The Bardstown Nelson County Human Rights Commission will have a special meeting at noon May 26 at the Nelson County Public Library, 201 Cathedral Manor. On the agenda is the final approval for the meeting date, time, and location and changes to the bylaws for compliance with Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.
For the past few weeks, area teens have been preparing for a visit from Jay Asher, author of the best-selling book “Thirteen Reasons Why.”
Last week, the students had a chance to speak with Asher about his writing process and what motivated him to address the subject of teen suicide.
Asher’s book, which is the first one he sold after years of rejection from publishers, tells the fictional story of Hannah Baker, a high school junior who commits suicide and leaves behind cassette tapes for classmates explaining why.
There will be something a little extra for visitors and locals alike to do this year before they sample some of Bardstown’s finest bourbon next weekend.
Cocktail Week, which runs Wednesday to Saturday, allows patrons to buy a special $25 wristband at the Visitors’ Center or one of eight participating Bardstown restaurants. With the wristband, customers can buy a special cocktail at a discounted price of $5.
People were still pouring into the new home of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry on Muir Avenue Sunday afternoon for its grand opening, Father Terry Bradshaw offered a blessing “for the life we have and the abundance we share.”
“We pray that the life of every person may be touched by the generosity, the goodness and the opportunities here,” the priest said.