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COMMUNITY NOTES: Feb. 25, 2018

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Tree Board meeting
A special Tree Board meeting will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at City Hall, 220 N. Fifth St.

Bardstown City Council
The Bardstown City Council will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Council Chambers.

Fire hydrant replacement
On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the City of Bardstown’s Water Department will replace two fire hydrants at 405 E. Daugherty and 121 W. Daugherty. This replacement may cause customers at the following locations to experience temporary water loss or low water pressure. Locations affected include 301-408 E. Daugherty Ave., West Daugherty Ave. and 704, 709 and 711 Beechwood Ave. boil water procedures will be implemented for the above residents. If you have any questions, contact City Hall at (502) 348-5947.

Anatok
The next public Anatok meeting will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Old Courthouse.

Board of Adjustment
The Nelson County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, at 10 a.m. in the Fiscal Court Room, second floor, Old Courthouse Building, One Court Square in Bardstown, to consider applications for a conditional use permit for an automobile sales lot at 704 Wimpsett Schoolhouse Road, a conditional use permit for transitional and temporary uses in an I-2 industrial zone at 300-301 Barton Road, a 4.05-foot variance from the 50-foot principal front yard setback for a new single-family dwelling at 219 Natalie’s Way and a variance to allow a new accessory structure to exceed the maximum height requirement at 9580 Bellwood Road. A copy of the applications may be reviewed in the Planning Commission office during normal business hours.

Bardstown Rotary Club
Karen Scout with Nelson County BackPack program will be the guest speaker at the Wednesday, Feb. 28, Bardstown Rotary Club meeting. The public is invited to attend the lunch meeting at noon at the Nelson County Public Library, 201 Cathedral Manor. If you would like lunch, the cost is $10.

Old Kentucky Home Middle SBDM Council
Old Kentucky Home Middle SBDM Council will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Synergy Room, the room off the office at OKHMS.

Civil War Museum to reopen for the season
The Civil War Museum and Old Bardstown Village, along with the Lt. General Hal Moore Military Museum will all reopen for the season on Friday, March 2. There are new and exciting exhibits on display throughout the museums. Regular Museum hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m., every day of the week. Regular admission is $10 adult and $5 children, age 6-15 years; children under 5 years are admitted free. Tickets are good for admission on two consecutive days. Special rates for groups by appointment and school groups are welcome with student discounts available. The Museum is at 310 E. Broadway in Bardstown. For questions, call the Museum at (502) 349-0291. Special events are posted on Facebook (Old Bardstown Village and Civil War Museum) and www.civil-war-museum.org. 

NARFE chapter meeting
The next NARFE chapter meeting will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, in the community meeting room of the Nolin RECC building, 411 Ring Road in Elizabethtown. Speaker will be Stephanie Givins from Hardin County Waste Management.  For more information, call Sharon Crady at (270) 763-7772.  

Homemakers scholarship
The Verna Richardson Homemakers Scholarship applications are available at the Nelson County Extension Office or on the Nelson County Extension website. All high school seniors and college students pursuing a family consumer science or agriculture-related field attending an in-state college or technical school are eligible to apply. Applications must be returned by April 6.

FEBRUARY
Blood drive
St. Gregory Church Parish Community Center, 330 Samuels Loop in Cox’s Creek will host a blood drive 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. For an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org.

NCEDA director to speak to Optimist Club
Kim Huston, director of Nelson County Economic Development Agency, will be the guest speaker at the Feb. 26 meeting of the Optimist Club. The meeting is at noon at B.J.’s Restaurant. Visitors are always welcome, and they may order off the menu.

Planning Commission
The Joint City-County Planning Commission of Nelson County will hold a public hearing and meeting (Agenda No. 497) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Old Courthouse Building, second floor, One Court Square in Bardstown to consider an application to rezone 0.261 acre at 118 S. Center St. from R-1C (single family residential district) to R-1D (single family residential district), to rezone 25.08 acres on the west side of Filiatreau Lane. A copy of the application may be reviewed in the Planning Commission office.

