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  • 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.”

  • Some political heat and community concerns prompted the state to expedite the relocation of a low visibility exit ramp on the Blue Grass Parkway last year. Now the exit’s relocation is expected as soon as July.

    According to Kenny Fogle, principal assistant to the Transportation secretary in Frankfort, Parkway drivers can expect a new ramp and increased visibility at BG exit 21.

    More than a year ago the state announced plans to reconstruct exit 21 of the Blue Grass Parkway. The exit leads drivers from the parkway to U.S. 31E.

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  • 20 years ago

    March

    1991

    Nelson County farmer shooting for big bucks on lottery show

     

    Ted Spalding has been grinning like a rich man. The Nelson Countian is not exactly wealthy. His wallet will bulge more, though, now that he’s won $2,300 on a television game show.

    The beef cattle farmer got his chance to score last Saturday night in Louisville on “ Fun and Games.”

  • FICTION

    Alex Berenson — “The Secret Soldier.”

    Liza Markland — “Red Wolf.”

    Fern Michaels — “Home Free.”

    Michael Palmer — “A Heartbeat Away.”

     

    NONFICTION

    Kate Betts — “Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style.”

    Sylvia Browne — “Afterlives of the Rich and Famous.”

    Rodney Crowell — “Chinaberry Sidewalks.”

  • In the early 1980s, an important piece of Nelson County’s African-American history was in danger. And although its future is much more secure now, it isn’t entirely out of the woods.

  • Through Feb. 26: The Headley-Whitney Museum announces a “Drive-Thru Art Show.”  Lexington residents and visitors will have an opportunity to view banners, displayed on light poles in downtown Lexington, created by and for the community.  These colorful and collaborative banners create our Drive-Thru Art Show which consists of 8 double-sided banners with 16 phrases about art.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to see what your neighbors chose.

  • 60 Years Ago

    February 1951

     

    Modern A&P Food Market at Bardstown opening today

     

    Bardstown’s new A&P Food Market at 222 North Third Street opens today, Thursday, Feb. 1.

    This magnificent new food store provides the people of Bardstown and surrounding area with every convenience for speedy and comfortable shopping.

  • “Its doors have always been open to all, in Christian love and acceptance, but its soul and mind have never ceased to be Black.”

    The above is an excerpt from a 25th anniversary publication for St. Monica Catholic Church. But 1981 was the anniversary only of the St. Monica facilities on South Third Street. The church’s roots actually go back almost to the Civil War.

  • 40 years ago

    February

    1971

    Flyers are Little League champs

     

    In an exciting down to the wire battle Saturday, coach Cliff Goodlett’s Flyers sneaked past Joe Dodson’s Stars 34-31 to capture the championship of the Optimist League Basketball League.

    The Flyers, led by tournament most valuable player Warren Downs, 15 points, got the clenching basket with only seconds remaining. Daryle Bivens had 17 points for the Stars.

  • Nelson County is dotted with grand homes and mansions once occupied by influential people — songwriters, distillers, even some governors. But the county’s history can also be traced to smaller properties, properties not on the National Register — or properties only recently added.