Community Events

  • 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.

  • Marion County band to entertain Friday

    New Deal Band is the featured group 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. at Bardstown Community Park each Friday through Labor Day.

  • Around Kentucky: June 8, 2011

    June 14-July 21: The Brescia University Speech Pathology Department is currently accepting attendees for Summer Speech Pathology Clinicals. These speech therapy sessions are open to children ages 5 and up who are in the school system with a current IEP addressing production of speech sounds.

    Sessions will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays  9 a.m.-noon at Brescia University. The cost is $20 a day.

    For more information,  contact Donna Goodlett-Collins at (270) 686-4345 or by e-mail at donnag@ brescia.edu.

  • Reunions: June 8, 2011

    Reed Family

  • Salt River picnic offers entertainment for all

    The Nelson County Warehouse Grounds will be bouncing with inflatables for the kids, food booths for those with grumbling stomachs and live music for everybody at the annual Salt River Electric Picnic.

    Gates will open at 5 p.m. to an event that is free and open to the public, for Salt River customers and non-customers alike, Salt River Vice President of Customer Service and Marketing Randy Burba said.

  • Choo-Choo! Thomas the Tank Engine rolls into New Haven this weekend, next

    Thousands will flock to New Haven during the next two weekends to take a ride on the big, blue train engine with a smile on his face. Thomas the Tank Engine will roll into the Kentucky Railway Museum for the 10th year in a row Saturday.

    “Beginning this weekend, we’re probably looking at drawing close to 14,000 people. It is the largest event that we do here,” said Lynn Dawson, marketing director at the Kentucky Railway Museum.

  • Downtown to celebrate grand re-opening

    The bricks are laid, the crosswalks are painted, and Bardstown will celebrate the grand opening of its renovated downtown Friday at 11 a.m. in front of the Old Courthouse.

    “It’s a beautiful addition to downtown,” Bardstown Mayor Bill Sheckles said. In the past several weeks, construction crews have completed landscaping and traffic islands, along with repaving the road around Court Square, Stephen Foster Avenue and North Third in preparation for the big day.

  • Remembering those who gave all this Memorial Day

    Amid the still silence of Bardstown Cemetery, the sound of taps cut through the air as two Marines raised the American flag on Memorial Day. Members of the crowd stood quietly in observance, as Staff Sgt. Alfonso Gonzalez and Lance Cpl. Tristan Lashley of Fort Knox quickly raised the flag.

  • Around Kentucky: June 1, 2011

    June 1: Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble Bringing Guitar Legend Buddy Guy To Brown Theatre 7:30 p.m. June 1.

    With his new album, “Living Proof,” guitarist Buddy Guy takes a hard look back at a remarkable life. At age 74, he’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues.