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  • New Haven enjoys day of music, floating on river

    For the first time ever, Nelson County residents hosted the New Haven River Day, an all-day river float with musical artists performing at the New Haven Municipal Park. Music, quality time on the water and good food were on many people’s agendas for the day.

    “We’re hoping to keep this event going each year,” said Phil Johnson, a member of the New Haven Development Committee. “So every time it’s bigger and bigger.”

  • Huston guest speaker at Rotary
  • Military health care forum scheduled in Radcliff

    By Mary Alford

    The News-Enterprise

    Community members wanting to learn more about recent changes in Tricare health coverage will have the opportunity to do so Saturday.

    A Tricare Select Commu­nity Outreach Briefing is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

  • Bernheim receives 2018 American Public Gardens Operational Sustainability Award

    The American Public Gardens Association (APGA) recently named Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest the recipient of the 2018 Operational Sustainability Award at its annual conference. Bernheim is only the third organization to ever receive the honor from the leading professional organization in the field of public horticulture.

  • Relay for Life is Saturday

    Relay for Life of Nelson County will again host a Carnival of Hope this year, with festivities scheduled for Saturday at the Nelson County Fairgrounds.

    Relay received a makeover last year with the annual fundraising event being moved to the fairgrounds and shortened. In keeping with the changes, the carnival theme will allow teams to set up booths around the grounds for guests to visit and will include a number of carnival games and bounce houses for kids, food vendors, a silent auction and music.

  • New Haven raises water rates

    The New Haven City Commission met Thursday to approve several new ordinances, including the hiring of a lifeguard for the public pool, an approved budget for a police cruiser and an ordinance to increase the cost of water utilities in the city. Additionally, the commission approved reviving the softball marathon tournament, which has been dormant more than 15 years.

  • Thrasher proposes changes to county ethics ordinance

    Don Thrasher has proposed several changes to the ethics ordinance for Bardstown, Fairfield and Nelson County. Some of the changes, he said, are copied from the ethics laws of Louisville and Bloomfield.

    The Republican candidate for county judge-executive said he has discussed them privately with his Democratic opponent, Dean Watts, but that Watts prohibited him from sharing the suggestions publicly with other members of the Nelson County Fiscal Court.

    The provisions are as follows:

    • Subpoena and investigation power (able to hire an investigator).

  • Thrasher: Watts won’t allow debate about changing ethics law

    Don Thrasher, the Republican candidate for county judge-executive, is critical of the incumbent, Dean Watts, for not allowing him to speak at a Nelson County Fiscal Court meeting about proposed changes to the city-county ethics ordinance.

    In a press release sent to local media last week, Thrasher accused Watts of denying him his First Amendment rights and called his decision “reminiscent of Soviet-Era dictatorship.”

  • New Haven residents say building is trouble

    A group of New Haven residents say an apartment building at the corner of First and Center streets has become a center of trouble, with its residents harassing neighbors and conducting what witnesses called “transactions.”

    “We have a lot of activity on our streets in abandoned houses, stairwells and buildings where people with no legal address are living,” said Frances Boley, a New Haven resident, who spoke at Thursday’s New Haven City Commission meeting.

  • Annual music event in Bardstown has big reach

    Indiana, Tennessee, New York, Maryland and Florida are just a few of the states represented among the 600 music lovers who have flocked to the area for Kentucky Music Week.

    The annual festival and camp has been held in Bardstown for more than two decades, and its popularity continues to grow. Offering five days of classes in various instruments from banjo and autoharp to penny whistle, guitar and dulcimer, it’s the variety and the location that draw people in.