• New St. Clair trial could be held in early 2011

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Judges in two courts and a string of attorneys are trying to bring closure to a 19-year-old murder and kidnapping case that connects people from three central Kentucky counties.

    But scheduling problems, appeals and changes in the lineup are making finality a difficult goal to reach.

  • Ethics ordinance undergoing review

    The Joint Board of Ethics met briefly Wednesday to receive copies of a proposed updated ethics ordinance.

    On Oct. 12, Bardstown Assistant City Administrator Larry Green presented an updated ordinance to Bardstown City Council. Green, who was involved in the drafting of the original ordinance in 1995, took the initiative to overhaul it following talks with city attorney Tom Donan, county attorney John Kelley and executive assistant Barbie Bryant, who serves as the designated administrative official for the Joint Ethics Board.

  • Bloomfield mayoral candidates debate the issues

    The two candidates for Bloomfield mayor, incumbent of 12 years Ronnie Bobblett and challenger Rhonda Hagan, squared off in a PLG-TV debate Tuesday to discuss the city debt, ordinance enforcements and unfinished business within the city council.

    Bobblett gave the first opening statement. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1966 and worked at General Electric for 38 years.

  • After 15 years, drainage issues still unresolved for Bardstown homeowner

    When substantial storms strike Bardstown and dump large amounts of rain, homeowner Mike Brooks watches the water from a nearby creek rise up through his yard and sometimes even to his back door.

    At a Bardstown City Council meeting Tuesday, Brooks brought his concerns about the drainage issues in the Westwind Trail subdivision to the councilmen. He proposed a $20,000 project to build a berm to fix issues on his property and asked the council to consider pursuing it, adding that he was willing to contribute toward some of the cost — around $5,000-$7,500.