• Public record: Zoning: Feb. 2, 2012

    The Joint City-County Planning Commission has issued the following zoning compliance permits:

    Week of Jan. 16, 2012:

    Matthew Lacy, 2727 Holy Cross Road, New Haven, accessory.

    Barton 1792 Distillery, 300 Barton Road, industrial structure.

    Barton 1792 Distillery, 300 Barton Road, industrial structure.

    Phillip Gaffney, 8760 New Haven Road, New Haven, multi-family residential demolition.

    Charles and Tammy Newton, 1094 Burba Road, demolition.

    Ty Crepps, 6770 Woodlawn Road, single family.

  • Filing deadline moved for some offices

  • City awards water project bid that will tie industrial park to existing line on U.S. 62

    Hubert Excavating, Salvisa, was the lowest bidder out of 22 contractors who made proposals on a project to connect the Nelson County Industrial Park to an existing water main on U.S. 62.

    Phil Meador, an engineer for Kenvirons Inc., said the $868,400 bid made by Hubert Excavating came in well below his estimate for the project, which was $1,102,000. Meador said the bid was about $300,000 less than the average of bids received.

  • Partisan politics emerge during listening session

    Discussing how to make the country a better place rather than bickering over partisan politics was the reason for his visit, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie told a large audience at the Nelson County Fiscal Courtroom during his listening session Thursday. But as session progressed, partisan politics dominated the conversation between Guthrie and Nelson County residents and officials.

  • Bardstown City Council to hold special meeting Thursday

    Bardstown City Council members may hire a new fire chief during an executive session Thursday, followed by a special meeting to amend ordinances related to the process of hiring a fire chief.

    The executive session is scheduled for 5 p.m., and will be followed by a special meeting in which City Council members are expected to vote on the first reading of an ordinance to amend chapter 36.12 of the Bardstown Code of Ordinances, which pertains to the selection, appointment or hiring of a City of Bardstown fire chief.

  • Humane Society will operate animal kennel

    After nearly three months of consideration and debate, Nelson Fiscal Court Tuesday approved a proposal to allow the Humane Society of Nelson County to manage daily operations at the Nelson County Animal Shelter, or kennel.

  • Senate district lines change

    Appreciation for Nelson County remains


    FRANKFORT — Every decade in our country a census of the population is taken. This information is used for many different things, including the redrawing of state Senate district lines.

  • U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie to host listening session

    How to balance the budget in 30 years is one of the issues U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie will address in his listening session in Bardstown this week.

    Guthrie will host a listening session in which he will talk about what is going on in Congress and address his concerns about President Barack Obama’s plan to balance the budget in 30 years.

    “The House of Representatives wants to pay off the debt in 30 years but the president’s plan does not do that,” said Courtney Yopp Norris, communication director for Guthrie.

  • Proposed drawings for New Haven’s new senior, community center presented

    More than two hours of the New Haven Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday was spent in discussion of a proposed Senior and Community Center for the city.

  • New Senate lines means new Senator for Nelson

    As of Friday, Nelson County is represented by a new state Senator. Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 1, a redistricting bill approved by the state Senate and House of Representatives, Friday afternoon. An emergency clause attached to the bill, caused it to go into effect as soon as it was signed.

    House Bill 1 changed the geographical boundaries of state Senate and House of Representative districts to even out population representation after the 2010 Census figures had been released.