People and Places

  • Building blocks

    Designing and constructing cars and buildings has become something Cal Tipton and Hayden Bond can not “Lego” of.

    The St. Joseph School students use Legos as their method to construct and then de-construct items.

    “When I was about 5, my parents got me my first Lego set,” said Tipton, a third-grader.

    What began as a hobby has transformed into a passion for the budding engineers. 

  • People and Places: The Road to Citizenship

    After being married for 17 years, Ernest and Estelle Schulze, who were living in South Africa, decided to make a change in their lives. They didn’t know it would be another 17 years for that change to become a reality.

  • Miss World 2010 settles in Bardstown

    Before Shepherdsville native Alexandria Mills won her first pageant as Miss World 2010, she began modeling in Kentucky at the age of 12.

    Shannon Schuman, who discovered Mills, told her that she was a natural born talent.

    After working in the modeling world of Kentucky for a while, Mills traveled to New York City to meet modeling agents and Paolo Buonfante, director of Elite Model Management of Miami.

  • Creditworthy

    George Hoffman clearly remembers the day he was turned down for a loan at Wilson & Muir Bank.

    He needed the money to buy beer.

    The young entrepreneur was a beer distributor who had just gotten his license and was starting his business when he and his wife, Vi, sold their home in Louisville and moved to Bardstown in 1954.

  • PEOPLE and PLACES: End of the All A road

    After a long hiatus of nearly 20 years, Bardstown’s re-introduction to the Touchstone Energy All A Classic was nothing short of an explosion.

    That year, the Tigers went on tournament championship run led by MVP Brian Calhoun that touched off a run of nine years that saw Bardstown make six appearances in the small-school state tournament, which started out as a Northern Kentucky-based invitation-only tournament, one which the Tigers won in 1987.

  • Justine Dennis creates her own sewing style

    Justine Dennis, of New Haven, calls herself a fiber artist, and continues learning about her style of sewing she invented about 20 years ago, called Torsion Sewing.

    “As far as I know, nobody else does the same thing and it’s all done on the sewing machine,” she said.

    She added that many artist and gallery owners have told her that her style is unique and that they’ve never seen anything like it before.

  • The Stone of Blood

    Tony Nalley didn’t set out to write about a book about vampires and werewolves.

    It just kind of happened.

    When he began writing his book, he wanted to center it on stories he heard from his grandfather.

    “I wanted to put it in a way that you could pick up the book and you know who my grandfather was,” Nalley said. “That’s what I initially started out to do.”

    And Nalley did just that.

    The Bardstown resident transcribed old cassette tapes of his grandfather telling stories for his book.

  • Bardstown Christmas tour to benefit the arts

    This year’s Bardstown Christmas Tour of Homes features seven houses and a barn dressed in ribbons, bows and lights for the holiday season.

    The annual tour is Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 9 p.m. and sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club, an affiliate of the National Federation of Music Clubs.

    Advanced tickets may be purchased at the Visitors Center in the old Nelson County Courthouse building on Court Square.

  • Let there be lights!

    The courthouse square was crowded, and Kim Huston was thanking PNC Bank and other sponsors when a siren pierced the crisp night air.

    “We’re going to put this on pause, because something’s happening,” she said.

    But some of the little ones weren’t fooled.

    “Santa!” children exclaimed, as the red-suited big guy got out of the police cruiser and made his way toward the middle of the throng that gathered around the Christmas tree.

  • Christmas around downtown

    Although Thanksgiving waits right around the corner, the Christmas spirit already established itself among the boutiques and restaurants of downtown Bardstown.

    Each way a person turns they will see beautifully decorated garlands around doorways, Christmas trees full of character and traditional nativity scenes depicting the birth of Jesus Christ.

    Shaq & CoCo and Sugar Buzz wanted something whimsical, unique and fun, Manager Cindy Ballard said.