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Community Events

  • Helping others: Volunteers work to make changes

    A group of young men and women calling themselves the Kentucky Changers came to Nelson County this week to volunteer and make a change in the lives of Nelson County residents.

    Young men and women volunteered through the program, a non-profit organization, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

    Participants worked on home repairs for low-income residents in Bloomfield and New Haven during the week.

  • Doctors’ Band a perfect prescription for good music

    The Doctors’ Band renews its annual appointment this Friday as Edward Jones presents the Summer Band Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown/Nelson County Parks and Recreation Department. The series, now in its ninth season of free, family-oriented concerts, is 7 p.m. Fridays at Bardstown Community Park through Labor Day.

    The Louisville-based group is unique in that it is made up of medical professionals. The big band-era swing band is led by Ronald Hamm, a family physician in Middletown.

  • Moonlight Big Band to be at OKH State Park

    Dance to the music of the “Moonlight Big Band” at the Old Kentucky Home state Park Rotunda, 7:30-10 p.m., June 27. Pack your picnic basket and lawn chairs and enjoy the music of the best-known swing band in Kentuckiana. The band began performing here in July, 1995, and they say coming to Bardstown is always special, as the setting is beautiful and the crowd responsive.

  • Photo: SFMC Presents Gold Cup Recital
  • Texaco Country Showdown free event set for Monday

    Seventeen local performing acts will compete in America’s largest country music talent search at the 30th annual Texaco Country Showdown Monday. The musicians will perform at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheater, with the set of The Stephen Foster Story as the backdrop.

    The event which is free and open to the public is hosted by WBRT 1320 AM. The 17 music performers at the event will be from Kentucky, within WBRT’s coverage area.

  • Photo: Plane crash marker
  • 'Stephen Foster Story' to feature new actors, Old Dog Tray

    Stephen Foster will take the stage for his 53rd season of “The Stephen Foster Story” production Saturday with a new Old Dog Tray and new actors portraying Stephen and his love interest, Jeanie. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the cast on opening night at a Garden Party at My Old Kentucky Home before the 8:30 p.m. performance.

  • Central Kentucky Gaited horse show set for Sunday

    Central Kentucky Gaited Horse Assn.  will host a show 3 p.m. Sunday at the Nelson County Fair-grounds. There is an inclement weather date of 3 p.m. June 26.  This show features classes for all ages and levels, for many types of gaited, as well as non-gaited horses.

    There is no gate fee. Bring a lawn chair.  

    For more information, contact Donna Perkins at 348-0860 or Holly Cook at (502) 477-6574.

  • Wickland crafts fest to draw wider variety of art

    The Wickland Arts & Crafts Festival is back for its second year this weekend with a wider variety of crafts items, a shadier location and a display of about 75 quilts up to 150 years old.

    “More than 40 artists are setting up to show the creations of their hands and minds and hearts,” said Dixie Hibbs, an organizer of the festival.

    A requirement of all exhibitors is that their wares are handmade, Hibbs said.

    “Arts and crafts are things that you do with your hands,” she said.

  • Tip-toe through the tulips at Bardstown Garden Tour

    Bardstown residents are inviting visitors to their gardens Saturday for the annual Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour and Marketplace. The garden tour will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m., showcasing eight private gardens and one public garden in Bardstown.