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By Staff

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nelson County Library Board to meet

Nelson County Public Library Board of Trustees will have a special meeting 4:15 p.m. Feb. 28 at 201 Cathedral Manor. Items on the agenda include annual audit report: DePrie & Adkisson, parking lot-main library; construction progress and personnel policy review continued.

Nelson County Project Graduation to meet

Nelson County Project Graduation will meet 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the school cafeteria. Agenda will include updates on all fund raising and we will be voting on the LOGO that will be on the Project Grad T-shirts. You must attend this meeting if you want to voice an opinion on the T-shirts. Any questions, e-mail Kim at projectgradnchs@yahoo.com or call (502) 549-8366.

Bardstown Primary SBDM to meet

The Bardstown Primary School-Based Decision Making Council will meet 3:30 p.m. Feb. 29 in the conference room.

Nelson County FFA to have bunco party

The Nelson County FFA Alumni and Boosters will host a bunco March 1 at the Bardstown Civic Center March 1. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The game will begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost to play is $10. All proceeds benefit the NCHS FFA Senior Scholarship Fund. To reserve a table of four, call Kim at (502) 549-8366 or (502) 817-0433.

Northeast Nelson FRYSC to meet

The Northeast Nelson FRYSC will meet 8:30 a.m. March 4 at Bloomfield Middle School conference room. Call 349-7204 to reserve a seat. The NESTT Family Resource and Youth Services Center helps meet the family needs of Bloomfield Elementary and Bloomfield Middle School students. The NESTT Advisory Council welcomes the input of community, family members, and students of the region.

John Fitch Chapter DAR to meet

The John Fitch Chapter DAR will meet 2 p.m. March 4 at My Old Kentucky Home Country Club. Speaker for this event will be Ann Hamilton, Chapter Regent and District Director. Subject chosen is “Living Green,” concerning the environment. All members and guests are urged to attend. The State DAR Convention will be March 29-30 at the Radisson Hotel, Lexington.

St. Gregory School to have open house

St. Gregory School will host an open house/chili supper 5:30-8 p.m. March 6. Incoming kindergarten and other new students may register for the 2008-2009 school year. Preschool registration will also take place. Call 348-9583 for further information.

St. Catharine College to have group study sessions

Recently the President’s Council at St. Catharine College committed itself to a monthly study/discussion of the Dominican charism as it relates to the mission of St. Catharine College. The topics to be covered for 2008 are: seeking truth, practicing compassion, exercising justice, building community and promoting partnership.

As a part of this study and discussion the Office of Mission Education and Dominican Studies will host two gatherings on topics that really matter — those pertaining to spiritual values. These sessions are open to faculty, staff, students and the public. A topic and discussion question will be posted on the college’s Web site, www.sccky.edu, in advance of each session.

The conversation sessions will be 1-2 pm. March 7 and 1-2 p.m. April 4 in the Matherly Conference Room, Hamilton HS Building. For more information, contact sister Mary Louise Edwards at 336-5082, Ext 1372.

Boston SBDM to meet

Boston School-Based Decision Making Council will meet 4:30 p.m. March 10 in the school conference room.

MEETINGS

American Legion Post 167 executive committee to meet Feb. 27

American Legion Post 167 executive committee meeting will be 6 p.m. Feb. 27. All member are urged to attend. All members who have not paid their 2008 dues need to see membership chairman Sidney Shouse. Call 348-9209.

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at Windsor Gardens, 101 Isaac Greer Court, Bardstown. There will be open discussion and time to share information and updates on living well with Parkinson’s.

Meetings are open to anyone touched by Parkinson’s including patients, caregivers, family and friends. Call Jane Swarts at (502) 350-4458 for more information.

Nelson County Fair Board to meet

The Nelson County Fair Board will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Samuels Hall at the Nelson County Fairgrounds.

On the agenda will be the up- coming corn hole tourney that will be March 1. For more information, contact Patsy Durbin (502) 827-1213.

American Legion Post 167 to have monthly meeting

American Legion Post 167 monthly meeting will be 3 p.m. March 2 at the post home, 202 Downs Lane. All members are urged to attend. For more information, call Sidney Shouse, first vice commander, 348-8388.

SOMETHING TO DO

The Java Joint Cafe to host art exhibit

The Java Joint Cafe, 126 N. Third St., will host an art exhibit featuring the photography of Ron Perrin and the pottery of Jonas Hurley through March 31. Exhibition hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Bardstown Main Street Program public hearing

The Bardstown Main Street Program is inviting the public to a community hearing 6-8 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Old Stables. The streetscape design will address aesthetic concerns of the downtown district, such as uniform pavement for all sidewalks, consistent street lighting and unified site furnishings (benches, trash/ash receptacles, bicycle racks, etc.

The historical nature of the area will be restored and

enhanced through an approach sensitive to Bardstown’s heritage. The Design Team will also look at solutions that will improve pedestrian safety by reducing vehicular/pedestrian conflicts. Some of the items that will be considered are traffic-calming techniques, reducing the length of the crosswalk areas, and providing a larger buff area between sidewalks and streets.

Bardstown Main Street was awarded $145,000 through the Renaissance on Main Program that will fund this streetscape plan. Vivian Llambi & Associates, Inc, a firm specializing in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Community Planning and Environmental Design has been commissioned by the City of Bardstown to design new streetscape improvements for its Downtown Commercial District.

Leadership Nelson Co. to have orientation

Leadership Nelson County will have a welcoming orientation for new members 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Old Kentucky Home Country Club in Bardstown. The welcoming orientation will provide members of the Leadership Class of 2008 an overview of the program and an opportunity to meet local alumni.

All Leadership Nelson County Alumni are welcome to attend. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are available at the door for $10. Leadership Nelson County is a local organization formed to “foster and develop leadership in the local community.” Information about the program may be found at www.bardstown.com/