Community Events

  • Photos: Raffle winners
  • Photos: FABS celebrates re-opening
  • Christmas Day potluck meal planned for second year

    Mary Oney was sitting in her front room one day looking out the window when a sentence from the Bible crossed her mind — “Feed my sheep.” She knew times were bad and would likely get worse and thought everyone deserved at least a hot meal.

    So Oney formed Bardstown Food Kitchen Inc. and in 2009 had a Christmas potluck at St. Monica Church. More than 207 meals, including deliveries and takeout, were served. She hopes this year’s meal will be as successful.

  • Heaven Hill Distilleries fills barrel No. 6 million in ceremony Monday

    Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc., the nation’s largest independent family-owned distilled spirits producer and the world’s second-largest holder of aging Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, celebrated the filling of bourbon barrel No. 6 million Monday. Heaven Hill is the second continuously operating bourbon producer to reach that benchmark. And in an historic coincidence, the filling of barrel number six million took place on the exact same day, 75 years later, that Heaven Hill filled its first barrel of bourbon in 1935.

  • Bardstown United Methodist Sanctuary Choir to perform

    The Bardstown United Methodist Sanctuary Choir will present its annual Christmas cantata, “One Incredible Moment — Revisited,” 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dec. 19. The choir is under the direction of Lee Evans and Janice Smotherman is the accompanist. A breakfast will be available 9-11 a.m. in the church family life center, with donations benefiting the youth programs. The public is cordially invited to join in this celebration of the season.

  • Years ago in The Standard: December 40 years ago - 1970

    With Bardstown Tigers bringing home the state football championship trophy from Stoll Field, Lexington, after skimming by the mountain team Lynch 13-6, the home folks will turn out to honor them Saturday night with a victory dinner.

    Head football coach Bill Ferguson of Murray State University will be the guest speaker at the Dec. 5 dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the school.

  • Around Kentucky: Dec. 15, 2010

    Through Dec. 23: The Headley-Whitney Museum opens its latest temporary exhibition, “Improbable Baubles: Fabulous Faux Bibelots by Fayette County Middle Schoolers.”  This exhibition features the work of middle school art students from seven Fayette County middle schools.  The Headley-Whitney Museum is along Old Frankfort Pike in Lexington.  The Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with the last tour at 4 p.m. For more information visit the website: www.headley-whitney.org.

  • Santa comes to Bloomfield

    The City of Bloomfield will repeat its Christmas in the Country event this year, 6-8 p.m. Saturday on the porch of Nettie Jarvis Antiques.

    “It’s a really neat event,” organizer Jennifer Lyddane said. “I’m hoping we’ll have even more this year than last.”

    The evening will include free refreshments — cocoa and cookies — pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus for $5 each, and entertainment. Children will also be able to build and personalize their own ornaments.

    Call (502) 252-7531 for more information.

  • Feeling the music

    Brinlee Mock, 2-year-old daughter of Tanisha Orberson, Bradfordsville, dances Saturday at Parkway Baptist Church during a video presentation at the annual awards ceremony of Bardstown’s National Guard unit, “Charlie” Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery. Brinlee’s grandfather, John Baker, is in Charlie Battery.

  • Photo: Sounds of the Season

    Marc Monroe leads the Nelson County High School Concert Band and Bardstown-Nelson County Community Chorus in singing classic holiday songs and hymns during the Canticle of Christmas Concert Sunday evening at Parkway Baptist Church. A children’s choir comprised of students from the city and county school systems later joined the orchestra.