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AIO December 15, 2016 THE HART COUNTY NEWS-HERALD I I By DARCA JOBE News-Herald Editor Horse Cave City Council held its regular session on December 13 at City Hall. The Horse Cave zoning administration and Kentucky League of Cities advisor, Tad Long presented the zoning ordi- nance to the City Council for consideration. Long explained the zoning or- dinance at the meeting. "We have worked to get zoning ordinances that were clear and concise for the community," said Long. "WE will pres- ent it to the Hart County Planning Commission at a special called meeting on December 15 to re- eeive the proposed zoning ordinance for review and recommendation. "The biggest change will be sign regulations,"oaid Horse Cave Code En- forcement Officer Ken Russell. "The article pro- vides standards that allow legitimate signage for agricultural, residential, professional office, busi- ness, and industrial activ- ities." The Hart County Plan- ning Commission will hold a public hearing on January 3 to receive com- ment regarding the pro- posed zoning ordinance. The Hart County Plan- ning Commission will take one of the following actions with regard to the proposed zoning ordi- nance: Recommend that the city of Horse Cave approve the zoning or- dinance; recommend the City does not approve the zoning ordinace or make no recommendation to the city of Horse Cave. ....... Theplanning commission must state their reasons for recommendation. On January 9, the Horse Cave City Council will receive the recommenda- tion from the Hart County Planning Commission. The City Council may hold a 2nd public reading at its regularly schedule council meeting on Feb- ruary 14 or hold a special called meeting with prop- er notice given and vote to adopt the ordinance. "The city council must hold two public readings of the ordinance and vote to adopt," said Long Business The Council elected to have a onetime pay in- crease for city employees. Mayor Curry said that full time employees would re- ceive $300 and part time employees would receive $150. The Council approved Larry Jewell to have a 2-year term on the Hart County 109 Solid Waste board and Raymond Hishmeh was approved a 3-year term on the Hart Count PVA Appeal Board. Police Report Horse Cave Police Chief Scan Henry provided the council with a report of activities since the last council meeting. They in- eluded seven non-injury accidents, seven escorts, three public intoxication arrests, eight speeding violations, eight warrants served, seven domestic violence assault arrests, 13 various citations, six no insurance, three no operator's license, two shop lifting, two proces- sion of a handgun by a convicted felon, six reck- less driving, five careless Chief Henry said this time of year they normally see an mcrease in shop lifting and domestic violence complaints. Chief Henry also ex- plained the Police Sexual Assault Police change. The 2016-2017 Horse Cave City Council was sworn in by Horse Cave City Attorney Pat Ross at the Horse Cave City Council meeting on December13, from left, Velpha HatcheR, Jackie Buckingham, Perry Martin, Maronda Gibson, Vic- ki Rogers and David Lind- ii The purpose of this change is to provide sex- ual assault investigators with guidelines for re- sponding to reports of sexual assault, assisting victims, collaborating with local health and victim services agencies, submitting evident for laboratory testing, and keeping victims notified. "I want to make sure ev- erything is done correctly and we have done every- thing we can for the vie- tim," said Chief Henry. Fire Report Fire Chief Donnie Park- er reported 42 runs for the month of November, which included 21 med- ical runs, two structural fires, one department as- driving, three DUI's, four sist, nine grass fires, three drug arrests, 18 depart- service calls and two sig- ment assists Z6%Vel , nal 8. fare checks. Ttie ontff Maintenance'R p ri .... consisted of 182 CAD City Maintenance Su- entries. Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry presented City Clerk Ann Matera with a plaque on behalf of the city for her 35 years of service. Photo by Ken Russell pervisor Jimmy Martin reported on November activities for the mainte- nance department which included opening two graves, 11 animal runs and seven citizen assist runs. He reported they picked up 75 tons of leaves for the month of November and worked on some electrical updates " r6fi' Thb-Iiihg-lT6use. "We are getting ready for snow and winter, "said Martin. "We put the plow on the tractor and bought two new power units on the Meyer plow and the Western plow."' Code Enforcement Re- port Code Enforcement Offi- cer Ken Russell reported on four difficult cases, 14 carried forward and one new case. "Weather is changing and our cas- es have reduced," said Russell. "The grass is not growing so it will reduce the complaints about high grass. Mayors Report Mayor Curry announced there will be a reception for City Clerk Ann Mat- era at the Thomas house on December 31. continued from pag ricular and instructional needs of the program of studies, Superintendent Faulkner told the Board. "We have visited the clos- . est Area Technology Cen- ter that offers this pro- gram, which is located in Marion County," Faulk- ner said. Hart County Schools have donated some equipment and has made a $25,000 contribution. "Industry folks have requested this; it is community driven," Faulkner said. Funds cut Treasurer Penny Boeck- mann provided the Board with a financial report and told members