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Community Events

  • Photo: Tree planting

    The My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity house at 106 Adams Court got a makeover Saturday morning as volunteers planted trees, shrubs and flowers around the home.

  • Arts, Crafts & Antiques Fair is this weekend

    The weather forecast is looking good for the 31st annual Bardstown Arts,   Crafts & Antiques Fair this weekend. The weather is expected to be 80 degrees and sunny Oct. 8-9 during the festival.

    This year 215 vendors will set up booths on North Fourth Street between West Flaget Street and West Broadway Street, on North Fifth Street between West Broadway Street and West Stephen Foster Avenue and on the lawn in front of City Hall. Vendors will also set up booths on the lawn in front of Spalding Hall.

  • Kentucky authors showcased in Bloomfield

    The title story of “The Name of the Nearest River,” a book of short stories by Rosine, Ky., native Alex Taylor, recounts a strange tale of two men seeking the body of a dead acquaintance, who has fallen in the river and drowned. They seek him not in order to put him at rest — but to settle a score.

  • Photo: Toyota Boshoku donation
  • En Plein Air painting opportunity at Bernheim

    Inspired by Bernheim is a plein air opportunity for artists to utilize Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s natural beauty as the subject matter for a juried exhibition. Artists will be given the opportunity to paint in the setting of their choice throughout Bernheim’s arboretum from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30. Artists will receive a certificate for free weekend admission during this time; admission is free to all during the week days.

  • Nelson County Jaycees to host Chili Cook-off

    Football season is upon us, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival has wrapped up leaving a dropping thermometer. What better way to warm up than with a nice, warm cup of chili. The Bardstown-Nelson County Jaycees are going to provide you with that opportunity. In conjunction with the Bardstown Arts & Crafts Fair the Jaycees will host a Chili Cook-off Oct. 8.

  • Thursday is Kids’ Day

    The Bardstown Rotary Club will sponsor its annual Kid’s Day 4-6 p.m. Thursday on the lawn in front of Bardstown City Hall.

    Bardstown Rotary Club President Mechelle Waltz said the event is free to every child in Nelson County and everyone is invited.

    There will be free ice cream, bouncy houses, arts and crafts, face painting and a rope bridge set up by local Boy Scouts. The Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department will pull out one of its engines for children to look at, if one is available.

  • Windsor Gardens fall festival set for Oct. 1

    Windsor Gardens will be having its annual fall festival 4-7 p.m. Oct. 1.

    There will be a variety of games and activities, a cake walk, and a silent auction.

    There will also be a chili supper available for $3 per person.

    For more information, call 349-6214.

  • Book explores the beauty, art of opera

    Thomson Smillie loves the opera.

    In fact, he’s spent nearly his entire working life in the opera. The Scotland native spent 12 years with the Scottish Opera, two years as general manager of the Opera Company of Boston and 17 seasons as general director of Kentucky Opera.

    Though basically retired now, Smillie travels throughout the world lecturing on cruise lines about the performing arts, particularly opera. His hope is to develop a love for the opera in others.

  • Photo: Leota Cissell turns 90