Community Events

  • 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

  • Church concert, conference to bring Belfast sound to Bardstown

    Keith Getty has something in common with former Beatle Paul McCartney other than being a well-known songwriter.

    Like Sir Paul, he too is a knight of the realm.

    This summer, Getty was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II, the first contemporary Christian songwriter or musician ever so honored for chivalry for contributions in the arts, sciences, charity or public service.

  • Hundreds of cyclists to be on area roads this weekend for bike tour

    The Old Kentucky Home Tour is gearing up for its 40th anniversary — and changing things up.

    This year, the Louisville Bicycle Club’s rides will all begin and end in Bardstown rather than Louisville’s E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park, as in the past.

    It’s also going to be earlier this year; instead of the second week of September, it’s scheduled for the Labor Day weekend.

  • Mild temperatures, hot music bring thousands to Buttermilk

    While their grandparents boogied to oldies like “Mustang Sally” and “Play That Funky Music” at the Buttermilk Days street dance, teens gathered in front of St. Monica’s Saturday night and made their own entertainment.

    “Friday was Kids’ Night, and Saturday’s for the grown-ups,” said Da’ Trail Wright, 14, as he hung out with Makya Mudd, 13, and other kids at the Catholic Church, talking, laughing and having a good time.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Aug. 27, 2017

    New Haven Board of Commissioners
    The New Haven Board of Commissioners has called a special meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at New Haven City Hall, 302 Center St. in New Haven.  The public is encouraged to attend.

    The next public Anatok meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Old Courthouse.

    John Fitch Chapter DAR

  • Buttermilk begins with buffet, wine and moonshine

    Scott Bickett hungrily surveyed the platters of wild meat as he made his way through the buffet line on the opening night of Buttermilk Days Thursday.

    “What do you want, rabbit?” Janet Tonge asked.

    “Big piece!” he answered.

    The Buttermilk buffet is unlike any other meal offered locally.

    Chris Neel and Chris Mills, who are coworkers, were enjoying each other’s company as well as a wide array of wild game — something Neel said he likes but seldom has an opportunity to eat.

  • Buttermilk Days events set to begin Thursday

    Bardstown’s biggest neighborhood block party gets underway Thursday afternoon and won’t end until early Sunday morning.

    This year marks the 23rd annual celebration of Buttermilk Days, which has been described as a backyard barbecue that got out of hand.

    It now brings in thousands of people from all over and is a kind of homecoming for many people around the country with roots in Bardstown.

  • Look up!

    Audrey Greenwell and her classmates took a break from the playground and flopped on the grass as they viewed the progress of Monday’s eclipse.

    “It’s very powerful that it only has a little bit left and it’s still this bright!” Miyah Courtney said in awe, referencing the area’s moment of 97.8 percent coverage. The schoolchildren at St. Gregory were just a few of the many locals who enjoyed Monday’s solar event.

    Hundreds gathered at the Nelson County Public Library Monday afternoon for a special celebration.