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Government

  • Beshear praises Nelson’s progress

    Gov. Steve Beshear praised the Bardstown-Nelson County community as a model for economic progress when he came here Wednesday to celebrate Kentucky and the county being honored by Site Selection magazine.

    Beshear brought the big silver trophy with him to My Old Kentucky Home State Park and compared it to the NCAA title trophy that University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari toured the state with in 2012.

  • Local turnout 11.3 percent; clerk prepares for recanvass

    Nelson County Clerk Elaine Filiatreau was right on target when she predicted a turnout of a little more than 10 percent in Tuesday’s primary. The actual number was 11.3 percent.

    For Republicans, who unlike the Democrats, had an extremely competitive governor’s race, the result was higher. In Nelson County, 9,643 Republicans were registered, and 1,469 voted in the governor’s race, or 15.2 percent.

  • Mayor wants to raise tax, have 24/7 fire service

    Bardstown Mayor John Royalty will propose that the City Council increase its occupational tax to fund a fully staffed Fire Department that would have paid firefighters on duty around the clock.

    The mayor made the recommendation during a Public Safety Committee meeting Thursday morning at City Hall.

  • $20.4 million Nelson County 2016 budget gets first reading

    The Nelson County Fiscal Court’s 2016 budget received its first reading Tuesday and favorable responses from magistrates.

    There were only minor revisions from the proposed spending plan County Judge-Executive Dean Watts presented to the court earlier. He offered to go over it in detail at the May 19 meeting, but the magistrates were satisfied with it as presented.

    The plan includes expenditures of $20,462,100, revenue of $18,043,100 and a carryover of $2,419,000.

  • Howard to remain city chief but resign from corporation

    Marlin Howard will resign as chief of the Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department.

    Howard, who has been chief of the nonprofit corporation since 2012, was told by Bardstown Mayor John Royalty he must choose whether to remain as chief of the Bardstown Fire Department or the quasi-public county fire service.

    He has been chief of both since 2012, and the two fire departments have long had a contractual arrangement under which they work together and share property, equipment and volunteers.

  • Howard to remain city chief but resign from corporation

    Marlin Howard will resign as chief of the Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department.

    Howard, who has been chief of the nonprofit corporation since 2012, was told by Bardstown Mayor John Royalty he must choose whether to remain as chief of the Bardstown Fire Department or the quasi-public county fire service.

    He has been chief of both since 2012, and the two fire departments have long had a contractual arrangement under which they work together and share property, equipment and volunteers.

  • Mattingly retires after 27 years as New Haven clerk/treasurer

    After 27 years of serving the residents of New Haven, City Clerk/Treasurer Linda Mattingly will be retiring from her position June 1.

    “I’ve really enjoyed working for the city the last 27 years,” Mattingly said. “It’s been a great job and I’ve worked with some really great people.”

    Having served nearly three decades with the city and as a 48-year resident, Mattingly has developed lasting friendships with those she has served alongside.

  • County officials willing to help rural fire group

    Rural residents will be protected if the Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department and the City of Bardstown Fire Department break up, county officials said Wednesday.

    County Judge-Executive Dean Watts and Magistrates Keith Metcalfe and Sam Hutchins weighed in on the issue the day after the

    nonprofit fire service’s board voted unanimously to reject Mayor John Royalty’s proposed contract.

  • State working with city on traffic lights solution

    The contractor that put up the big traffic light posts and cross beams at the intersection of Fifth Street and Stephen Foster has taken down the signals that were attached to them, but a foreman wouldn’t say Thursday whether the metal structure itself would be removed.

    Neither would anyone from Bardstown City Hall or the state Transportation Cabinet. However, a spokesman for the District 4 office in Elizabethtown, Chris Jessie, said there are discussions between the city and state.

  • Tourism up in county and state

    Improved accommodations and new opportunities have lead to an increase in tourism for Nelson County in 2014, according to a report from the Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist Commission.