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By Staff

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Republican Women to meet

The Nelson County Organization of Republican Women will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Bardstown Internet, 200 W. John Fitch Ave. Please use the rear basement entrance. For more information, call (502) 249-0293 or e-mail ncorw@bardstown.com.

Water and Sewer Committee to meet

City of Bardstown Water and Sewer Committee will meet 5 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Mayor’s conference Room at City Hall. The agenda topic will be water treatment plant improvements.

MEETINGS

Widows/Widowers Support Group to meet

The Widows and Widowers Support Group will meet 5-7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Hospice of Nelson County, 111 N. Third St. Entrance is at the rear of the building.

Please bring a covered dish for the potluck supper and a $1 gift for the bingo game. All widows and widowers are welcome. For more information, call 350-5770.

Habitat for Humanity to have application meeting

Habitat for Humanity is building in Nelson County this year. An informational and application meeting for potential homeowners will be 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Presbyterian Church, Educational Building, 209 N. Second St. For more information, call Al at 510-2766, Theresa at 337-6254 or Pat at 348-6222.

Nelson Democratic Women’s Club to meet

Nelson County Democratic Women’s Club will have its February meeting 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at BJ’s Restaurant, 1008 Commerce Blvd. Agenda will include the planning of upcoming events.

All women interested in the Democratic party are welcome to attend. If you have questions or need transportation, call 348-2247.

County Republican Party to meet

Nelson County Republican Party will have an Executive Committee meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Bardstown Internet downstairs conference room to review procedures for county election of officers in March.

All registered Republicans are encouraged to attend. For further information, contact Greg Burkot at gregburkot@msn.com or call 349-6184.

MADD to meet

The February meeting of MADD-Mothers Against Drunk Driving will be 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Nelson County Public Library. The Mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.

The group consists of mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, neighbors, friends and teachers. Any questions, call Jennifer Barrie at 349-1143.

Nelson Boys Soccer Booster Club to meet

The Nelson County Boys Soccer Booster Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the school cafeteria for a mandatory meeting for all 2008 season players and parents. This will include freshman players who are in eighth grade now and any players who plan to play soccer for Nelson County High School.

Coach Brothers will be there to explain upcoming events such as his plans for the season soccer camp and fundraisers to help off- set the cost of soccer camp this year. Due to the importance of this meeting parents will need to attend this meeting with the players.

Nelson County AARP Chapter to meet

The Nelson County AARP Chapter will meet 11 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Nelson County Public

Library for a potluck and meeting. All members are asked to bring a covered dish.

Guest speaker will be Matthew Fogle, a local musician. Members, new members and guests are welcome. If you wish to become a member of AARP, attend a meeting or call Jane Durbin, 348-5589.

OKHM SBDM to meet

Old Kentucky Home Middle School-Based Decision Making Council will meet 4 p.m. Feb. 20 in the conference room.

Bloomfield Elementary SBDM to meet

Bloomfield Elementary School-Based Decision Making Council will meet 5 p.m. Feb. 20 in the SBDM conference room No. 105.

Nelson County Fair Board to meet

Nelson County Fair Board will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in Samuels Hall at the Nelson County Fair- grounds. For more information, call Patsy Durbin at (502) 827-1213.

Grief Support Group set to meet

A grief support group will meet 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Hospice of Nelson County, 111 N. Third St. Entrance is at the rear of the building. Call Starr Ford at 350-5570 for more

information.

NCHS Project Graduation to meet

NCHS Project Graduation will meet 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Nelson County Public Library. This meeting is for the parents or volunteers who are unable to attend the regular scheduled Thursday meeting. Everyone is welcome. For questions, e-mail projectgradnchs@yahoo.com or call Kim at 549-8366. Seniors should check the board outside the cafeteria for all the updates on Project Grad.

A design the PG Logo contest for the Project Graduation T-shirt is currently in progress. All designs should be turned in to Ms. Allen no later than Feb. 20. All designs that meet the criteria (rules are posted on Project Grad Board) will be presented at the Project Graduation meeting Feb. 28. If you would like a vote on the design you MUST attend this meeting in order to vote. Any questions call Paula Simpson, Registration Committee Chair, at 348-4212.

