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Community Events

  • Around Kentucky: Feb. 2, 2011

  • Dog park meeting set

    Those interested in having a dog park in Bardstown are invited to a meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Nelson County Public Library, Bardstown.

    Brian Davis, president of the Louisville Dog Run Association, will speak on the advantages of having a dog park and ideas on how to get started.

    For more information, call Jolene Reynolds at (502) 349-0803 or (502) 460-0855 or e-mail her at Jolene.reynolds@me.com.

  • Nazareth offering ‘pieceful’ retreat in February

    Nazareth Retreat Center:

    •At Peace with the Pieces ... Finding one’s SELF in the puzzle of life

    Feb. 11-13

    Presenter: Barbara MacDonald

    MacDonald is founder of The Mustard Seed, programs for personal growth and is former executive director of the Catholic Family Center, Archdiocese of Louisville.

  • St. Catherine Academy chili supper set for Feb. 1

    St. Catherine Academy Cafeteria will have a chili supper 3-6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 dine-in or carry-out.  Menu will include: chili, hamburger or hot dog with all the fixings, baked potato, desserts, tea, milk or juice.  The cost is $5.50 for adults and $2.50 for children, 12 and younger (dine-in only). 

    All proceeds go to St. Catherine Academy School Cafeteria.  KY Gaming License No. 0124.

  • United Way names top donors

    The money coming in was flat, approximately the same as 2009, but the United Way of Nelson County is planning to do its best to meet as many of the needs of Nelson County charitable agencies as possible. Raising just under $237,000 in 2010, almost the exact same figure that was raised in 2009, the United Way Board of Directors met recently and decided to allocate $225,000 to the 21 agencies they represent.

  • Santa visit at Life Care

    Santa visits Life Care Center of Bardstown resident Gene Haney.

  • Flaget hosts patient art show

    The Flaget Cancer Center on the Flaget Hospital campus will host an art show and reception 2-5 p.m. Wednesday. Paintings by cancer patients and caregivers will be showcased at the event. The cancer center is on the first floor of the medical building next to the hospital. Refreshments will be served.

    “This is a chance to experience art from the perspective of the cancer patient,” said Flaget Cancer Center Director Mindy McKinley.

  • Around Kentucky: Jan. 19, 2010

    Jan. 19: Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, senior pastor of St. Stephen Church and president of Simmons College of Kentucky, will be the speaker for Campbellsville University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service 7 p.m. at Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville. The event is co-sponsored by CU and Greater Campbellsville United.

    Cosby’s address is free and open to the public as well as CU faculty, students and staff. Students will receive chapel credit.

  • Years ago in The Standard: 40 years ago - January 1971

    Little short of a financial miracle will be needed to prevent the Nazareth campus of Spalding College from folding up after this school year.

    The reasons: Mounting deficit and dwindling student enrollment.

    The decision must come in the next two weeks, says Sister Ellen Egan, S.C.N., president of the college.

    The college has indebtedness of more than $1,000,000 on the most recently built buildings —the four floor residence halls, never fully occupied, and the new dining commons, erected only last year. Debt service annually, $47,750.

  • Remembering King's dream

    The Rev. Dr. Calvin R. Holloway of Second Baptist Church in Fairfield encouraged the crowd gathered at St. Monica Catholic Church in Bardstown Monday to live up to their fullest potential through hard work and dedication in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    The 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, two days after he would have turned 82 years old, was commemorated Jan. 17 by a service of singers, dancers and orators from churches and organizations throughout Nelson County.