Reconsider fire department separation, say councilmen

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By Randy Patrick

Bardstown City Councilman Francis Lydian wants to give the marriage of the two fire departments another chance. But Mayor John Royalty insists it’s over.

During the first reading of the mayor’s proposed budget for 2016, which includes a $1.2 million increase to pay for a full-time City of Bardstown Fire Department, the council’s senior member urged other city officials to reconsider a proposal on consolidating the city’s Fire Department with the nonprofit Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department Inc.

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