Recently voted “Best Small Town in America” and lots of reasons why. Bardstown is a great tourist destination and also a wonderful place to live. My Old Ky. Home, The Stephen Foster Drama, The Ky. Bourbon Trail, Bernheim Forest, and many other venues attract people from all over the world here each year. Industry is thriving with many of the local factories supplying parts to the auto industry. Big name distilleries have always called Bardstown/Nelson County home but recently many new ones have opened providing good paying jobs to many people. Even through the past economic downturn Real Estate maintained its value here in Nelson County better than in many surrounding states. Come see what you have been missing and you will probably want to stay.