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 Feb. 15-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.

Extension Service welcomes new agent

Nelson County Cooperative Extension Service announces the appointment of Brandi Cope as County Extension Agent for Family Consumer and Science. A reception in her honor and to welcome her to Nelson County will be 2-4 p.m. Feb. 15 at at the Nelson County Extension Office, 317 S. Third St., Bardstown. Cope was previously FCS agent in Trigg County, since January 2006.

NCHS Winterguard to have Valentine dance

Nelson County High School Winterguard will have a Valentine dance 7-11 p.m. Feb. 16. Tickets are $5 couple or $6 single.

Dunavan Masonic Lodge to have breakfast

Dunavan Masonic Lodge, Boston, will have a Fun-Fund Breakfast 7-10 a.m. Feb. 16. Eggs, bacon, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk and juice along with other items will be served for a $4 minimum donation.

Bloomfield Church of God to have Valentine Dinner Feb. 16

Bloomfield Church of God will have a Valentine’s Day dinner 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at 147 Depot St., Bloomfield. Menu to include glazed baked chicken, blended seasoned potatoes, green beans, buttered rolls, side salad, sweetheart heavenly dessert and drinks.

Cost will be $20 per couple. Interactive Entertainment. Couple photographs available for purchase. All proceeds go to youth Ministries for upcoming retreat. For more information call (859) 336-7383 or (502) 827-1237.

Mindfulness/Meditation set for Feb. 16

The monthly meditation session of Mindfulness/Centering Meditation will be 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 16 at St. Catharine Motherhouse, Springfield, in the room next to St. Catharine Hall.

It consists of two sessions of centering prayer with a meditative walk in-between, a break, and a mindfulness meditation, followed by sharing. Anyone interested in meditation is welcome. Leaders will be Dominican Sisters Elaine Shaw-Cote, OP and Sr. Mary Otho Ballard, OP.

Relay for Life self-defense class set

The Kentucky Standard/PLG TV Relay for Life team has joined with Mattingly Security, Inc. and the Family Karate Center to present a Self-Defense and Awareness Seminar for Women 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Family Karate Center, 205-A Culpeper St. (in Wal-Mart Shopping Center). Learn the principles of prevention, awareness, readiness and self-defense.

World-renowned martial arts expert, Tony Sandoval, along with Craig Mattingly, president of Mattingly Security, Inc., will be the class instructors. Sandoval has 50 years of martial arts training and instructing, Mattingly offers 18 years of training and expertise.

The cost is a $20 donation to Relay For Life (per person) to be collected at the seminar. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. For more information or to register, call Holly at 348-9003, Ext. 111.

Community CPR class set for Feb. 16

American Red Cross will offer Community CPR (Adult, Infant, Child) and First Aid 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 16 at Bardstown Adult Learning Center, 407 S. Third St. The instructor will be Doug Alexander.

The class reflects the most up-to-date science available for CPR. For more information and to register, call the Nelson County Chapter Office at 348-1893.

SNYSC to have board nominations

Southern Nelson Youth Soccer will have nominations for the 2008-2009 Board of Directors. Nominations will take place at the monthly board meetings 6 p.m. Feb. 17 and March 16 at New Haven Town Hall. Elections will be in May. Any questions, call Jennifer at 827-1288.

Life Care Center to host Read to a Child Day

Life Care Center will host a Read to a Child Day 10-11 a.m. Feb. 18. The residents invite children to share a morning of refreshments and classic children’s stories. Call Kim Hovious, director of activities, at 348-4220, Ext. 7811 to RSVP or for more information.

Bluegrass Assisted to have diabetes clinic

Bluegrass Assisted Living will host a diabetes clinic taught by Intrepid Home Health 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19. The public is invited to attend this session, which will discuss signs and symptoms of diabetes, and diabetes care.

St. Catharine to have Circle of Friends dinner

The Nelson County Circle of Friends Dinner, the annual fundraiser for St. Catharine College, will be held at the Mitsuba Corporation Feb. 19. The campaign is co-chaired this year by Byron and Kay Corbett, Bardstown.

