COMMUNITY NOTES-Oct. 16-20, 2017

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Trunk and treat

The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church will host its annual Hallelujah-ween Saturday, Oct. 21. At 6 p.m., Trunk and Treat will be held in the church parking lot for those attending to receive treats from decorated vehicles.

At 7 p.m. a chili/soup supper will be served in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome. The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church is located 5 miles west of Bardstown off Boston Road (U.S. 62) on Bellwood Road (Ky. 733). The interim pastor is Gerald Hegwood. For more information, contact Becky at (502) 507-7159.

Hearing Loss Association

On Monday, Oct. 23, the Hearing Loss Association of America Kentucky Home Chapter will discuss personal safety with first responders. The 6:30 p.m. meeting will be at the Nelson County Public Library. The meeting is free, open to the public and real-time remote captioned. HLAA is a self-help organization dedicated to education, advocacy and support for people who do not hear well and those around them. For more information contact Info@hearinglosskyhome.org or (502) 233-5774.

First Baptist Church harvest ball

First Baptist Church Bardstown will have its Harvest Ball 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Costumes may be worn by choice.

Rolling Fork Christian Church fall festival

The Rolling Fork Christian Church will have a fall Festival 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. There will be a dinner at 5 p.m. with games, fellowship and a bonfire to follow. Free pictures will be available for children in costumes. For more information, contact Brother Tim Underhill at (502) 827-3061.

Hospice memorial service

Hospice of Nelson County will have its annual memorial service for all who died from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017. The service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto- Cathedral. There will be a reception with refreshments following the service. This event is open to all in the community, so invite your family and friends. For more information or any questions, contact the Rev. Jose Albovias at (502) 349-5500.

Pathway to Hope Walk

The United for Recovery Group will have a Pathway to Hope walk at noon Saturday, Oct. 21. The group is for families and people in recovery for substance abuse or addiction. The group will meet at the fountain across the street from Dairy Queen, 1201 John Rowan Blvd., in Bardstown, they will hand out purple balloons to represent families and individuals in recovery or active addiction and black balloons to honor loved ones who have passed. The group will walk to the court squre and there will be a free resource table, several speakers and a prayer along with the balloon release. For more information contact United for recoveryky@gmail.com or United for Recovery on Facebook.

Bardstown at Home luncheon

The Bardstown at Home luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at St. Monica Parish Hall. The menu will be sandwiches, garden salad, chips, pie and ice cream, and a drink for $10. The craft this month will be jewelry making.

Contact the office at 348-8003 to make a reservation. If you are interested in learning about our organization you are welcome to attend.

Gun safety workshop

A gun safety workshop will be 1:15-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct, 25, in the Madonna Conference Room, St. Catharine Motherhouse in St. Catharine. Come learn about to take steps to insure gun safety in your homes and in your community. The speaker will be Luther Brown, of Louisville, a long-time gun safety advocate, Little Hands, Little Feet, Board for Change. RSVP to (859) 336-9303, Ext. 5114 if you would like to be part of this workshop.

Room in the Inn

Starting Nov. 1, If you are homeless or know of someone in need please call Room In The Inn (502) 343-7000. Host churches will feed you a great meal and you will have a bed or cot to sleep on along with a breakfast the next morning.

Bardstown Craft Beer Festival

The fifth annual Bardstown Craft Beer Festival will be 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Bardstown Farmer's Market Pavilion. Fellow beer enthusiasts and food lovers alike can sample and taste more than 50 domestic, imported and local craft beers, including seasonal brews and rare releases selected by the breweries featured at the event. Receive a commemorative pilsner tasting cup and dine on gourmet fare from regionally local food trucks while enjoying the sounds of live music from the Hogslop String Band, a Nashville based old-time string band featuring five energetic young musicians from Georgia, Tennessee, California and North Carolina. Visit www.bardstowncraftbeerfest.com for more information and to purchase your tickets online. Tickets are $40 per person; $35 per person advance purchase tickets. Festival takes place rain or shine under the cover of tents and the pavilion. Sponsored by Town & Country Bank and Presented by Next Gen Nelson Co., Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, proceeds benefit local charities and an annual academic scholarship for our local schools.

Snowball pageant

The Nelson County Pageant Committee is now accepting entries for the annual Snowball Pageant at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the Nelson County Civic Center, 317 S. Third St. This is open to all young ladies in grades K-12 and to any exceptional needs ladies. All contestants will need to wear age appropriate attire, which means Sunday best. No formal gowns are needed. Early deadline entry is Nov. 10. Previous winners are eligible to compete. Entry forms and a complete list of rules are available at www.nelsoncofair.com. For more information, contact chairperson Beckie Downs at (502) 507-4766 or Melissa B. Filiatreau at (502) 348-0862.

Christmas pageant

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas Mommy and Me Festival Prelim Pageant (includes boys from birth to nine years old) will be Saturday, Dec. 2, at Nelson County High School. Competition for birth to 9 years old begins at 9 a.m. Competition for 10 years old to 96 years old begins at 1 p.m. The pageant benefits Beth Haven, Inc. of Bardstown, and the Dream Factory of Louisville. For additional information, visit www.kentuckypageants.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/133178620604138/.

For application, registration and rules contact, de de Cox at deannac10@hotmail.com.

