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Today's Features

  • The 2007 Shakertown Roundtable, held Sept. 28 and 29 at Kentucky’s Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, focused on ideas for improving early childhood education and how those improvements could boost economic development in the state. Business, education and community leaders throughout the state discussed the relationship between early education and Kentucky’s economic health — and how the public and private sectors can work together to improve both.

  • Billy Crystal, who has created one of the most versatile and prolific careers in the entertainment industry — finding success in front of the camera, as a performer in film and television, and behind the scenes as a writer, director and producer — has been honored with the 10th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The 90-minute special ‘Billy Crystal: The Mark Twain Prize,’ featuring tributes and comic testimonials from a star-studded cast of Crystal’s friends and colleagues, airs at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 on KET2.

  • ‘The Bothersome Man,’ Nelson County Public Library’s Film Movement offering of the month, will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Community Room at the new Main branch of the library.

    A Norwegian production, ‘The Bothersome Man’ won awards at the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

  • Bloomfield Church of God to have fundraiser

    Bloomfield Church of God, 147 Depot St., will have an all day catfish fry, community auction and chili supper Nov. 17. The catfish fry will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and the auction and chili supper 6-8 p.m. All proceeds will go to the youth ministry for upcoming travel expenses. For more information or orders, call 252-7777.

    New Salem Baptist has holiday shopping fair

  • Lawrence Smith has been selected as the guest speaker for the annual Community Thanksgiving Service Nov. 18, sponsored by the Bardstown/Nelson County Ministerial Association. The service will begin at 2 p.m.. at the Nelson Christian Church, 1760 New Shepherdsville Road, (KY 245 at Templin Avenue). Various local ministers will participate in the program. The Mary & Martha Ladies Group from Nelson Christian Church will provide a time of refreshments and fellowship following the service in the congregation’s Fellowship Hall.

  • Thanksgiving holiday is great. It’s a wonderful day of celebration. Families throughout America and in other countries will come together to celebrate this joyous day. The Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings will be a meal to feast upon, along with the laughter, and warm memories of the past will fill the air in love.

  • Matt Nickoson, Senior Student Minister with Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Longmont, Colo., will be the speaker for the special family night service Nov. 27 at Nelson Christian Church. Salt River Men’s Fellowship is sponsoring the evening with the program starting at 7 p.m. The church is at 1760 New Shepherdsville Road, (KY 245) at Templin Avenue (KY 1430). Brian Brown and Allen Best will provide special music, and Ed Cumbo will share a guitar prelude. A Men’s Praise Team will also lead in the service.

  • Danny Holt looks at the current drought as an opportunity to clean out his pond. He’s not using it for much of anything right now, anyway.

    A 1-1/2 acre pond on his property off U.S. 62 is normally used to water 100 dairy cattle and a like number of sows plus their offspring. Unfortunately, the pond is just about gone.

    Holt said at this time last year the water level was about an inch below a spillway pipe in the center of the dam.

  • Recently I opened the door to call for Buck, our dog, and I was met with the unmistakable smell of a skunk. Anxiety washed over me because of a dog-skunk encounter all of us experienced a couple of years ago. It took more than a month for the smell to subside around the house and even longer on the dog. Buck came in, jumped on his bed, looked at me sweetly and went to sleep ... no offending smell.

  • Hannah Downs of the Nelson County High School FFA Chapter was one of 46 state winners participating in the 2007 National FFA Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event (CDE). The competition was Oct. 24-27, during the 80th National FFA Convention.

    The Prepared Public Speaking CDE is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and present a factual speech on a specific agricultural issue. The CDE is just one way FFA members develop their ability to communicate in an organized and professional manner.