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Government

  • Guthrie to host ‘Listening Session’ Jan. 26

    Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) will be in Nelson County to host a Listening Session Jan 26.

    During the listening session, individuals will be able to ask questions or offer ideas on what Congress should be doing. A constituent services representative will also be available to assist with any specific questions individuals may have about a federal government agency or service.

  • Budget, redistricting take center stage this week

    FRANKFORT — The second week of session saw several significant issues debated in committees. Drug abuse, weaknesses in child-protective services, and the state’s debt level were topics of discussion. The committee process is intended to inform the legislators of the pros and cons of each bill. Lively debate accompanied each piece of legislation.

  • Local Circuit Court judge participates in judges college

    Circuit Court Judge John David “Jack” Seay, who serves Hart, LaRue and Nelson counties, participated in the 2011 Kentucky Circuit Judges College Oct. 9-12 in Frankfort. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s Circuit Court and Family Court judges

  • New library branches expected to open in early spring

    The new Bloomfield and New Haven library branches are expected to open about six weeks apart in early spring, Val Downs, president of the Nelson County Board of Trustees, told the Nelson County Public Library Board of Trustees at a meeting Thursday. The New Haven branch will open about six weeks before the Bloomfield branch.

    Construction has been going on at both branches since ground was first broken at those sites in June.

  • Magistrates debate Humane Society proposal

    Two magistrates expressed concern Friday that a plan to turn over operations of the Nelson County Animal Shelter to the Humane Society of Nelson County wouldn’t save the county enough money to justify the firing of a longtime employee.

    Fiscal Court’s animal control committee, comprised of District 1 Magistrate Keith Metcalfe and District 5 Magistrate Jerry Hahn, met Friday morning after Metcalfe asked to delay a vote at a regular Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday so that more of his questions could be answered.

  • Council recognizes retiring officials

    Local retirements were the biggest news on the agenda at Tuesday’s meeting of Bardstown City Council.

    After working for the city for 23 years, Mike Burba has retired as superintendent of public works, Mayor Bill Sheckles announced. Taking his place is Ben Burd, who started with the city about a year ago. The superintendent is responsible for general maintenance of city facilities and services, taking charge of everything from clearing off the streets to handling water main breaks, Sheckles said.

  • Redistricting top concern for local legislators

    Nelson County residents could lose state Rep. David Floyd and gain him as a senator if during the General Assembly’s 60-day session certain proposals for redistricting are agreed upon. Based on the 2010 U.S. Census, State Sen. Jimmy Higdon’s 14th District will change. Higdon and Floyd shared topics during “Coffee with the Legislators” Wednesday at the Bardstown Welcome Center that will affect Nelson County.

  • Coffee with Dave

    Legislator to Stay in State Rep. David W. Floyd announced a schedule of meetings in the 50th District that will take place on Saturday mornings during the 2012 legislative session.  These are opportunities for citizens to meet with Floyd in an informal setting to discuss issues of concern to them.

     

    •Jan. 14 – Fairfield, Joy’s Grocery

    • Jan. 21 – Boston, Boston Food Market

    • Jan. 28 – Samuels, Rooster Run General Store

    • Feb. 11 – New Haven, Short Line Diner

  • 50th district may become exclusively Nelson Co.

    According to state Rep. David Floyd, a state House committee approved a redistricting plan Wednesday morning making Nelson County the entire 50th District. This proposal would cut out sections of other counties that are currently included in Floyd's district and allow Floyd to retain Nelson County alone.

    The legislature bases its redistricting on information obtained during the 2010 U.S. Census. The plan will be voted on in the House of Representatives Thursday and Floyd said he expects it to pass despite opposition.

  • Bloomfield City Council member resigns from board after moving outside city limits

    Bloomfield City Council member Brad Goff opened Monday’s City Council meeting by announcing that it would be his last because he is moving out of the city limits and must resign from the council.