Dippin' Dogs was held Saturday afternoon at the Bardstown city pool. The event, which has been held for the past five years, is a fundraiser for Barktown Rescue in Boston, Bourbon City Bark Park, the Nelson County Humane Society and Pawsville in Bloomfield.
As they have for the past two decades, residents and friends of Bardstown will have the chance to socialize and celebrate a piece of local history this week as the 22nd annual Buttermilk Days Festival begins Thursday.
The festival, which has grown from a cookout with friends to a highly attended and popular event, is something locals plan for year-round.
“We start the day after it’s over,” said Bill Sheckles, who was part of the original group that started the event. Fundraisers throughout the year help promote and prepare for the festivities.
Preschoolers and preteens alike who boast about being the fastest among their friends will have a chance to prove it this weekend.
The Fastest in Town event will start 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bardstown High School running track. The event, geared toward 3-to-12-year-olds, is a 60-yard-dash to determine who is the fastest in town and is also a fundraiser for the Bardstown City Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Centers.
The Vinyl Kings will be featured at this week’s edition of the Summer Band Concert Series, cosponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown Parks and Recreation Department. The series, now in its 15th season of free, family-oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Clutching a microphone or strumming the strings of a guitar, nine teenagers and young adults showed off their musical talents to an enthusiastic and energetic crowd at the Nelson County Fair during the Coca-Cola Talent contest.
The talent show featured nine contestants from area towns such as Loretto, Elizabethtown and Bardstown.
The winner of the talent show was Grace Greenwell, a 17-year-old from Elizabethtown. Greenwell performed the song “Someone Like You” from the musical “Jekyll & Hyde.”