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WINS DI ;TRIt CHAMPIONSHIP PAGE 8-9 COUNTY'S VOL. 125 NO. 25 MARCH 31, 2011 LOCALLY OWNED- JOBE PUBLISHING NEWSPAPER TWO SEiflONS. TIMENTY-IHIUR PAGES. O INSERTS- SO Work underway on state road bridges here By Jerry Matera The News-Herald The Kentdcky Transpor- tation Cabinet has contract- ed with North Star Paint- ing, 'tmngstown, Ohio to blast and paint two bridges, on ttwy. 728 and one on H'wy. 1214, the Wheelers Mill Road, on the Gray- son County Hart County line. One bridge on 728 is the Bacon Creek Bridge and the othe( is the Nolin Rivet Bridge. Lead based paint is bcmg .removed and replaced with zinc based paint. Machinery on the bridge sucks the blasted paint up to that it does not enter the air or the water below the bridges. Work on the Bacon Creek Bridge is expected to be Completed in about a week. The Elizabethtown Office of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be providing inR)nnation on when work will be'done on the otler two bridges. HART County State Road Supervisor Stuart Gentry was out on 728 Tuesday inspecting the work on the Bacon Creek Bridge. Photo by Jerry Matera, The News-Herald rBuffalo 5K Fiscal gourtmembers divided on entrance i|le issue Run/Walk is Saturday The Bufffalo Cross- ing 5K l).un/Walk is this Saturday, April 2 begin- ning at Thelma Stovall Park in Munfordville. The course will take place out and back along the scenic shore of Green River and through the streets of his- toric Munfordville. Day of race registration and t-shirt pickup is from 7:45 - 8:45 am. One dollar of your entry will go to the Hart County Relay For Life, A Hart County Leadership schohu'ship and a High School scholarship. A $25 fee for 5K run/ walk and $15 for the 1 Mile Fun Run apply from March 20- April 2. "All racers will receive t-shirts and oo over course 'map. The 5K Run/Walk will begin ;it 9:00 a.m. Shortly after the I Mile Fun Walk begins. An Awards Ceremony vill be held after all racers ave completed the course and Door Prizes will be awarded. Prizcs will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female linishers of the 5K run/walk only in a,,e catcaories as well as overall male and female inncrs. _.J hometown news that clicks jpinceWS With a 3-3 vote, the chased at the expense of Hart Fiscal Court held the the landowner desiring the first reading of an ordi- county road entrance..." nance relating to road en- The practice has been trance tiles. Although the for the county to purchase ordinance directly deals with the installation of the tile, the disagreement among the magistrates was based on the fact that the ordinance states "Such entrance tile shall be pur- law prohibiting the county from purchasing the tile for a private land owner. County Attorney Nichols provided the Court with the tile for county right-of- copies of' the Attorney ways adjacent to private General's opinion which property. Judge/Execu- states, " would appear tive Terry Martin point- ' to be improper for a county ed out that Hart County to furnish the tile for such Attorney Mike Nichols a project. Itshould further brought to his attention the . be noted that county road money is to be spent only on county roads as de- fined in KRS 178.010(1) (b)." This statute states, "County roads" are pub- lic roads which have been county pursuant to subsec- tion (3) of this section or KRS 178.405 to 178.425. "County roads" includes necessary bridges, cul- verts, sluices, drains, formally the:. ditchem waays, era- fiscal court of the county bankments or retaining as a part of the county road walls[.]" system, or private roads, Third District Magis- streets, or highways which havebeen acquired by the ISSUE toMined on page 7 BOBBLE BRYANT, left, with Kentucky League of Cities, listens as members bfthe Horse Cave community offer suggestions for making Ie Cave a more supportive and prosperous environment. The first Community Listening Session took place last Thursday in the Kentucky:Repertory Theatre auditorium. The next session is planned for Tuesday, April 5 beginning at 6:00 at the Horse Cave BaPtiSt Church. The public is encour- aged to attend. Angle Woodard Photo by Elaine Digges, The News-Herald Horse Cave citizens speak out during Community Planning Session By Elaine Digges The News-Herald "What do you want to see in your community ten years from now?" Ken- tucky League of Cities' Bobble Bryant asked a crowd of 65 Horse Cave area citizens. Bryant facili- tated an informal gathering last Thursday night in the Kentucky Repertory The- atre auditorium for the first of a series of community planning events. The group came up with more than 50 ideas, some tangible including devel- oping a recreation depart- ment to foster athletic and non-athletic activities, a senior citizen center, res- taurants serving wine with a meal, better parking, a larger publiC library with computers, tutoring and mentoring programs and a new firehouse. Others ideas included developing the community to attract young families, promot- ing Horse Cave's business professionals, focusing on the area's assets and instill- ing the habit of shopping locally. Citizens also discussed 'Horse Cave's strengths which include not only the cave, museum and theatre but an efficient fire and po- "SESSION, continued on page 7 1901 Russellville Rd. l,t,(,&})) Bowling Green Allstate n,"unn ' You're in good hands. (270) 782-7904 r, I1 A .