Community Events

  • HMH launches photo contest for Nelson County building  

    Hardin Memorial Health is inviting local photographers to enter a photo contest and submit their favorite regional images of nature, landscapes or architecture. Select images will be displayed in the new Bardstown medical office building, which is slated to open in early fall.

    The 70,000-square-foot facility will be home to HMH’s Bardstown Family Medical Center as well as 10 specialists in ear, nose and throat, orthopedics and sports medicine, general surgery and other specialties.

  • Bernheim Children at Play Network launches Urban Play project

    Bernheim’s Children at Play Network has launched a new project called Seeds for Urban Play to bring the benefits of outdoor free play to more children in Louisville neighborhoods.

    Thanks to a grant from Brown-Forman, CAPN staff launched training for New Directions Housing Corporation staff and participants in addiction recovery programs at ChooseWell Communities’ Project Thrive.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Published April 8, 2018


    The next public Anatok meeting will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Old Courthouse.

    Planning Commission

  • Bourbon and Bubbles is April 21

    The Guthrie Opportunity Center is preparing for its biggest fundraiser of the year, and a new silent auction format could help generate even more support to the center’s mission of providing job training and work opportunities to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

  • ‘Planting pinwheels’ serves as reminder of those impacted by child abuse, neglect

    Blue pinwheels have been popping up across Bardstown and Nelson County, but they are not just decorations that exude childlike whimsy. The pinwheels serve as a reminder of the millions of children across the United States whose lives are impacted by child abuse and neglect.

    As it has for several years, the Nelson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (NelCASA) sponsored the distribution of pinwheels around the area in honor of National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Many of those pinwheels were “planted” by volunteers Wednesday evening.

  • >>RELIGION NOTES: April 6, 2018

    Sisters of Charity of Nazareth to have exhibit, talk about disaster response

  • Colmon Elridge to speak at Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner

    Colmon Elridge is only 35, but he’s made a name for himself in the Democratic Party. He has served two terms as executive vice president of Young Democrats of America, was named one of four young rising stars in politics by MSNBC, and has been talked about as a possible 6th District congressional candidate.

    On Friday, April 20, Elridge will be the keynote speaker at the Nelson County Democrats’ annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner at the Maywood Country Club.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: April 1, 2018

    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 3.

    Bardstown City Council
    Bardstown City Council will have a working session at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the council chambers.

    Volunteers needed for park day   

  • 2018 Live at the Park lineup announced

    The Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series gears up for another summer of fun in 2018, and this year’s lineup features an additional concert.

    “Our concert lineup this year covers several genres of music, our ticket prices are affordable, and we’ve selected shows that will create a fun, energetic atmosphere so our community can spend some summer nights relaxing to recognizable music,” said Johnny Warren, managing artistic director for the Stephen Foster Drama Association.

    The series begins June 18 and includes six concerts.

  • Christians reflect on Good Friday with annual Walk with the Cross

    Before the glory of the resurrection, there was the gloom of the crucifixion. The cross before the crown.

    On Good Friday, for about the 12th time, Bardstown Christians held their annual Walk with the Cross, the commemoration of Jesus’ walk to his execution, carrying his instrument of death.