There is a lot of history displayed inside Kathy and Bill Gibbens’ Bardstown home. Considered a “blast from the past,” the house is furnished with antiques, collectibles and mid-century items likely to turn heads.
The couple has been collecting items most of their lives, and the home features several items from drugstores and old shops.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Nelson County.
Two days after Thanksgiving, Sheila Mosack of Alexandria, Va., was home for the holidays and enjoying the Shop Small sales Saturday afternoon in Bardstown with friends and family.
“I love the quaintness of Bardstown and the unique items I find, the friendly atmosphere and the wonderful service I get at places like Shaq & Coco. They always seem to know me, and they remember that I come to see them when I’m in town,” she said.
Nelson County softball fundraiser Nelson County Softball is sponsoring a chili meal fundraiser 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Nelson County High School cafeteria. Cost is $6 for the meal, which includes a bowl of chili, half a sandwich (either peanut butter or pimento cheese) a drink and a dessert. A silent auction for gift baskets will end at 4:30 p.m. You must be present to win. Santa will be there, so bring the kids.
A crowd of people — some acquaintances of the Ballards, others strangers — lined the roadside along U.S. 31E Friday, holding hands or hoisting green-and-white signs showing their support for a family that had lost another loved one in a tragic way.
As Tommy Ballard’s funeral procession made its way from the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral down Cathedral Manor and New Haven Road to his final resting place at St. Thomas Cemetery, supporters showed their respect by taking part in a quiet vigil.
Matt Schrader with Joe Hill’s presents a check for $1,000 to Nelson County Deputy Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa on Thursday. The money was raised through the fourth annual Jason Ellis Poker Run and will be used by the Old Kentucky Home FOP Lodge 43 to assist the Ellis family. During its four years, Schrader said the event has raised about $50,000. “The support from the community means a lot not only to our local law enforcement, but also Jason’s family,” Pineiroa said.
Bardstown United Methodist Church is the place Jane Jury took her bottle as an infant. It’s a place where she would attend and later teach Sunday School, would be married in, and would serve as secretary for 30 years. It’s also the same place where, years later, she remains a member of the congregation.
“It’s just always been a part of my life,” Jury said in an interview with local historian Dixie Hibbs.