COMMUNITY NOTES: Dec. 31, 2017

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Nelson Fiscal Court
Nelson Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Nelson County Democratic Woman’s Club
Nelson County DWC will hold its installation of officers on Monday, Jan. 8, at Maywood Country Club. There will be a “dutch treat” buffet dinner at $18 per person [tax and tip included — payment is due at the door].  Happy Hour with a cash bar is at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Chief Kim Kraeszig from the Bardstown Police Department and Ann Hamilton will conduct the installation ceremony.  You are invited to bring a guest(s) if you wish. RSVP by Friday, Jan. 5, to westview0922@gmail.com or call/text Martha Nest, president at (502) 507-6965.
Electric and Cable Committee
The regularly scheduled Electric & Cable Committee meeting on Jan. 2, has been cancelled.  A special meeting of the Electric & Cable Committee will be Tuesday, Jan. 9, instead.

St. John A.M.E. Zion Church watch night service
St. John A. M. E. Zion Church will have a watch night service Sunday, Dec. 31, with First Baptist Church of Bardstown, the Rev. Michael N. Smith pastor, and Second Baptist Church Fairfied, the Rev. Dr. Calvin R. Holloway, pastor. Fellowship will be 8:30-9:45 p.m. with the worship service at 10 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Calvin R. Holloway, will be preaching.

NARFE chapter to meet
The next NARFE chapter meeting will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, in the community meeting room of the Nolin RECC building, 411 Ring Road in Elizabethtown. Stephanie Givens, Hardin County Waste Management, will be the guest speaker.  For more information, call Sharon Crady at (270) 763-7772.  

Board of Adjustment
The Nelson County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 11,  at 10 a.m. in the Fiscal Court Room, second Floor in the Old Courthouse, One Court Square, Bardstown to consider an application for a 49-foot front variance for an accessory structure at 118 Sunset Farm Road (formerly 11466 Louisville Road –US 31E). A copy of the application may be reviewed in the Planning Commission office during normal business hours.

Fall leaf pickup
Fall leaf pickup by the city of Bardstown will run through Dec. 31. No leaves will be picked up outside this time frame. To participate, rake leaves into a pile on the grass between the sidewalk and the street. Never rake leaves into the street, gutter or storm drains because this can cause flooding. Small piles of leaves can be bagged and set out with your weekly garbage. You can see an interactive map and schedule for leaf pickup zones on the city website, cityofbardstown.org or on the city Facebook page. For more information, contact City Hall at (502) 348-5947, or on Facebook.  Because of high demand, there will most likely be delays during the leaf season.

Nelson County Clerk’s office holiday closing
The Nelson County Clerk’s office will be closed  Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.

Holiday garbage collection
There will be no garbage collection Monday, Jan. 1; garbage collection will run Tuesday, Jan. 2 – Saturday, Jan. 6.

Garbage Collection and Landfill holiday schedule
The Nelson County Landfill will be closed Monday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day. Garbage collection will be on a one day delay.

Human Rights Commission
The Bardstown-Nelson County Human Rights Commission will meet in regular session at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Nelson County Public Library in Bardstown.  Goals and plans for the year will be discussed.

Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus will meet Tuesday, Jan 2. Social starts at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. at the Bardstown Event Center (formerly Knights of Columbus Hall). Dues are now payable. Pay before March 1. For more information, call GK Gary Bishop at (502) 233-1069 or FS Kerry P. Monin at (502) 348-8264.

Rolling Fork Volunteer Fire Dept.
The Rolling Fork Volunteer Fire Department will hold its quarterly meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 2,  at 362 Center St. in New Haven.

Board of Adjustment
The Bardstown Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing and special meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 5 p.m. in the Fiscal Court Room, Second Floor in the Old Courthouse to consider the following application for Blincoe Properties, LLC  at 702 and 720 Beechwood Ave. (Tract #1, Sam Nally Shop, Inc. Consolidation Plat).

American Legion Post 42 meeting
The American Legion Nelson County Post 42 will reschedule its January 2018 meeting to Jan. 9, with dinner at 6 p.m. with the meeting to follow. For more information, call the post at (502) 203-9643.

Bardstown City Council
The working session of the Bardstown City Council scheduled for Jan. 2 at 5 p.m. has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council will be Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 116 N. Fifth St., second floor.

