Today's Features

  • Nelson County-grown tobacco brings best prices in years

    Nelson County tobacco growers generally will have happy faces when they exchange their 1967 crops for cold cash at auction warehouses. The $71.29 per hundred pounds average price at opening sales of the Bloomfield market would make any grower happy. It set an all time record.

    “We have a wonderful crop of tobacco in Nelson County,” said a veteran warehouseman at Bloomfield, with a big smile.


    Free Blood Pressure Checks. Third Wednesday of each month at Bloomfield Senior Citizens 9in the back of Bloomfield Baptist Church) 11-11:30 a.m.

    Bardstown Rotary Club. Talbott Tavern, noon.

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

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

    Queen of Nelson No. 87 O.E.S.P.H.A. 7:30 p.m. at the lodge hall.

    Scout Troop 147. 7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall.

  • “Spunk” dramatizes the brief tales of three African-American women who have courage, one tale leads to death but freedom, another is a jocular tale of spiteful revenge, and the other is a love triangle which ends happily. As the program states, the time is “Round about long ’go;” the place is “O, way down nearby.” The narrators are Blues Speak Woman and Guitar Man. Sometimes they interact with the scenes; other times they become a Greek chorus who comment on the action, or pronounce judgments.

  • News reports of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) outbreaks in otherwise healthy schoolchildren have parents and teachers concerned. Twenty years ago, MRSA was usually confined to weakened patients in long-term care facilities and hospitals, according to Ricky Reiter, R.N., Flaget Memorial Hospital Director of Infection Control.

    Today there are more and more reports of community-acquired MRSA, he said.

  • The easiest and most common of the “forced” bulbs are the amaryllis and the paperwhite narcissus. Most bulbs require a chilling period in order to successfully force into bloom but the amaryllis and the paperwhite can be potted straight from the store. This dramatically reduces the time it takes from planting to bloom by 8 to 10 weeks. This is a bonus if you are a last-minute type. And with a little advanced planning you can have some paperwhites and amaryllis ready as gifts for the holidays.


    American Legion Auxiliary to have dance

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 288, Bloomfield, will host a Thanksgiving dance 8 p.m.-midnight Nov. 24 featuring The Main Street Band, Admission is $8 per person, $15, couple. Must be 21 to enter.

    Boston Church to have dinner

  • All through this movie the characters keep praising the toy shop by saying how magical it is. So my question was “Why isn’t it called ‘Mr. Magorium’s Magic Emporium’ instead of ‘Wonder Emporium’? My friend Adam explained that magic was too narrow a term. It needed a word with a broader definition, and that is ‘wonder.’ I wholeheartedly agreed since there was never a toyshop quite like this one. The “Emporium” makes Toys R Us seem like a nursery at midnight.

  • Dear Heloise: Our two cats are indoor pets, but one is an ESCAPE ARTIST. We hired a lawn service to treat our lawn to help it grow. The day after a treatment, Calvin (the escape artist) managed to get past my husband when he opened the door. Calvin went straight to the lawn and started eating grass. My husband caught him and brought him back inside. Within a few minutes, Calvin started vomiting profusely. I immediately called the vet in a panic, knowing that Calvin had just ingested lawn chemicals. The vet told me to call the lawn company to find out exactly which chemicals were used.

  • The next edition of ‘Kentucky Life’ features Rough River State Resort Park, silk artist Laverne Zabielski and Dovie’s Restaurant. The program, hosted by Dave Shuffett, airs at 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 on KET1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 18 on KET2.

    First, Shuffett tours Rough River State Resort Park. Established in 1961, the park sits alongside the reservoir created by Rough River Dam in Grayson County. The 637-acre park contains nature trails; areas for fishing, camping, boating and golf; a lodge; and private cabins.

  • 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.