Community Events

  • Buttermilk Days events set to begin Thursday

    Bardstown’s biggest neighborhood block party gets underway Thursday afternoon and won’t end until early Sunday morning.

    This year marks the 23rd annual celebration of Buttermilk Days, which has been described as a backyard barbecue that got out of hand.

    It now brings in thousands of people from all over and is a kind of homecoming for many people around the country with roots in Bardstown.

  • Look up!

    Audrey Greenwell and her classmates took a break from the playground and flopped on the grass as they viewed the progress of Monday’s eclipse.

    “It’s very powerful that it only has a little bit left and it’s still this bright!” Miyah Courtney said in awe, referencing the area’s moment of 97.8 percent coverage. The schoolchildren at St. Gregory were just a few of the many locals who enjoyed Monday’s solar event.

    Hundreds gathered at the Nelson County Public Library Monday afternoon for a special celebration.

  • ‘Get it! Get it! Get it!’

    Beatrice took to the water quickly. While she needed coaxing on the first go around, she was leaping high and far into the pool within a matter of minutes. The 8-month-old German shorthaired pointer was built for the activity.

    “She’s doing really good,” said Robin Mills, who was at the Bardstown City Pool Friday night with her husband, Kenny, and Beatrice. “Anytime we throw anything in the water, she just pounces.”

  • United Way opens 2017 campaign

    When Maker’s Mark employees got involved in the United Way campaign last year, they really went all out.

    The 174 workers at the Loretto distillery raised $17,000, which the company matched, providing a sizeable portion of the total campaign of about $235,000.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Aug. 20, 2017

    NAACP to meet
    The Nelson County Branch NAACP will meet for its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the Roy Henry Education Center, 315 N. Second St., in Bardstown. All are welcome. For more information call Jewel Brock at (502) 296-1969) or Bill Sheckles at (502) 507-1160.

    OKHMS SBDM Council
    Old Kentucky Home Middle SBDM Council will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the OKHMS Media Center.

    Nelson County Board of Education

  • Writing words that heal

    Words hurt.

    They also heal.

    That was the idea behind Nelson County Rocks’ painting party Saturday at Samuels Field, Rocks for Reagan: Flying Above Bullying.

    It was in memory of Reagan Carter, who died of an intentional drug overdose two years ago after being relentlessly bullied by some girls.

    Teens — many of them Reagan’s friends — honored her by writing messages with colored paint pens on hundreds of painted rocks. They also listened to talks on bullying.

  • Dippin’ Dogs to make a splash this weekend

    In its first five years, the annual Dippin’ Dogs event has managed to raise $20,000 for local canine-focused organizations. This year, the goal is add $5,000 to that total.

    We’ve done that once before, and I think we can do it again,” said coordinator Stephanie Davis.

    The annual dog swim returns this weekend, Aug. 18-19, inviting dogs and dog lovers out to the Bardstown City Pool for water activities.

  • Farmers Market shows customers appreciation

    The Bardstown Farmers Market is often crowded with customers looking for vine-ripened tomatoes or fresh green beans and corn, but last Friday may have been a record for attendance.

    Students from Bardstown Schools, regular customers and the curious came for Customer Appreciation Day, which included a free lunch as long as the food lasted, and nutrition information provided by the staff of Medica.

    Maurice “Apple” Fegenbush teased one student who admired his 20-pound cabbage.

    “That’s a Brussels sprout,” he said.

  • United Way to launch 2017 campaign Thursday

    Tri-County Kentucky United Way will kick off its annual fundraising campaign Thursday with a series of private events in Nelson, Marion and Washington counties.

    The first is a breakfast at Cornerstone Christian Church at 8 a.m., followed by a lunch at the Guthrie Opportunity Center in Bardstown at noon, and concluding with a dinner at the Rosewood Golf & Country Club in Lebanon at 5 p.m.

    Rob Samuels, president of Maker’s Mark, honorary chairman of this year’s campaign, will be the speaker.

  • ‘Country Roads’ tribute bringing John Denver to Bardstown park

    Bardstown residents Gary Vidito and René Hardesty Buckman will be the featured performers at this week’s edition of the Edward Jones Summer Band Concert Series at Bardstown Community Park Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Community Park will feel more like the Rocky Mountains with the music of John Denver as Vidito and Buckman present their tribute concert “Take Me Home Country Roads — An Evening with the Music of John Denver and Emmylou Harris.”