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Government

  • Bulky item pickup comparable to years past

    The cost of this year’s bulky item pickup, which wrapped up last month, was on par with recent years. The landfill cost was $48,813, labor $50,340 and trucking $12,888 for a total of $112,041, Director of Solid Waste Brad Spalding told Nelson Fiscal Court at its regular meeting Tuesday.

    In 2010, the cost of the program, which is figured into county garbage customers’ monthly bills, was $132,145. The year before, it cost $149,963 because of debris from the ice storm.

  • Mayor OKs Bourbon City BBQ Festival

    The Bourbon City BBQ Festival got the go-ahead Tuesday to use city property for its Labor Day weekend barbecue-cooking contest. Bardstown Mayor Bill Sheckles said his only request was that festival chairman Rick Berry keep him in the loop.

  • Bloomfield open to restaurant idea at civic center

    The Bloomfield City Council voted to offer a lease package for a possible restaurant in the Bloomfield Civic Center April 11 after months of discussion on the center’s future.

    Concerns have been raised that the center’s high utility bills were not being offset by revenues from periodic rental of the facility.

    After an executive session, the board concluded it would be open to a restaurant in the center, and has been contacted by one possible restaurant owner expressing interest in leasing it, City Clerk Jean Jury confirmed.

  • New Haven commissioners and planning representatives review comprehensive plan

    Representatives of the Joint City-County Planning Commission attended a New Haven Board of Commissioners working session Thursday to discuss the city’s comprehensive plan map and the commissioners’ views on how the city should progress.

    “We’re here to get feedback from you on this plan,” said Jan Johnston-Crowe, planning commission director.

  • City of Bardstown issues boil water advisory

    The City of Bardstown issued a boil water advisory, Thursday for all customers on Pappy Cecil Lane and Quarry Lane  due to a water main break.

    Customers may experience low or intermittent water pressure, and, therefore, drinking water should be boiled as a precautionary measure Repairs are being made Please follow the following procedures.

    This boil water advisory notice will be in effect for approximately 2-3 days.

  • Auditor candidate visits Nelson County

    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate for state auditor, was in Nelson County Wednesday spreading his message that a culture of low expectations is not acceptable for Kentucky.

    Originally from Meade County, Edelen, 36, now lives in Lexington with his twin sons. He was an aide to Gov. Paul Patton and chief of staff for Gov. Steve Beshear. He has also served as director of the state homeland security office and chairman of the Kentucky Educational Television (KET) board.

  • City continues discussion of possible Bourbon City BBQ Fest

    Bardstown City Council on Tuesday revisited the Bourbon City BBQ Festival proposed at its March 22 meeting when Rick Berry, the festival board chairman, asked the city to authorize use of the Spalding Hall/Bardstown City Hall area for the event Sept. 2-3.

  • City's alternative water sources being gauged

    Growing pains frequently accompany growth spurts, and Bardstown — whose population increased by about 5,000 in the last 20 years to 11,700 — is experiencing some discomfort in its water supply. The situation isn’t yet dire, but it could be in a few decades if city officials don’t act now.

    Bardstown City Council is heeding the warning, and at its working session Tuesday, engineers with Kenvirons discussed preliminary results of a raw water study being conducted to identify alternative water sources.

  • Rogers resigns as Nelson County Dispatch director

    At the Nelson County Dispatch Center Board’s request, Jim Pat Rogers has resigned as the center’s director, board chairman Fred Dewitt said, citing noncompliance with the job description as the reason.

    “We need to look forward instead of looking back,” Dewitt said.

  • County to save big on justice center bonds

    The Nelson County Public Properties Corporation approved resolutions Tuesday to release bonds sold to finance the Nelson County Justice Center in 2003 and sell new bonds at a lower interest rate.