Community Events

  • TWO YEARS LATER: Answers still sought

    The little placards with Jason Ellis’ smiling face still look out from some storefront windows, but they’re fading now.

    Buddy Gulden, who distributed the pictures doesn’t want the police officer’s memory to fade. He’s going to make new photos and ask that they be placed.

    “I think people are putting him in the back of their minds, and they shouldn’t,” he said. “Would you if it were your son or daughter?”

  • Meetings scheduled to discuss U.S. 150

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials are seeking public input regarding improvements to U.S. 150 through Nelson and Washington counties.

    A Nelson County public meeting is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Parkway Baptist Church, 2580 Springfield Road.

    A Washington County public meeting is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Washington County High School, 300 W. U.S. 150 Bypass in Springfield.

  • Community to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice

    This holiday weekend, community members plan to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice of life for their country.

    As they have for the past several decades, American Legion Posts 121, 167 and 42 will gather at Bardstown Cemetery Monday for the annual Memorial Day celebration.

    “They’ve been doing this ever since I was a child,” said Kenny Fogle, a retired Air Force command chief master sergeant and event chairman for Post 121.

  • PHOTO: Bardstown High School presents Alice in Zombieland

    Alice is pressured to try a crumpet during tea,  which could land her in trouble. The scene was part of dress rehearsal for Bardstown High School’s production of “Alice in Zombieland” by Craig Sodaro. The production consists of 24 cast and crew and features Alice, who returns to Wonderland only to find it has become overrun by zombies. The students will perform Saturday at 7 p.m. in the BHS auditorium. Admission is free but a $1-$3 donation is encouraged.

  • Bardstown musicians open summer concert series

    The Bardstown High School Music Department will be featured today on the opening week of the Edward Jones Summer Band Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown/Nelson County Parks and Recreation Department. The series, now in its 14th season of free, family-oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • THE 70th BOURBON OPEN: Faulkner claims third title

    It was like a stroll in the park with your best friends.

    That pretty much sums up Brad Faulkner’s round on Saturday when he shot a 5-under par 66 to claim his third Bourbon Open title.

    Playing in the first group of the day with long-time friends Richie Berry, Tee Hayden and Doug Story, Faulkner hit 17 of 18 greens in regulation but three-putted three times.

    As was the case with most of the field that competed on Saturday, Faulkner not only had to battle the course but the elements as well.

  • THE 70th BOURBON OPEN: Social events show off Southern hospitality



    Special To The Standard

    The 70th annual Bourbon Open tournament began this week, and after a full day of golf, Friday night was packed with social events.

    From bourbon tasting to karaoke and dancing to daily prizes for the golfers, there was a wide array of activities to be enjoyed. Many participants were highly enthusiastic concerning the festivities provided throughout the evening. Despite the high temperatures and humidity, there was a sizeable crowd in attendance.

  • THE 70th BOURBON OPEN: Ladies make their mark at Bourbon Open

    For nearly the first 50 years of the Bourbon Open, it was a man’s world.

    With a full field on a yearly basis and the number of spots available restricted by the nine-hole golf course at My Old Kentucky Home, the female golfers were relegated to being behind the scenes, providing assistance with the scoring, helping with the social activities, and taking a lead role in the production of the Bourbon Open program.

  • Mardi Gras in May

    Downtown Bardstown will transform from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Mardi Gras in May.

    The local shopping experience will shut down the first and second block of North Third Street along with intersecting East and West Flaget.

    As part of Mardi Gras in May, guests can enjoy a glass of wine or beer from Bardstown Rotary Club, enjoy music from WOKH, Psychic intuitive readings by Rose, as well as numerous contests, raffles, discounts, activities and treats from local businesses.

  • THE 70th BOURBON OPEN: Social Events Schedule

    2015 Bourbon Open Schedule of Events


    • 6:30-8 p.m.: Bourbon Tasting in the Dining Room featuring bourbons from Barton’s 1792, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam and Four Roses

    • 6:30-8 p.m.: Complimentary cocktails and Heavy Appetizers in the Lounge

    • 8 p.m.-midnight: Tunes By You karaoke in the Dining Room

    • 9 p.m.-midnight: DJ Nick Cambron by the Pool

    • 9:30 p.m.: Daily prize winners announced by the Pool