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Community Events

  • Drama association shows to begin earlier

    Upcoming shows at the Stephen Foster Drama Association will begin at a new time.

    After more than a decade of having shows at 8:30 p.m., the drama association is moving up starting times for its annual “Stephen Foster Story” and “All Shook Up,” which will be presented by Salt River Electric, according to a press release.

    Both shows will begin at 8 p.m. at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre this summer. House openings for seating will begin at 7:15 p.m.

  • Former UK basketball players speak to students about hard work and perseverance

    Students at St. Joseph School were mesmerized as they walked into the school’s gym Thursday morning, taking notice of two former University of Kentucky basketball players in attendance.

    The former athletes — Cameron Mills and Jarrod Polson — were at the Catholic grade school for an assembly, where they taught students how hard work and perseverance would help them achieve their goals in life.

    Mills, who was on the 1996 and 1998 NCAA Championship teams, told students that the path to achieve their goals would be difficult at times.

  • Rehab, Restore, Renovate!: Bardstown to host preservation trades fair

    Duffy Hoffman of Pennsylvania is a nationally renowned master sash restorationist who teaches workshops on window and historic painting and paint removal, which have made him a sought-after consultant and instructor.

    He is one of many artisans who will be featured in the Rehab, Restore, Renovate! Trades Fair to be held in Bardstown at the Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 21.

    “He’s going to be doing a ‘Prep It and Paint It’ seminar,” said Hope Hawkins, the city’s historic preservation coordinator, who is organizing the event.

  • A unique, practical project

    For the past several months, a group of Bethlehem High School students have been working on a unique project, one that is able to move and pick up items.

    Thursday after school the eight-member Robotics Club spent time fine-tuning the project — a working robot — before they’re set to submit it into a competition later this month.

    For the co-ed Catholic high school, this is the first time students have designed, programmed and built a robot for a competition.

  • With purpose, vision and a sense of somebodiness

    The community gathered Monday at St. Monica Catholic Church in Bardstown for a multicultural celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Dr. Walter Malone Jr., keynote speaker for the event, delivered a message not only in reverence of King, but one to encourage others to live their lives with the purpose of creating a better world.

  • Stephen Foster Drama announces ‘All Shook Up’ as second show

    Summer 2015 is going to get “All Shook Up,” in Nelson County with the classic sounds of Elvis Presley.

    The Stephen Foster Drama Association announced last week that the show, which features some of Presley’s most famous tunes, will be the second show this summer, presented by Salt River Electric.

    Managing Artistic Director Johnny Warren said the show was selected because it was something divergent.

  • Monday’s celebration to honor King, promote unity

    On Monday, Bardstown will come together like it has for nearly 40 years to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    A celebration to commemorate King will be held at St. Monica’s Church at noon. Rosie Dodson, president of the Concerned Parents of Nelson County, which sponsors the event, said the program continues to grow each year.

    “It started with maybe just a few people coming together and has grown to around 400 people,” Dodson said. “Standing room only.”

  • Area legislators talk taxes over coffee

    On Monday, Bardstown will come together like it has for nearly 40 years to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    A celebration to commemorate King will be held at St. Monica’s Church at noon. Rosie Dodson, president of the Concerned Parents of Nelson County, which sponsors the event, said the program continues to grow each year.

    “It started with maybe just a few people coming together and has grown to around 400 people,” Dodson said. “Standing room only.”

  • Passion leads to promotion

    The exponential growth in the bourbon and American whiskey industry makes for a busy schedule for master distillers, as they work to meet the operational and promotional demands on their time.

    So busy, in fact, that the newly rechristened Heaven Hill Brands decided it was too big a job for just one person.

    Enter Denny Potter, who was recently promoted to the position of co-master distiller, where he will join Craig Beam as ambassadors for the brand. Potter and his wife, Angie, and their two children, Collin and Megan, live in Nelson County.

  • ‘Most beautiful of the flowers’

    Reagan Carter was described by her friends Saturday as a funny and fun-loving girl whose smile could brighten another’s day, but whose sobs often went unheard.

    The 12-year-old, who died after an intentional overdose last month after she was relentlessly tormented by a group of girls from her school, has raised awareness about bullying, and her memorial service was a way for people to show concern and support. Mainly, though, it was a celebration of her life.