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People and Places

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: The Carpenter’s apprentices

     Catholic schools pride themselves in offering a quality learning experience, both in and out of the classroom.

    For one week this summer, high school students from St. Joseph Parish’s youth group, Warriors of the Word, got an opportunity to broaden their horizons by taking a field trip rather far afield — to the Central American nation of Belize, where they built a house for a family on the outskirts of the capital city.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: Forecastle Festival 2015

    A few local folks made their way to take in the music at the 2015 Forecastle Festival on Louisville’s Waterfront Park Lawn on July 17-19, braving the hot and humid weather.

  • 'Outworking them all'

    A Bardstown man and his construction crew have won national recognition through the Cintas and Carhartt’s Tough Crew Contest.

    Charles Miles, employed through Buzick Construction, was announced as the national winner this past month after his crew competed against 11 others throughout the country for online votes.

    “I knew somebody was going to win, but I didn’t think it would be me,” Miles said. “I was surprised, excited.”

    Miles entered the contest after seeing it on Facebook.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: Butterflies and blossoms

    Vegetables, flowers and fairy gardens are just a few of the sights to see and projects you can be a part of with the Bloomfield Butterflies and Blossoms Garden Club.

    Established two years ago, the community service group is made up of about 18 adult men and women who enjoy gardening and learning about other gardens in the area.

    Each member does some type of gardening, from patios to entire back yards.

    They also built and maintain raised beds at Bloomfield City Hall and a garden at Bloomfield City Park.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: Summer schooling

    While most preteens are staying at home or going to hang out with their friends during the summer, two-dozen students seized the opportunity to continue their education during their break.

    Last week, Bardstown Middle School served as host of the “Engineer This!” camp for rising fifth sixth, and seventh-graders interested in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: A promise kept

    After visiting the Philippines for the first time in 2010, Bardstown resident Pat Blanford was taken aback by the extreme poverty in which the kind and humble Filipino people lived.

    “It’s a beautiful country as a whole,” he said, but the citizens suffer with a corrupt government and a minimal middle class. “Either you’re filthy rich or filthy poor. And you’ll see it, even in the big cities.”

  • Voting ends tonight for Tough Crew finalists

    Charles Miles, a whiskey warehouse carpenter, and his team have been named finalists in the national Cintas and Carhartt Tough Crew Contest.

    Voting for the contest is open to the public until 11:59 p.m. on Friday. The winner of the contest will receive $2,500 in credit to outfit his or her crew. To vote for Charles and his crew, visit www.cintas.com/toughcrew

  • Who stole the cookies?

    What is Red Riding Hood hiding in that basket? Where was Alice during the time of the theft? Were the treats “just right” for Goldielocks?

    Students at New Haven School became detectives for the night as they and their families attempted to solve the mystery of the stolen cookies.

    The event was part of the school’s Family Literacy Night, promoting literacy in children through parent participation and creativity.

  • PEOPLE AND PLACES: Haley's honor

    On the eve of Thanksgiving 2014, Haley Jordan, 14-year-old freshman at Nelson County High School, was looking forward to spending time with family and friends when tragedy struck.

    Her father, Kevin Jordan, was driving her, her brother, Gavyn and close friend, Jewel Ritchie, when they were hit head-on by an SUV on the way home from Louisville on U.S. 31E in High Grove.

    Haley along with her brother and friend were transported to Kosair Children’s Hospital, where Haley ultimately spent the holidays.

  • PEOPLE & PLACES: A beauty to the soul

    Early Friday was one of those mornings that make it easy to understand where mankind came up with the concept of God.

    The Central Kentucky area had been ravaged by record snowfall. Roads were still treacherous, vehicles scattered in the ditches. Some of us had made it to work the day before through great effort. Others were still homebound.

    Mother Nature had put us through a lot over the past couple of weeks. It was March, the time we start to dream of spring and look for the first color to return to the drab gray and brown winter countryside.