Council resolution honors Bardstown’s role in upcoming National Bourbon Day

Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton reads the National Bourbon Day proclamation at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

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Tuesday June 8, 2021 – In preparation for National Bourbon Day, Bardstown city council approved a proclamation at its council meeting on Tuesday evening.

The proclamation recognizes Kentucky as the birthplace of the Bourbon and produces 95 percent of the world’s supply. With 11 unique distillery experiences in Nelson and the surrounding counties, Bardstown is known far and wide as “the Bourbon Capital of the World”.

While the proclamation recognizes Monday, June 14 as National Bourbon Day, the festivities in Bardstown will actually kick off at 11 a.m. Friday on the lawn of Spalding Hall. Distilleries in the region will be holding special events throughout the weekend to commemorate National Bourbon Day.

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REQUEST FOR SEWER SERVICE. Council approved an application to extend a sewer line on Granite Drive to serve a building that is intended for the large vacant lot adjacent to Peddler’s Mall and directly behind Colton’s Steakhouse.

Heartland Youth Village is asking for an extension of a sewer line to serve what is described as a “medical rehabilitation” facility it plans to build on the leaflet. Municipal engineer Jessica Filiatreau did not have details on the exact type of facilities planned for the site.

BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 2021-22. The council proceeded to the first reading of the budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The budget must be finally approved before the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, 2021.

FIREWORKS PERMIT. The council approved fireworks permit applications on Tuesday evening. The first was for the Apostolic Shrine in Bardstown, which is planning a booth in conjunction with TNT Fireworks in the Walmart parking lot. The second request was from St. Catharine Academy in New Haven for a fireworks booth at O’Bryan’s Farm Equipment, just south of Bardstown on New Haven Road.

In other matters, counsel:

– approved a modification order of $ 12,512 for the new public works building for electrical work not included in the initial offer and for minor changes to the plumbing.

– reappointed Davis “Tiger” Huston for a three-year term on the cable television programming committee.

FOLLOWING. Bardstown City Council will then meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in the Council Chamber next to Rec. Gym center on Xavier Drive.


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