Planning Commission

The Joint City-County Planning Commission of Nelson County will hold a public hearing and meeting (Agenda No. 493) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Old Courthouse to consider an application on New Shepherdsville Road south of Henpeck Road, 201 S. Third St., and on Louisville Road south of Ky. 509 north of Allender Lane. A copy of the applications may be reviewed in the Planning Commission office at the Old Courthouse.

NP Moving Forward series

New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future and St. Dominic Church in Springfield will co-host the next public forum of the NP Moving Forward series: "Can We TALK? Climate is Everyone's Business!" Speakers will be St. Dominic School sixth graders; Professor Jennifer Hubbard Sanchez of KSU; Sister Maria Visse SL of the Loretto Motherhouse; Dr. Leah Bayens, Director of the Berry Farming Program. The forum will be at St. Dominic School cafeteria, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. Admission is free but seating is limited. Pre-register no later than Wednesday, Oct. 25 by emailing NewPioneersSF@aol.com or by calling (859) 336-5070.

Backyard workshops

New Pioneers introduces a fun, family-friendly, and practical new series, Back Yard Workshops, an opportunity for families, couples, and individuals to have fun and learn interesting things together outdoors. The first session, "All About Bees," will be led by local beekeepers Dave and April Donathan on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children who are able to listen to and follow instructions are welcome. $25 per family; $20 per couple; or $15 for individual ($5 discounts for NP members). Must pre-register no later than Wednesday, Oct. 25, by emailing NewPioneersSF@aol.com or by calling (859) 336-5070 for instructions on payment options.

Focus on Kentucky Health

Focus on Kentucky Health: Washington, Marion and Nelson Counties will have a nonpartisan presentation about your healthcare 6:30-7:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at St. Catharine’s Motherhouse, 2645 Bardstown Road in Springfield (meeting room at the back). Speaker will be Ben Chandler, president of Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. The event is free and open to the public.

Fire Depts. joint open house

The New Haven and The Rolling Fork Fire Departments along with the Support Team and The American Red Cross, will have an open house for the recruitment of volunteers 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Fire Station at 362 Center Street in New Haven. Information on becoming a volunteer will be available. Door prizes will be given away.


Pension seminar

The Nelson County Democratic Woman’s Club invites all retirees and current city, county, school and state government employees and their families to a seminar on the pension crisis in Kentucky at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Maywood County Club. State Senator Morgan McGarvey will chair a presentation on the situation as it now stands. Mr. McGarvey was named to the Kentucky Retirement System Funding Work Group in 2016 and understands that the biggest problem facing Kentucky is the pension deficit and the seriously underfunded state government that cannot meet our current needs and obligations. Bring your friends and associates to this most important seminar so you can better understand the impact this crisis will have on you, your family, your job and communities you live and work in. For more information, contact DWC President Martha Nest at (502) 349-0471 or westview0922@gmail.com.

Bardstown Primary SBDM Council

Bardstown Primary SBDM Council will meet at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23.

Bardstown Schools’ Youth Services Center

The Bardstown City Schools’ Youth Services Center will have an advisory council meeting on Monday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m. at the Bardstown High School Conference, 400 N. Fifth St. The public is welcome to attend. Contact Josh Payne, YSC Director at 331-8893 with any questions.

Bardstown City Schools’ Family Resource Center

The Bardstown City Schools’ Family Resource Center will have an Advisory Council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 4:30 p.m. at the Bardstown Primary School Conference, 1000 Templin Ave. The public is welcome to attend. Contact Catherine Blake, FRC Director at 331-8808 with any questions.

Nelson County Fire and Rescue Board

The board of directors of the Nelson County Fire and Rescue will have a special meeting to consider the contracting of a paging service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Station 1, 220 Plaza Drive in Bardstown.

Retired Teachers Assoc.

The Nelson County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon Thursday, Oct. 26, at Maywood Country Club. Cost of the meal is $11. Guest speakers will be Chris Godbey and Darryl Bryant from the Bread for Life Community Food Pantry and Feeding America. Members are asked to bring nonperishable food items or a monetary donation.

Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence events

The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) is hosting two events in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Purple Purse Luncheon will take place at noon Thursday, Oct. 26, at My Old Kentucky Home Country Club. Tickets will be $25 at the door and speakers will include Councilwoman Kecia Copeland, Bardstown Chief of Police Kim Kraeszig and Christy Clark of Mammy’s Kitchen. The Purple Purse community bunco night will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at St. Monica Church. It will be a $20 donation at the door to play. Raffle tickets will be sold at both events for the Official Purple Purse, designed by Serena Williams. All proceeds will go to KCADV’s Economic Empowerment Program, which benefits survivor of domestic violence across the state.

Barktown Rescue Hosts 5K fundraiser

Barktown Rescue, a no-kill, non-profit 501(3)(c), hosts the Little Book’s Bark Dash 5K, sponsored by Jim Beam, Saturday, Oct 28, at Woodlawn Springs Golf Course in Bardstown. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K run/jog/walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. Online registration is $20, or $25 on race day. Deadline to register online is Oct 27. All participants receive a finisher’s medal, and awards for top three finishers in all categories and overall male/female will be presented after the race. Participants are allowed to bring their dogs, but must show proof of dog flu, rabies, bordetella and DHPP/DAPP vaccinations. A silent auction is planned for participants and the general public. All profits support Barktown Rescue's mission of finding loving homes for all pets in need. For more information email info@barktownrescue.org, or visit their Facebook page, facebook.com/barktownrescue.