Community Events

  • It’s cops vs. kids in paint balloon combat


    Police will be battling teenagers this Sunday, but it will all be in good fun and for a good cause.

    Seniors from local high schools, along with active and retired law enforcement officers from the Nelson County Fraternal Order of Police, will be the main contestants in the Paint Balloon Showdown from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Nelson County Fairgrounds.

  • Reunions: Sept. 23, 2015

    NCHS Class of 1995

  • Reunions: Sept. 16, 2015

    Parrott/Kays family reunion

    The annual gathering of the Parrott and Kays family reunion will be Sept. 20 at Botland Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 5326 Springfield Road in Bardstown. A potluck meal will begin about 1 p.m. Meats for the meal will be provided. All family members are asked to bring a covered dish, old photos, scrapbooks and their memories. For more information, call Sheila Spalding at (502) 349-0426.

    Curtsinger Reunion

  • Bevin, Hampton coming to Bardstown

    The Republican candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, Matt Bevin and Jenean Hampton, will be in Bardstown Saturday for a flag dedication ceremony at My Old Kentucky Home State Park, and afterward, Bevin will attend the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

  • Live at the Park concerts wrap up with The Classic Rock Experience

    Live at the Park concerts wrap up with The Classic Rock Experience


    The 2015 Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series will conclude Friday with Midnight Special: The Classic Rock Experience.

    The show will begin at 8 p.m. at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheater in My Old Kentucky Home State Park and will feature the music of Styx, Led Zeppelin, Boston, Pink Floyd, Queen, Deep Purple and more.

  • Reunions: Sept. 8, 2015

    Bethlehem Class of 1985

    The Bethlehem Class of 1985 30-year reunion is Sept. 12 at Old Kentucky Home Country Club. Call Francis Smith at 348-7576 for more information.

    Parrott/Kays family reunion

  • Bethlehem High School class of 1965
  • Prayer service for Rogers tonight

    A prayer service will be held tonight for Crystal Rogers, a issing Bardstown mother of five who has not been seen for two months.
    The prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. on the Spalding Hall lawn on 5th Street in Bardstown. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket and to wear a prayers or support Crystal t-shirt.

  • Churches gather for annual fall festival


    Three county churches came together Sunday for fellowship during the annual Nelson Area Christian Churches’ fall festival.

    Tim Underhill, pastor of the Rolling Fork Christian Church, said the event is something that the churches — including Rolling Fork, Nelson and Chaplin Christian — try to put on each year.

    “We try to get together actually twice a year,” Underhill said.

    “We’ve got church members that know each other and spend time together,” Underhill said.

  • IN THE GARDEN: Grubs not always to blame for brown spots

    Whenever brown patches or dead spots appear in the lawn, we are quick to suspect a grub infestation. This is not always the case though. In fact, contemporary lawn care routines may be more to blame then you realize.

    Some lawn care habits encourage disease or make your lawn more desirable to Japanese beetles and masked chafer beetles, both of which deposit the eggs that grow into grubs.