• Candidates, voters mingle at GOP women’s fall picnic Saturday

    Local voters got an opportunity to meet most of the Republican candidates on the ballot in one place Saturday.

    The Nelson County Organization of Republican Women held their annual fall picnic that afternoon at the Bardstown Farmers Market, and candidates or their surrogates for every office from the Soil and Water Conservation District to the U.S. Senate showed up to mingle with the voters.

    “I think it went well,” J.T. Fulkerson, the Republican candidate for sheriff, said Monday.

    It seemed there was a steady stream of visitors.

  • Sheckles sworn in as KLC pres.
  • Former Congressman Ron Lewis endorses Comer for governor

     Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture and candidate for governor James Comer received a third big endorsement this month, this time from the Republican-heavy Second Congressional District. 

    Former Congressman Ron Lewis told a large crowd at an Elizabethtown fundraiser why Comer is his choice for governor.

  • Floyd did vote for pension liability fund

    State Rep. David Floyd actually did vote for a pension trust fund bill before he voted against it.

    The Bardstown Republican’s Democratic challenger, Audrey Haydon, has made Floyd’s 2013 vote against HB 440 a campaign issue and mentioned it in at least two debates with the incumbent. She first brought it up at a candidates’ forum at the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth on Sept. 29, and the two discussed it again at PLG-TV’s live televised debate on Oct. 16.

  • Council overrules HRB on plan for Five Star lights

    A discussion of foot-candles generated more heat than light Tuesday when the Bardstown City Council overruled a decision by the Historical Review Board to deny a business owner’s streetlights request.

    Bill Newcomb, vice president of Newcomb Oil, wanted to replace the modern lights at the Five Star on East Stephen Foster Avenue and North Second Street with 10 black posts designed to look like lamps of yesteryear. The 14-foot-high posts would be similar to the historic streetlights already along the avenue.

  • New Haven Iron Horse Festival gives back to community



    The New Haven Iron Horse Festival Committee presented checks to several community groups at the Board of Commissioners meeting Oct. 16. The donations were made possible through surplus funds from the Iron Horse Festival. Groups donated to include the New Haven Library, Trunk or Treat, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts Troop 996, Girl Scouts, FRYSC, City of New Haven, Community Christmas Basket project, New Haven Enhancement Team and the New Haven Senior Group.

  • Bloomfield Council: ‘Help wanted’

    Bloomfield officials say they’re looking for anyone interested in serving on the City Council next term, as there are currently not enough people running in the Nov. 4 election.

    “If anyone is interested in serving the community that would be a good way for them to serve,” Mayor Rhonda Hagan said, “and to learn more about how local government runs.”

    It was announced at last week’s Bloomfield City Council meeting that more people are needed to fill three vacant seats in the Nov. 4 election.

  • Deadline is Oct. 28 for absentee ballots

    Anyone who intends to vote by printed absentee ballot must apply for a ballot by Tuesday so the Nelson County Clerk’s Office will get it back by Election Day.

    County Clerk Elaine Filiatreau made the reminder at this week’s Fiscal Court’s meeting.

    By state law, the application must be made by the close of business at the clerk’s office seven days before the date of the election, Nov. 4.

    “If we don’t have them, we can’t mail them,” Filiatreau said.

  • Magistrate candidates differ on industry deal, ethics rules

    From firearms regulation to farmland preservation, the candidates for 1st District magistrate agreed on more matters than they differed on during a live televised debate on PLG-TV Wednesday.

    Keith Metcalfe, the Democratic incumbent, and David Reed, his Republican challenger, met for a half hour at the cable television studio in what was one of the more congenial debates of the general election.

  • PVA candidates debate outreach, assessments

    For the first time in more than 50 years, Nelson County voters in a general election will have a choice of who will be their property valuation administrator, Republican candidate Donna Molyneaux told cable television viewers during a live debate Wednesday on PLG-TV.