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Community Events

  • The ‘Christ’ in Christmas

    As the children ran around and played games, there were holiday treats, candy canes and even a few Christmas trees at Bardstown Baptist Church, but Santa Claus wasn’t there. Instead, the kids each grabbed a candle, gathered around a small cake depicting a Nativity scene, and sang “Happy Birthday” to Jesus. While train rides to the “North Pole” and sitting on Santa’s knee remain a big holiday draw for many, others are working to preserve the religiously centered experiences of Christmas, which researchers believe are fading in the U.S.

  • O Christmas Trees!

    The dining hall of Bardstown Baptist Church looked like a magic forest Friday with all the lighted Christmas trees lining the walls.

    There was a tall tree with teddy bears and toys, a tiny tree made of purple and silver tree ornaments, a tree filled with red cardinals and modern art gold trees in the shape of cones.

    The exhibits were part of the church’s Festival of Trees, a new idea the ladies of the church came up with to offer something else indoors for visitors to the annual Live Nativity scene on the front lawn.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Dec. 17, 2017

    NEW
    Fire chief selection committee
    A fire chief selection committee meeting will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in the mayor’s conference room at City Hall.

    NAACP to meet

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Dec. 10, 2017

    NEW
    Bloomfield City Council
    Bloomfield City Council will have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Bloomfield branch library, 34 Arnold Lane.

    Bardstown City Council
    Bardstown City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the council chambers.

    Anatok
    The next public Anatok meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Old Courthouse.

    DECEMBER
    Compassionate Friends

  • PHOTOS: Cold doesn't deter Christmas parade crowd

    The Bardstown Christmas Parade drew a crowd Thursday night despite cold temperatures.

  • Vidito, veterans remember World War II on Pearl Harbor Day

    Among many veterans in the audience for a Pearl Harbor Day presentation at The Gallery Thursday was a veteran of World War II, Charles O’Bryan, who listened intently as actor and musician Gary Vidito told the story of another Navy man, his father Jewell Marcus Vidito, in his father’s words and songs of his generation.

    O’Bryan was one of six brothers who served in the war. Two of them were lost aboard the U.S.S. Arizona at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

    Their names are on the war memorial on Court Square.

  • Finding the ‘why’ in life

    An Indiana woman who lost her legs shielding her young children from a tornado in 2012 shared her story and message of perseverance Thursday afternoon in Bardstown. Stephanie Decker was the guest speaker for the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly Lunch and Learn event at My Old Kentucky Home Country Club.

  • Mary Poppins production coming to Bardstown this summer

    The classic magic of a mysterious nanny will hit the stage this summer as The Stephen Foster Drama Association announces “Disney’s Mary Poppins” as this year’s second show.

  • Jim Beam Holiday ‘Feastival’ benefits Flaget Cancer Center

    Susan Elmore had never seen Jim Beam’s American Stillhouse before Friday night but her first impression, at the Clermont distillery’s first Holiday Feastival, was remarkable.

    “It was so beautiful!” she said.

    The bourbon-glazed ham dinner served 300 people in a tent beneath hundreds of soft white lights and holiday greenery.

    While the setting was elegant, the attire was casual, and tickets were only $10 for a sumptuous spread.

  • Christmas Tour of Homes celebrates décor, heritage

    Bilbo Baggins doesn’t live there, but a visitor might get that impression from the round windows in the front room downstairs and a large bedroom above that bathe those rooms in sunlight.