Community Events

  • 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.

  • Sizemore honored by Boy Scouts

    Jamie Sizemore remembered how her sons went from being Boy Scouts to Scout leaders.

    Grayson started the family’s involvement when he became a Tiger Scout in first grade, and years later, when he became a leader, the other boys “looked up to him” not only for his abilities but because he was more than six feet tall.

    And it was hard for Jamie to keep a straight face when her youngest, Corbin, who was put in charge of the young Scouts who had just crossed over from Cubs to Boy Scouts, grumped about how “immature” they were.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Published March 11, 2018


    Bardstown City Council

    Bardstown City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13.

    Thomas Nelson High SBDM Council

    The Thomas Nelson High SBDM Council will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the front office. All are welcome to attend.


    The next public Anatok meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Old Courthouse.


    Optimist Club

  • 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.