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Government

  • 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.

  • County elects not to raise taxes this year

    Nelson Fiscal Court approved the second reading of the 2011-2012 tax rates at its Tuesday meeting, voting to keep all property tax rates the same as last year.

    Real estate tax rates will be 14.3 cents per $100 of assessed value in 2010-2011, less than a compensating rate of 14.6 cents per $100. Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts estimated in August the 14.3-cent rate will still bring in about $50,000 more revenue than last year.

    Tangible and real property taxes remained the same at 16.6 cents per $100, as did motor vehicle tax at 16.1 cents per $100.

  • Water issues topic of committee talks

    As the city was working on occupational tax proposals in July, City Council Member Fred Hagan cited the need for a long-term planning committee to address budget issues before they occur. City Council members Joe Buckman, Francis Lydian, Fred Hagan and Bobby Simpson and city engineers Tom Hamilton and Jessica Filitreau discussed long term plans for the city’s water and wastewater system at a long-term-planning committee Thursday.

  • Council votes for new, slightly lower property tax rate

    JAMES CALVERT

    jcalvert@kystandard.com

    Bardstown City Council members voted to extend city sewer services to the future home of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union after concerns about the potential impact on residents were raised at a regular meeting Tuesday.

    City Civil Engineer Jessica Filiatreau addressed council members about a request to provide sewer service to a one-and a half-acre tract of land at the corner of John Rowan Boulevard/ KY 245 and Kelly Drive.

    Extending city sewer to the area could open up the area for future development.

  • Sewer service proposal raises question of water quality

    Bardstown City Council members voted to extend city sewer services to the future home of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union after concerns about the potential impact on residents were raised at a regular meeting Tuesday.
    City Civil Engineer Jessica Filiatreau addressed council members about a request to provide sewer service to a one-and a half-acre tract of land at the corner of John Rowan Boulevard/ KY 245 and Kelly Drive.
    Extending city sewer to the area could open up the area for future development.

  • Senior citizens building gets votes to go forward

    Nelson County Fiscal Court voted 4-1 at a Nelson Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday to approve the bid for the renovation of the Nelson County Senior Citizens Building. Jeff Lear, Magistrate for district 2, voted against. The low bidder was Kleinholter Construction, Louisville, at $1,063,000.

    Watts said the Equipment and Grounds Committee evaluated the possible types of roofing material that could be used on the project and decided to use a less expensive roofing material.

  • Council addresses ongoing business

  • Wastewater testing requirements may be relaxed for some industries

    The first reading of a Bardstown city wastewater ordinance amendment that would reduce the frequency of wastewater output testing for some Bardstown industries passed unanimously after only brief discussion at a meeting of the Bardstown City Council Tuesday evening.

    Under the proposed ordinance amendment, the city would relax testing requirements for industries discharging less than a significant amount of wastewater per day that have not demonstrated a history of problems.

  • Cemetery committee limits cremations per grave

    A maximum of two cremations will be permitted per grave in the Bardstown Cemetery, the cemetery committee voted Wednesday.

    Two cremations will also be permitted in a plot in which a casket is also buried, the committee concluded.

    The scattering of ashes in the cemetery is also prohibited after a vote Wednesday.

    Cemetery Sexton Bobbe Blincoe said the question came up after an unusual request.

  • More recycling receptacles are coming to Bardstown

    Bardstown may add a new recycling drop-off location, tentatively in the area of Nelson County Industries, with the help of a state grant, Assistant City Administrator Larry Green said.

    Bardstown City Council approved bids for several recycling-related purchases Tuesday that will be funded by a $81,359 Kentucky Pride Fund grant awarded to Bardstown a few weeks ago.

    Protainer bid $36,302 for two recycling trailers, and Smith Equipment bid $2,878 for two eight-yard dumpsters, though Green said the city will likely buy four from the company.