Today's Features

  • As some folks know, I had back surgery mid-November at a large, busy Louisville hospital. The reputation of the neurosurgeon and orthopedic surgeon who worked on my back is tops, which is why I chose them. Although recovery is slow, it looks like the surgery went well. My stay at the Louisville hospital after surgery was another matter, however.


    Nelson County Library to meet

    Nelson County Public Library will have a special meeting 4:15 p.m. Jan. 3. Items on the agenda include construction progress, marketing update and personnel policy review continued.

    Compassionate Friends of Nelson County to meet

    Compassionate Friends of Nelson County will meet 7-9 p.m. Jan. 10 at Hospice of Nelson County, 111 N. Third St. Entrance is at the rear of the building. Call Mary Ballard at 348-5683 for more information.

  • Back in late March of 2004 I saw my first salamander outside of a zoo. She was in the garage during a warm, rainy night looking strangely exotic. She was glistening with moisture and spotted — and she was really big. It sort of freaked me out at the time because I did not know what she was.


    Free blood pressure checks. First Wednesday of every month at Kroger in Bardstown 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Preparation for childbirth (Lamaze) classes. 7 p.m. at Flaget Memorial Hospital. Call Vicki Guthrie at Flaget to pre-register.

    Bardstown Rotary Club. Talbott Tavern, noon.

    Al-Anon. Meeting for friends and families of alcoholics, 10 a.m., First Christian Church, 175 E. John Rowan Blvd., Bardstown.

    T.O.P.S. No. 262. Civic Center, weigh-in, 10:30 a.m.; meeting, noon.

  • Meet Charlie Wilson. In the 1980s he had been re-elected by his constituency in rural Texas. He is the stereotypical ole boy politician. He drinks too much; he takes too many kickbacks, and in general, he barely has enough on which to live. Not a pretty picture. Then how does this nobody politician get the Russians kicked out of Afghanistan and helps topple the Berlin wall?

  • Some memos will be marked [Unpreviewed]. This means that I have not seen the film. Any information about the film content is taken from press releases, Web sites and other sources. The “Family Rating” is mainly taken from the Web site filmratings.com.


    New Haven PTO to meet

    The New Haven School PTO will meet 6-7 p.m. Jan. 8 in the school library.

    Bloomfield SBDM to meet Jan. 16

    Bloomfield Elementary School-Based Decision Making Council will meet 5 p.m. Jan. 16 in the SBDM conference room No. 105.

    NCHS Gridiron to meet Jan. 9

    Nelson County High School Gridiron will meet 6:30 p.m.


    Bethlehem Freshmen Makeup Placement Test set for Jan. 12

    Bethlehem High School will administer a makeup placement test Jan. 12 for fall 2008 freshmen who missed the original test in December. This test is used to help in the registration process and for academic scholarships. Cost is $15 and no pre-registration is required. For more information, call 348-4685 Ext. 213 or cclements@bethlehemhigh.org

    NCHS Gridiron to meet Jan. 9

    Nelson County High School Gridiron will meet 6:30 p.m.

  • “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” (Matt. 3:11).

  • Old Gospel Barn sing-in set for Dec. 31

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, will have a sing-in, pray-in for the New Year 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Special guests will be Common Creek, Bluegrass Pardners, the Bakers, Nichols Church Band, the Cumbos and more. Everyone should bring a covered dish for the fellowship. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.