Guest speaker at this year’s Circle of Friends dinner will be Bill Samuels, president of Maker’s Mark. The social hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and short program at 7 p.m. For more information on the event you may contact Jarrett Stull at (859) 336-5082 ext. 1247 or jstull@sccky.edu

Blood sugar screenings set for Feb. 19

A registered nurse will offer free blood sugar screenings 8:30-9:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Flaget Health Connection, 111 N. Third in Bardstown. No registration is required.

Community Needs Assessment Meeting set

The Nelson County Community Action program will have its annual Community Needs Assessment meeting 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at Community Action, 864 W. Stephen Foster Ave. Anyone who would like to represent the low-income population in the county are urged to attend.

Any suggestions presented at the meeting will be considered to help with the design of the programs operated by the Agency. For more information, call Lysa Drake, community services coordinator , at 348-9596.

5:01 Business After Hours set for Feb. 20

WYSB 102.7 FM will co-host with My Old Kentucky Dinner Train at the depot at 602 N. Third Street, Bardstown, for 5:01 Business After Hours Feb. 20. Complimentary bar and refreshments will be served.

This event offers Chamber members a great networking opportunity, while offering the hosting businesses an excellent opportunity for exposure. For more information, call the Chamber at 348-9545 or visit www.bardstownchamber.com.

Women’s Council Luncheon set for Feb. 21

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce Women’s Council Luncheon, “Women in Fitness” will be noon Feb. 21 at Anytime Fitness, 131 Parkway Drive, Bardstown. Lisa Nowaskie will be speaking and offering a tour of the facility.

Space is limited. RSVP to the Chamber at 348-9545 or online at www.bardstownchamber.com.

St. Joseph School to have open house

St. Joseph School invites parents and students who will be entering preschool, kindergarten, or first grade in August, as well as parents interested in other grades, to attend an open house 5-8 p.m. Feb. 21. Tours of the school will be available and teachers will be present to answer questions.

NAMI to have family to family class

NAMI of Nelson County will have a family to family class 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 21 at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 175 E. John Rowan Boulevard.

This 12-week course content will include bipolar disorder, depression, panic disorder, media review, brain biology, coping and communication skills, handling a crisis and resources and advocacy. For more information, call Claudia Smith, 348-4886.

Diabetes management classes set for Feb. 22

A diabetes self-management class sponsored by Nelson County and Lincoln Trail District Health Departments will be noon-4 p.m. Feb. 22 and 29 at Flaget Health Connection. Registration is required. Call Melissa Conder (800) 280-1601, Ext. 1035.

Girl Scouts to have world thinking day event

The Girl Scouts of Nelson County will have a “World Thinking Day Event,” 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 23 at Parkway Baptist Church. Girls will enjoy songs, games and food throughout the world as they learn about Girl Scouts and Girl Guides’ traditions in other countries.

Registered troops will present information about their country, prepare foods for tasting, dress in costume and bring items for display. For more information or to register your troop, contact Shanna Letner at 348-5015 as soon as possible.

GOP Lincoln Day Dinner set for Feb. 23

The Nelson County Organization of Republican Women will have the annual Lincoln Day Dinner Feb. 23 at the Old Kentucky Home Country Club, Bardstown.

The reception is at 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. Silent auction 6-9 pm. Tickets are $30 per person before Feb. 15 or $35 at the door. Keynote speaker, Senator Dan Kelly. For more information, call Pat Carter at (502) 261-1051 or e-mail ncorw@bardstown.com

Kidney screening set for Feb. 26

The National Kidney Foundation of Kentucky and Fresenius Medical Care will offer free kidney health screenings for those at increased risk of developing kidney disease, such as those with diabetes in the family.

The screenings will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 26 at Fresenius Medical Center at 317 Kentucky Home Square in Bardstown (next to the China Star restaurant). Call (800) 737-5433 for an appointment. Space is limited.

WKU admissions counselor visits schools

Glenn Gittings, an admissions counselor at Western Kentucky University, will be visiting area high schools to discuss with prospective students the opportunities offered at WKU.