Optimist Club seeking nominations for volunteer award
The Optimist Club of Bardstown will honor three individuals for their service to local youth with the fifth annual Frank Schultz Service to Youth Award. The award is named for Frank Schultz, a past president of the club and very active in club activities, who died in 2013. Nominations are being sought for Bardstown/Nelson County adult residents who demonstrate and utilize optimism while working with youth; leadership while helping youth develop to their full potential; and Encouragement while empowering youth to pursue and succeed in their current and future endeavors. Letters of nomination should not exceed two pages in length and must be received by Jan. 15, 2018. Please mail the letter of nomination to Bardstown Optimist Club, Attention: FSA, P.O. Box 1072, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004; or email the entry to hafendorfers@bardstowncable.net. Recipients of the award will be contacted either by phone or letter by Feb. 1. They will be honored at our club meeting on Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. for their commitment to youth. For more information, contact John Hafendorfer at 348-1120 or 460-0824.

Martin Luther King celebration
The Concerned Parents of Nelson County in conjunction with the Nelson County Chapter of the NAACP will host this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at noon Monday, Jan. 15, at St. Monica Catholic Church, 407 S. Third St. in Bardstown. The keynote message this year will be brought by Father John Judie, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Christ the King Catholic Church in Louisville. Father Judie was a former pastor of St. Monica Parish. There will be music by the community choir, presentation of the Human Rights Commission’s Student Essay winners, and presentation of the annual community service award. Refreshments will be served after the program in the cafeteria and everyone is welcome.

Nelson County Community Clinic
The Nelson County Community Clinic, along with Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, has TwoCal HN Calorie and Protein Nutrition Drinks free to qualified individuals. Limit of 10 cans per person until quantities run out. You must be a Nelson County resident, 18 years of age or older and meet the 200 percent federal poverty level income guidelines. Bring a picture identification, proof of income, and current copy of water, cable or electric bill for proof of residency. Available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only.

Veterans stories
If any veteran would like to archive their military story for the time spent in the service, call (502) 203-9643 and give your name and number to be added on the list, then you will be contacted to set up a date and time. You will not have to tell anything that you don’t want to. These interviews will be available at the Nelson County Library after they are aired.

Bardstown Senior Center Winter Activities
Bardstown Senior Center winter activities schedule will be as follows: line dancing class on Mondays from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., strength and balance chair exercises on Mondays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. and tai chi class on Wednesdays, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All classes and lunches are free to anyone more than 60 years old. Nutritional lunches are served Monday through Friday at noon for all seniors ($2 donation is suggested). Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. excluding holidays. For more information, call (502) 348-1888.

Veteran service representative
A veteran service representative, Leon Donahue, an experienced claims adviser, will be in New Haven 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the second Monday of the month. Call the new land line at (502) 286-5121 City of New Haven Historical Preservation/Military-Veterans Office and leave a message, or call (502) 827-0003. Leon Donahue can be reached at (502) 640-0579.

Basic computer lessons
Basic computer lessons will be given at the New Haven branch of the Nelson County Public Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. by appointment only.

Homemaker’s cookbooks
The Nelson County Homemakers cookbooks are available. It contains over 500 large print recipes. All recipes are submitted by Nelson County Homemakers. Funds raised go to support college scholarships for young people. The cost is $15 and may be purchased at the Nelson County Extension Office, 317 S. Third St. or call (502) 348-9204.

First Baptist food pantry
First Baptist Church of Bardstown food pantry is open every second and fourth Tuesday of the month 10 a.m. to noon.

New Hope Food Bank
New Hope Food Bank’s operating hours are 9-11 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 4-5 p.m. Fridays. They’re in need of four volunteers for the summer to each take one week to mow the premises. Call Director Shirley A. Martin at (502) 349-3308.

Nelson County Community Clinic needs volunteers
The Nelson County Community Clinic, a nonprofit organization providing free medical, dental and Medicare counseling services to Nelson County residents, is in need of volunteers to help answer phones, customer service, filing, and general office support. If you can donate three to four hours of your time each week for this worthwhile cause, call (502) 349-5990.

American Legion
OKH Post 121, American Legion, 206 W. Broadway, will offer assistance to any veteran or veteran’s family member that has issues involving benefits or other entitlements. Leon Donahue, an experienced claims adviser, is available at the post 10 a.m.-noon each Friday. He can be reached at (502) 640-0579.