Community Events

  • 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.

  • Food baskets a longtime Christmas tradition for New Haven residents

    Dozens gathered in the fire station on Center Street Saturday morning to fill large boxes with food. It’s a tradition that has taken place in the small town of New Haven for the past 53 years.

    “It helps a lot of people get food that need it,” said Amber Pendleton, a young volunteer who had been working alongside friend Sydni Rust that morning. “They might not have the money to go to the grocery.”


    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20.

    Bardstown Board of Education
    Bardstown Independent School District Board of Education will meet at noon Tuesday, Dec. 20, in the Central Office, at 308 N. Fifth St., in Bardstown.

    Historial Review Board
    Bardstown Historical Review Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, in the city council chambers, 116. N. Fifth St.

    Lincoln Trail Board

  • Optimist Club donates to Nelson County Community Action

    The Bardstown Optimist Club on Nov. 28 donated $500 to Nelson County Community Action for their use in the annual Angel Tree program to purchase gifts for needy children.

  • Drinking while wearing ugly sweaters will benefit charity

    Patrons at downtown taverns get the chance to drink for a good cause this weekend.

    On Saturday the first-ever downtown ugly sweater bar crawl will take place in Bardstown. The event’s purpose is to raise funds for Shop with a Cop, an event organized by My Old Kentucky Home Fraternal Order of Police, where officers go shopping with local children and families in need this Christmas.


    Bardstown City Council
    Bardstown City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 in the council chambers.

    Bloomfield City Council
    Bloomfield City Council will have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Bloomfield branch library, 34 Arnold Lane in Bloomfield.

    Kettle bell ringers needed

  • Holiday Traditions:Decades in the Tree

    Singing for a full audience three nights in a row, Roxie Hardin and David Ballard joined four dozen others on the platform for the Community Tree of Life at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville last weekend.

    Hardin has participated in 29 shows over the years, and Ballard has been in the show for 30 consecutive years.

    “I went to see it the first year,” Ballard said of his introduction, and he decided to join in. “It’s very worthwhile.”

  • PHOTOS: Christmas Parade brings out a crowd

    Thursday evening, a crowd poured into downtown Bardstown to watch the 2016 Kiwanis Christmas Parade.