Bardstown Schools’ Family Resource Center
The Bardstown City Schools’ Family Resource Center will hold an advisory council meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Bardstown Primary School Conference Room, 1000 Templin Ave. The public is welcome to attend. Contact Catherine Blake, director at 331-8808 for more
information.

MARCH
Van Buren Baptist Church
Van Buren Baptist Church, 1488 Fairmount Road in Lawrenceburg, is having a clothes closet Saturday, March 3. Appointments can be made only at this time. If you or someone  you know needs clothing, call (502) 517-2318 or (502) 460-5433 to make an appointment.  If you can’t come this day call and make arrangements for a later date.

Master Gardeners Present:
“Gardens of the World” with the Kentucky Home Extension Master Gardeners each Friday through March 2.  This is the fifth year of viewing a variety of beautiful and exotic private and public gardens from around the world. Join in for tea, coffee and cookies each Friday 10 a.m.-noon at the Extension Office, 317 S. Third St. For more information, call (502) 348-9204.

Bardstown Community Theater membership meeting
Bardstown Community Theater will have a membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the Nelson County Civic Center. The meeting will be held in the rear meeting room behind the stage. All are welcome, new and old members.

Bardstown Board of Adjustment
The Bardstown Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Fiscal Court Room, second floor, Old Courthouse Building, One Court Square, Bardstown, to consider an application for a 2.5-foot variance from the 5-foot side yard setback for an existing accessory structure at 331 S. Fourth St. and a 3.6-foot variance from the approved 20-foot front yard setback (variance #2720) for a new single-family dwelling at 89 Tannery Creek Road.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at  St. Catherine Academy (413 N. First St. in New Haven). Donuts, drinks, a door prize and crafts will be featured. Bring your own camera. Donations are accepted.

St. Catherine Academy to have casino night
St. Catherine Academy’s first Casino Night event will be 7 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, March 3, in the St. Catherine Academy gymnasium, 413 N. First St. in New Haven. Tickets are $25, which includes two drink tickets, light dinner and transportation (within 10 miles). Games include blackjack, roulette, beat the dealer, pull tabs, electronic tables, and a Texas hold ‘em tournament. To compete in the Texas hold ‘em Tournament, a separate $50 will need to be purchased. To get tickets, contact (502) 827-1995 or (502) 827-4960. No tickets will be available on the day of the event.

Nelson County Farm Bureau scholarships available
Scholarship applications are now available for Nelson County Farm Bureau members.  The scholarship applications can be picked up at the local high schools or at any of the Farm Bureau offices. Applications must be returned by Friday, March 30.  All applications must be submitted on official form.  Additional rules are on the application form.

Gallery on the Square exhibit
The Gallery on the Square in Bardstown presents “Art with Alums” an art exhibit showcasing Bethlehem High School Art Teacher Mara Huston and many of her current and former students’ works of art. The exhibit will feature over 100 diverse pieces ranging from paintings to pottery, photography, architecture, clothing, pastry design and more. The exhibit will continue through March 30.

Community Action LIHEAP program
The Community Action office, 219 E. Muir Ave., in Bardstown will be assisting families of low-income with the LIHEAP Crisis Program through March 31, or sooner if funds are expended. To be eligible for crisis funds you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company, or be out of bulk fuel within four days if using propane, fuel oil or kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent. You will need to bring identification, proof of income for the entire family for the previous month, and social security numbers, birth dates for all in household, and a past due/disconnect notice or bulk fuel statement. Applicants heating with propane, fuel oil, kerosene or wood must verify their physical address. For more information, call (502) 348-9596.

APRIL
NCHS 2018 senior/alumni night
Nelson County High Schools Community Support Foundation has invited the class of 2018 seniors as well as all Nelson County Schools alumni to attend a reception in their honor, Thursday, April 26, at Thomas Nelson High School, 150 Generals Blvd., in Bardstown.  The event will feature the presentation of all 2018 scholarships that were offered through the Foundation. Distinguished alumni will be announced, and the T. Gerald Florence Outstanding Alumni Award will be given. Awards go to graduates of Nelson County Schools who have distinguished themselves in their profession or occupation. They may have demonstrated exemplary service to their community or the school system.
The T. Gerald Florence Outstanding Alumni Award will be given by the Nelson County Schools Community Support Foundation. The recipient must be a graduate of Nelson County Schools (Bloomfield High School, Boston High School, Chaplin High School, Old Kentucky Home High School, Nelson County High School, Thomas Nelson High School. All applications must be returned to NCS Central Office by April 2. Reservations for the reception should be made by April 16. Admission is free for 2018 seniors and award winners. Guest admission is $10 per person. The event will include a tour of Thomas Nelson High School followed by an informal meal and then the program. For more information, call (502) 349-4650 or visit www.communitysupportfoundation.org/SeniorAlumniNight

