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Community Events

  • Christmas concert features new name, children’s chorus

    The annual Candlelight Christmas Concert returns to Parkway Baptist Church this December with a new name and a bigger children’s chorus representing schools throughout Nelson County.

    The event will now be called the Canticle of Christmas Concert, named after the musical piece the Bardstown Community Chorus will perform this year.

    “Somewhere along the way we dropped the candles,” explained Patricia Stone, president of the Stephen Foster Music Club, which has sponsored the event since the early 1970s.

  • Free meal available Thanksgiving Day

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Ministerial Association along with a host of volunteers will come together Thanksgiving Day in an effort to make sure every family in the Nelson County area can enjoy a holiday meal.

    The community dinner is an annual tradition in its 28th year that Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral pastoral associate Rose Cruey said feeds approximately 500 people.

  • American Music Program set for Nov. 22

    Members of the Kentucky Standard Band will present a variety of American tunes and songs during the Stephen Foster Music Club’s American Music program at 8 p.m. Nov. 22 at the United Methodist Church, Second Street and Flaget in downtown Bardstown. The Stephen Foster Music Club is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs.

  • Thanksgiving meal set

    Bardstown Food Kitchen Inc. and volunteers will serve a late Thanksgiving potluck meal 2-5 p.m. Nov. 27 at First Baptist Church on North Second Street and St Monica Church on South Third Street. All donations and volunteers are welcome. For more information or to leave contributions, contact Mary Oney at 516 N. Fourth St., 331-9359.

  • Bethlehem expecting big crowd for fundraiser

    The biggest event on the calendar for alumni and supporters of Bethlehem High School is this Saturday at the 11th annual Lights, Camera, Auction! fundraiser.

    The fundraiser features live and silent auctions, a $10,000 raffle, dinner and dancing. The event begins at 6 p.m., with the silent auction starting at 7:30 p.m., followed by the live version half an hour later. The dance floor will open at 10 p.m. with tunes provided by local band Big Black Cadillac.

  • Around Kentucky

  • Library offering National American Indian Heritage Month lectures, demonstrations

    In observance of National American Indian Heritage Month, the Nelson County Public Library is offering the public a glimpse into Native American culture through two free lecture/demonstration events. Linn Lorenzen will demonstrate Native American beadwork 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and explore Native American beadwork 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17.

  • Soldier in famous WW II photo topic of new book

    When Ron Elliott of Bardstown set out to write a book on Franklin Sousley, one of the soldiers in the iconic World War II flag-raising photograph from Iwo Jima, he wanted to dispel some myths associated with the photograph and Sousley. He did that, but he also accomplished much more.

  • New ideas sought for festival

    The Kentucky Bourbon Festival Board of Directors welcomes your input to improve the festival.  If you have suggestions for ideas or new activities, submit them to KBF festival office located in the old courthouse, 1 Court Square.  Your ideas are always welcome as well as suggestions that would help to improve the festival.  Submission of your ideas should in the office no later than Nov. 5, 2010.

  • Hospice Memorial Service is Nov. 7

    The annual Hospice Memorial Service will be 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at St. Joseph Church. A reception in the Saint Joseph School cafeteria will follow the service. Refreshments will be served. The public is welcome to attend.