The schedule for Nelson County Schools is as follows: Gittings will visit Nelson County High on Feb. 28, 8-8:30 a.m.; Bethlehem High on Feb. 28, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m.; Bardstown High on Feb. 28, 1-1:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the WKU Admissions Office via email at admission@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-2551.

B-NC Chamber Ambassadors’ luncheon set for Feb. 28

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors’ Luncheon will meet noon Feb. 28 at B.J.’s Restaurant, 1008 Commerce Blvd., Bardstown.

Ambassadors are the welcoming arm of the Chamber to discuss upcoming ribbon cuttings and new businesses in the Bardstown-Nelson County area.

Nelson County Fair to host corn hole tournament

Nelson County Fair will host a corn hole tournament 6 p.m. March 1 inside at the Nelson County Fairgrounds. Sign-ups will be 3-4 p.m. The cost is $20 per person or $40 couple. Concessions will be available. Call Keith Willett at 348-4368.

St. Michael to host bunco night

St. Michael Church will have a St. Patrick’s Day Bunco Night featuring a fried fish dinner at St. Michael at 7 p.m. March 14 in Gardiner Hall. The cost is $25 per team of two. The prizes to be awarded are first prize $150, second prize $75, third prize $25, bunco, and booby prizes.

Door prizes will be drawn throughout the night. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event and will be available at St. Michael, St. Gregory and St. Joseph Church offices. A 50/50 cash drawing will be available and attendees are welcome to supply their own adult beverages. You must be 21 or older to attend.

Lifeguarding class set for March 31

American Red Cross will offer the new Lifeguarding course 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 31-April 4 at the Lebanon Aquatic Pool, Lebanon. The new guideline reflects the most up-to-date science available and is based on First Aid Guidelines and Consensus on Science for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. The instructor will be Charlsie Pearl.

For more information and to register, call the instructor at the Lebanon Aquatic Center (270) 692-9358.

FISH FRIES

St. Joseph Parish Men’s Club/PTO to have fish fry

The St. Joseph Parish Men’s Club and School PTO are hosting fish fries 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 8 except Good Friday. The menu will include lightly breaded Icelandic cod, bread, french fries, green beans, coleslaw, hushpuppies, dessert and a beverage.

The cost is adults, $7, Children, $5 and a sandwich and fries for $6. Dine in the school cafeteria or take advantage of our drive-through service with entry in the school parking lot. Carry out is available. All proceeds will benefit the school and parish.

Knights of Columbus to have fish fry

The Knights of Columbus Council 2208, will have a fish fry 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday in Lent at St. Catherine of Alexandria cafeteria.

The menu includes fish, cole slaw, potato wedges, bean soup and dessert for $7. Coffee or tea is included. Cheese pizza will be available for children.

St. Monica to have fish fry

St. Monica Men’s Club will sponsor a Lenten fish fry 4-7 p.m. each Friday during lent except Good Friday Dinners are $6 and include fish, slaw, baked beans and potato wedges. Iced tea and dessert are also included with the dinner Fish sandwiches are $3.50. Both dine-in and carry out are available. You may call 348-5250 after 3:30 p.m. to place carryout orders.

People’s Church to have fish fry

The People’s Church is once again hosting fish fries every Friday, 10:30 a.m. –7 p.m. Fish sandwich is $4. Limited delivery for large orders. C all 331-0210. The People’s Church is at the corner of U.S. 62 and Wildcat Lane, next to Nelson County High School.

FYI

City Schools to make up snow day Feb. 18

The Bardstown City Schools will be using President’s Day, Feb. 18, as the snow makeup day for the snow day missed in January. The Bardstown City Schools will be in session Feb. 18.

Nelson County 4-H to have candy sale

Nelson County 4-H will have a candy sale through Feb. 29. This sale is the biggest fundraiser and supports many 4-H awards, activities, and events throughout the year.

It also gives the individual clubs a great opportunity to raise money for meetings and participating in community programs. Each bar costs $1 and comes with a $2 coupon at Pizza Hut. Orders can be placed at the Nelson County Extension Office at 348-9204.

