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Community Events

  • ‘It's electric!’

    The Sisters of Charity are adding electric vehicles to their fleet as part of their ongoing sustainability efforts and invite the community to learn more about the cars at a special event this weekend.

    The local SCNs purchased their first electric car, a Chevrolet Bolt, about two weeks ago.

    “It’s the way of the future,” said Sister Theresa Knabel, chair of Nazareth’s Car Committee, adding that some other countries are already looking to ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars to combat growing air pollution concerns.

  • The Vinyl Kings set to have Bardstown rockin’ to the oldies in park concert

    The Vinyl Kings will be the featured group at this week’s Edward Jones Summer Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown Parks & Recreation Department. The series, now in its 16th season of free, family oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • Teams battle cancer, heat at 23rd annual Relay for Life event

    Randy Hernandez and David Fenwick say they are on a mission.

    “A mission from God.”

    No, they are not talking about a remake of the 1980 John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd movie “Blues Brothers.”

    The two men, who were never acquainted before, were brought together in the fall of 2017 by a common enemy — cancer. Both were diagnosed with stomach cancer.

    Hernandez underwent surgery at the Flaget Memorial Hospital Cancer Center while Fenwick began chemotherapy treatments. Weeks later, procedures were then reversed.

  • Prayers for Crystal

    Sherry Ballard sat in the front row of the worship center holding her grandson’s hand and comforting him as pictures of her daughter Crystal faded in and out on the screen. Having gone three years without closure and without answers in her disappearance, Crystal’s family wants more, and until those answers are received, they will work to keep her memory in the forefront of the community.

    “We promise to never let her name be forgotten,” said Mary Daniel Taylor, a family friend and organizer of a prayer vigil held Monday at St. Thomas Parish.

  • State’s premier concert band playing Friday

    The Central Kentucky Concert Band will be the featured group at this week’s Edward Jones Summer Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown Parks & Recreation Department. The series, now in its 16th season of free, family-oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • Bernheim receives 2018 American Public Gardens Operational Sustainability Award

    Clermont, KY –  The American Public Gardens Association (APGA) recently named Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest the recipient of the 2018 Operational Sustainability Award at its annual conference. Bernheim is only the third organization to ever receive the honor from the leading professional organization in the field of public horticulture.
     

  • Experience the beauty of summer nights at Bernheim in July

    Summer programming is in full swing at Bernheim this July, including many opportunities to experience Bernheim at Night programs, when temperatures cool down and creatures venture out. Exploring Bernheim after dark also provides opportunities to observe and celebrate seasonal and nocturnal changes in our surroundings.
     
    Creatures of the Night: Luna Moths and Chuck-Will’s-Widow

  • Kentucky Music Week set to draw hundreds

    Bardstown will be booming next week, but this time, it’s not for bourbon. Organizers of the annual Kentucky Music Week are anticipating close to 600 participants, instructors and staff to be in town June 24-29 feeding not only their love of music but also the local economy.

    “(They) will be staying here, eating in restaurants, visiting local attractions and learning to play a variety of instruments,” said KMW organizer Nancy Barker, proud of the economic boost the camp brings to the local area.

  • Stephen Foster Story celebrates Kentucky Night Saturday

    The Stephen Foster Drama Association is offering all Kentucky residents a discounted rate to see “The Stephen Foster Story” on Saturday as a way to say thank you for the support shown to the drama over the years.

    The night is especially important this year as a way to thank those who helped ensure the re-opening of the amphitheater this spring after the state-owned facility was closed in December because of structural issues.

  • PHOTOS: Bardstown won’t stop believin’

    The amphitheater had a nice crowd Monday night for the kick off of the Budweiser Live at the Park summer concert series, which featured Resurrection — A Journey Tribute for the opening night.