Community Events

  • Library marks 50 years with a blast

    There was no librarian ssshhh-ing children because it was a party.

    As music pulsed from loudspeakers and teens boogied to the beat, younger kids begged for snow cones or screamed with delight as they descended down giant inflatable slides.

    “It’s awesome!” Jaylin Crowe said, laughing as he hurled baseballs at an inflatable backstop while his buddy waited his turn.

    In a nearby booth, Devin Miller, 12, smirked as Gennifer Daugherty held a mirror to show him the flaming baseball she had painted on his cheek.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: June 11, 2017

    Bloomfield City Council
    Bloomfield City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, at the Northeast Nelson Fire Station, 130 Perry St., in Bloomfield.

    Bardstown City Council
    Bardstown City Council will have a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 at the City Council chambers in the City Hall Annex Building next to the Recreation Department, 116 N. Fifth St., in Bardstown.

    Bloomfield Bicentennial Committee

  • Library celebrates 50 years; celebration set for Saturday

    The Nelson County Public Library will host a fireworks show at 6 p.m. June 10 at the Nelson County Fairgrounds to celebrate its 50th anniversary. During those 50 years, the library has weathered three moves, the creation of two new branches and the Bookmobile, and a long-term book theft that cost the system $100,000.

    The library was private from its inception in 1946 to the beginning of its county funding in 1968. After a majority of voters chose to add a property tax to fund the library, it was absorbed into the state system and became the Nelson County Public Library.

  • Becoming part of the Foster family

    Nicole Bloom had never been to Kentucky before this summer, but on Saturday, she will perform a slice of Kentucky history as Jane in “The Stephen Foster Story.” Soon after, she will play Belle in the summer season’s second show, “Beauty and the Beast.”

  • Lineup announced for Bourbon City Street Concert

    Alabama’s Country Female Artist of the Year for 2016 will headline this year’s downtown street concert.

    The Bourbon City Street Concert Committee released the line-up Thursday for the annual concert, scheduled this year for Saturday, July 8, featuring regional acts and local talent slated to perform genres from rock to country.

    The free concert that closes down the first two blocks of North Third Street will feature four acts beginning at 7 p.m.

  • St. Catherine Picnic sees nice weather, good turnout

    Despite a threat of rain earlier in the week, St. Catherine Parish’s annual picnic was blessed with good weather and cloudless skies — a relief compared to last year’s afternoon downpour.

    “From my perspective, it was hugely successful in several ways, most especially with the weather,” said Father Chris Lubeke, who led Mass during the first hour of the picnic.

    The event, held the first weekend in June, included raffles, carnival games, and fried chicken and country ham meals.

  • Thomas the Tank Engine returns to New Haven

    From balloons, hats and T-shirts, to the character pulling the train, Thomas the Tank Engine could be seen everywhere at Kentucky Railway Museum as about 4,400 attended the Day Out With Thomas event Saturday and Sunday.

    For years, the beloved book character has come to life in New Haven as Thomas and railway controller Sir Topham Hatt pay a visit during an annual tour of the country. The stop at the museum is the only one Thomas makes in Kentucky.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: June 4, 2017

    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 6.

    NCHS to meet
    Nelson County High School will hold a special called meeting on Monday, June 5, at 5p.m.  On the agenda:  Vote to select a principal.
    OKHMS SBDM Council
    Old Kentucky Home Middle SBDM Council will have a meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, June 5, at OKHMS for the interview process of principal candidates.  

  • Bardstown HeartChase to take place June 17

    Although the 2017 Bardstown HeartChase is more than two weeks away, its director, Deanna Keal, is optimistic about this year’s race.

    Ten teams and five sponsors — including new sponsor Hardin Memorial Hospital — have signed up so far for the race, which starts at 9:30 a.m. June 17 on the Spalding Hall lawn. Last year, 22 teams raised $17,000, but Keal said she hopes to raise $25,000 this year for the American Heart Association. According to the HeartChase’s website, Bardstown residents have raised about $1,000 so far.

  • Derby City Brass brings more traditional ‘British Invasion’ to summer band series

    The Derby City Brass will be featured during this Friday’s concert of the Edward Jones Summer Band Concert Series at Bardstown Community Park at 7 p.m.

    The Derby City Brass is a British-style brass band that traces its heritage to the beginnings of the brass band movement in early 19th century England. That heritage is heard in their brass renditions of favorite orchestral pieces and masterful performances of modern brass band works.