Community Events

  • 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.

  • Spring Break Adventure Week at Bernheim is April 2-7

    Clermont, KY –  Spring has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate Spring Break than enjoying nature’s beauty at Bernheim? Join Bernheim all week long for Spring Break Adventure Week April 2-6.  Along with on-your-own hiking, fishing, picnicking, wildlife exploration and free play, Bernheim will offer a special week of daily drop-in activities and guided programs to celebrate nature.

    ·      Discovery Stations

  • Area Tech students hosting 'Egg My Yard' fundraiser
  • COMMUNITY NOTES: March 25, 2018

    Nelson County Board of Education
    The Nelson County Schools Board of Education will hold a special-called meeting on Tuesday, March 27, at 5:15 p.m. at Nelson County Schools Central Office, 288 Wildcat Lane in Bardstown. The board will convene into executive session per KRS 61.810(1)(f) for discussions that may lead to the appointment of an employee.

    Easter Egg-Stravaganza

  • PHOTO: Student ministries present $13,900 donation to food pantry

    W.O.W., that’s a big check! Kids from the Catholic student groups Warriors of the Word (W.O.W.) and Representatives of Christ (R.O.C.) presented the Bread for Life Food Pantry a check Thursday for $13,900 from the proceeds of the Souper Bowl of Caring at St. Joseph Parish Hall and Masses the weekend of Super Bowl Sunday at St. Joseph. At 15 cents per pound, that money can leverage about 80,000 to 90,000 pounds of food for the charity, said Chris Godbey, the pantry manager.

  • Layla of ‘American Idol’ rocks the schoolhouse

    Layla Spring, a little country girl with a big voice, got a pop star’s welcome from the kids at New Haven School Friday.

    The 16-year-old “American Idol” contestant is going to California, but first she wanted to perform closer to home, at the elementary school where her brothers, Trinity, 11, and Emerson Fenwick, 5, are students.

    She was invited to give a student assembly pep talk that was punctuated with her renditions of contemporary and classic songs.

  • National poet laureate speaks in New Haven

    Perhaps it was fitting that she began with words that mirrored where she was in that moment.

    Sometimes what I see is a library in a rural community.

    All the tall shelves in the big open room. And the pencils

    In a cup at Circulation, gnawed on by the entire population.

    The books have lived here all along, belonging

    For weeks at a time to one or another in their brief sequence

    Of family names, speaking (at night mostly) to a face,

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: March 18, 2018

    Nelson County Fiscal Court
    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 20.

    Nelson County NAACP
    The Nelson County Branch of the NAACP will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, 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.

  • Bardstown natives releasing new album, finding success in music

    An upcoming album release in Louisville is the latest accomplishment of two Bardstown natives who are working their way up in the music industry. Just a few years after high school graduation, 20-year-olds John Anderson and Kenny Tayce have released an album, gone on tour and attracted a growing fan base for their now Louisville-based band The Last Origin.