Bardstown-Nelson County Community Profile

2013

Take a closer look at Bardstown and Nelson County, Ky., the Bourbon Capital of the World. Named the Most Beautiful Small Town in America, Bardtown has a bustling economy, unique tourist attractions, three bourbon distilleries and much more.

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The Visitor���s Center at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Nelson and Bullitt counties received the platinum award from the U.S. Green Building Council LEED for its design featuring passive and active solar design, geothermal exchange, and the use of recycled building materials. shire, England, is one person who decided to call Bardstown home. Dalraine is a consultant who works on ID and security access control and designs habitability items for the U.S. Navy. The town���s easy access to major highways and airports was a big draw. ���There is a small but thriving artistic community and a superb choice of schools, from Montessori to your choice of three high schools. If you are contemplating a move, a visit to Bardstown would be a good investment of your time.��� Bardstown: Southern Charm and a Respect for Tradition School systems, health care and recreational activities make Bardstown feel surprisingly big W HEN you call Bardstown home, you���ll find a delightful place in which to live. Its Southern charm and respect for tradition are just what you���d expect from a small town. Year after year, Bardstown continues to be honored and included in the elite list as ���One of the 100 Best Small Towns in America.��� Excellent school systems, sophisticated health care services, and a complete range of entertainment and recreational activities make Bardstown feel surprisingly big. After spending just a few hours in Bardstown and Nelson County you���ll understand why we are nationally recognized as a place people and businesses want to call home. Roger Dalraine, a native of Hereford- Nelson County���s Flaget Memorial Hospital is part of the St. Joseph Healthcare System and has been named a national ���Top 100 Hospital��� four years in a row. 4 The Lane Report���s Bardstown/Nelson County Community Profile Parks and recreation There���s plenty to keep you and your family busy when you do get here. If you like to golf, Nelson County boasts four 18-hole golf courses (see sidebar on page 5). The course at My Old Kentucky Home State Park hosts the annual Bourbon Open. The May 2012 tournament will be the 67th edition. ���What we have tried to do is make our department more family-oriented, not just for any particular age group,��� said Donna Paschal, director of the joint city-county recreation department. To that end, the department offers yoga lessons, water aerobics and other activities suited to all ages, as well as the traditional youth leagues in softball, baseball, soccer and basketball. ���People want to improve their quality of life,��� Paschal said, ���and by leading an active lifestyle they can.��� The 35-acre Dean Watts Park just outside Bardstown boasts soccer fields, football fields, lighted baseball/softball fields, a paved walking path, playground equipment and picnic tables.

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