Community Notes, Nov. 26, 2017

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The next public Anatok meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Old Courthouse.

Bardstown City Council

The Bardstown City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28.


Team Up! FRYSC

Team Up! Family Resource & Youth Services Center will hold an advisory council meeting on Monday, Nov. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at Cox’s Creek School. The public is invited to attend. To reserve a seat, call 349-7006.

Bloomfield Elementary SBDM Council

Bloomfield Elementary SBDM Council will meet at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the SBDM conference room No. 103.

OKH Middle SBDM Council

OKH Middle SBDM Council will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the SBDM room at Old Kentucky Home Middle School.

Rotary Club meeting

Neil Payne with Boys and Girls Haven will be the guest speaker at the Wednesday, Nov. 29, 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.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Man of the Year and Woman of the Year

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce is seeking Man of the Year, Woman of the Year and Lifetime Achievement award nominations. The awards will be announced at the annual awards dinner on Jan. 25, 2018. The awards will be presented in recognition of outstanding leadership, accomplishments, those that have earned special recognition in their chosen profession in the past year, active involvement in the community through service organizations, the Bardstown-Nelson Chamber of Commerce and commitment to the betterment of Bardstown and Nelson County. Nominees must be more than 21 years of age, and nominated by persons knowing of their activity and listing this information for the committee’s consideration. A selection committee of the chamber will review the applications and determine the recipients. This is an annual award based on accomplishments within the 2017 calendar year. The award cannot be received by the same person for consecutive years. Nominations must be received by the chamber office Thursday, Nov. 30. Mail to One Court Square, Bardstown, KY 40004 or email: chamber@bardstownchamber.com.

Planning Commission

The Joint City-County Planning Commission of Nelson County will hold a public hearing and meeting (Agenda No. 494) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Old Courthouse Building, second floor, One Court Square, Bardstown, to consider applications at 332 S. Third St., 3050 E. John Rowan Blvd., acreage on Filiatreau Lane, Murrays Run Road and Louisville Road. A copy of the applications may be reviewed in the Planning Commission office.

Musicians needed for Christmas parade

Musicians are needed to ride on the Salvation Army’s float and play in the 2017 Christmas Parade on Thursday, Dec. 7. All woodwind, brass and percussion instruments are needed. There will be one rehearsal at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30. To sign up to play, call Ken at (502) 507-5724 no later than Nov. 29.


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.

Conservation contests deadline set for Dec. 1

The Nelson County Conservation District art and writing contests for 2017 ends Dec. 1. The subject of this year’s contest is “Water is Life.” 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., Bardstown. Judging will be early December. An awards meeting is being planned for early 2018, where the winners from each school and county winners will be announced. Awards will be given to the first-, second- and third-place essay in the Junior Division (grades 6-8) and the Senior Division (grades 9-12). Awards will also be made to the top three entries from each school. The Jim Claypool Art Contest is open to grades primary to fifth. Awards will be given to the first-, second- and third-place posters. The top three entries from each school will also receive awards. The first-place art and writing entry will be submitted to the state level for competition. For more information, contact Gale Hundley, at (502) 348-3363, ext. 7338.

Community Tree of Life

First Baptist Church of Taylorsville will host the Community Tree of Life Dec. 1-3. Tickets are $2 and can be purchased at The Tea Cup and The Red Scooter in Taylorsville by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Community Tree of Life, P.O. Box 905, Taylorsville, KY 40071 or call (502) 249-6425 or (502) 510-2002. Performances are 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. each night.

Christmas bazaar

The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church will have a Christmas bazaar 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Lunch will be available.

Christmas pageant

The “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas Mommy and Me” Festival Preliminary Pageant (includes boys from birth to 9 years old) will be Saturday, Dec. 2, at Nelson County High School. Competition for birth to 9 years old begins at 9 a.m. Competition for 10 years old to 96 years old begins at 1 p.m. For additional information, visit www.kentuckypageants.com or facebook.com/vents/133178620604138/. For application, registration and rules, contact De De Cox at deannac10@hotmail.com. The pageant benefits Bethany Haven Inc. of Bardstown and the Dream Factory of Louisville.

