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Bardstown boy escapes from kidnapper


I guess the biggest story is that a little boy who lives on the other side of our street was the victim of an attempted kidnapping from Jones Avenue Skate Park. He is seven. He and his younger sister were at the skate park together and someone in a purple or blackish tinted four-door car pulled up and someone grabbed him. He managed to kick the guy several times and the kidnapper shoved and kicked the boy out of his car. He was put out of the vehicle on South Third Street and ran all the way back to North Center Street to his home. Police got a description from the little boy, however haven’t caught anyone yet.

On July 4, the kids were entertained by the fireworks from the Old Kentucky Home State Park. They were visible from our back porch and many neighbors were shooting off Roman candles and other colorful fireworks.

Belated happy birthday to the twins next door, Destiny and Faith Gordon, who celebrated at Chuckie Cheese on July 4. They ended their party by going uptown to see the fireworks then having a sleepover.

Thomas the Train was in New Haven on July 4 , 5, and 6. Several children went from the area to see the exhibit and ride the train.

On July 10, the kindergarten teachers made a home stop to take a picture of John and Bradi and leave their packets for the new school year with supply lists and information. School begins on August 5 for Bardstown City schools.

All the kids are excited. Summer vacation has been a relief of the pressures of the school year, however they are becoming very restless and seem eager to get back to their friends. John’s assistant sent home some matching games and puzzles and he and I have been working on those to keep him from losing some of the content he learned last year.

The Nelson County Fair begins Monday and lasts through Saturday. Most of the neighborhood children are discussing attending, however others are cautious of the kidnapping incident and are opting to stay at home.

Thunderstorms rolled through the area on Saturday and were supposed to continue through Monday with temperatures in the upper 80s to 90s and lows in the 70s.

Back home at Eolia, Mom had to go to the emergency room on Saturday. It seems she’s having some issues with her chemotherapy. There is a down side to everything, I suppose. It sure looks that way sometimes.

Happy birthdays go out to Cheryl Chesser and Diane Thompson July 16, Kristi Hatton on July 11 and Angie Sturgill on July 12.

Alison Yates and B.J. Brown will be married Friday, July 18, at St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral.

That seems to be the news for this week. Blessings to all.

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