Community Events

  • ‘A cornerstone of the community’

    The crowd gathered at Kreso’s Restaurant on Third Street Saturday night was a testament to the impact “The Stephen Foster Story” has made on the community and on the state. As the Beautiful Dreamer Ball celebrated the diamond anniversary season, it also raised funds for the Stephen Foster Drama Association at a crucial time.

    “It’s just incredible to have this kind of support,” said Managing Artistic Director Johnny Warren as he addressed the event’s large audience. “You guys being here tonight, it means so much.”

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Feb. 11, 2018

    Bloomfield City Council
    Bloomfield City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Northeast Nelson Fire Station, 130 Perry St. in Bloomfield.

    Cupcakes with a cop
    Cupcakes with a Cop will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Just Baked, 962 Chambers Blvd.

    New Haven Board of Commissioners
    New Haven Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at City Hall, 302 Center St. in New Haven. The public is encouraged to attend.

  • SFDA announces local auditions for 2018 season

    The Stephen Foster Drama Association will hold local auditions for the 2018 productions of “The Stephen Foster Story” and “Mary Poppins” on Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Bardstown High School.

    Adult auditions for those 18 and older will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by ages 13 through 17 at 1 p.m. for volunteer apprenticeship positions. Appointments are strongly recommended and can be made by emailing billyb@stephenfoster.com. Youth auditions for both shows will be announced at a later date.

  • Red Heart for Women luncheon planned for Feb. 15

    Hearts in paper, chocolate and candy form are hard to avoid this time of year, but health officials want hearts to be on the mind year-round. The annual Red Heart for Women luncheon is scheduled for Feb. 15, the day after Valentine’s Day, and aims to educate local women about the importance of heart health.

  • Souper Bowl of Caring charity event ups its game

    The Philadelphia Eagles weren’t the only team that scored a big upset this past weekend.

    In the Souper Bowl of Caring, the eighth-graders of St. Joseph School took the chili trophy away from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who had held the title for the past few years, and the Knights of Columbus had held it for years before that.

    The kids’ team, the Mad Scientists, who dressed in white lab coats, collected about $1,000 with their white chicken chili — besting the Sisters, the Knights, the RCIA class and several other chili chefs.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Feb. 4, 2018

    Cox’s Station Chapter NSDAR
    Cox’s Station Chapter, NSDAR will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the Bardstown Baptist Church in Bardstown. Program will be on World War I.

    Democratic Woman’s Club

  • Kentucky Standard Bridal Fair returns Feb. 11

    From attire and décor to entertainment and food, The Kentucky Standard/PLG-TV’s annual Bridal Fair is a great resource for brides-and-grooms-to-be.

    “If you plan on getting married in the future, it is a wonderful opportunity to see the wide variety of vendors available to help you prepare for your wedding,” said Randi Mouser with The Standard.

  • Kentuckians asked to wear blue and orange Friday for Marshall County

    In memory of the victims of the Marshall County High School shooting late last month, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt is asking Kentuckians statewide to wear the school’s colors of blue and orange on Friday, Feb. 2.
    Those who participate are asked to take pictures showing their support for @marshallcosch1 and post them on social media with the hashtag #MarshallStrong so that the residents of Marshall County will know individuals across the state stand behind them.

  • ‘A lasting impact’

    In the hall, colorful cutouts of students’ hands hung from trees and, on a bulletin board, school photos decorated paper balloons. The simple decorations were a reminder of why the guests attended Saturday’s Portraits of Excellence dinner — it was all for the kids of today and of tomorrow.

  • Souper Bowl of Caring planned for Feb. 3

    There will be at least 13 teams competing this year in the annual Souper Bowl of Caring event, a chili and soup cook-off supporting the Bread for Life Food Pantry.

    The event, part of a national movement, has been hosted by the St. Joseph Church W.O.W. Youth Group for the past 12 years, and serves as a way for students and community members to give back.