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Community Events

  • St. Ann celebrates picnic, opens new parish center

    After more than 80 years of learning in the same three-room schoolhouse, the students and teachers of St. Ann School in Howardstown have a new home — and it’s just a few feet away.

    The new parish center for St. Ann Church was completed about two weeks ago and features four classrooms, which will be the new learning space for the small Catholic school that has served the community since the late 1800s.

    “It was staffed by Ursuline nuns,” and lay teachers later continued the work, said teacher Sue Boone, an alumna of St. Ann School.

  • Annual scholarship program sees 14 participants

    Fourteen young ladies are vying Aug. 18 for the title of Nelson County’s next Distinguished Young Woman, part of a long-running national scholarship program designed to promote leadership, improve self-confidence and recognize young role models.

    Open locally to high school juniors, the scholarship program was founded in 1958 as Junior Miss. Since its creation, thousands of teens from across the country have taken part. Contestants are judged on scholastics, interview skills, talent, fitness and self-expression, each counting for a percentage of their overall score.

  • Artist introduces wearable nature to Bernheim

    Large creatures comparable to grass-covered Sasquatch will be roaming around Bernheim Forest in a few weeks thanks to the work of a visiting British artist.

    Ashley Peevor, who is enjoying a month-long residency at Bernheim as part of a grant, is introducing his living costumes known as “Grass Men” at this year’s Bernheim CONNECT festival. The costumes are a combination of fabric, grass and soil substrate, with seeds growing through fabric layers to compress them into a living material.

  • Mobile art studio makes way through Nelson County

    Children swapped paint colors and brushed designs on their canvases while gathered at tables outside of the Nelson County Public Library. The evening of outdoor art was part of the On the Move Art Studio’s tour through Nelson County, which continues with a stop in New Haven July 31.

    The idea came after social worker Josh Nadzam and artist Kathy Werking teamed up to bring art to kids in need.

  • River Cities band to perform Friday

    The River Cities Concert Band will be the featured group at this week’s Edward Jones Summer Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown Parks & Recreation Department.

    The series, now in its 16th season of free, family-oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

    The River Cities Concert Band will be presenting a concert of wind band works, featuring the music of some of America’s favorite composers.

  • Community Notes for 7-8

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    Bloomfield City Council

    Bloomfield City Council will meet at 6:25 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the Northeast Nelson Fire Station, 130 Perry St. in Bloomfield. Items on the agenda include a public hearing for the purpose of obtaining written or oral comments from the public regarding the proposed use of Municipal Aid and Local Government Economic Assistance program funds for this Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

     

    Bardstown City Council

  • NARFE learns about veterans home and available programs

    At the June 4 meeting of Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Cathy Sanders Williamson from Central Kentucky Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Sandy Bowsum spoke to the chapter about “No Veteran Dies Alone” and “Companionship” programs at the 120-bed State Veteran’s Home in Radcliff. To contact Sandy about supporting these veterans’ programs, call (270) 300-7551. To stay current on the latest NARFE news like us at -www.facebook.com/narfe1050.

  • NPR donates more than two tons of food to Bread for Life

    Workers at Bardstown’s NPR of America plant recently struck a blow against hunger and food insecurity when they brought in 4,740 pounds of food and supplies as part of a charity drive.

    Four teams — from first, second and third shifts and the warehouse and office personnel — donated the supplies at collection points set up at the plant from June 4-29.

  • Digging for roots

    One rainy afternoon, Mark Thomas of Louisville was poring over heavy tomes in the Nelson County Public Library’s genealogy room.

    He comes here because the library has resources his hometown library doesn’t.

    “They have a complete set of birth and death books, whereas the main library in Louisville … only goes to 1959, and there are missing volumes. It’s almost easier … to come down here than to go downtown and have to pay to park,” he said.

  • ‘It's electric!’

    The Sisters of Charity are adding electric vehicles to their fleet as part of their ongoing sustainability efforts and invite the community to learn more about the cars at a special event this weekend.

    The local SCNs purchased their first electric car, a Chevrolet Bolt, about two weeks ago.

    “It’s the way of the future,” said Sister Theresa Knabel, chair of Nazareth’s Car Committee, adding that some other countries are already looking to ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars to combat growing air pollution concerns.