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Community Events

  • ‘Mountain Music’

    The sounds of Bluegrass music echoed throughout the rooms of Bardstown Elementary and Middle Schools as participants of Kentucky Music Week strummed, struck or pounded their instruments throughout the beginning of the week.

    Kentucky Music Week is a six-day event offering classes on instruments such as the guitar, banjo, fiddle and dulcimer. Event goers could also take a break from classes by browsing for instrument-related items at the onsite store or catching up with old friends or people with similar interests.

  • Event to celebrate July 4 and Foster’s 190th birthday

    Fireworks, watermelon, music and theater await those who come to My Old Kentucky Home State Park Saturday to celebrate the nation’s 240th birthday and American songwriter Stephen Collins Foster’s 190th.

  • Run for the Health of It 2016 Results

    The 2016 Run for the Health of It 5K was held in Bardstown June 18. Race results by age and overall can be viewed at the links posted below.

  • Motown sound to fill the park at this week’s concert

    BCB and Company will be featured during this week’s edition of the Summer Band Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown/Nelson County Parks & Recreation Department. The series, now in its 15th season of free, family oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park Fridays at 7 p.m. through Labor Day.

    BCB and Company is composed of teens from the Lexington area and the surrounding counties.

  • Bernheim to celebrate first day of summer with evening event

    Today is the first day of summer for 2016 and Bernheim plans to celebrate tonight with its first SONICBernheim event.

    According to a press release from the Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, a lecture and performance series will take place from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the edge of the Big Prairie near Bernheim’s Education Center.

    The series will explore the relationship between sound, music and nature while celebrating the Summer Solstice.

  • Doo Dah Days

    The sun shone bright and hot on our old Kentucky hometown Saturday morning as a crowd gathered in front of the old courthouse awaiting the opening ceremony of the Stephen Foster Festival.

  • Opening night reunites ’Foster’ friends

    Charlie Beam and Gary Vidito, dressed in top hats and bow ties, shared drinks and laughs outside the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre during the opening-night reception for the cast of “The Stephen Foster Story.”

    They’ve been friends for a long time as a result of their work with the musical.

    “I started in 1969 as a teenager working backstage,” Beam said.

  • Bourbon City Street Concert lineup announced

    A country artist on the rise and a hometown favorite are among two of the acts in the lineup announced Thursday for this summer’s Bourbon City Street Concert.
    Glen Templeton will headline the annual free July 9 street concert in downtown Bardstown. The native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., has been based in Nashville for 15 years and has performed with George Jones, as well as played such venues as The Ryman, The Grand Ole Opry and appeared on CMT.

  • Bardstown Garden Tour blossoms this weekend

    Gardeners struggling to find new ideas to make their lawns look attractive or individuals who just want to admire the green thumbs of others will want to give the Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour a look. It takes place this Saturday.

    Robbie Smith, county extension agent for horticulture, said the garden tour serves as an idea exchange for gardeners. 

  • Fifth annual HeartChase hits Bardstown Saturday

    Saving lives can be fun. At least, that is what the HeartChase aims to bring to the residents of Nelson County this weekend in downtown Bardstown.

    HeartChase, a team competition event, was piloted in Bardstown and other cities five years ago and serves as a fundraiser for the American Heart Association to enhance research, treatment, prevention and education of cardiovascular disease.

    Jerri Passo, education coordinator with Flaget Memorial Hospital, said the event allows teams to “have fun and learn,” while challenging other groups to do the same.