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Government

  • New Haven City Commissioners named to serve on departments

    The New Haven Board of Commissioners has taken care of some housekeeping to get the new commission off and running.

  • Tourist commission discusses Streetscape finishing touches

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist and Convention Commission became the first organization to donate money toward decorating Bardstown’s newly renovated downtown with new Christmas decorations to match.

    The commission voted to donate $5,000 out of its marketing contingency fund toward the project at its board meeting Jan. 25, held at Circa Restaurant on Bardstown’s Court Square as part of the commission’s annual Winter Retreat.

  • City officials hope neighborhood groups will provide increased feedback

    As 2011 gets underway, Bardstown city government is holding open auditions for residents to join a band — except the requirements to become a member don’t involve having stadium-sized vocals or producing furious guitar rifts. An interest in improving the city’s neighborhoods is all that’s needed.

  • Census prompts possible change to district lines

    Nelson Countians could end up with a different magistrate than the one for whom they recently voted. That’s because the 2010 U.S. Census shows the county’s population could have increased by as much as 6,000 from 2000 to 2010. Under state law, counties must examine their districts to see if the population is distributed equitably.

  • New Haven City Council: Board now complete

    The New Haven Board of Commissioners’ special-called meeting Wednesday night was quick, but it wasn’t easy.

  • Bardstown City Council: Changes net $50K in savings

    At its first meeting with new mayor Bill Sheckles and new members Fred Hagan and Joe Buckman, Bardstown City Council began the year with good news when the city’s contractor for a project at the wastewater treatment plant announced he had made changes that would save nearly $50,000.

    Ray Ihlenburg with O’Brien & Gere Engineering told the council about the adjustments to the project at its regular Tuesday meeting. Ihlenburg said the kind of stone and valves used in parts of the project had been changed, resulting in the reduced costs.

  • Tullamore residents protest multi-family rezonings near subdivision

    All seats were filled at the Jan. 11 public hearing of the Joint City-County Planning Commission as more than a dozen residents of Tullamore Estates subdivision appeared before the commission to protest the rezoning of two plots at the entrance of Tullamore for the possibility of multi-family residences.

    Also present were residents of Old Henpeck Road and Boston to speak against the approval of business districts in those locations. Mike Zoeller was the only member of the commission present; also present was director Jan Johnston.

  • Board recommends against petition to move historic home

    A possible move to expand a downtown gas station met some resistance Monday night at a meeting of the Bardstown Historic Review Board. The board voted unanimously against a petition filed by Newcomb Oil to remove and relocate a building at 118 E. Stephen Foster Ave. between the law office of Terry Geoghegan and a Five Star gas station.

  • Two new traffic lights set for Bardstown intersections

    Two new traffic lights in Bardstown will help one area that can get terribly congested and another where semi-trucks need a better setup.

    A light at Spencer Mattingly Lane and KY 245 and another at U.S. 150 and Parkway Drive will be up soon. In fact, the one at U.S. 150/Parkway Drive is already up, but it is flashing only caution lights now. Green lights and red lights won’t be seen until Tuesday, Jan. 18, Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts said.

  • Bloomfield City Council: Civic Center over budget, speeding laws under-enforced

    Bloomfield City Council welcomed two new members, a new city attorney and mayor Rhonda Hagan to its first meeting of the year Monday night. The council set goals for 2011, reviewed the next steps for the “Safe Routes to School” and city entrance signs projects, and discussed problems with the Bloomfield Civic Center.