• City of Bardstown hosting Info Fair

    The City of Bardstown is looking for fresh new ideas and is turning to its residents to provide that spark.
    On Thursday, Oct. 22, from 5-7 p.m., Bardstown will host an Info Fair for its 17 boards, committees and commissions.
    The purposes, said Executive Assistant to the Mayor Kathy Graham, are to educate the public on the functions on the organizations and to recruit people.

  • Nelson County Fiscal Court briefs, Oct. 6 meeting

    Farm leases
    An auctioneers’ chant could be heard in the old courthouse’s second-floor meeting room Tuesday as the Nelson County Fiscal Court auctioned off leases for property it owns to those who want to farm it.
    Lance and John Hurst were the successful bidders on all three pieces of farmland.
    The Mattingly farm went for $40 an acre for one year. Most of the 69 usable acres is pasture, with only about 20 acres that can be used for crop land.

  • Magistrates relax regs for microbrewers, craft distillers

    The Nelson County Fiscal Court recently approved new zoning rules to make it easier to build an apartment over the garage or a cottage near the house for a relative.

    At the same time, they reduced the red tape for establishing microbreweries for craft beer and small craft distilleries for bourbon and other liquors.

  • New Haven Board of Commissioners, September briefs

    Zoning Regulations

    Janet Johnston-Crowe of the Bardstown-Nelson County Planning Commission, provided an update on zoning regulation amendments for the City of New Haven.

    Johnston-Crowe said the purpose of the amendments was to update regulations and make them more user-friendly.

  • Bardstown removes job tax cap, won’t raise rate

    Those who work inside the city limits of Bardstown and earn more than $100,000 a year will now have to pay the occupational tax on income above that amount.

    Employees and business owners, however, will not be paying a higher tax rate in the coming year.

  • County schools discuss scores, spending plans

    ACT scores show positive trend 

    Kim Brown, director of secondary schools for the Nelson County district, shared ACT test scores with the Board of Education Tuesday night that showed students are continuing to progress. 

  • Nelson County Fiscal Court Briefs for Sept. 19, 2015


    Zoning regulations

    On Sept. 15, the Nelson County Fiscal Court reviewed two zoning regulation amendments.

    One regards microbreweries as conditional and permitted uses. The other defines accessory dwellings.

  • Quarles wants to beef up ag diversification

    Ten years after the tobacco settlement and federal buyout, Kentucky’s farming is becoming more diversified, and Ryan Quarles, the Republican candidate for state commissioner of agriculture, wants to make it even more so.

  • Bevin, Hampton coming to Bardstown

    The Republican candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, Matt Bevin and Jenean Hampton, will be in Bardstown Saturday for a flag dedication ceremony at My Old Kentucky Home State Park, and afterward, Bevin will attend the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

  • New Haven lumberyard concerns addressed at meeting

    The City of New Haven came to an agreement Friday about issues regarding a lumberyard on South Main.

    Mayor Jeff Rogers called a special meeting Friday afternoon to discuss the issue of Scott Newton’s lumberyard located on property by the Big Blue building at 144 S. Main, a city-owned property.

    A few residents had approached the city because they feared the lumber would become unsightly and were concerned that the act was being done on City property.

    “Part of the problem,” Commissioner Jane Masse said, “was that nobody knew how that property was divided up.”