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Community Events

  • Writing words that heal

    Words hurt.

    They also heal.

    That was the idea behind Nelson County Rocks’ painting party Saturday at Samuels Field, Rocks for Reagan: Flying Above Bullying.

    It was in memory of Reagan Carter, who died of an intentional drug overdose two years ago after being relentlessly bullied by some girls.

    Teens — many of them Reagan’s friends — honored her by writing messages with colored paint pens on hundreds of painted rocks. They also listened to talks on bullying.

  • Dippin’ Dogs to make a splash this weekend

    In its first five years, the annual Dippin’ Dogs event has managed to raise $20,000 for local canine-focused organizations. This year, the goal is add $5,000 to that total.

    We’ve done that once before, and I think we can do it again,” said coordinator Stephanie Davis.

    The annual dog swim returns this weekend, Aug. 18-19, inviting dogs and dog lovers out to the Bardstown City Pool for water activities.

  • Farmers Market shows customers appreciation

    The Bardstown Farmers Market is often crowded with customers looking for vine-ripened tomatoes or fresh green beans and corn, but last Friday may have been a record for attendance.

    Students from Bardstown Schools, regular customers and the curious came for Customer Appreciation Day, which included a free lunch as long as the food lasted, and nutrition information provided by the staff of Medica.

    Maurice “Apple” Fegenbush teased one student who admired his 20-pound cabbage.

    “That’s a Brussels sprout,” he said.

  • United Way to launch 2017 campaign Thursday

    Tri-County Kentucky United Way will kick off its annual fundraising campaign Thursday with a series of private events in Nelson, Marion and Washington counties.

    The first is a breakfast at Cornerstone Christian Church at 8 a.m., followed by a lunch at the Guthrie Opportunity Center in Bardstown at noon, and concluding with a dinner at the Rosewood Golf & Country Club in Lebanon at 5 p.m.

    Rob Samuels, president of Maker’s Mark, honorary chairman of this year’s campaign, will be the speaker.

  • ‘Country Roads’ tribute bringing John Denver to Bardstown park

    Bardstown residents Gary Vidito and René Hardesty Buckman will be the featured performers at this week’s edition of the Edward Jones Summer Band Concert Series at Bardstown Community Park Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Community Park will feel more like the Rocky Mountains with the music of John Denver as Vidito and Buckman present their tribute concert “Take Me Home Country Roads — An Evening with the Music of John Denver and Emmylou Harris.”

  • Painted rock craze incorporated in state Don’t Let Them Die initiative

    The fad of painting, hiding and hunting rocks has been trending not only throughout the county, but the state as well. Now, Gov. Matt Bevin is using this craze as an effort to raise awareness of the state’s opioid epidemic.

    “Last year, 1,404 Kentuckians died as a result of an opioid overdose,” said Director of Communications Amanda Stamer in a press release from the governor’s office. “Gov. Bevin is committed to providing the policies and resources necessary to ensure we eradicate this scourge.”

  • COMMUNITE NOTES: Aug. 6, 2017

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    Bardstown City Council
    The Bardstown City Council will meet in regular session on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 116 N. Fifth St., second floor. Items on the agenda include cable/internet rate amendments and property tax rates.

    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson Fiscal Court will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, to discuss 2017 tax rates. The meeting will be in the Nelson County Fiscal Court Room of the Old Courthouse.

  • Sheckles-Rogers team winners again in Buttermilk Days Backyard Grill Off

    Stan Mullins feigned protest of the judges’ decision in Buttermilk Days Backyard Grill Off Saturday.

    “They finished next to last!” he joked.

    It was true, but only because there were just two teams — his and Chris Hodges’ versus that of Joey Sheckles, Wayne Rogers and Julian Rogers.

    “We won again!” Sheckles shouted when the judges, Muncie McNamara and Leslie Calbert, tallied the results and announced the winners.

  • PHOTOS: Show casts perform Sunday concert
  • NELSON SCENE: Aug. 2, 2017

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