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Government

  • 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.”

  • Hagan to address tourism, finances, infrastructure

    This article is the first 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 Bardstown Mayor Bill Sheckles.

    Rhonda Hagan’s first month as mayor of Bloomfield has been a flurry of activity — meeting with city officials, attending training sessions and familiarizing herself with several projects underway in town has occupied most of her time, she said.

  • Controversial land use change debated by council

    The Bardstown City Council put off a decision on a controversial land use change, voting to table an amendment to the approved development plan of the Tullamore subdivision at a regular meeting Tuesday night.

  • AG declines opinion on alleged violation

    Citing limited jurisdiction, the Kentucky Attorney General’s office said in a statement Jan. 27 it had neither the ability nor authority to render a decision in response to a claim by Kevin Brumley, Bardstown, that Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts willfully withheld records from him following an open records request.

  • Regional wastewater bill makes waves

    A bill to create one or more regional wastewater treatment commissions in a seven-county district including Nelson and surrounding counties has aroused concern among local lawmakers who believe the bill may raise costs for wastewater customers rather than lower them.

    House Bill 26, “An act relating to wastewater,” will be on the House Local Government Committee’s docket Feb. 9, according to Roger Recktenwald, director of research and planning at the Kentucky Association of Counties and a proponent of the bill.

  • Pharmacist may have solution to statewide drug abuse problem

    Leon Claywell thinks he may have a solution to the statewide debate concerning pseudoephedrine and the possibility of making products containing the drug available only by prescription.

    Claywell, owner of Bardstown-based Medica Pharmacy, thinks pharmacists like himself could be the key to fighting the illicit use of the drug by some to make methamphetamine.

  • On Record: Under new leadership, county clerk’s office has same myriad of tasks

    When you step up to the counter at the Nelson County Clerk’s office in the Sutherland Building to renew your car registration, register to vote or take care of other business for which the clerk’s office is commonly known, you are likely unaware of the flurry of activity going on all around you. The money you pay is only the beginning of an intricate, complicated process.