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Community Events

  • Deadline for county Spelling Bee Feb. 12

     The Nelson County Civic Center will soon be buzzing with area students testing their skills as the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee approaches.

    The annual spelling bee, sponsored by the Nelson County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, is open to students from around the county, including private, public and parochial schools, and home school students.

    “We have 14 schools that are eligible to have a representative in the Spelling Bee,” said Farm Bureau agent Adam Wheatley. And typically, the event sees between 12 and 13 participants.

  • Comedy fundraiser returning to Thomas Nelson High School

    When Tom Sobel’s daughter first came home from school trying to sell candy bars and magazine subscriptions to raise money for the class, it sparked an idea.

    Sobel, who works with Comedy Caravan in Louisville, has been working in comedy for about 40 years. Having already been doing fundraisers in Louisville, he decided “Why not bring that to the schools?”

  • Souper Bowl of Caring meets 2016 goal

    After guests had left St. Joseph Parish Hall Saturday night, students, volunteers and participants of the 10th annual Souper Bowl of Caring stayed behind to calculate the fundraiser’s outcome.

    The local chili and soup cook-off, hosted by St. Joseph Parish’s high school student group Warriors of the Word, raised $6,400.

    “Our goal was $5,000,” said Ellen Sprigg, senior high school youth ministry coordinator, who was pleased with this year’s turnout.

    “It was crowded right at 5 p.m. and it stayed crowded.”

  • St. Joseph Souper Bowl of Caring scheduled for Jan. 30

    In 10 years, St. Joseph Parish’s Souper Bowl of Caring has raised more than $21,000 to alleviate hunger and poverty in its community.

    The local chili and soup cook-off, hosted each year by the parish’s high school student group, Warriors of the Word (W.O.W.) is part of a national youth anti-hunger campaign on Super Bowl Weekend.

    It will mark its 10-year anniversary locally with a fundraising dinner at St. Joseph Parish Hall on West Stephen Foster Avenue Saturday, Jan. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.

  • Room in the Inn forum rescheduled for Thursday

    The presentation by Father Charles Strobel, the Catholic priest who started Room in the Inn 30 years ago in Nashville, has been rescheduled. It will be Thursday at 6 p.m. in the SCN Conference Room, 4371 New Shepherdsville Road, next to Flaget Memorial Hospital, and is open to anyone who wants to attend.

    The meeting had been scheduled for Tuesday, but the priest had to postpone his appearance because of the death of one of his board members and his involvement in making the funeral arrangements.

  • Program seeks to empower, educate high school students

    One local educator is using Saturday mornings to get students empowered and educated with the help of her sorority.

    The Achieving, Self-awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Development Skills (ASCEND) program seeks to enrich youth and is an international program started by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

    Lucretia Starnes, a Bardstown High School teacher and president of the Mu Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, said the program focuses on mentoring and educating students.

  • Community Notes-Jan. 27, 2015

    Anatok meeting

    The next public Anatok meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the old courthouse building.

    Room in the Inn homeless meeting

    Room in the Inn homeless meeting will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the SCN Conference Room at 4371 New Shepherdsville Road by Flaget Hospital.

    Genealogical Roundtable

    The Nelson County Genealogical Roundtable will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in meeting room 1 of the Nelson County Public Library. Members and non-members are welcome.

    John Fitch DAR

  • Monks at SCC this week

    St. Catherine College is buzzing with excitement this week as a few special visitors are exposing students and the community to a culture of peace and balance. Seven Tibetan monks arrived at the college Monday, and will visit through Saturday.

    “They are living in India as refugees, having followed the Dalai Lama to India after the Chinese occupation of Tibet,” Matt Branstetter, SCC professor of religion, told the Springfield Sun. The visit will help raise funds to build a library and school in their monastery back home.

  • Grant awarded to Boston School
  • John Fitch Chapter NSDAR donates to Robley Rex Medical Center