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Bardstown to host Bourbon Festival




Wow! It was cold this morning when I opened the door at 6 a.m.

Temperatures had dropped to 75 as the high the day before. It’s a relief from the normal 87-90 degree highs we’d been having lately.

It is supposed to be rising gradually up to 85 over the next five days. You can feel fall in the air and I love it. It’s just always been a favorite time of year for me. The transitions between the seasons have always given me a more alive and refreshed feeling.

I love this time of year because my favorite holidays are Thanksgiving and Christmas and it’s always an experience to watch the leaves change color and fall from the trees.

That’s what I miss about the mountains, the colors. I hope to find my way back that direction soon and take pictures for my friends here in the city. Better yet, bring some of them with me to share first hand the beauty of the changing foliage of Pine Mountain and surrounding areas.

The Bourbon Festival begins on Sept. 15. Craft booths and car shows and many other things to see and do will be filling the city block near City Hall and the Bardstown city schools.

Tourists have been coming year round to see our historical little town. There seem to be a few cars parked in front of the Jailer’s Inn and the Old Talbot Tavern, which is also a bed and breakfast with four rooms upstairs named after famous people such as the Lincoln Bedroom where Lincoln slept and the Jesse James room which was badly damaged by fire a few years ago. The floor is too dangerous at the moment for people to go into it in an attempt to repair it and rebuild it.

Everything in town seems very busy. The schools have already started fund-raisers and are sending home permission slips for field trips.

It is so hard to believe that Bernard is in high school. I suppose all parents feel that way when the time comes.

The high school is located on the same campus as the elementary and middle school.

Saturday night there was a football game between Bardstown Tigers and the Nelson County Cardinals; Nelson County won!

Football season has started and everyone is getting psyched up about that. Guess I’d better get ready. I’ve never been around people who are as into sports as people here are. Must be the location, I’m closer to the center of U.K. sports.

New announcements from Parkway Baptist Church. On Sept. 13, the new sermon series is based on the book, ‘One Month To Live’ by Kerry and Chris Shook. It will be weekly until Oct. 18.

Also on Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. is ‘A Night of Worship,’ which will include music, communion celebration together and testimonies.

There are also a lot of the Kidzone Children’s Ministry activities. Such as the ” Faith GirlZ” movie night, and on the last Sunday of each month is ‘The Zone,’ where the kids and parents worship together.

Bardstown City School will be taking a two-week break beginning Sept. 28, which is the fall intercession, and then a second week for fall break.

The schools here are the year-round school. There are two weeks off quarterly until summer vacation.

Thanks to everyone who prayed for Betty Armstrong through her surgery. Her son Bryan Vincent ‘Vinny’ has mentioned that she has begun rehab. She had to have her neck and part of her spine rebuilt because of a car accident in the early ’70s.

Vinny is the chef at Talbot Tavern, and should you ever vacation up here, it’s a wonderful place for family to eat, and the turkey club sandwich is awesome. The buffalo wings are like you’ve never known, and the deserts are top shelf. Although, that’s just public opinion, it’s full of history, great food and very friendly people.

When we first moved here we received a city guide and this is the first place I ever noticed that advertised for people to live here, and just pointed out all the great things about the area.

Prayer list this week includes June Clark, Kathy and Junior Beavers, Ethel Beavers, Jeff Lester, Marty Simpson, Gladys Simpson, Betty Armstrong, Mary Guffey, Connie Hardesty, Carla Hardesty, Alice Downs, Peggy Janes, Lexi Newton, Michelle Newton, Carol Skaggs, John Cook, Garett Dugan and Aaron Muncy.

I suppose that’s all the news this week.

God bless you.


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