Community Events

  • PHOTOS: 'Speakeasy Bourbon Style'

    Bardstown for the Arts/The Gallery and Heaven Hill presented "Speakeasy Bourbon Style," an original play by Toni Wiley Wednesday and Thursday at the art gallery on Court Square.  Wiley was announced last year as the gallery's playwright in residence.

  • Iron Horse Festival now and then

    The afternoon sunlight glinted off the chrome of the motorcycles lined up in front of the Long Branch as the bikers swapped stories. Across the street, Stephanie Mahoney and Dana Mattingly sat on the sidewalk with their kids, waiting for the start of the Iron Horse Parade.

    In another time, they would have been serving the thirsty bikers.

    Mahoney and Mattingly worked together at the Long Branch 12 years ago, and remember what the Iron Horse Festival was like in those days.

  • Having a blast

    The 2017 Balloon Glow hit a snag as winds picked up and prevented teams from inflating their envelopes for guests Monday night. But, despite no “balloons” for the Balloon Glow, teams and families made the most of the venue, brought out their baskets and ignited burners.

    “We’re doing what’s called a ‘Texas Glow,’” said Bill Smith, adding it’s often too windy in Texas to inflate balloons. Smith, of Simpsonville, was one of the pilots at Monday’s event, the kickoff for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

  • Kentucky Bourbon Festival mixes it up for 2017

    Friday was frenetic for Jill Hawkins and her staff at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival Office in the Welcome Center.

    Among the many calls that came in were from two people who were fleeing the wrath of Irma.

    “We just took an order for the Gala from a couple on a plane in Fort Myers, Florida,” she said. “They’re just going to come here and live it up” and leave their worries behind. “I thought that was fantastic.”

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Sept. 10, 2017

    Roadside garbage applications
    Nelson Fiscal Court is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to participate in its fall roadside garbage pickup.  The garbage pickup should be completed from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15.  Applications may be completed after Sept. 11, at the County Judge-Executive’s Office, 1 Court Square, second floor, Bardstown.

    Central Kentucky Community Action

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Sept. 8, 2017

    Fastest in Town race for kids this Saturday

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Sept. 6, 2017

    The next public Anatok meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the old courthouse building.

    The Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival

  • OKH bike tour sees wet start, sunny finish

    Weather dampened the start of the 40th Old Kentucky Home Tour this past weekend, even canceling rides on Friday. By the time Sunday came around, however, cyclists had a clear and cool day ahead of them in the final round of rides for the Louisville Bicycle Club’s biggest event of the year.

    “Given the conditions we had, (there are) a lot of troupers here, both volunteers and riders,” said tour director Kirk Roggenkamp Sunday morning, referencing the rough start. “We made the best of it.”

  • Iron Horse Festival returns to New Haven Saturday

    New Haven will be buzzing this weekend as the Iron Horse Festival returns for its 27th year. One draw for families this year will be free activities for kids.

    Recently, the city announced Rolling Fork Baptist Church had donated a miniature train to the festival, which will be used to offer free train rides to children. The festival is also sponsoring games and bounce houses for free this year. Some additional activities may have a small fee at vendor discretion. In addition to kids’ activities, the festival will have activities for all ages to enjoy.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Sept. 3, 2017

    BCS health provider committee
    The Bardstown City School Health Clinic Provider Selection Committee will meet Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 9:40 a.m. at the Central Office, 308 N. Fifth St., Bardstown. Approval of minutes from Aug. 29th’s meeting, review of process for presentation, and a presentation are listed on the agenda.

    Women’s Museum reopens