Community Events

  • ‘Take care of you’: Red Heart event pushes women to monitor heart health

    Between balancing work, family and a personal life, women may not always take time to care for their own health, but that neglect can be detrimental when it comes to preventing cardiovascular issues.

    “I’ve been at Flaget for 30 years, and have seen many patients in different aspects with heart attack and stroke,” said Rhonda Wathen, a registered nurse who has worked in the emergency room, conducted stress tests to diagnose heart issues, and also worked in intensive care and rehabilitation settings.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Feb. 19, 2017

    Blood drive
    American Legion Hall, 206 W. Broadway, will have a blood drive noon-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in the community room. Walk-ins are welcome.

    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.

    Bardstown Historical Review Board
    Bardstown Historical Review Board will have a public hearing and regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the City Council Chambers, 116 N. Fifth St.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Feb. 17, 2017

    Republican women
    The Nelson County Organization of Republican Women will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Nelson County Public Library. On the agenda will be the upcoming Lincoln Day dinner. Please note the new meeting time.

    Chili/soup fundraiser

  • Today is deadline for Beautiful Dreamer Ball reservations

    Community members are invited to support the arts Saturday evening at the annual Beautiful Dreamer Ball, but there are just a few spots left.


    The event includes dinner, dancing, trivia and a silent auction while support the Stephen Foster Drama Association.


    “The theme is ‘Castaway,’ so we will all be stranded on a deserted island with no choice but to have a great time all night,” said SFDA Artistic Director Johnny Warren.


  • Kids compete in Optimist chess tournament

    Kids from elementary to high school spent about three hours at the Nelson County Public Library Saturday afternoon competing in the fifth annual Bardstown Optimist Club Groundhog Day Chess Tournament.

    The event saw three rounds, lasting about an hour each. Participants were paired using a computer-based selection system and competed against others in their grade division. Seven schools were represented Saturday.

  • Local trivia night raises nearly $3,000 for film project

    A trivia night Friday at the American Legion Post 121 raised nearly $3,000 to support funding for a film about Fire Base Tomahawk and the Charlie Battery unit attacked in Vietnam. Several local men, including Mike Simpson, were involved in the unit.

    Simpson's grandson, Gilly Simpson III, a Louisville high school senior, has been working to raise money to fund a short film. The short could later be used to promote funding for a full-length feature.


    Dispatch Board meeting
    E-911 Dispatch Board will have a special meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the Nelson County Public Library.

    The next public Anatok meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Old Courthouse.

    Parkinson’s Support Group

  • Annual county Spelling Bee entry deadline is Jan. 31

    Students from across the county will soon have the chance to show off their spelling skills at the Nelson County Civic Center with the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee.

    The annual spelling bee, sponsored by the Nelson County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, is open to students from area private, public and parochial schools, and home school students.

    This year’s spelling bee is at the Civic Center, 321 S. Third St. The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m.

  • Local dogs taking part in Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl

    From shelter pets to stars, two area puppies have been selected to appear on Animal Planet’s annual Super Bowl spoof — The Puppy Bowl.

    “We’ve had two puppies selected every year,” said Heather Nelson, vice president of Barktown Rescue where the local puppies were selected from. This is the third time Barktown has been contacted by the show. Nelson said the Boston-based rescue is the only Kentucky rescue featured in this year’s program.

  • A legacy of vigilance

    The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. was commemorated in Bardstown Monday by a call to hold elected officials accountable for their actions.

    “Our weapon is our vote,” state Rep. George Brown said, quoting King at St. Monica Catholic Church in Bardstown at the annual community MLK celebration.

    “We have got to be vigilant. We have got to pay attention. We have to keep score,” Brown said.