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Government

  • Bulky item pickup begins this month

    If you’re a county garbage customer and you have some items you’d like to get rid of that are too big to go in the trash, you’re in luck. The annual bulky item pickup begins Feb. 28.

    At Tuesday’s Nelson County Fiscal Court meeting, Judge Executive Dean Watts said the county allocates a portion of customers’ $12.50 monthly bill to pay for the program.

    “It’s one of the most well-received projects the county does,” he said.

  • Unclear budget reports may lead to financial trouble for city of Bloomfield

    Bloomfield’s new mayor thinks the city may be headed for financial trouble — and unclear budget reports may be part of the problem.

    “They are hard to read,” Mayor Rhonda Hagan said of the balance sheets and profit-and-loss reports the city council reviews and approves each month.

  • Fiscal Court meets Tuesday

    Nelson County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. Feb. 1 in the Old Courthouse on Court Square. Items on the agenda include proposed amendments to ABC and building code ordinances.

  • 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.