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Be safe this July 4, Gallatin police provide some “always” and “never” tips

By Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards

July fourth is quickly approaching and several local fireworks stands have opened. I would like to take this opportunity to wish the citizens of Gallatin a safe and happy fourth of July and to point out the ordinances for shooting fireworks within the city.

Section 210.720 of the Gallatin City Code prohibits fireworks to be fired within the city except between the hours of 

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Billings leaving park board

Joseph Billings reported that he will be leaving the Dockery Park Board early next month as he is moving outside of city limits. The board thanked him for his many years of contribution to the park during their meeting held June 16.

Maintenance repairs that need to be done around the park facilities can be reported to park board members or to city hall. The reports will be received and

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Fun/Fitness at Daviess County Library

library little boy on firetruckChief Doug Hamilton, Kyle McBroom and Daniel Wilson of the Gallatin Fire Protection District brought the firetruck to the library for the Summer Reading Program’s Week 4 activities, in addition to Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards, Detective Vaughn and Officer Allen who presented the second of a series of three, bicycle safety class at the Daviess County Library on June 23.

Over 160 children attended including a large group from

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Mi Mexico celebrates opening of second location

Mi Mexico ribbon cuttingThe Hamilton Chamber of Commerce welcomes Mi Mexico to the community with a ribbon cutting on June 15. The original Mi Mexico opened in Gallatin in 2012.

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Hold your horses!

Mark your calendars for July 15-16 for the annual Jesse James Days at Winston.

There will be homemade ice cream social and gospel sing, food shack, baby show, pie baking contest, parade, vendor fair, dancers and a music show.

Other activities will include music, games, food and concessions and contests.

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Candidate Forum set Tuesday for local commissioner race

Daviess County Farm Bureau is hosting a candidate forum at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at the Gallatin Lions Club Building, 801 W. Grand, in Gallatin.

The Republican candidate for Daviess County Associate Commissioner First District will be decided in the August Primary. This is the contest that will be featured at the forum.

There are four candidates running for this position on the Republican ticket: incumbent David Cox

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Gallatin proceeds with plans to build water plant

Gallatin’s new water plant had a rocky start and may get a rocky finish.

City Administrator Tony Stonecypher informed the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their meeting on June 14 that engineers estimated the bids for the new water plant to be $4.6 million to match the city’s available funding. However, the lowest of the two bids received was $387,000 over that amount.

The rocky location of the new plant

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Work started on Lock Springs Fire building

locksprings fire departmentThe Lock Springs Fire Department has begun work on a new building to house its vehicles and equipment. The building is located at the intersection of Lake Street and 2nd Street and is just off of Hwy. 190. The dirt work began this week and will hopefully be finished by fall, weather permitting. The metal building will be approximately 50’x60′ with three doors. It will house three trucks: a brush

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Farm House donates to VFW children’s home

farm house donation

Pictured left to right are Steve Agenstein, Wayne Wood, Jerry Ferguson, Larry Barnes, Robert Smith – Post Commander, Vic Dill – District 1 Sr. Vice Commander, Travis Bohannon, Linda Bohannon, Cash Bohannon, Mike Bohannon, and Amanda Riley, Not Pictured: Carl Carder.

The Farm House Collections family presented a donation in the amount of $1,200 to the local VFW Frank Frazier Post 2172 on June 14. Every Memorial Day weekend Farm

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