• District lines get redrawn to accommodate growth

    A three-member reapportionment committee agreed last week to redraw the boundary lines for magisterial districts in several places throughout Nelson County in order to make the population of each district more equitable.

  • Bardstown City Council members vote 4-2 against second reading of occupational tax ordinance

    City Council members once again voted against the second reading of an occupational tax ordinance, in favor of a different proposal.


  • Bloomfield residents may see increases in wastewater fees

    A public meeting at Bloomfield City Hall Monday addressed the city’s proposed Bloomfield Wastewater Conveyance Line Project.

    Ashley Willoughby, Community Development Specialist from Lincoln Trail Area Development District, addressed Bloomfield Mayor Rhonda Hagan and Jessica Shields, bookkeeper for water and sewer. No one from the public attended the meeting.

  • Council to vote on second reading of occupational tax Tuesday

    When Bardstown City Council initiated its first occupational tax ordinance in 2003, the council took into account the county’s occupational tax.

    The county tax rate, which was passed about a decade earlier, was set at 0.5 percent for the first $15,000 of income.

    Former Bardstown Mayor Dixie Hibbs said some council members in 2003 felt it was fair not to tax the first $15,000 of income for the city’s occupational tax.

  • Railway Museum under fire by citizens

    A New Haven resident believes the Kentucky Railway Museum’s maintenance building’s proximity to First Street obstructed his view and caused him to have an accident at the corner of Depot and First streets.

    Charlie Jackson, who said an accident report from police attested to the cause, brought his concerns and the concerns of a group of citizens to New Haven City Commissioners Thursday night at the council’s regular meeting.

  • Dispatch director candidates to be interviewed

    The E-911 Dispatch Board will interview its top five candidates for the director of the Nelson County Dispatch Center July 28.

    During June, the board received 16 applications for the position, which has been vacant since Director Jim Pat Rogers resigned in March. After a month-long interim, Joe Mattingly was installed as the center’s interim director May 11.

  • Dog park advocate presents plan to Nelson Fiscal Court

    Bourbon City Bark Park — that’s the name a local board has given to the dog park it’s advocating to build in Nelson County. And according to Jolene Reynolds, executive director of the dog park board of directors, with some help from Nelson Fiscal Court in securing land and support from the community, such a park would be a vital meeting place for dog owners.

    However, Fiscal Court members Tuesday expressed concern that such a park could disturb neighbors or that it would present the danger of dog bites.

  • Commission receives more room, restaurant tax than expected

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist and Convention Commission reviewed the supplementary statement to the fiscal year 2011 budget ending June 30, 2011, at a regular meeting Tuesday.

    The tourist commission expected to receive $367,000 in restaurant tax in the fiscal year ending June 30, but $400,996.56 was collected — a variance of $33,996.56. The commission expected to receive $145,000 in room tax but received $148,768.26 in room tax in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.

  • Neighbors concerned about Cathedral Manor zoning

    Several guests voiced questions and concerns about two proposed zone changes at a Joint City-County Planning Commission public hearing Tuesday.

    Four residents living near the Allen’s Video Rental building on Cathedral Manor spoke in regards to an application to rezone 0.31 acres the building occupies from P-1 professional office district to B-1 neighborhood business district.

  • New occupational tax proposal passes on first reading

    Bardstown City Council members were expected to vote on the second reading of an occupational tax ordinance Tuesday. Instead, members voted against the second reading of that ordinance and in favor of another proposal that was made more than a month ago.

    In a surpise move, council members voted 3-2 against the second reading of an occupational tax ordinance that would have kept the occupational tax rate at 0.5 percent, removed the exemption of the first $15,000 of income and raised the cap to $100,000 at a regular meeting Tuesday.