up to 1,000 people to the annual Bardstown Craft Beer Festival Saturday.

    In its fifth year, the event has evolved every year and the flavors on tap have grown.

    This year there will be more than 50 beers on tap, including several seasonal brews and rare releases.

    “We have a lot of local breweries that will be highlighted this year,” said Britt Kulsveen, one of the organizers and a member of Next Gen Nelson County, the non-profit that organizes the event.

  • Craft Beer Festival returns Saturday to downtown Bardstown

    Organizers hope to attract up to 1,000 people to the annual Bardstown Craft Beer Festival Saturday.

    In its fifth year, the event has evolved every year and the flavors on tap have grown.

    This year there will be more than 50 beers on tap, including several seasonal brews and rare releases.

    “We have a lot of local breweries that will be highlighted this year,” said Britt Kulsveen, one of the organizers and a member of Next Gen Nelson County, the non-profit that organizes the event.

  • Creating business

    Shaded from Saturday’s sunny skies, Emma Wagner of Louisville sat inside her booth occasionally answering questions from festival-goers about her work and hoping they might make a purchase. Like many of the 200-plus vendors at the weekend’s Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair, Wagner was trying to promote her items, the first step in any business big or small.

    “Hoping for the best,” she said.

  • Fall activities start early with ‘Boo Haven’

    While still a few weeks away, kids in New Haven got the frights and delights of the Halloween early with a “Boo Haven” trunk-or-treat event.

    On Saturday, kids clad in their favorite costumes, rushed through a haunted house in the gym, stopped by various decorated “trunks” for candy, followed a pumpkin pathway to show off the pumpkin they had painted and enjoyed a chili supper. The event was hosted by and supported the New Haven School PTO, and saw dozens of participants.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Oct. 15, 2017

    NEW
    NAACP meeting
    The Nelson County Branch of the NAACP will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the Roy Henry Education Center (campus of the First Baptist Church), 315 N. Second St., in Bardstown. All committee chairpersons and executive committee members will meet before the regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the same location. All interested residents of Nelson County are urged to attend.

    Water line replacement

  • Chalk art puts colorful spin on ‘The Great Pumpkin’

    Carving pumpkins is a tradition often associated with fall and Halloween, but on Friday, children were asked to get creative in their own artistic renderings for a “Great Pumpkin” theme. Scattered around the sidewalks near The Gallery on Court Square, happy chalk-covered children were boasting about their artwork.

  • ‘Run, bourbon, run’

    A bearded Tom Hanks in a ball cap who “just felt like running” is an iconic scene from the movie “Forrest Gump,” and on Friday, while their beards were not nearly as long, a few locals sported shirts silhouetting the famous movie character as they gathered around the starting line.

    “It’s the best race of the year,” said Brian Newton, a member of the Bernheim Forest Gumps.

    This race was the Bardstown man’s seventh Bourbon Chase.

  • Former Field of Terror gets a friendly makeover

    In an effort to reach a new audience, an FFA Autumn Fest will serve as this year’s fall activity to raise funds for the Nelson County and Thomas Nelson high school FFA chapters, replacing the long running “Field of Terror.”

    “We wanted to shift our focus to be more educational, and we noticed over the years there were a lot of families that were wanting to come to a farm-type atmosphere,” said agriculture teacher John Hammond. “We decided it would be best to really try to reach that demographic.”

  • Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair is this weekend

    Offering everything from candies and soaps to handcrafted woodwork, jewelry and sports-themed décor, the 37th Bardstown Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair is likely to having “something for everyone.” The annual event, which draws thousands of visitors each year, will be held this Saturday and Sunday.

    “You can get an early jump on holiday shopping,” said Lisanna Byrd, executive director of the Bardstown Main Street Program, referencing the variety of items for purchase.