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Community Events

  • Girl Scouts Earn Careers Try It Badge by Visiting Downtown Businesses

    Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1328 from St. Joseph School recently visited Hurst Drugs and Peacock on Third as part of earning their Careers Try It badge.  The troop enjoyed a snack at the Hurst Drugstore old time soda fountain and toured each location learning about various aspects of owning a business.  The troop was hosted by Kim Wheatley from Hurst Drugstore and Cathy Clements from Peacock on Third.

  • Film Movement Series at the Nelson County Public Library

    Come Undone, an Italian film directed by Silvio Soldini, is the feature film showing at the Nelson County Public Library at 6 p.m.  Tuesday, April 19. This film was an official selection of the Berlin International Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival.

  • Photos: Bowl for Kids' Sake
  • Bloomfield history group partners with Harvest Fest

    Danny Case was 5, maybe younger, when he was playing in his yard in Bloomfield and threw a stick that was on fire into an old gas tank. The fire that burst from the tank was like a flame-thrower, he said, and he was burned. An acquaintance, Lottie Gritton, rushed to help and took him to the hospital.

    “I honestly don’t know how she come to be there,” Case said, but he was always fond of her after that.

  • Parent group to be honored for advocating human rights

    Concerned Parents of Nelson County will be honored with an outstanding achievement award at an event hosted by the Bardstown-Nelson County Human Rights Commission 6 p.m. April 18 at the Nelson County Civic Center.

    The award is the first of its kind to be granted by the commission, which promotes equal opportunity and hears cases of discrimination within Nelson County.

  • Photos: Taste of Bardstown
  • Democratic candidates to speak at annual dinner

    At least seven Democratic candidates for state office and Kentucky’s former secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet will speak at the Nelson County Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner April 15 at My Old Kentucky Home Country Club.

    The event is co-sponsored by the Nelson County Democratic Executive Committee and the Nelson County Democratic Women’s Club, and proceeds will aid these organizations and the local Democratic Party.

  • AARP Driver Safety Course set for April 16

    Since there were more people interested in the March AARP Driver Safety Course than space available in the class, another course will be 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 16 at the Hospice office at 111 N. Third St.

    The fee is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. To register, call 348-7010.

  • New officers named for American Legion

    New officers of American Legion Abraham Lincoln Post 167 include:

    Commander: Gregory T. Rogers

    Adjutant: Sidney C. Shouse, PDC

    First Vice commander: Anthony W. Lancaster

    Second Vice Commander: Julia A. Rogers

    Finance officer: Michael L. Stivers

    Veterans service officer: E. Russell Marlowe

    Chaplain: Roland Williams

    Sgt.-At-Arms: Gary Hickman.

    Historian: Bryan R. Rogers (rental chairman)

    Judge Advocate: Frank T. Douglas, PPC.

  • Photos: St. Joseph time capsule buried

    Initially meant to be buried April 8, 2009 — which wrapped up a year-long celebration of the Diocese of Bardstown’s bicentennial — a time capsule at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral finally went underneath the church’s porch Friday. Delays resulted when the company printing the parish’s updated directory went out of business. Later, there were defects in the original stone to be placed over the time capsule. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz blessed the capsule April 8, 2009, so it didn’t need to be re-blessed Friday, just buried.