• Dispatch center requests loan for upgrades

    Nelson Fiscal Court heard a request for a $250,000 line of credit to upgrade the Nelson County Dispatch Center, and tabled a proposal to bring the Nelson County Animal Shelter under the Humane Society’s direction at a regular meeting Tuesday.

    Members of the E-911 Dispatch Board introduced the dispatch center’s new director, Debbie Carter, to Nelson Fiscal Court, and presented Carter’s proposal for a series of upgrades to the center costing up to $443,728.

  • Planning and Zoning: Future funeral home asks for more parking



    A request for additional parking spaces at a funeral home to be built on KY 245 came before the Joint City-County Planning Commission public hearing Tuesday. Another request concerned rezoning property in Chaplin, as a local metal siding and roofing business plans to expand to lumber sales.

  • New Haven votes 'no' on library sprinkler vault system waiver

    The New Haven Board of Commissioners adamantly opposed a request from the Nelson County Library Board for a waiver to the city’s ordinance for a sprinkler vault as part of its fire prevention system.

  • Magisterial district reapportionment fix approved by court

    Nelson Fiscal Court voted to approve the first reading of a revised reapportionment ordinance Thursday morning.

    An ordinance approved earlier this month inadvertently moved Nelson County School Board member Damon Jackey out of Magisterial District 5, which he represents. This occurred when the boundary line between Districts 2 and 5 was moved northward from the Blue Grass Parkway to U.S. 62, Bloomfield Road.

  • Some city streets get on repavement list

    The city of Bardstown is about to repave its streets with the help of  $127,503.55 from the state.

    Mago Construction CO LLC, was the only bidder to resurface the city’s streets. Council voted 6-0 to award the bid.

    Streets that will be repaved include: Beechwold Place, Castleton Drive, Mulberry Alley, Camptown Road between Banjo Street and Bloomfield Road, the alley behind the city hall annex building, Old Bloomfield Pike between Stephen Foster and Broadway, North Fifth Street between Broadway and Brashear, Olympia Drive and Indian Trail.

  • Magisterial district lines to be revised

    Nelson Fiscal Court will hold a special meeting Thursday to redraw magisterial district boundaries a second time after a reapportionment of the districts moved Nelson County School board member Damon Jackey out of the district he represents.

    The second reading of a reapportionment ordinance was approved earlier this month. The boundaries for Nelson County’s five magisterial districts were revised to ensure the districts had similar populations after the 2010 U.S. Census revealed the county’s population had grown 15.9 percent since 2000.

  • New tax rates approved

    A sparse crowd was on hand for a public hearing as Bloomfield City Council discussed its proposed 4-percent rate increase to local tax revenue.

    Current real property rates are 0.206 cents per $100 of property owned, the new rate would go to 0.214, the tax on a $100,000 home will go from $206 to $214. Personal property taxes now are set at 0.208 cents and with this increase go to 0.217 cents.

  • Ordinance preserves waterways at a cost to developers

    Developers doing business in Bardstown city limits may be paying a little bit more to control drainage from residential, commercial and industrial developments larger than an acre. The ordinance, if it is passed, is intended to improve the quality of waterways in Bardstown, but perhaps at a price to developers.

    City Council members heard the details of an expanded drainage control ordinance proposal from city engineers Larry Hamilton and Jessica Filiatreau at a working meeting Tuesday.

  • Bed/breakfast approved for Chuckleberry

    The Nelson County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit for a four-bedroom bed and breakfast at Chuckleberry Farm & Winery, at 527 Garrison Lane near Bloomfield, at a public hearing Thursday morning.

    The permit will allow up to 12 special events per year, with a maximum of 200 people on the site, according to Joint City-County Planning Commission Director Janet Johnston-Crowe.

    Chuckleberry will be required to get a license from the health department before it can open the bed and breakfast, Johnston-Crowe said.

  • City will serve as pass-through for state project

    A change of plans in Frankfort prompted a short, unscheduled meeting of the Bloomfield City Council Wednesday.