Community Events

  • Wine and Cheese Festival scheduled for Saturday

    The 42nd annual Bardstown Rotary Club Wine and Cheese Festival will be this Saturday, June 3, at My Old Kentucky Home State Park Rotunda and Lawn from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

    The festival will feature more than 40 varieties of wine to pair with cheese and fruit. While promoting the event, the Rotary Club said there would be new and better wines and cheeses for sampling this year. This year’s event will also feature several local wineries.

  • PHOTO: Chow Down with the Chamber

    Jim Cockerel, in front, and Frankie Wheeler of the Nelson County Beef Cattle Association grilled ribeyes Wednesday for guests of the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chamber Chow Down at the Bardstown Farmers Market.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: May 28, 2017

    Nelson County Clerk’s Office holiday closing
    Office of the Nelson County Clerk will be closed Monday, May 29 in commemoration of Memorial Day.

    Landfill Memorial Day closing
    The Nelson County Landfill will be closed, Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.  Garbage collection will run one day behind schedule.

    Summer reading kickoffs

  • Walk Like MADD event set for Saturday to spread awareness

    Quinton Higgins remembers a good Samaritan grabbing his arms and pulling him from the bodies. Though he had been six seats behind the bus driver and had passed out in a panic, he somehow made it to the back exit. It wasn’t until nearly two weeks later, while he was still recovering from burns at Kosair Children’s Hospital, that Higgins would learn a drunk driver caused the crash.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: May 14, 2017

    Nelson County Democratic Woman’s Club meeting
    Susan Klimchak from Kentucky United will be speaking to the Nelson County Democratic Woman’s Club on Monday, May 15, at the regular meeting at the Nelson County Library, at 6 p.m. Kentucky United is a grassroots effort fueled by inclusivity, compassionate public policy and accountability. Find more information at info@kyunited.org or contact Martha Nest at westview0922@gmail.com.

    Bardstown Board of Education

  • Third annual New Haven Appreciation Day is Saturday

    With the promise of good weather, the City of New Haven is hoping to see its community and guests show their appreciation for the town Saturday with the third annual New Haven Appreciation Day.

    “We hope to have a big crowd and are hoping the weather stays nice,” said Phil Johnson, who has been helping coordinate the event.

  • Revamped Relay for Life is Saturday

    After months of fundraising, taking part in political efforts and raising awareness of cancer in the community, Relay for Life’s 2017 efforts come to fruition Saturday with an updated event.

    Relay for Life has been a tradition in Nelson County for more than two decades, but this year’s event sees a new location, more activities and a shortened runtime. Instead of being held at Bardstown Schools, this is the first year the event will be held at the Nelson County Fairgrounds.

  • PHOTO: My Fair Lady being performed this weekend
  • Bardstown Community Orchestra announces spring concert theme

    “From classics…to the movies” is the theme for the 2017 Spring Concert of the Bardstown Community Chamber Orchestra scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. The concert will be at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 211 North Third in Bardstown.


    Water and Wastewater Committee

    The City of Bardstown’s Water and Wastewater Committee meeting will hold a special meeting on at 3 p.m. Monday, May 1, in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall.


    Nelson County Fiscal Court

    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 2.

    National Day of Prayer