Community Events

  • 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.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES: Feb. 18, 2018

    Relay for Life
    The Relay for Life teams will have a soup fundraiser at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in the Bardstown Middle School cafeteria. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, March 5, in The Kentucky Standard conference room. The pie auction is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Nelson County Civic Center.

    The next public Anatok meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Old Courthouse.

    Nelson County NAACP meeting

  • On Valentine’s Day, families commit to donate blood

    Nelson County Early Learning Center welcomed 178-plus family members to its first annual Sweetheart Meal held at the school on Valentine’s Day. The time spent was not only in the name of love, but also to bring awareness about donating blood in the community.

    Willing and able family members made the commitment to return to the school’s kindergarten readiness event April 19 to give a pint of blood.

    With the large turnout Wednesday, the school is doubling its goal to 100 pints in the name of “Nelson County’s littlest students.”

  • Annual event talks heart health with women

    The symptoms of a heart attack that present in women can be completely different than those that present in men. This is why health officials are pushing for women to become better educated on heart health, symptoms and prevention to help stop one of the worst killers in America.