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Community Events

  • ‘Planting pinwheels’ serves as reminder of those impacted by child abuse, neglect

    Blue pinwheels have been popping up across Bardstown and Nelson County, but they are not just decorations that exude childlike whimsy. The pinwheels serve as a reminder of the millions of children across the United States whose lives are impacted by child abuse and neglect.

    As it has for several years, the Nelson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (NelCASA) sponsored the distribution of pinwheels around the area in honor of National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Many of those pinwheels were “planted” by volunteers Wednesday evening.

  • >>RELIGION NOTES: April 6, 2018

    Sisters of Charity of Nazareth to have exhibit, talk about disaster response

  • Colmon Elridge to speak at Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner

    Colmon Elridge is only 35, but he’s made a name for himself in the Democratic Party. He has served two terms as executive vice president of Young Democrats of America, was named one of four young rising stars in politics by MSNBC, and has been talked about as a possible 6th District congressional candidate.

    On Friday, April 20, Elridge will be the keynote speaker at the Nelson County Democrats’ annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner at the Maywood Country Club.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: April 1, 2018

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    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 3.

    Bardstown City Council
    Bardstown City Council will have a working session at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the council chambers.

    Volunteers needed for park day   

  • 2018 Live at the Park lineup announced

    The Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series gears up for another summer of fun in 2018, and this year’s lineup features an additional concert.

    “Our concert lineup this year covers several genres of music, our ticket prices are affordable, and we’ve selected shows that will create a fun, energetic atmosphere so our community can spend some summer nights relaxing to recognizable music,” said Johnny Warren, managing artistic director for the Stephen Foster Drama Association.

    The series begins June 18 and includes six concerts.

  • Christians reflect on Good Friday with annual Walk with the Cross

    Before the glory of the resurrection, there was the gloom of the crucifixion. The cross before the crown.

    On Good Friday, for about the 12th time, Bardstown Christians held their annual Walk with the Cross, the commemoration of Jesus’ walk to his execution, carrying his instrument of death.

  • Spring Break Adventure Week at Bernheim is April 2-7

    Clermont, KY –  Spring has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate Spring Break than enjoying nature’s beauty at Bernheim? Join Bernheim all week long for Spring Break Adventure Week April 2-6.  Along with on-your-own hiking, fishing, picnicking, wildlife exploration and free play, Bernheim will offer a special week of daily drop-in activities and guided programs to celebrate nature.

    ·      Discovery Stations

  • Area Tech students hosting 'Egg My Yard' fundraiser
  • COMMUNITY NOTES: March 25, 2018

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    Nelson County Board of Education
    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education will hold a special-called meeting on Tuesday, March 27, at 5:15 p.m. at Nelson County Schools Central Office, 288 Wildcat Lane in Bardstown. The board will convene into executive session per KRS 61.810(1)(f) for discussions that may lead to the appointment of an employee.

    Easter Egg-Stravaganza

  • PHOTO: Student ministries present $13,900 donation to food pantry

    W.O.W., that’s a big check! Kids from the Catholic student groups Warriors of the Word (W.O.W.) and Representatives of Christ (R.O.C.) presented the Bread for Life Food Pantry a check Thursday for $13,900 from the proceeds of the Souper Bowl of Caring at St. Joseph Parish Hall and Masses the weekend of Super Bowl Sunday at St. Joseph. At 15 cents per pound, that money can leverage about 80,000 to 90,000 pounds of food for the charity, said Chris Godbey, the pantry manager.