Community Events

  • Santa comes to town

    Leaning around one another to get a closer look at the man in the red suit, the children waited, eager to ask their questions and share their holiday wishes. It was a busy weekend for the Jolly Old Elf himself as Santa Claus began his pre-Christmas tour in Bardstown and Nelson County. Fortunately, the weather — no comparison to his hometown — meant a smooth ride into Kentucky.

    “It is a lot nicer in Bardstown than it is at the North Pole,” Santa said, settling his reindeer at the top of the Old Courthouse as he does every year.

  • PHOTOS: Santa, shoppers show up for holiday bazaars

    The Flaget Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar and Wickland Christmas Bazaar were held Friday and Saturday.

  • Light Up Bardstown is Friday

    Court Square and Downtown Bardstown will light up Friday evening for the city’s annual Christmas kickoff with Light Up Bardstown, an event sponsored by ORBIS.

    Light Up Bardstown, in its seventh year, hosts the official lighting of the City of Bardstown’s Christmas tree and holiday light displays downtown. The event draws hundreds out each year to celebrate, and features other family-friendly tasks as well.

    Light up Bardstown starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs until about 8 p.m. The ceremony is at 6 p.m.

  • Family adds to museum’s Hal Moore exhibit

    As Steve Moore stood in a packed room at the First Presbyterian Church Saturday afternoon, he gestured out the window and across the street to the Hal Moore Military Museum on the corner of Second and East Broadway. Inside the building, a new exhibit was unveiled honoring his late father, Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, a Bardstown native and hero of Vietnam.

  • New Haven hosts Veterans Day ceremony

    “America the Beautiful” rang out around City Hall Saturday morning as dozens gathered for the annual Veterans Day ceremony in New Haven. It’s a tradition that has been held in the city for years, and is considered a welcoming experience for many.

    As she has for many years, Tessie Cecil, who is serving again as mayor of the city, spoke with the audience about the importance of helping, remembering and celebrating veterans.

  • HRC honors youth contest winners, NAACP

    Build bridges, not walls. This phrase was not only painted on a student art piece, but also acknowledged at the start of Tuesday’s award presentation for the Bardstown-Nelson County Human Rights Commission.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Nov. 12, 2017

    Prayer service for Alexa Hughes
    There will a special prayer service 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at St. Joseph Church for Alexa Hughes.  Alexa has been battling cancer and will undergo surgery this week. All are welcome to attend the service or join in prayer from afar.

    Thomas Nelson SBDM Council

  • PHOTOS: Veterans Day 2017

    Area schools observed Veterans Day on Friday with assemblies and programs to recognize and honor veterans in the community as well as those who serve as staff members.

  • NELSON SCENE: Nov. 8, 2017

    The third annual Turkey Bowl hosted by PLG-TV and Save-a-Lot of Bardstown raised $3,108 for the Nelson County BackPack program that provides food for children in need over the weekends. The event that featured seven teams bowling with frozen turkeys.

  • PHOTO: Five generations of the Hill family gather

    Five generations of Hills pose for a picture at Joe Hill’s second Eggfest. From left to right are Peggy Hill, David Hill, Robin Hill holding baby Emma Simpson, and Marchell Hill.