Title I funds have been cut $9,300.00. Superinten- dent Faulkner said the district should look for cuts in federal funding from what he was hear- ing. Treasurer Boeck- mann told the Board cuts in Title I would result in cuts in staffing since this is where most of these funds are spent. The Board approved a staffing plan for the 2017- 2018 school year with staff cut by two teachers, one at the elementary and one at the high school. Treasurer Boeckmann said this was not neces- sarily what would happen next school year. STLP projects advance Superintendent Faulk- ner told the Board both the elementary and the middle school Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) projects had scored high enough to advance to state com- petition in Lexington on April 12. In a memo from STLP Coordinator Rene Thompson, she comment- ed that each team had to score 85 or higher on the rubric to advance. The el- ementary project, "Mend- ing the Gap" scored 93 out of 100 and the middle school project, "Super Sinkhole Saviors" scored 97 out of 100. Fundraising The Board approved a review of a procedure in- volving Fundraising vs. Crowdfunding websites. Teachers will be limited to one each as will clubs per year. Capital funds The Board approved a capital funds request of $59,887.00 to repair exte- rior insulation and finish system (stucco) at the el- ementary school. Duel Credit student The Board approved al- lowing a senior who has met college ready bench- marks, completed all courses successfully and follows certain universi- ty guidelines to be a full- time dual credit student. This means that courses taken at a university will be counted as high school credits for graduation. Miscellaneous The Board approved the following items: A family medical leave; A contract with Karissa Newberry for speech to cover Family Medical Leave Act at the rate of $55 per hour. Items discussed at Nov. 29 budget Committee meeting. Christopher Glass, 56, 2615 Boyds Knob Road, Munfordville for bribing a witness. Gary Bradford, 31, 288 Priceville Road, Bonniev- ille for receiving stolen property under $10,000. Taffani A Avery, 27,4670 Old Lexington Road, Cave City for wanton en- dangerment, 1 degree; possession of controlled substance, 1 degree, pt offense, methamphet- amine and tampering with physical evidence. April Thompson, 41, continued from pag 340 N Jackson Hwy., Har- dyville for seven counts wanton endangerment, 1st degree, operating a vehi- cle under the influence of alcohol (.08) and reckless driving. Bonnieville for receiv- ing stolen property under $10,000. Jaclyn M Barnett, 34, 10119 Old Dixie Hwy., Horse Cave for wanton endangerment, 1 degree, operating on suspend- ed license, possession of open alcohol beverage container in motor vehi- cle, and careless driving. Elliott R Payton, 52, Jason Philpott, 26, 588 100 Snowbird Lane, Chestnut Grove Road, Bee Spring for receiv- Allen W Henderson, 35, 531 Locust Grove Road, Bonnieville for receiv- ing stolen property under $10,000 and persistent felony offender. Matthew A Price, 19, 290 Jewell Drive, Horse Cave for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and tampering with phys- ical evidence. ing stolen property under $10,000 and persistent felony offender. Justin Decker, 40, 388 Old Main Street, Mun- fordville for possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense and drug paraphernalia, 2"0 offense. Timothy Hack, 43, 207 Ruby Drive, Apt A, Eliz- abethtown for trafficking in controlled substance, 1 degree, 1S offense; possession of controlled substance, 1 degree, 1st offense, methamphet- amine and persistent fel- ony offender. controlled substance-un- specified. Ashley E Wooden, 32,Mark Bruton, 41, 1603 6904 East Mainslick N Main Street, Munford- Road, Louisville for ville for complicity to trafficking in controlled possession of controlled substance, 1 degree, pt substance, 2 offense offense; possession of and complicity to posses- controlled substance, 1st sion of prescription not in degree, 2 offense, meth- proper container, 1 of- amphetamine; wanton lense. endangerment, 1st degree The indictment of a per- and persistent felony of- son by a grand jury is an fender, accusation only and the Beth Decker, 38, 388 Old person is innocent until Main Street, Munford- and unless proven guilty. ville for complicity, 1 degree and possession of continued from pag The shooting took place at 120 Margaret Street in Horse Cave. In a press : release from August, Pub- lie Affairs Officer for the State Police Jeremy Smith said West was found de- ceased at the residence with a gunshot wound to the chest. a gunshot wound around 9:22 am on August 7. KSP Troopers reportedWest did not reside at the during the investigation residence on Margaret that a family member Street but some of his rel- called the police after ativesdid. finding West dead, with Munfordville continued from page I of travel and collided with a southbound 2000 Saturn being operated by Chelsea Dilley. Dilley's car then went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. According to police, the child was airlifted to Ko- sair Children's Hospital the day of the collision but succumbed to his in- juries on November 10. Williams is being held in the Hart County jail on bonds totaling $1 mil- lion. The charges against Williams include mur- der, five counts of wan- ton endangerment, DUI (.08), and various traf- tic-related offenses. The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Master Trooper Tim- my Jewell. No other details are available for release at this time. t