• Cracker Barrel gets ready for Bardstown location

    There will soon be a new restaurant on the menu in Bardstown following the city council’s approval Tuesday night of an application to build a Cracker Barrel Country Store on Old Filiatreau Lane.

    The Bardstown Development Review Board recommended the restaurant chain’s proposal for approval, and the city council followed suit at its regular meeting. After the votes were recorded, Mayor Bill Sheckles asked a question of the corporation’s representative, Michelle Armstrong.

  • County may qualify for another state rep.

    With numbers from the 2010 census expected to be finalized this summer, State Rep. David Floyd said the population of Nelson County has grown enough for it to be eligible for more than one representative in the Kentucky House.

  • Filing deadline ends for 2011 state offices

    No local offices will be up for grabs this election year but contenders in several state races registered  for the primary ballot by Tuesday’s filing deadline.

    Three Republican candidates will go head-to-head in the primaries for the chance to supplant Democratic incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear, according to the Kentucky secretary of state’s website. Vying for the nomination are Kentucky Senate President David L. Williams, Tea Party activist and Louisville businessman Phil Moffett and Jefferson County Clerk Barbara “Bobbie” Holsclaw.

  • 'Coffee with the Legislators' is set for Thursday

    A morning cup of coffee is a common ritual. On Thursday, you can have your coffee with benefits — a chat with your state legislators, Sen. Jimmy Higdon and Rep. David Floyd.

    “Coffee with the Legislators” is 7:30-8:30 a.m. Jan. 27 on the second floor of the Old Courthouse in Bardstown. Hosted for many years by the Nelson County Economic Development Agency and its partners, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce, Mainstreet and Tourism, the get-together is a great time to hear what’s happening in Frankfort, NCEDA President Kim Huston said.

  • 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.