Blood drive

New Haven Rolling Fork Fire Department, in New Haven, will have a blood drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. All blood types are needed. Blood is a perishable product that can only come from generous volunteers. By donating blood, individuals can make a difference in the lives of patients in their community and throughout the nation.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus will meet Tuesday, Dec. 5. Social starts at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. at the Bardstown Event Center (formerly Knights of Columbus Hall). A potluck dinner with Santa will be Sunday, Dec. 3, with a social at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call GK Gary Bishop at (502) 233-1069 or FS Kerry P. Monin at 348-8264.

Optimist Toy Drive collects for Angel Tree

The Optimist Toy Drive has started to support this year’s Family Resource Angel Tree program. Supporters are asked to donate new toys, clothing, books, games, gift cards and other gift items appropriate for children ages newborn through 16. Donation boxes are located at all Town & Country Banks, area Lincoln National Banks, area Wilson & Muir Banks, Crume Drug Store, Hurst Drugs, GBA Printing, WBRT Radio studios, and Boone’s Butcher Shop. The last day for donations is Dec. 7.

Nelson County Project Graduation

The Nelson County High School Project Graduation will have a chili supper 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in the high school cafeteria along with a public auction of various items at 6 p.m. For more information, call Jennifer at (502) 460-0668.

Coat-a-Kid drive

The Bardstown Rotary Club has kicked off its 35th annual Coat-a-Kid drive in Nelson County. The club is asking the community to donate new or gently used coats through Dec. 5. All sizes of coats from children’s sizes to teens are needed. Drop-off locations include Kenny’s Cleaners, Clark Jewelers, Maywood Chevron, PNC Bank, WesBanco, Town & Country Bank, Kentucky Farm Bureau West Agency and The Kentucky Standard. Donations to purchase new coats for Nelson County children in need are also being accepted. Checks should be made out to Bardstown Rotary Club and mailed to P.O. Box 8, Bardstown, KY 40004. For more information, contact Rotarians Brent Smith at (502) 349-3595 or Carla Smith at (502) 337-6245. The Bardstown Rotary Club will be distributing new and gently used coats for children, teens and adults to anyone in the community on Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-noon at the Bardstown Board of Education Office at 308 N. Fifth St. in Bardstown.

Christmas Tour of Homes

The annual Christmas Tour of Homes in Bardstown will be 1-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, and features four historic homes (dating from 1820 to 1920), three modern homes, Bardstown United Methodist Church (c.1856), which will be the refreshment stop, and a mid-1800s one-room schoolhouse. The tour is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and proceeds go to send local music students to summer music camp at EKU. Tickets can be purchased at the Bardstown Visitor’s Center on Court Square, and after 5 p.m. the day of the tour at the Old Library Building (the FABS Art Gallery), also on the Court Square. Price of the ticket is $15. For more information, call 348-4877 or go to info@ bardstowntourism.com.

Christmas Parade

The Bardstown Kiwanis Club 2017 Christmas Parade is Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas.” The entry fee is $50. Entry forms may be picked up at WBRT, 106 S. Third St., in Bardstown.

Medicare open enrollment

The Nelson County Community Clinic, 300 W. John Fitch Ave., Suite 200, in Bardstown, will be working with Nelson County residents during the Medicare open enrollment through Dec. 7. Stop by the office to fill out a Medicare Benefits Plan Finder, bring your Medicare card(s) and a list of your prescription drugs. The benefits counselors will look at the 2018 prescription drug and Advantage plans and get back with you on which plan would be the best for you. Sponsored by the Nelson County Community Clinic as a free service to the community. Hours of operation are Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kentucky Amateur Radio Society

The Kentucky Amateur Radio Society and the Nelson County Radio Club have decided to merge membership, operations and equipment. The merged club will be named the Nelson County Radio Club. Club meeting nights for Nelson County radio amateur operators and anyone interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator shall continue on the second Monday of each month. Meetings for the remainder of this calendar year shall be Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson County EMS building at the intersection of Atkinson Hill Avenue and Buchanan Boulevard. The KARS fourth Wednesday meetings and the weekly Wednesday evening weather net are discontinued immediately. Nelson County Radio Club officers shall continue in place for the remainder of the calendar year. At the Oct. 9 meeting a nominating committee was named to identify officer candidates for the next year. Elections shall be held on Dec. 11. Officers shall be installed on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. As of Oct. 1, 2017 all KARS functions and property shall be handled by NCRC.