Master Gardeners Association
The Kentucky Home Extension Master Gardeners Association is offering
scholarship opportunities for Nelson County area senior high school students. The 
applications may be picked up at the Nelson County Extension Office or any local high school. There will be two $1,000 scholarships to Nelson County graduating 
seniors who are planning to pursue a degree or career in horticultural/agricultural or related 
field. The application must be returned with all supporting documentation to the Nelson County 
Extension Office by 4 p.m. April 20. The mailing address is Nelson County Extension Office, Kentucky Home Extension Master Gardeners Association, 317 S. Third St., Bardstown, KY 40004. If you have any questions, call the Extension Office at 348-9204.

FYI
Museum volunteers needed
Old Bardstown Village/Civil War Museum, 310 E. Broadway, is looking for people who are interested in history to volunteer one day a week at the museum as a docent or maintenance worker. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Sunday during the season. (Weekends only in November and closed December-February.) Call manager Kenny Johnson at (502) 827-8105 or Bob Llewellyn at (502) 693-0913 and leave a message if you are interested.

Central Kentucky Community Action awards
Central Kentucky Community Action will again offer educational awards for graduating high school seniors and GED recipients in its eight county service area. These educational awards will be given in the form of scholarships to assist with tuition while attending a four-year college, a two-year college or a technical school. Anyone applying for these scholarships must first meet the federal low-income guidelines.  Preference will be given to graduating seniors going into the fields of social services, business, agriculture or education, in that order.  Students’ grade-point average will also be taken into consideration. The scholarship packets are available at local high schools, vocational schools and at your local county community action office. Call your local Community Action Office for more information. The Nelson County office is (502) 348-9596.

Veterans’ booklet
Frank Thompson is putting together a veterans’ booklet for Veterans Day. He is asking all veterans alive or families of deceased Veterans from Nelson County to send a photo with information including name, branch of service, service dates and hometown. Mail information to Frank Thompson P.O. Box 434, Bardstown, KY 40004. If you would like your photo returned, send a self-addressed envelope.

Community Action scholarships available
Central Kentucky Community Action will again offer educational awards for graduating high school seniors and GED recipients in our eight-county service area. These educational awards will be given in the form of scholarships to assist with tuition while attending a four-year college, a two-year college, or a technical school. Anyone applying for these scholarships must first meet the federal low-income guidelines. Preference will be given to graduating seniors going into the fields of social services, business, agriculture or education, in that order.  Students’ grade point average will also be taken into consideration. The scholarship packets are available at local high schools, vocational schools and at your local County Community Action Office. For more information, call the Community Action office at (502) 348-9596.

Flaget Hospital Auxiliary scholarship
Flaget Hospital Auxiliary is offering its annual $1,000 college scholarships this spring to local high school seniors who will be pursuing studies in a medical related field.  The scholarship applications will be available at each high school or can be picked up at the information desk in the lobby of the hospital.

Nelson County Guidebook
The Kentucky Standard is updating the Nelson County Guide for this year. Any clubs and organizations wanting to be included in the publication or need to update their current information should email news@kystandard.com or call Carrie at 348-9003, ext. 113.

Free rides for veterans
The DAV Transportation Van goes to the VA Hospital and clinics in Louisville every Monday and Thursday. It’s free to ride for all veterans. You should already have made an appointment with the clinic or hospital before scheduling a ride. Call Frank Bland at (502) 780-3247 to ride. The van leaves from McDonalds in Lebanon at 7:30 a.m. It also makes stops in Springfield and Bardstown as necessary.

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.

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.

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.