Today's News

  • Contest deadline is Dec. 1

    The Nelson County Conservation District art and writing contests for 2007 ends Dec. 1. The subject of this year’s contest is “Kentucky’s Wildlife.” The top three entries from each school, along with the principal’s report form, should be delivered to the Conservation District Office at 2001 Buchannan Blvd., soon after Dec. 1.

  • Eat healthy during winter gatherings

    Winter is a season of holiday celebrations, football play-offs, and other occasions when family and friends get together during meals and snacks. For those with type 2 diabetes, it can be especially challenging to stick to a meal plan. Mouth-watering options such as honey-baked ham, buttery mashed potatoes, and sweet yams are popular for festive dinners, while chicken wings, cheesy nachos, and chips are among the favorites at football play-offs and other gatherings. However, you don’t have to completely sacrifice all of your favorite foods.

  • Event was a time for all to celebrate

    Nelson County’s fifth annual Interfaith Celebration was Sunday at Nazareth’s campus.

    Along with the Interfaith Paths to Peace in Louisville, this year’s celebration was sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. The concept of the ceremony is to bring together representatives of the world’s religions in an effort to understand and celebrate the differences among the religions.

    For some, it may have represented the only time they would hear from someone from the Hindu religion or listened to a Tibetan monk.


    T.O.P.S. 262 met Oct. 3 and gave the following awards for September 2007.

    For 4 weeks no gains were Bernice Downs, Rita Gant, Marguerite Norris, Wanda Redmon and Rita Settles.

    For six weeks at or below goal was Sarah Wachowski.

    For being three months in leeway were Lum Gant and Sarah Wachowski.

    The bracelet winner was Betty Montgomery.

    There were 14 members with perfect attendance for September.

    Bernice Downs and Kay Weymouth attained 12 weeks.

    Weekly top losers were Jean Crowe, Julia Hayden and Nancy Mattingly.

  • 'Ring of Rage' MMA event coming to Bardstown

    It’s all over the TV dial, spreading like wildfire. And it comes to Bardstown this weekend.

    Nelson County High School plays host Saturday to “Ring of Rage” a mixed martial arts (MMA) amateur event sanctioned by the American Fight League.

    “I’m a big fan of MMA, and I wanted to bring it to Nelson County,” event promoter Dennis Swift said.

  • So much is connected we must learn to live together

    Pax Christi is a group that has long worked very hard for peaceful resolution of conflicts. It is a global organization that has a strong U.S. section.

    I have long pondered over their writings. Recently I was given a copy of Pax Christi USA’s “Prayer for World Peace” by Benedictine Sister Joan D Chittister.

    The musings below build on some of the insights from this prayer.

    “Save us from our desire to hurt as we have been hurteeto punisheeto terrorizeee.”

  • Around Kentucky

    Through November: November is Military Appreciation Month at the National Corvette Museum and all military personnel, firemen, police officers and their immediate families will receive free admission during November. All branches including active, retired and reserve members will be honored with free admission when presenting a military or service identification. For more information, call (800) 53-VETTE or visit www.corvette museum.com.

  • 'Fred Claus' - Movie means Christmas is a-coming

    “Fred Claus” has everything we expect in a holiday film, and that’s the trouble. There’s nothing special, nothing that makes our minds say “That’s cute,” “Whee, I love it!” or “Wow.” However there are moments when you’ll wonder, “How’d they do that?” For example, the actor (John Michael Higgins) playing one of the principal elves Willie, is a normal-sized man whom you will recognize from dozens of supporting roles on television.

  • Smokers urged to quit during Great American Smokeout

    The American Cancer Society will celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 15. With exactly half of the United States now protected by smoke-free laws, and a variety of cessation resources available, there has never been a better time to quit smoking and enjoy the health benefits.

  • Elected officials should be heard

    Nelson Fiscal Court recently turned another page in its efforts to enhance its smoking ban.

    Some years ago, the Court banned smoking in all government offices. Now, the Court has extended that ban to include smoking inside county-owned vehicles.

    The Court was split among its members with two magistrates voting for the ban and two voting against it. County Judge Executive Dean Watts cast the final vote enacting the smoking ban for county vehicles.