American Legion Nelson County Post 42


Welcome to the Home of American Legion Nelson County Post 42 in Bardstown Kentucky


Since our charter in 2014, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.

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To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Nelson County communities. Join our Post as a Booster or Sponsor. (Click the Boosters Button for details). 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans, and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.


Each year, American Legion Nelson County Post 42 awards a $500 scholarship to a dependent of a First Responder or Veteran. This year’s recipient is Brett Phelps. Brett’s grades and activities outlined his remarkable packet that was submitted to Jim Dittmeier, Chair of the Scholarship Committee. Pictured is Jim Dittmeier presenting the check to Brett Phelps. Also pictured is Post Commander Charlie Greenwell, Brett’s Father, Mother, Brother, and Scholarship Committee Member Bill Gies.