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Government

  • Bardstown City Council briefs from Feb. 9

    Masters Supply

    The Bardstown City Council at its Feb. 9 meeting approved a recommendation by the Design Review Board for a 9,900-square-foot showroom, office and warehouse for Masters Supply Inc. on Glenwood Drive.

    The Louisville company is a wholesale plumbing distributor.

    Water for Flint

  • City chickens cross code

    Nick Kipper is crying fowl.

    He claims it wasn’t his birds that flew the coop and were seen around town, but a code enforcement officer who was looking for those strays found his flock instead, and left a notice that he had to get rid of them.

    Kipper said Monday he will comply with the order, but he will try and change the ordinance.

  • Bloomfield City Council briefs from Feb. 8

     Council gives $1,800 for park improvements

    The Bloomfield City Council had a special guest at its monthly meeting Monday night.

  • Bardstown feels the Bern

    Bardstown is a long, long way from Burlington, but even here in the conservative, Catholic heart of Kentucky, Bernie Sanders — the most far-left presidential contender since Eugene Debs a century ago — has his supporters.

    Just days before Iowa’s Democratic caucus, the 74-year-old socialist senator from Vermont was onstage singing Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” with the group Vampire Weekend and a crowd of young people.

  • Daughter’s illness led to Floyd’s decision to retire

    State Rep. David Floyd’s announcement Monday that he would not seek a seventh term in the Kentucky House of Representatives surprised many friends and associates, but it was something he had been thinking about for some time.

    However, it was a family medical issue that precipitated the Bardstown Republican’s decision last week to withdraw from the race after he had filed for re-election.

  • Nelson County Fiscal Court briefs from Feb. 2

    Expensive snow

    Two recent snowstorms that hit Central Kentucky in one week last month cost the county about $45,000 in materials, County Road Engineer Jim Lemieux told the Nelson County Fiscal Court at its meeting Tuesday.

    The county used 900 tons of sand supply and 400 tons of its salt, he said, and managed to clear all the roads except for a few “gravel roads over knobs,” Lemieux said.

    “It was an expensive event,” County Judge-Executive Dean Watts remarked.

    Bulky item pick-up

  • Judge grants order expanding Ballard visitation

    The family of a Bardstown woman who has been missing since July have finally been reunite with her youngest son after a continuous court battle.
    Judge John David Seay recently signed a temporary order that granted Tommy and Sherry Ballard six-hour visitation every other Saturday of their grandson, Eli, the youngest child of their daughter, Crystal Rogers, who disappeared over the July 4 weekend and is believed by police to be dead.

  • City, county officials discuss future of 911 funding agreement

    County Judge-Executive Dean Watts and Bardstown Mayor John Royalty will meet early next week to talk about the interlocal agreement between the city and county on operating and funding the E-911 dispatching service.

    Watts said he didn’t want to hash out details in a public meeting until the two of them had an opportunity to sit down and discuss it.

  • E-911 program will require at least 755 address changes

    Hundreds of addresses in Nelson County will have to change by June for local governments to be in compliance with the state Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board’s regulations for E-911 Dispatch service.

    That’s when the state will audit the service, and if the county doesn’t meet the test, it could lose not only its certification, but also $172,000 in annual funding from cell phone fees and eligibility for grants.

  • Bardstown City Council briefs from Jan. 25

    Grief Support Group

    In 2007, Janet Tonge lost 10 members of her family in a house fire. Six month later, her grief-stricken son took his own life.

    Now Tonge wants to help others who suffer from grief and to prevent suicides in her hometown.

    At the Bardstown City Council meeting Tuesday, Tonge and her niece, Jessica Johnson, were invited to speak about their project, and afterward city officials pledged their support.