• Third on Third to benefit downtown

    There are hopes the third Friday of each month will be special for businesses in and around Third Street in Bardstown.

    A new initiative, born through a partnership between Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist Commission and the Downtown Promotions group, is bringing special events to the downtown area each third Friday of the month.

    Designed to increase foot traffic to those area businesses, the Third on Third events will allow local residents and tourists to explore the downtown area with the added bonus of having a little something special on the venue.

  • Participate this Election Day

    If you’ve watched any television lately, read any newspaper, listened to any radio station or just chatted with friends, the upcoming presidential election was bound to be a topic at one point or another.

  • Cuts loom after budget passes

    The budget passed by the General Assembly is cause for high anxiety in various quarters among service providers on the receiving end of funding, including school administrators and school boards which soon will soon be forced to deal with budget cuts. Education Commissioner Jon Draud issued a plea for lawmakers to find more revenue. Specifically, he noted significant cuts to after-school tutoring, teacher development, and school safety programs — where funding was sliced by as much as 50 percent.

  • Post office does "bronze" work

    The Bardstown Post Office employees were recognized Thursday morning at their workplace for receiving the highest “satisfaction” marks for four quarters in a row in a survey conducted locally by the Gallup Organization. The Five Star “Bronze Level” rating recognizes efficiency, accuracy and consistency of delivery and the amount of time customers are forced to wait in line. Bardstown Postmaster Cindy Beasley said she is proud of the recognition for her employees.

  • Rotary exchange helps relations

    Bardstown Rotary Club member Tommy Reed knows the value of Rotary International’s Work Study Exchange. Two years ago he led a group of young professionals to France. Reed, a charter member of the Bardstown civic club is coordinating a weeklong visit by a group from Japan under the auspices of Rotary.The Bardstown club has helped host other delegations from India, Denmark and Great Britain. The idea is simple. Pair up people from other countries with American families and let them tour work places similar to where they earn their livings.

  • 200 years and still going

    The Diocese of Bardstown kicks off its bicentennial celebration Tuesday with a day of prayer.

    It’s quite an accomplishment for any religious organization to reach that milestone. It’s even more exciting that the Diocese began in Bardstown, a town already steeped in history.

  • Budget can be good or bad

    Coming out of Frankfort, good budget or bad budget? It all depends on one’s perspective. Given the sour economy, however, some belt tightening in government is in our best interest, although such maneuvering is never accomplished without pain. Certainly the private sector is seeing a fair share of contraction.

  • Spiked strips good for us all

    In September 2007, a Louisville man killed himself by driving a Jeep Cherokee into the Old Courthouse in Bardstown. Police had been pursuing Rodney Stewart, 42, for swerving at officers in the median during a roadblock in Mount Washington.

    If the officers had had then what they have now, the incident may have had a less tragic ending.

  • David Hall had great area impact

    Monday was David Hall’s last day on the job as a Certified Local Government preservationist but no one believes Hall will step away from his life work of advocating for preserving the character of Nelson County.

  • Music is a gift to be shared

    Marie Barnes Hubbard died last week at the age of 87. She will be missed by more than her friends and family.

    Until just a few years ago she was organist at Bardstown Baptist Church and provided piano accompaniment to many Bardstown Community Theater musicals.

    As a teacher of piano in public schools as well as a provider of private lessons she instilled the love of music in countless young musicians. While still a student at Bardstown High School she became one of the charter members of the Stephen Foster Music Club, an organization that 73 years later continues to thrive.