Conservation contest winners to be named

The Nelson County Conservation District will have its annual awards meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Civic Center, in Bardstown. The Soil Conservation Art and Writing winners will be announced and awards will be presented to all school and county winners.

Schools with 100 percent participation will also be recognized. Awards will also be presented to our 2007 Outstanding Cooperators. Refreshments will be served. The Nelson County Conservation District Board of Supervisors invites all parents, principals, teachers and friends of the contest finalists to attend the meeting.

Tornado drill March 4

The 2008 Statewide Tornado Drill will be 10:07 a.m. March 4 Eastern time. This will be originated by the National Weather Service and may (or may not) be piggybacked by broadcasting radio stations.

Since this will not be run as a Required Monthly Test (RMT), local broadcasting stations are not required to transmit the test. Therefore, all schools that will be participating will have to monitor weather alert radios for the test message.

Bardstown City Schools to celebrate 100 years

Bardstown City Schools will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the school system later this year. They are looking for school memorabilia, newsletters, yearbooks, photos, news clippings, sports uniforms, etc., to use as part of this celebration.

If you have items related to Bardstown City Schools that you would be willing to share, contact Kim Lacy, Bardstown City Schools, at 331-8860 or by e-mail, kim.lacy @bardstown.ky schools us. Sports information and items may be sent to Tom Williams at 331-8889 or e-mail him at tom.williams@bardstown.kyschools.us. Information and items related to Bardstown Training School are also being collected.

If you have items related to Bardstown Training School, please contact Rosetta Dodson, 331-8808, or Kim Lacy. Items may either be loaned or donated to the school system.

Life Care Center looking for volunteers

The Life Care Center of Bardstown is looking for volunteers of all ages and talents to donate only one hour a month to the elderly of Nelson County. Nursing home volunteers are a vital part of activity programs and can greatly increase quality of life for residents.

Volunteers are needed to visit, read, write letters, paint fingernails, play games, arts and crafts, talk, play music, sing and listen. Contact Kim Hovious, director of activities, Life Care Center of Bardstown at 348-4220.

Farm Bureau Scholarships Available

Nelson County Farm Bureau Scholarship Applications are now available to members. Applications may be picked up at local high school guidance offices or at the County Farm Bureau at 106 Reardon Blvd.

Applications must be picked up prior to Feb. 29. All applications must be received by 4 p.m. March 28 at the Nelson County Farm Bureau Office. No applications will be accepted after this date. For further information, call 348-8446.

Bethlehem Project Grad to have raffle

Bethlehem Project Graduation is raffling a 42-inch HD, LCD Flat Panel Toshiba TV to be awarded 2 p.m. March 21.

Chances are $5. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Katie Martin at 348-4057 or Kathy Clements 348-3819 or at the Bethlehem High School office.

Relay for Life Memorial team selling cookbooks

The Relay for Life Michael Smith Memorial Team is selling cookbooks for $10. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Call 348-9612.

Homemaker Scholarships available

The Nelson County Homemaker Scholarship applications are available at the Extension Office, 317 South Third St. The annual $500 scholarship is awarded to a high school/college/ adult student who is pursuing a degree in agriculture, family consumer science or related field. Deadline to apply is March 31. For more information, call 348-9204.

Volunteer drivers for cancer program needed

Volunteer drivers are needed for the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Program. Cancer patients need assistance in getting to their treatment centers. Call 348-2686 for information.

Bardstown Moose Lodge announces scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship will be given to a Bardstown High School student. Deadline for application review is March 14. See your high school guidance counselor for an application.

Goldmark collecting cell phones for charity

Goldmark Realtors is currently collecting used and unwanted cell phones to raise money for Hospice of Nelson County. Cell phones may be dropped off at the Goldmark office at 105 Old Bloomfield Pike.

By donating used phones, the public not only helps raise money for hospice care, but also helps the environment in ensuring that each phone is recycled in a responsible manner and that no phone ever ends up in a landfill. As an added incentive, Goldmark Realtors will match all donations raised through this collection. For more information, call Susan Sloane at 348-1740.