• Senior citizens building for sale

    Nelson Fiscal Court voted to move forward with the sale of the senior citizens building on North Fourth Street in Bardstown.

    The facility is set to be replaced with the Nelson County Senior Citizens Center under construction near the Nelson County Justice Center. Construction on the new senior center is about 50 percent complete, according to Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts. Completion on that project is scheduled for March 6.

  • General Assembly convenes 2012 session

    The 2012 session began Jan. 3.  Your General Assembly convenes on the “first Tuesday after the first Monday” in January. In even years we meet for no more than sixty legislative days. That doesn’t include weekends or holidays, and when you add in the “veto period” it means we won’t finish up until the middle of April.

  • McConnell visits Bardstown

    Congress has an approval rating of 9 percent, according to U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, but he said he is not part of that rating during his visit to Old Kentucky Home Country Club in Bardstown Wednesday.

    “What I thought might be the most useful thing to do today — I know this is a largely Democratic county so I go forward with some fear and trepidation,” McConnell said to the audience. “But you’ve been voting right in my elections. I want to give you my take on where I think our country is.”

  • Public Record: Property Transfers - Jan. 6, 2012

    My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity Inc., Bardstown, to Gladys King, Bardstown, Lot 398 Salem Hills Subdivision, Phase XI, $42,500.

    Michael and Catherine L. Morrow, Bloomfield, to Michael L. Bowman, Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $90,000.

    David H. and Regina Avis, Bardstown, to Richard Snellen, Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $15,000.

    Cecilia M. Johnson, New Haven, to Mark W. Johnson, New Haven, et al, real estate in Nelson County, $5.

  • Public Record: Zoning Compliance - Jan. 6, 2012

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

    Weeks of Dec. 19 and 26, 2011:

    Veronica Stewart, 110 Bishop Lane, accessory.

    Pat and Tawnie Gootee, 355 South St. Gregory Church Road, Cox’s Creek, accessory.

    Jim Farley, 124 Nall Lane, single family.

    Robert Simpson Properties, LLC, 720 North Third Street, demolition.

    Kenneth Prince, 113 Fox Ridge Road, single family addition.

    George and Barbara McCubbins, 3288 Bellwood Road, agricultural structure.

  • Concerns over accreditation are behind bill

    Students who attend non-accredited Christian schools or home schools are denied the same opportunities for promotion under Kentucky Revised Statute, according to State Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown.

    In the 2012 General Assembly, Floyd hopes to amend a subsection of KRS 18A that includes a policy that prevents individuals with a degree from an unaccredited high school from being hired and promoted by the state.

    KRS 18A dictates how the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet hires classified employees.

  • Higdon’s district may lose Nelson County

    It’s possible Nelson County will have a different state senator after Kentucky senate district borders are redrawn during the upcoming meeting of the General Assembly in Frankfort.

    Kentucky State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, currently represents district 14, which includes  Nelson, Marion, Mercer, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • County, city officials look ahead to 2012

    Despite the apocalypse scheduled on the Mayan calendar for 2012, Nelson County residents can peer into the coming year with more positive projections. Local officials hope to address economic growth, lowering the unemployment rate and improving public services across the county.

  • Council working session cancelled

    The Jan. 3 working session of Bardstown City Council has been cancelled. The next meeting is 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at City Council Chambers.

  • City expects return of cable franchise fees after lawsuit

    A recent win in a lawsuit appealing a state telecommunications law may prove profitable for the City of Bardstown.

    At a meeting of Bardstown City Council Tuesday, Bardstown Chief Financial Officer Mike Abell estimated that during the last four years, the city has lost $155,000 annually because of that law.