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Government

  • Holiday garbage pick-up

    City and county garbage for the Thanksgiving weekend will be on a one-day delay.

    The City of Bardstown will have no garbage collection on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27. Those who normally would have their trash picked up that day will have it collected on Friday, Nov. 28, and those who normally have theirs collected on Friday will have it picked up on Saturday.

    All city residents should have their garbage set out by 8 a.m.

    Anyone who has questions may call City Hall at 348-5947.

  • Falling fuel prices raise concerns about roads

    Gasoline and diesel prices have plunged this fall, which is good for consumers’ budgets, but bad for road budgets.

    On New Year’s Day, the state gasoline tax, which is determined by a formula based on the wholesale price of fuel, will drop by 4.3 cents, which it’s estimated will reduce funding for road projects and maintenance by about $129 million a year.

  • Magistrates approve sewer line easement

    The Nelson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday approved the City of Bardstown’s easement for a 1,600-foot, 12-inch diameter gravity flow sewer line on the property of the historic Wickland mansion on Bloomfield Road.

    The line would replace a deteriorating line that is about 40 or 50 years old. It would run parallel to the existing line and connect to an interceptor built two years ago. It is expected to be built by spring.

  • County to help pay for Red Cross SUV

    Marion County Judge-Executive John Mattingly appeared before the magistrates Tuesday to ask the county for its help in buying a new SUV for the American Red Cross in Nelson, Marion and Washington counties.

    The motion, by Magistrate Sam Hutchins, was to provide up to $8,445 toward the purchase of the vehicle to replace a 2001 vehicle with high miles, rust and a transmission that is starting to fail.

    Susan Hardin, major gifts officer for the Kentucky Region of the Red Cross, said the cost of the vehicle is estimated to be $28,000.

  • County officials’ bonds set

    Bonds for county officials were set by the Nelson County Fiscal Court at its meeting on Tuesday.

    The surety bonds guarantee the trustworthy performance of public offices and the recovery of fines, fees and expenses in the event they don’t fulfill their public trust.

    Bonds are required of any employee who handles money, said County Treasurer Rhonda Fenwick, who has a $75,000 bond herself.

  • Bloomfield City Council briefs from Nov. 10

    • The second reading of the city’s water and sewer ordinance was approved during a Bloomfield City Council meeting last week.

    The resolution will require those who damage city water and sewer company property to pay a fee.

    Under the ordinance, the first offense would require those who damaged equipment to pay $150 and $300 for the second offense, plus any costs to repair.

  • Anonymous group questions councilwoman’s eligibility

    An anonymous group calling itself “Concerned Citizens of Bardstown” has contacted area media outlets disputing the eligibility of a city councilwoman elected Nov. 5 on the grounds she was not a resident of the city.

    According to area media accounts, the group claims Kecia Copeland misrepresented where she was living when she filed for office.

  • Bardstown City Council Briefs, Nov. 11

    WatchTVeverywhere

    “WatchTVeverywhere is up and running,” Jeff Mills, supervisor of the city’s cable television and Internet services, told city officials and others attending the City Council meeting Tuesday. “Probably the most popular thing on it is Watch ESPN.”

    Those who subscribe to the online service can watch shows on their laptops, tablets or smartphones by going to WatchTVEverywhere.com and selecting Bardstown Cable TV as their provider.

  • U.S. 31E won’t be closed at railroad

    At the approach of the R.J. Corman Railroad crossing on U.S. 31E where the Kentucky Dinner Train is, there are still bright orange traffic signs that warn motorists the crossing will be closed next week for maintenance work.

    It won’t be, though.

    Chris Jessie, spokesman for the state Department of Highways’ District 4 in Elizabethtown, said Thursday the railroad company’s track supervisor has told him the work won’t be done next week, and has been postponed until next spring.

  • Teresa E. Maddox new member of housing board

    The newest member of the Bardstown Housing Authority is a woman whose career in serving the disadvantaged began during President Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty in the 1960s, when she worked for Sargent Shriver in the Office of Economic Opportunity.

    On Tuesday, the City Council approved Mayor Bill Sheckles’ appointment of Teresa E. Maddox to replace Donald Beeler, whose four-year-term expires Feb. 15.

    Originally from Louisville, she also worked for Community Action and the U.S. Post Office, where she finished her career.