Community Events

  • 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.

  • Vidito performs for DAR

    On Dec. 6, Gary Vidito, a re-enactor, presented a one man program to the National Society John Fitch Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution at Maywood Country Club.

    He told the story of his father who was in the Navy in World War II on the Susan B. Anthony Ship. He told of his father’s experiences leaving the comforts of home, a wife, and all with which he was familiar to serve his country and participate in the war.

  • Caring about cancer

    Nelson County’s Relay for Life is undergoing a lot of change this year, fueled by a goal of increasing community participation, fundraising and research efforts.

    “We are always looking for more involvement,” whether it be donations or forming a team, said Drew Underwood, community manager for Relay for Life. “It helps show support for survivors.”

    That need was emphasized by Underwood and others Monday night, as the local organization gathered for its annual Souper Kickoff fundraising event at Bardstown Middle School.

  • State lawmaker from Lexington to be speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    In 1967, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was moving beyond civil rights to advocating “a true revolution of values” in all aspects of life.

    Individuals are “called to play the Good Samaritan on life’s roadside,” but he believed personal actions are only a start, he said. “One day we must come to see that the whole road to Jericho must be transformed,” he said.

  • Annual benefit to help St. Catherine Academy up enrollment, improve facility

    At over 100 students, St. Catherine Academy’s enrollment is a little higher than in years past, and school officials say community support has played a big role in that growth.

    On Jan. 28, the Catholic school in New Haven will host its fifth annual benefit banquet, the academy’s major fundraiser of the year.

    The idea for the banquet came about when the alumni association was looking to help the school raise money. It was a time when the academy was facing some difficulties in enrollment and finances.


    Bloomfield City Council
    Bloomfield City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Northeast Nelson Fire Station, 130 Perry St. in Bloomfield.

    Recover in Action Support Group

  • New coffee partner, same format

    Chad McCoy may be new to elected office, but he is maintaining a longstanding tradition.

    Nelson County’s new Republican state representative will maintain the coffee chats held by his Republican predecessor, David Floyd, since 2005.

    But they will now be dubbed “Coffee with Chad,” and the first officially scheduled coffee is Jan. 14. McCoy said he also hopes state Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, will also be able to join most events.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Jan. 1, 2016


    Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival

    The Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at the New Haven/Rolling Fork Fire Department, 362 Center St. in New Haven. The public is encouraged to attend.


    Nelson County Clerk’s Office holiday schedule

    Nelson County Clerk’s office will be closed Monday, Jan. 2, for the New Year’s holiday. State computer systems will be unavailable on that day.

  • PHOTOS: A Country Christmas Concert

    A Country Christmas Concer welcomed Donnie Lee Strickland, Frankie Nunn and singer/comedian Lulu Roman Saturday.