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Today's News

  • 'Kentucky Life' tours Rough River and enjoys Dovie burgers

    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.

  • Volunteering is best kind of service

    Wanted: a few good men or women to answer the call of service in our community.

    Since Ben Franklin founded the first community volunteer fire department back in 1736 (the Union Fire Company, with 30 volunteers) the need for a continuous stream of recruits has been real in cities and towns throughout the country. The Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department’s perennial recruitment drive is now underway. The need is great, of course, as fire protection is literally a 24-7 operation and volunteers, augmenting the efforts of 10 paid firefighters.

  • Cards want redemption at site of team's worst loss

    The first time Nelson County visited Meade County this season, the Cardinals didn’t pick up their initial first down until midway through the second quarter.

    By that time, it was too late, as the Green Wave jumped out to a 35-0 lead on the way to a 45-21 win in September.

    As far as Meade coach Larry Mofield is concerned, it’s ancient history.

    “Sometimes the score’s not indicative of the team,” he said. “Nelson County’s a much better team than that. We were fortunate that night.”

  • With sampling, enforcement is key

    Free samples at a liquor store? Kentucky has come a long way from the days when any bill that mentioned alcohol in any context would be a new way to tax or otherwise regulate the sale or consumption of spirits.

    Now, for better or worse, restaurants in otherwise dry counties can obtain a liquor license, “convention” related business places can sell on Sunday, and now liquor stores, with a proper permit can pass out free samples.

  • Operation Christmas Child now underway

    Operation Christmas Child is an annual campaign to collect shoe boxes (or plastic containers) containing toys or hygiene items for children. Boxes are distributed to children by Samaritan’s Purse, the ministry of Franklin Graham. The Nelson County collection point is Bardstown Christian Fellowship, 310 N. Second St. Call 348-5496 for more information or to get a brochure. Please mark shoeboxes with the age and gender of the child for whom the gifts are intended. Collection days are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today through Saturday (call ahead) or 6-8 p.m.

  • Shakertown Roundtable highlights on KET

    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.

  • Native American fest set for weekend

    The yearly Thanksgiving feast in which most Americans participate has its roots in Native American culture. This November to celebrate Native American Heritage Month the Old Bardstown Village will host a two-day Harvest Celebration this weekend.

  • Public Record - November 16, 2007

    Zoning Compliance

    The Joint City-County Planning Commission has issued the following zoning compliance permits:

    Week of Oct. 29, 2007:

    John and Sarah Kline, 470 Ed Pile Road, accessory.

    Joseph Gary and Janis C. Hayden, 1025 Yates Cooney Neck Road, Bloomfield, single family addition.

    David Howard, 393 Center Street, New Haven, single family addition.

    Angela Weed, 1239 Keith Knob Road, Boston, manufactured.

  • Lincoln license plate causes riff among group

    HODGENVILLE — A non-profit group is calling foul on the state’s issuance of a specialty license plate that honors the 200th anniversary of 16th President Abraham Lincoln’s birth.

    Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Kentucky Division, don’t believe the Kentucky Historical Society took the proper steps in approving the plate honoring Hodgenville’s native son.

  • Eagles hope for repeat playoff performance

    Bethlehem will face off for the district title and to keep their season going Friday when they travel to Holy Cross for a second-round playoff matchup. The Eagles (5-6) are coming off an impressive win against Kentucky Country Day in which they put together four solid quarters of football — something they struggled to do during parts of the regular season — to win easily 33-6.