Community Events


    Republican Women
    The Nelson County Organization of Republican Women will meet on Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the Nelson County Public Library. Topics for discussion will be April’s Lincoln Day dinner and a basket organizer.

    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 28.

    NARFE chapter

  • >> COMMUNITY NOTES: March 10, 2017


    Development Review Board

    The Development Review Board will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the Fiscal Court Room, second floor at the Old Courthouse in Bardstown.

    Cox’s Station Chapter, NSDAR

  • Confederate re-enactment is Saturday

    A group of Civil War history enthusiasts from Louisville, the 5th Kentucky Company B, will perform a re-enactment this weekend of a mustering in of Confederate troops from the Citizens Guard of the state militia.

    The group will assemble at 9 a.m. Saturday at Wickland, 550 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown.

    They will then march down to Bardstown Village, which will represent Camp Charity, to be inspected by a surgeon, enlist, and be given rations and pay.

  • Red Cross celebrating 100 years in Kentucky

    For decades, the American Red Cross has been a part of the local community, responding to floods and fires, and encouraging blood donors. But more volunteers are needed to help continue meeting needs locally and throughout the state.

    Thursday, Red Cross will celebrate a century of service in Kentucky with a centennial blood drive and volunteer fair at Bardstown Primary School.

  • Sweet success

    An ever-flowing fountain of chocolate syrup, chocolate candies, including bourbon balls and cherry cordials, brownies and cupcakes — almost every kind of chocolate treat one could imagine was on hand at the seventh annual Chocolate Extravaganza Saturday night.

    It’s a dinner where dessert is the main course.

    Seven was a lucky number for the annual fundraiser for the New Life Center, a family support program funded mostly by local donations.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Feb. 26, 2017

    Bardstown Senior Center
    The Bardstown Senior Center, 122 Plaza Drive, serves lunch at noon to seniors 60 years and older. Games, crafts, exercise classes and a nutritious lunch are offered. Donations are accepted ,but not required. The center is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (closed on holidays). For more information, call Cindy Sabens at 348-1888.

    The next public Anatok meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Old Courthouse.

  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH: ‘Now we know their names’

    Sister Pat Haley started the program with lyrics from a song.

    “‘Pray together children. Don’t you get weary. There’s a great camp meeting in the promise land.’” Haley said. “The promise land was considered freedom.”

    The spiritual was an example, she said, of how songs would be changed so that they could be marched to.

    “We’d march sometimes two, three, four, five, six miles,” she said. “We needed the energy to keep going.”

  • ‘Take care of you’: Red Heart event pushes women to monitor heart health

    Between balancing work, family and a personal life, women may not always take time to care for their own health, but that neglect can be detrimental when it comes to preventing cardiovascular issues.

    “I’ve been at Flaget for 30 years, and have seen many patients in different aspects with heart attack and stroke,” said Rhonda Wathen, a registered nurse who has worked in the emergency room, conducted stress tests to diagnose heart issues, and also worked in intensive care and rehabilitation settings.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Feb. 19, 2017

    Blood drive
    American Legion Hall, 206 W. Broadway, will have a blood drive noon-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in the community room. Walk-ins are welcome.

    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.

    Bardstown Historical Review Board
    Bardstown Historical Review Board will have a public hearing and regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the City Council Chambers, 116 N. Fifth St.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Feb. 17, 2017

    Republican women
    The Nelson County Organization of Republican Women will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Nelson County Public Library. On the agenda will be the upcoming Lincoln Day dinner. Please note the new meeting time.

    Chili/soup fundraiser