Community Events

  • St. Catherine Parish Picnic set for June 2 in New Haven

    The St. Catherine Parish community is not only celebrating the St. Catherine Academy’s 150th year but also gearing up for its 30th year for the annual Parish Picnic, which is set to take place this Saturday.

    The picnic serves as a homecoming for many in the community and has become a longtime tradition. It was reestablished in 1980s, after the original event had faded, and was at one time a two-day event in July. Around the early 2000s, the event was reduced to just one day and moved to June.

  • Memorial marks five years since Ellis murder

    For Amy Ellis, it feels like a lifetime ago — like it was someone else’s life derailed by murder. But it also feels like yesterday. Friday marked five years since her husband, Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis, was shot and killed in an ambush on his way home from work.

    Dozens of law enforcement officers from Bardstown, Louisville and surrounding areas as well as family and friends of Ellis gathered at Highview Cemetery for a morning memorial service and returned Friday evening for a candlelit prayer vigil.

  • Tourism extending deadline for annual grant program

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist and Convention Commission has extended the deadline to apply for its annual grant program.

    Friday is the deadline for the Commission’s Development Grant applications that are available to area non-profit and government entities that are a tourist attraction, festival or event. The funds can be used to promote tourism in Nelson County or for public capital improvements that meet specific requirements that promote tourist or convention activities in the county.

    There are several guidelines, which include:

  • BHS music department kicking off Summer Band Concert Series

    The Bardstown High School Music Department will be the opening act this Friday for the 2018 edition of the Edward Jones Summer Band 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.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: May 20, 2018

    The next public Anatok meeting will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Old Courthouse.

    NAACP to meet
    The Nelson County branch of NAACP will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Roy Henry Education Center (campus of the First Baptist Church), 315 N. Second St., in Bardstown. The Executive Committee will meet prior to The regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. As always, the public is invited to attend. For more information, call or text Jewel Brock, president at (502) 296-1969.

  • Employment Expo connects workers, jobs

    It was workers who had the advantage at this year’s Employment Expo.

    Nelson County has a jobless rate of only about 3 percent, and many manufacturers and other companies are anxious to find reliable, skilled employees, so there were plenty of possibilities for job seekers who came out to the Guthrie Opportunity Center on Saturday to meet with representatives of local companies.

  • School boards to meet Tuesday

    Bardstown City Schools and Nelson County Schools will have their monthly Board of Education meetings on Tuesday, May 15.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: May 13, 2018

    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 15.

    The next public Anatok meeting will be Wednesday, May 16, at the Old Courthouse.

    Jim Beam retiree social
    Jim Beam retiree social will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, at B.J.’s Steakhouse..

    New Haven Board of Commissioners

  • Heaven Hill supporting hospital project with limited release bourbon

    Bourbon enthusiasts looking to support a good cause have the chance to purchase a limited release bourbon, with a portion of sales going to Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Project Hope.

    The bourbon, an Evan Williams Single Barrel 104 proof, is dipped in bright pink wax and was first made available to guests of the Fifty Shades of Pink Party the distillery hosted on Oaks Day.

  • PHOTOS: Distilleries host events on Oaks Day

    Jim Beam and Heaven Hill each hosted parties on Oaks Day Friday. Jim Beam hosted its annual Perfect Mint Julep Party at which guests had a chance to learn how to make different types of mint julep.

    At Heaven Hill, the Fifty Shades of Pink Party not only celebrated Oaks Day, but also raised funds for Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation's Project Hope to expand the Cancer Center. Guests could purchase a limited edition bottle of bourbon and dip it in pink wax. A portion of bottle sales went to Project Hope.