Community Events

  • PHOTOS: Sixth annual Ag Day draws a crowd

    Despite the heat, the fairgrounds were populated Saturday for the sixth annual Nelson County Agriculture Day. Guests walked around to several informational booths, painted rocks to hide, watched a herding demonstration, interacted with livestock and admired farm equipment and farmscapes, which took hours to set up and years to collect. Several area teens also competed in a talent competition and a public speaking competition.

  • Bourbon City Street Concert brings local favorites, new acts

    They came by the hundreds, bringing lawn chairs, beach balls, and, for some, earplugs. They rode in on the backs of trucks and lined the streets until the early morning.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES, July 9, 2017

    Cox’s Creek Elementary SBDM Council
    Cox’s Creek Elementary SBDM Council will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, July 10, at Cox’s Creek Elementary School, 5635 Louisville Road.

    Bardstown City Council
    Bardstown City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 in the council chambers.

    Bloomfield City Council
    Bloomfield City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 10, at Northeast Nelson Fire Station, 130 Perry Street in Bloomfield.

  • A Stephen Foster Fourth

    Selena Lyvers-Rouse is young, but she likes old-fashioned fun.

    The Bardstown girl, who attended the Stephen Foster Fourth of July Festival for the first time Tuesday, and her friend, Ailyn Wood of New Haven, were taking selfies in their star-spangled dresses and red-white-and-blue beads after watching a watermelon-eating contest.

    “I’m pretty excited about it,” she said.

    Sherrie Bennett, who was watching her daughters, Chloe and Mamie, get their faces painted, said she liked the festival because it was a wholesome, family activity.

  • Open Class fair entries accepted on Sunday this year

    In an effort to allow more participants time to enter items into competitions at Samuels Hall, the venue will be open both Sunday and Monday prior to the Nelson County Fair.

    Entries will be accepted 5-7 p.m. Sunday, July 16, and 9-11:30 a.m. Monday, July 17.

  • Ag Day returns to fairgrounds Saturday

    The Nelson County Fair is fast approaching, but the fairgrounds will be buzzing with life this weekend as the annual Agriculture Day is set for Saturday.

    In its sixth year, Nelson County Agriculture Day was formed as an effort to promote agriculture education to the community, particularly education on where food comes from.

  • Memorial service for Crystal Rogers set for Wednesday

    Crystal Rogers’ family has more questions than answers as this week marks two years since her disappearance.

    The key to eventually getting those answers, they believe, is keeping the public focused on her case.

    Today, the family hopes to rekindle public attention to her case, and her father’s, with a memorial service at St. Thomas Church.

  • Sisters of Charity celebrate 195 years

    When the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth moved from their St. Thomas base to the Nazareth campus Bardstown knows today, their mission was one of the care and education of young women and children. Over the next 195 years, that mission would evolve to face a changing world and new global issues. Throughout it all, the sisters of Nazareth have sought to serve a world that needs compassion.

  • Kentucky Music Week events draw music lovers, tourists

    Kentucky Music Week has been bringing music and tourism to Bardstown for decades, but despite hundreds of strangers roaming the area with instruments, it’s a festival that many are still learning about.

    “How can that many people invade town and people not know?” asked Patsy Jordan as she waited for Tuesday’s concert to begin at Parkway Baptist. She and friend Mary Jo Smith were quick to answer inquiries about the event from locals they encountered. Jordan has been attending KMW for four years, and Smith for three.

  • Fairfield Homecoming tradition continues

    Enjoying a home-cooked meal, live music, yard sales and history displays, Fairfield’s annual Homecoming once again attracted dozens to the small town on the edge of the county.

    While outside was the hot spot for food and entertainment, the town’s one-room City Hall served as a museum for the area’s history. Walls were lined with photographs, news clippings, quilting, notes and other artifacts collected over the years. As event-goers wandered in and out of the building, many would point out a face they recognized or an interesting piece of information.