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  • Bardstown native named to Millikin University radio station staff

    Millikin University’s student radio station, WJMU-FM announces its staff for the 2007-08 school year.

    Alan Akers, Bardstown, is a DJ for WJMU. Akers, a theatre major, is a graduate of Nelson County High School.

  • Event brings back memories of farming's past

    Glenn Devine, Springfield, surveyed the tractor, leaning in to scrutinize the details.

    “I used to bale hay with one of those on my grandfather’s farm,” he said. “Brings back a lot of memories.”

    Devine, who also used to farm for himself, was surveying the tractors at the Fifth Annual Plow Days in Nelson County this weekend. It was his first time attending the event but he was “really enjoying” the walk down memory lane.

  • Low Income Energy Assistance begins

    Do you need assistance with your heating costs?

    Your local Community Action Office is currently assisting low-income families with LIHEAP.

    Please apply on your assigned day.

  • Eagle Watch Weekends at State Parks

    FRANKFORT - American Bald Eagles will soon gather around the major lakes of Western Kentucky as they look for food on their way south. And the Kentucky State Parks will take you there to observe and learn about these beautiful birds of prey.

    For more than three decades, the Kentucky State Parks have offered Eagle Watch Weekends, a chance to view the eagles from land and water and learn about the national symbol and other wildlife.

  • Keep your tires safe for fall and winter

    FRANKFORT - The cool, rainy days that mark fall in Kentucky create a particular type of driving hazard. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Transportation Safety believes that taking care of your vehicle is an important step in creating safe driving habits and is offering tips on tire maintenance so you may “Drive Smart” this season.

  • Veterans honored during local ceremonies

    Sunday was a day to honor Joseph W. “Joey” Bryan.

    Bryan, who died in 1984, serviced in World War II from 1940-1945.

    “He had a special talent, energy and determination to serve,” Mayor Tessie Cecil said as she spoke at New Haven’s Veterans Day celebration.

    A wreath was placed before New Haven’s monument to those who have served, while Bryan’s family stood by in honor of the man who once served in the Army under George S. Patton.

  • Bloomfield's Tree of Life tickets are now available

    The 22nd annual Tree of Life will be presented this year at Bloomfield United Methodist Church. The Tree of Life shares the story of Jesus Christ’s birth through music and verse. The show’s premier is the first full weekend in December.

    This year’s performance is directed by the performance’s third director Bob Lugenbeal.

    An organ, piano, keyboard, drums and guitar will accompany the singers who come from all over to participate in the yearly event.

  • Bethlehem's Lights, Camera ... Auction ready to set sail Saturday

    One of the biggest events hosted at Bethlehem High School is setting sail this Saturday at the eighth annual Lights, Camera ee Auction.

    This year’s movie themed auction event will depict Titanic and include a night of fine dining and fundraising. Decorations for the event will include a staircase similar to that leading to the Titanic’s first class dining area, wood paneling complete with artwork, chandeliers and an iceberg, Cathy Clements the schools director of administration and special events said.

  • TACK easier to use than you might think

    High gas costs getting you down? Consider using TACK (Transit Authority of Central Kentucky). CKCAC-TACK offers door-to-door transit system which operates on a demand-response basis, and on pre-set routes, Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. excluding holidays. Medicaid urgent care transportation is provided 24/7.

    Since April 1994, Central KY Community Action Council, Inc. (CKCAC) has been providing affordable transportation at the request of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet within the Lincoln Trail area.

  • Peace service brings faiths together

    It was a celebration of faiths. Representatives of several of the world’s religions gathered Sunday at St. Vincent DePaul Church at Nazareth to celebrate their beliefs and the hope for peace and justice.

    Peace and justice was the theme for Sunday’s Fifth Annual Nelson County Interfaith Service sponsored jointly by Louisville’s Interfaith Paths to Peace and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.