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  • The housing market has not yet rebounded to pre-recession prices, when buyers seemed to be stepping over one another to bid up the price of homes. Today’s sellers may be lucky to get asking price, with the reality being a certain percentage below. However, that doesn’t mean sellers should accept bottom-of-the-barrel offers. There are still ways to get the best price possible on an offered home.

  • Fiction

    Sandra Dallas — “The Bride’s House.”

    Sherrilyn Kenyon — “Born of Shadows.”

    Fern Michaels — “Southern Comfort.”

    Thomas Perry — “The Informant.”

    Stuart Woods — “Bel-Air Dead.”

     

    Nonfiction

    Jennet Conant — “A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS.”

  • May 13-14: Central KY Community Theatre presents a Bluegrass Kids production of “Bugsy Malone” May 13 -14, 7 p.m. at the Opera House, Main Street, Springfield. Bugsy Malone is a musical that takes place in the roaring ’20s with gangsters, show girls and great music. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 children and are available online at centralkytheatre. com or at Lebanon Farmers National Bank, Springfield State Bank, Backyard Family Restaurant and at the Opera House, Springfield.

  • 20 years ago

    MAY

    1991

     

    Flaget opens

    intensive care unit

     

    Monday, grand opening day, four spanking new beds lay empty. By Tuesday, every seat in the house was full.

    From the looks of it, there is plenty of need for the new critical care unit opened this week at Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    “We’re all very excited about it,” Bardstown surgeon Dr. Mickey Anderson said. “This intensive care unit was promised to me a long time ago.”

  • 10 Years ago

    May

    2001

    Top 100 Small Towns in the United States

     

    Bardstown has yet another feather to place in its cap with the recent announcement it has been selected as one of Site Selection magazine’s Top 100 Small Towns in the United States for 2000.

    Bardstown and nine other Kentucky cities made the magazine’s list.

    “When you can make a list like that it’s definitely a plus,” Bardstown Mayor Bill Brown said.

  • When thousands of Union troops arrived in Nelson County in 1861 at the start of the Civil War, the population swelled.

  • A cluttered home is one that is typically filled with memories. However, as the years and the memories pile up, clutter can take over a home. When that happens, residents can feel uncomfortable and boxed in. Clutter has even been linked to mental health issues, most notably depression, as some mental health professionals theorize that clutter indicates a preoccupation with the past and possibly a dim view of both the present and the future.

  • April 27: The diocese of Owensboro and Brescia University presents Cheryl Ann Fulton in concert  7 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $5 for students and are available at the Brescia University Bookstore. Call (270) 686-4255.

    April 30: The First Annual “Stick-Horse Egg & Spoon Derby” is set for 1-4 p.m. in  Graham Park, Lebanon. Proceeds benefit the Caring  Place.

    Three races are planned: First Qualifying Stick Horse race begins at 1:30 p.m.; Championship Derby  at 2 p.m.; and KIDs’ Derby at 2:30 p.m.. 

  • April

    60 years ago

    1951

    Tourist riding horse visits Bardstown

    Visitors to My Old Kentucky Home State Park travel in all types of conveyances but one had an idea of his own. He came on a horse all the way from Canton, Ohio and said he planned to ride all the way to Oklahoma.

    Tom Cashmer, a nice looking, well tanned, six-foot youth of 18 arrived at Bardstown Monday after being 20 days enroute from Canton. Travel was slow for four or five days, he said, because of rain.

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  • 40 years ago

    April

    1971

    Bardstown debate team wins state

    NFL tourney

     

    Bardstown High School’s debate team of Tom Jackson and Scott Walker has won the Kentucky District National Forensic League tournament at Lexington and the honor of representing the State in national competition in California in June.

  • Fiction

    Carol Higgins Clark — “Mobbed.”

    Beverly Lewis — “The Judgement.”

    Anne Perry — “Treason at Lisson Grove.”

    Luanne Rice — “Silver Boat.”

    Nora Roberts — “Chasing Fire.”

    Lisa Scottoline — “Save Me.”

    Danielle Steel — “44 Charles Street.”

    David Foster Wallace — “The Pale King: An Unfinished Novel.”

     

    Nonfiction

  • April 14-17: A four day yard sale for residents and businesses along Highway 55 sponsored by Finchville Ruritan Club, Shelby County. For booth rental fees and more information, cal (502) 834-7754.

  • 20 years ago

    April

    1991

     

    St. Thomas student wins state contest for Young Authors

     

    Instead of lions and tigers and bears, Melanie Brown chose elephants and hippos for her story.

    Those elephants and hippos helped Brown win a state award in The Courier-Journal’s “Young Authors” contest.

    Brown, a second-grader at St. Thomas Elementary School, said she felt “happy” when she found out that she’d won.

  • Motorists in Nelson County are being greeted by higher prices when they pull up to the gas pumps lately.

    Donald Royalty, owner of A-1 Chevron in Bardstown, had a 19-cent across-the-board increase at his station’s pumps last week.

    It’s normal for gas prices to climb as the traditional summer driving season nears, he said. “This time of year, I expect to see it continue to increase.”

  • Fiction

    Jean M. Auel — “The Land of Painted Caves.”

    CJ Box — “Cold Wind.”

    Heather Graham — “Phantom Evil.”

    Carolyn Hart — “Dead By Midnight.”

    Jonathan Kellerman — “Mystery.”

    Henning Mankell — “The Troubled Man.”

    Susan Wiggs — “The Goodbye Quilt.”

    Nonfiction

    Martin Davidson — “The Perfect Nazi: Uncovering My Grandfather’s Secret Past.”

  • 60 years ago

    March

    1951

    Planting of Dogwoods Project for Bardstown Beautification

     

    In carrying out the program of the city’s beautification committee the planting of dogwood trees this spring is requested.

  • A real treat is coming up here for area sports fans the next few weeks.

    For years local basketball fans have been crammed and stuffed into smaller gyms here to watch district tournament games —if the game was enjoyable, the stuffiness of the place was not.

    The treat—Things will be different this year. No crowded doorways, no smoke-filled hallways and no jamming in the seats. Not only that, the fans will be able to see the regional tournament here as well as the district.

  • Rita Greenwell was awarded a membership plaque representing her 40 years of volunteering and devotion to the American Legion Post 121 Ladies Auxiliary.

    Forty years ago, Greenwell and her late husband, a veteran of World War II, Philip Greenwell, began tenure with the American Legion Armory Post 121, Bardstown. Their time was dedicated to serving and helping the veterans who resided in Kentucky, primarily in Bardstown.

  • Fiction

    Jennifer Chiaverini — “The Union Quilters.”

    Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child — “Gideon’s Sword.”

    J.D. Robb — “Treachery in Death.”

    David Rosenfelt — “On Borrowed Time.”

    Nonfiction

    James Carroll — “Jerusalem, Jerusalem: The Ancient City That Ignited the Modern World.”