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Government

  • 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.