Community Events

  • PHOTOS: Downtown event is something spooktacular

    Children and families enjoyed trick-or-treating at downtown businesses Friday during the Halloween Spooktacular. The event brought out hundreds of kids in costumes to trick-or-treat.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Oct. 29, 2017

    Bardstown/NC Hospitality Assn.
    The Bardstown/NC Hospitality Association will meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 2:30 p.m. in the Fiscal Court room (second floor of Visitor’s Center).

    Bardstown Rotary Club

  • Pints for Paws raises money for Bark Park

    When patrons of 3rd Street Tap House gulped pints of beer Thursday night, part of the money went to support Bourbon City Bark Park, Bardstown’s community park for canines.

    Wilma Sorrell, who organized the second annual Pints for Paws at the downtown pub, said the party was attended by more than 20 dogs and 100 humans and raised about $500 from the sale of beer and ale, T-shirts and bracelets and a raffle.

    ‘We had a much bigger crowd this year than last year,” Sorrell said. “I think everyone enjoyed it.”

  • Memorial to be held for women killed in crash

    A memorial event has been scheduled to honor two young women killed in an August crash on Ky. 245.

    Amber Lynne Tingle, 26, and Billie Rose Watts, 30, were killed the evening of Aug. 11 in a two-vehicle collision after their car was struck by another driver. 

  • NELSON SCENE: Oct. 25, 2017

    Do you have a photo of your family or friends that you want to share? We want your face in the news!

    Send your favorite shots and other pictures to news@kystandard.com or drop by the newsroom at 110 W. Stephen Foster Ave. and you might see familiar faces in the paper!

  • Republicans put emphasis on responsibility, unity

    Democrats dominated Kentucky politics from the time of Andrew Jackson until a couple of years ago, but now it’s the Republicans who enjoy nearly one-party control of state government.

    At the annual Nelson County Republican Party picnic Saturday at My Old Kentucky Home State Park, GOP lawmakers reminded their audience that with that kind of control comes greater accountability.

  • Craft Beer Festival draws new generation of beer drinkers

    The rising popularity of the craft beer industry in this country has been fueled by a new generation of beer drinkers who are not afraid to sample new beers and who demand more taste and flavor they do not associate with the behemoth mainstream brewers.

    It’s been said these consumers do not want to drink “the beer my dad drank.”

    That might explain the lack of a Stroh’s, a Pabst or a Sterling, and heaven forbid, even a Budweiser, at Saturday’s Craft Beer Festival in Bardstown.

  • Soup’s on!

    Carlene Ritter was recommending two soups while she sampled another.

    “The creamed kale soup is so good!” she said.

    She also put in a good word for her husband’s chicken and wild rice.

    Ritter, of the Humphreys Homemakers Club, was one of the many women serving guests at the Nelson County Extension Homemakers’ Soup Day Friday.

    “There’s a lot of good people here,” she said. “I think people enjoy coming out and getting together. It’s a great thing.”

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Oct. 22, 2017

    The next public Anatok meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Old Courthouse.

    Trunk or Treat
    Mill Creek Baptist Church is having its annual Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5-7:30 p.m. at the Nelson County Fairgrounds. There will be bounce houses, a Christian DJ, WBRT, fire departments, police and more.  For more information, call the church office at 502-348-5049.

    Fire depts. joint open house

  • Rotarians working to eradicate polio

    In 1916, America was in the midst of a polio epidemic that claimed the lives of thousands of people and left many others paralyzed, including a future president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. One hundred years later, there were fewer than 20 known cases in 2016, and this year the deadly disease is believed to be limited to a couple of countries — Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Rotarians want to eradicate it altogether.