Community Events

  • Around Kentucky: Jan. 5, 2010

    Jan. 6: Hardin Memorial Hospital’s WOW Wellness on Wheels*  will be at Ring Road Medical Plaza, 1111 Ring Road, Elizabethtown 8  -11 a.m.  providing an opportunity for you to get healthy in 2011. Take the Personal Wellness Profile, a computerized health risk questionnaire and lab work for $30 and receive immediate results and a concise report to provide motivation for improving your overall health. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call  (270) 234-4406.

  • Years ago in The Standard: 10 years ago - January 2001

    Fifty years ago, a new chapter of Nelson County History began with the opening of Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

    The 36-bed facility was the dream of local doctors, government officials and local citizens.

    The goal was to meet the health care needs of the community — a goal that is still part of the hospital’s mission.

    “The reason we were started was to offer health care,” said Sr. Earline Hobbs SCN, mission vice president. “Today, Christ’s ministry of caring for the sick is still going on here.”

  • Man/Woman of Year 2010 nominations being accepted

    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 “Man of the Year” and “Woman of the Year.”

    The awards will be announced at the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Jan. 28 at My Old Kentucky Home State Park — Great Hall. The awards will be presented in recognition of outstanding leadership, accomplishments, those that have earned special recognition in their chosen profession in the past year, active involvement in the community through service organizations and commitment to the betterment of Bardstown and Nelson County.

  • Children's 'Oz' auditions are rescheduled for Monday

    The Stephen Foster Drama Association will have children’s auditions for “The Wizard of Oz” 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, at the Bardstown High School auditorium. The original audition date was canceled because of inclement weather.

    The drama association is seeking children age 5-15 to play munchkins, monkeys and ensemble in this summer’s production. The child must bring an audition form. Rehearsals will be May, June and early July. Performance dates will be Thursdays and Saturdays, July 7-Aug. 6.

  • St. Joseph School toy collection

    LEFT — St. Joseph School second-grade students in Barbara Carter’s and Anna Dewitt’s classes collect toys at Christmas to donate.  The toy collection has been a tradition at St. Joseph School for many years. RIGHT — Ella Blair and Ella Hamilton fill a truck with toys bound for St. Vincent De Paul.

  • Nelson County students graduate at IWU

    Two students from Nelson County were among the 1,740 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Dec. 18 at Indiana Wesleyan University’s main campus in Marion.

    Graduating were William Cissell, Bardstown, B.S., management; Sean Travis, Cox’s Creek, M.S., management.

    Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church, which has its world headquarters in Indianapolis. The university was founded in 1920 and is committed to liberal arts and professional education.

  • Party for a good cause

    Four years ago, working families who earned wages barely above the poverty line had few options for securing health care.

    Earning enough money to be disqualified for federal assistance but stuck in jobs where employers did not provide health insurance, these individuals and families often went without or came in for expensive emergency room visits when a crisis hit.

    Because of this need, the the volunteer-run Nelson County Community Clinic was created in September 2006. It provides free health care to the so-called “working poor.”

  • Photo: Kosair Charities donation

    Jim Deneen of Riasok Shrine Club (left) and Tom Clark of Knights of Columbus (right) accept a quarterly donation from Stan Mullins (middle). Mullins sets aside sales income from Hardin County Honda, and his customers determine which organization receives it.

  • Girl Scout cookies will be available soon

    Local Girl Scouts will soon be selling cookies. Girls are taking orders and will set up cookie booths starting in February. Find information on cookie booths at www.kyanags.org.

    Cookie lovers everywhere will still be able to purchase the classic Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Lemon Chalet Crèmes and Dulce de Leche cookies. The Thank You Berry Much cookie, last season’s hit flavor, will return for a second year. All Girl Scout cookies have zero trans fats per serving.

  • American Legion Post hosts its annual Christmas Basket Program

    For the sixth year Old Kentucky Home Post 121, American Legion, prepared more than 580 large food baskets (two per family) so about 300 families could have a brighter holiday season. Similar to prior years, patrons from Wal-Mart, Kroger and Save-A-Lot combined with large food products received from the Bardstown schools and cash donations from a very small number of business and fraternal groups, permitted Post members and companions to prepare this substantial gift to so many of our less fortunate neighbors.