• Floyd continues attaching abortion amendments to bills

    State Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown, is under fire again this year for filing proposed amendments to unrelated bills. But in one case, Floyd said the bill and amendment are not entirely different.

    Floyd wants to require an ultrasound to be done and for women to receive face-to-face counseling prior to getting an abortion. One bill onto which he attached the amendment was House Bill 441, which would require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to create an independent review panel to study child fatalities and near-fatalities that were the result of abuse and neglect.

  • New Haven commissioners consider televising meetings

    The meeting room at New Haven City Hall has had a video camera since the building was renovated about seven years ago, and now the city board of commissioners is trying to decide how to use it.

    Mayor Bobby Johnson said at Thursday’s meeting he had been approached by some New Haven residents who didn’t want the meetings to be televised on local Channel 4 because they thought it would keep people from attending the meeting in person.

  • After smooth transition, Sheckles aims to improve services

    This article is the second in a three-part series highlighting the first month in office of Nelson County’s three new mayors and outlining their first-term goals. Next Friday, we will interview New Haven Mayor Bobby Johnson.

    Shortly after Bill Sheckles began his term as Bardstown mayor, Assistant City Administrator Larry Green was surprised to hear an unfamiliar voice making thorough use of city hall’s telephone paging system.

    “At first, we didn’t know who it was,” Green said.

  • County considers national firm for Industrial Park

    Nelson County Fiscal Court, along with the Bardstown Industrial Development Corporation and the Nelson County Economic Development Agency, is contracting with a national marketing firm to attract business to the county’s Industrial Park.

    CB Richard Ellis brought Flowers Foods to Bardstown and recently brought Magnum — and 400 jobs — to Shepherdsville, Watts said. The firm has business relationships with 5,000 companies, Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts said.

  • Old library may have new county tenants

    Although there are still a lot of wrinkles to iron out, the county equipment and grounds committee discussed Tuesday the possibility of moving the planning and zoning and code enforcement offices to the top floor of the former library location on Court Square.

  • Some Nelson County, state roads set for resurfacing and spot improvements

    Several county and state roads in Nelson County are slated for resurfacing or spot improvements.

    Patty Dunaway, chief engineer for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 4, attended the Nelson County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday to present the cabinet’s recommendation for which state routes should get some attention. Fiscal court has the final say, and it approved Dunaway’s list.

  • Bloomfield to charge fees for athletics teams

    Bloomfield City Council approved a fee on all sports teams using the facilities at Bloomfield Memorial Park at its Feb. 14 meeting. The fee — $75 per team per season — would help offset costs to maintain the park.

    City Clerk Jean Jury confirmed that in fiscal year 2010 the city paid $919 for electricity and water in the park, and $900 for brick dust for the athletic fields.

    “By paying a little portion of it, it gives them the responsibility to share in the cost of it,” Jury added.

  • Floyd files bill to make pseudoephedrine ‘legend’ drug

    Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown, filed House Bill 376 Tuesday to make pseudoephedrine a “legend” class drug, available through the determination of a pharmacist or by prescription. It would not be classified as a controlled substance.

    Floyd thinks the bill is a compromise in the ongoing debate about pseudoephedrine and the meth problem in Kentucky, according to a state press release.

  • Photo: NCORW elects officers

    The Nelson County Organization of Republican Women had elections in January and elected the following officers, from left, Brenda Alexander, chair, Beth Lear, treasurer, Bobbie Floyd, vice-chair, and Paula Burkot, secretary. The organization meets 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Nelson County Public Library.

  • KC Crosbie to Attend Nelson County Lincoln Day Dinner

    Kentucky State Treasurer Candidate KC Crosbie will attend this Saturday night’s Nelson County Lincoln Day Dinner to discuss important statewide issues with citizens of Bardstown and surrounding areas.

    “I am very excited to visit with friends in Nelson County,” Crosbie said. “I have enjoyed talking with people across our commonwealth and they made it clear they expect their leaders to make effective and efficient use of their tax dollars — keeping spending low.”