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Today's Features

  • The easiest and most common of the “forced” bulbs are the amaryllis and the paperwhite narcissus. Most bulbs require a chilling period in order to successfully force into bloom but the amaryllis and the paperwhite can be potted straight from the store. This dramatically reduces the time it takes from planting to bloom by 8 to 10 weeks. This is a bonus if you are a last-minute type. And with a little advanced planning you can have some paperwhites and amaryllis ready as gifts for the holidays.

  • NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

    American Legion Auxiliary to have dance

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 288, Bloomfield, will host a Thanksgiving dance 8 p.m.-midnight Nov. 24 featuring The Main Street Band, Admission is $8 per person, $15, couple. Must be 21 to enter.

    Boston Church to have dinner

  • All through this movie the characters keep praising the toy shop by saying how magical it is. So my question was “Why isn’t it called ‘Mr. Magorium’s Magic Emporium’ instead of ‘Wonder Emporium’? My friend Adam explained that magic was too narrow a term. It needed a word with a broader definition, and that is ‘wonder.’ I wholeheartedly agreed since there was never a toyshop quite like this one. The “Emporium” makes Toys R Us seem like a nursery at midnight.

  • Dear Heloise: Our two cats are indoor pets, but one is an ESCAPE ARTIST. We hired a lawn service to treat our lawn to help it grow. The day after a treatment, Calvin (the escape artist) managed to get past my husband when he opened the door. Calvin went straight to the lawn and started eating grass. My husband caught him and brought him back inside. Within a few minutes, Calvin started vomiting profusely. I immediately called the vet in a panic, knowing that Calvin had just ingested lawn chemicals. The vet told me to call the lawn company to find out exactly which chemicals were used.

  • The next edition of ‘Kentucky Life’ features Rough River State Resort Park, silk artist Laverne Zabielski and Dovie’s Restaurant. The program, hosted by Dave Shuffett, airs at 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 on KET1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 18 on KET2.

    First, Shuffett tours Rough River State Resort Park. Established in 1961, the park sits alongside the reservoir created by Rough River Dam in Grayson County. The 637-acre park contains nature trails; areas for fishing, camping, boating and golf; a lodge; and private cabins.

  • The 2007 Shakertown Roundtable, held Sept. 28 and 29 at Kentucky’s Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, focused on ideas for improving early childhood education and how those improvements could boost economic development in the state. Business, education and community leaders throughout the state discussed the relationship between early education and Kentucky’s economic health — and how the public and private sectors can work together to improve both.

  • Billy Crystal, who has created one of the most versatile and prolific careers in the entertainment industry — finding success in front of the camera, as a performer in film and television, and behind the scenes as a writer, director and producer — has been honored with the 10th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The 90-minute special ‘Billy Crystal: The Mark Twain Prize,’ featuring tributes and comic testimonials from a star-studded cast of Crystal’s friends and colleagues, airs at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 on KET2.

  • ‘The Bothersome Man,’ Nelson County Public Library’s Film Movement offering of the month, will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Community Room at the new Main branch of the library.

    A Norwegian production, ‘The Bothersome Man’ won awards at the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

  • Bloomfield Church of God to have fundraiser

    Bloomfield Church of God, 147 Depot St., will have an all day catfish fry, community auction and chili supper Nov. 17. The catfish fry will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and the auction and chili supper 6-8 p.m. All proceeds will go to the youth ministry for upcoming travel expenses. For more information or orders, call 252-7777.

    New Salem Baptist has holiday shopping fair

  • Lawrence Smith has been selected as the guest speaker for the annual Community Thanksgiving Service Nov. 18, sponsored by the Bardstown/Nelson County Ministerial Association. The service will begin at 2 p.m.. at the Nelson Christian Church, 1760 New Shepherdsville Road, (KY 245 at Templin Avenue). Various local ministers will participate in the program. The Mary & Martha Ladies Group from Nelson Christian Church will provide a time of refreshments and fellowship following the service in the congregation’s Fellowship Hall.