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Community Events

  • Springfield Habitat blitz build happening June 23-24

    My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity will be raising the roof on its 29th home next weekend.

    The local affiliate of the international house-building charity has scheduled its “blitz build” in Washington County for June 23-24.

    “Weather permitting, we’re going to start about 8 a.m. with the opening ceremony and prayers” for the blessing of the family, as well as sharing information about Habitat’s mission, Rick Wagoner of Bardstown, president, said.

  • Stephen Foster Story opening week successful despite the weather

    Despite uncooperative weather, The Stephen Foster Story has had a successful opening week. A storm delayed the opening night last Saturday, but the outdoor-theater production held fast and gave the audience a memorable 60th anniversary show.

    Billy Bass, marketing director for The Stephen Foster Story, said that the production is actually doing really well even with weather complications. He said the rain has been a concern for on-stage equipment and the actors, but they haven’t had any serious issues occur.

  • Library staying busy with summer programs

    Families in search of summer activities for kids might not have to travel too far thanks to the Nelson County Public Library’s full summer program calendar for the next few weeks.

  • Bardstown celebrates National Bourbon Day

    Dozens gathered on the lawn of Spalding Hall Thursday morning in celebration of National Bourbon Day, a time of recognizing “America’s native spirit” and the growth of the bourbon industry.

  • PHOTOS: Afternoon in the Past

    Bloomfield’s annual Afternoon in the Past was held recently at the Bishop Auction House in Bloomfield.

  • Spring tour shows off Bardstown gardens

    Loretta Traw’s garden is full of both native and non-native plants and scattered Japanese pagoda decorations, offering visitors beautiful floral displays at every bend.

    “We’ve been working on this for 20-25 years,” Traw said. “It’s always changing.”

  • 1920s jazz sound ‘rambles’ into the park Friday

    The Walnut Street Ramblers will be the featured group at this week’s Edward Jones Summer Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown Parks & Recreation Department. The series, now in its 16th season of free, family oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • The start of season 60

    The costumes and the faces have changed throughout its six decades, but one constant of “The Stephen Foster Story” has been the camaraderie it instills in the cast and crew.

    On Saturday it opened for its 60th year anniversary featuring its time-period clothing and a cast from Kentucky and beyond to celebrate the work of Stephen Foster. But opening night also represented much more. The drama has been a gathering place for many talented individuals to make friends, meet loved ones and find their calling in the world of professional theater.

  • ‘Stephen Foster Story’ returns Saturday for 60th season

    It has been a year of uncertainty and challenge for the Stephen Foster Drama Association, but despite the state closing its stage just before Christmas, the community and Kentucky staple that is “The Stephen Foster Story” will return to its rightful home this weekend as the drama kicks off its 60th season.

  • Bourbon City Street Concert announces 2018 lineup

    A Nashville-based quintet, The Delta Saints, will headline this year’s downtown street concert July 7, and other regional and local acts are set to take the stage in the lineup announced Tuesday by the Bourbon City Street Concert Committee.

    “We are very excited about this year’s lineup and feel like we have a great group of bands with different music genres that everyone will love,” said Randi Mouser, executive director of Bardstown’s Main Street Program.