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Government

  • 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

    KACIE GOODE

    kgoode@kystandard.com

    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.

  • State rep candidates tackle right to work, right to life

    The candidates vying to represent Nelson County in Frankfort offered stark contrasts in their views during a live televised debate in the PLG-TV studio Thursday.

    Republican State Rep. David Floyd defended himself and his business against recent campaign ads and touted his anti-abortion views against Democratic challenger Audrey Haydon, who pledged to advocate for raising the minimum wage and increase funding for education in Kentucky.

  • District 3 candidates debate job growth, indoor pool, weapons ordinance

    Throughout a televised debate Tuesday night, Republican Jeff Cassel and Democrat Bernard Ice agreed on most issues, including the need to attract more jobs to the county.

    Both running for 3rd District 3 magistrate, the Bellwood Road neighbors squared off during a live, half-hour debate, which was moderated by PLG-TV 13 and The Kentucky Standard. The debate will be re-aired on PLG-TV on Bardstown Cable Channel 13 Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m., and will be made available online before the Nov. 4 election.

  • District 4 candidates debate county needs

    Keeping an open mind, gathering all information necessary and not basing any decisions off emotions is how both candidates running for 4th District magistrate said they would operate if elected.

    Republican incumbent Jeff Lear and challenger Democrat David Shields discussed their philosophies, as well as debated several topics during a live, half-hour televised debate Tuesday night hosted by PLG-TV 13 and The Kentucky Standard.

  • Haydon goes after Floyd on nursing home votes

    Audrey Haydon, Democratic candidate for the state House in the 50th District, has accused Rep. David Floyd of putting profits over protecting senior citizens based on his votes against proposed bills that would regulate the hiring of nursing home employees.

    Floyd, the Republican incumbent, is the owner of Windsor Gardens, a retirement home that ranges from independent living to nursing care and was its operator when it was only an assisted living facility. He said the bills he opposed were unnecessary and an expansion of government.