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  • Council members hear plea to help ‘Foster’ drama

    Bardstown City Council members heard about a request for donations to the Stephen Foster Drama Association, maintenance on the city’s cable TV lines and possible zoning changes for two new downtown businesses at a work session Tuesday.

    Nicky Rapier, chairman of the Stephen Foster Drama Association, asked the board for help in raising additional funds for the organization’s operations. Rapier did not ask for a specific number, but Mayor Dick Heaton said the appeal might be taken up at one of the council’s regular meetings later in the month.

  • Photo: Williams visits Bardstown

    Ron Crume, left, and Karen Crume, right, speak with Kentucky gubernatorial candidate and State Senate President David Williams, center, during a campaign event for the Republican hopeful Thursday at Xavier’s Restaurant in Bardstown. Teresa Winkler, far right, drove from Spencer County to meet Williams. Williams will face Louisville businessman Phil Moffet in the May Republican primary.

  • Watts suggests dropping county’s lawsuit against Bardstown

    Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts suggested dropping the county’s long-running lawsuit against the City of Bardstown at Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting, but District 3 Magistrate Bernard Ice was the only one who agreed with him.

    The lawsuit, filed four years ago, involved the city’s corridor annexation of KY 245. The county’s purpose in filing it was to maintain garbage customers in the affected area. In past city annexations, the city tried to take over county services, according to Watts.

  • Governor makes appointment to boards and commissions

    Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the board to serve for terms expiring Sept. 25, 2013:

    Sidney C. Shouse, of Bardstown, is a postal worker for the U.S. Post Office. He represents the American Legion.

  • Mayor digs up idea for future cemetery

    Bardstown will need to expand its cemetery in the coming years, and at a city council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Dick Heaton said he might know the right spot.

    Heaton suggested the council consider using the property occupied by the former Nelson County Industries building on Allison Avenue. The city is already considering tearing down the structure and rezoning the land. Rather than sell the 3 acres, Heaton said Bardstown could hold on to the property and use it to add a significant number of cemetery plots.

  • New Haven votes to send delinquent utility bills to collection’s agency

    The City of New Haven is cracking down on people with delinquent utility bills.

    At a meeting of the New Haven Board of Commissioners Thursday, the commission voted to send the nearly $1,000 in delinquent accounts to a collection’s agency in hopes of recovering at least some of the owed money.

    New Haven Clerk Linda Mattingly brought concerns about the unpaid use of city services to the commission. Mattingly said she would like some input from the commission about what to do about the delinquent accounts.

  • City receives extra money for street paving

    The city of Bardstown has received a chance to catch up on road resurfacing thanks to an additional influx of paving money from the state.

    The money is the result of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet disbursing its contingency funds. At a work session Tuesday, Mayor Dick Heaton told the City Council its share of the funds is $120,000, which will be used to resurface eight priority areas in Bardstown.

  • Senior Citizens Center a step closer

    The first Nelson County Fiscal Court meeting after the Nov. 2 election Tuesday saw the swearing-in of district 4 magistrate Jeff Lear, the approval of a bid on a county-funded senior citizens center, and the county’s first-ever allocation of funds to the Stephen Foster Drama Association.



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  • Lear to be sworn in as District 4 magistrate

    Jeff Lear was appointed Wednesday by Gov. Steve Beshear as District 4 magistrate. Lear replaces Tim Hutchins, who resigned while running for judge executive.

    Lear is the first Republican ever elected to Nelson Fiscal Court. He defeated David Shields, Democrat, and J.T. “Thomas” Fulkerson, Independent, for the Fourth District seat. Lear will be sworn in as the District 4 Magistrate Tuesday.

    Nelson Fiscal Court’s other new magistrate, Keith Metcalfe, will begin serving in January. He will replace Maynard Wimsett for the District 1 seat.