Community Events

  • Democratic Woman’s Club organizes sexual, cyber harassment presentation

    There is a line some people don’t see when their actions cross over into sexual harassment or cyberbullying, and the Democratic Woman’s Club is hoping to make that line a little brighter through an educational opportunity this week.

    On Thursday at 6 p.m., Judge David Tapp and Gretchen Hunt will address what behavior crosses that “red line” at Maywood Country Club.

  • 20 YEARS LATER: Old Talbott Tavern owners reminisce about fire, business

    Standing in the Jesse James Room, decorated with murals scarred from the fire of March 7, 1998, members of the Kelley family recalled the moment they learned the Talbott Tavern was in flames.

    “I got the call about 6:30 in the morning,” said John Kelley, a city councilman and oldest of the Kelley brothers. “I lived in the Edgewood subdivision then, and when I left my house, I could see a kind of glow in the sky. My heart sunk then, because I knew we had overnight guests. When we got up here, I was glad to see that they all got out safely.”

  • Wednesday marks 20 years since devastating Talbott Tavern blaze

    In the early morning of March 7, 1998, Betty (Kelley) Hart stood on the sidewalk across the street watching The Old Talbott Tavern burn and smolder in the rain. She would later tell reporters how she was moved to tears to see the community rally around the loss of one of Bardstown’s most historic sites. Two decades later, the fire remains a prominent memory.

  • War museums open for season

    Bardstown’s war museums got off to a brisk start Friday with more visitors than expected for the first day.

    By 4 p.m., Kenny Johnson, the manager, said he had three tour groups come through totaling about 20 people in all.

    “This is a big day for us,” Bob Llewellyn, the curator, said.

    Usually, the museums don’t have many visitors until mid-March, Llewellyn said, but the sunny skies and warm weather may have brought out more tourists.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: March 4, 2018

    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, on the second floor of the Old Courthouse, One Court Square, in Bardstown. Items on the agenda include a proposed lease to the Stephen Foster Drama Association.

    NARFE chapter meeting

  • Art with Alums

    Mara Huston was proud as she walked through the gallery and pointed out works of art submitted by some of her former students. With over 100 student pieces as well as submissions from Huston, the Art with Alums exhibit at The Gallery on the Square is a testament to the creativity Bethlehem High School has produced.

    Huston started months ago reaching out to students through social media for the exhibit, which she wanted to coordinate to celebrate her 20 years as an art teacher with Bethlehem.

  • Chocolate Extravaganza attracts hundreds, raises thousands

    Brownies, cupcakes, buckeyes and other chocolate treats lined two large tables in the Guthrie Opportunity Center Saturday night as hundreds lined up for a taste. In its second year at the Nutter Drive location, the 2018 Chocolate Extravaganza attracted not only chocolate lovers, but also generous donors.

    “The amount that we took in is over $31,000,” said Marcella Crenshaw, executive director of The New Life Center, which the fundraiser benefits. At the first event eight years ago, about $1,200 was raised, she said, noting the tremendous growth in the event.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Feb. 25, 2018

    Tree Board meeting
    A special Tree Board meeting will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at City Hall, 220 N. Fifth St.

    Bardstown City Council
    The Bardstown City Council will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Council Chambers.

    Fire hydrant replacement

  • Relay for Life hosts first 2018 fundraiser

    Relay for Life of Nelson County fared well Monday at its first fundraiser of 2018, bringing in $809.63 among four teams. Continuing with tradition, the local Relay chapter hosted a soup fundraiser, allowing guests to sample a series of homemade soups and make donations for the ones they liked best.

    The Kroger Curesaders team raised more than half of Monday’s total — $469.68 — and walked away with the “winner’s ladle.” Other participating teams were the Michael Smith Memorial, The Kentucky Standard and Relay Angels.

  • Event gives ‘Voice’ to black community

    The guests at the church dining room had been talking and lunching on bean soup and cornbread when Carrie Stivers rose to speak — not in her voice, but that of Eliza Rawls, a free black woman in Bardstown about the time of the Civil War, when some of her kin were slaves at Federal Hill.

    “People ’round here in Bardstown, they call me Lizie … and a lot of white people call me Aunt Eliza. I ain’t no kin to none of them people!” she said, introducing herself as her listeners laughed.