Community Events

  • NELSON SCENE: Aug. 2, 2017

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  • Louisville band will have you crying ‘Wulfe’

    The Wulfe Brothers will be featured at this week’s edition of the Edward Jones Summer Band Concert Series at Bardstown Community Park Friday at 7 p.m.

    Founded in 1969, The Wulfe Brothers are based in Louisville, but travel across Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and beyond. They are well known for their musical history lessons that delight audiences of all ages. They often play at schools, libraries, fairs and festivals, corporate events, stage shows and dances.

  • On-the-GO Foods to open second location

    On-the-GO Foods is going beyond its grab-and-go and delivery services to cater to customers who want to sit and eat.

    The Guthrie Opportunity Center’s food service will soon open a second location in the former Subway building on East Stephen Foster Avenue across from My Old Kentucky Home State Park.

    The food will be prepared fresh daily at the GO Center’s kitchen near Ky. 245 and trucked across town to the new location, which will offer a dining room as well as prepared and packaged meals for those on the go.

  • PHOTOS: Kids Night offers cool summer fun

    The Northeast Nelson Fire Protection District hosted a Kids Night in Bloomfield Tuesday at the station on Perry Street.

  • Buttermilk grillers to compete Saturday

    Buttermilk Days is still almost a month away, but people can get a foretaste of the festival this weekend during the summer barbecue competition Saturday.

    The annual Buttermilk grill-off will feature at least eight teams that will compete in four categories: beef, pork, poultry and vegetable. Judges will decide, but for $5, guests can also sample the food and decide which they like best.

    It all comes down to “bragging rights,” City Councilman Bill Sheckles said.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: July 23, 2017

    Unity service
    First Christian Church is having a special service, combining both morning services at 10 a.m. to celebrate unity in praise and worship. The service will include communion, open to all, with a brunch immediately following at the church. All are welcome. For more information, contact the church office at (502) 348-3210.

    Delinquent tax sale

  • Prayers for Tariq

    The stands were empty. The people had joined the players on the field, holding hands in a large circle. And when the horn sounded for a touchdown and it grew quiet again, the sound of sobbing could be heard as family members and friends of Tariq Armour held each other and remembered him.

  • Talent takes the stage Thursday during Nelson County Fair events

    The grandstands changed from soloists singing Disney and Martina McBride, to a Central Kentucky band rocking out with a country mix. Thursday evening at the Nelson County Fair was talent focused with both the Coca-Cola Talent Classic and Sticktight’s fair debut.

    Thursday’s free concert was the first time Sticktight, a Southern country rock band, had performed at the Nelson County Fair, though the lead singer has made local appearances at locations such as Mammy’s. The group kicked off the fair show with original music, leading into some crowd favorites.

  • 2017 NELSON COUNTY FAIR PHOTOS: Bull riding and barrel racing
  • Homegrown + homemade

    Most people, when they think of the county fair, think of monster trucks and amusement rides, beauty pageants and rodeos, carnival games and cotton candy.

    For the traditionalists, though, it’s also about agriculture and what used to be called “home economics.”

    They are the ones who arrived at the Nelson County Fairgrounds Sunday night and Monday morning bearing jars of beets and peaches and homemade dresses, even cabbages and bales of hay, to fill Samuels Hall, where farm items are exhibited and judged.