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City accepts bid for two streets to be repaired

Street Repairs bids were discussed during the meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held April 11.  Herzog’s bid for Mill Street for $117,864 and Keller’s bid for Clay Street for $108,420 were accepted.

Public Works Director Morey provided another quote for an AMI meter reading system through HD Supply.

The board requested a rough estimate on upgrading the 2400 loop. Morey’s rough estimate is $75,000-$100,000. Morey also stated he

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Delegates selected at Daviess County Democrat Caucus

Seventeen Democrats attended the caucus held April 7 at the Daviess County Courthouse.  Committee Chairman Teresa Eaton called the meeting to order and appointed Phil Tate as chairman of the caucus.  The selection process was held for delegates to attend the sixth district meeting on April 28 in Brookfield and the state convention to be held in Columbia on June 18.

Dan McCann and Vicki Corwin were elected to be

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Daviess County SWCD Supervisor Election and Reception

Daviess Soil & Water Conservation Supervisor election will be held Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the USDA Service Center, 209 Ash Street, Gallatin.  Polls will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Area 1 which includes Townships Benton, Salem, Marion and part of Grand River west of Highway 13, candidates are Ronnie Cornett and Tommie Lowrey both of Pattonsburg.  Incumbent Tom Bonderer, representing Area 3, which includes Jefferson, Liberty,

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Longtime assessor withdraws from election

Longtime Daviess County Assessor Betty Harmison has withdrawn from the race for that office. Harmison officially withdrew her name on March 31. She began working in the assessor’s office in 1985 and was elected as Daviess County Assessor in 2000.

Harmison’s withdrawal sets up a General Election contest between two current courthouse employees. Democrat Sally Black of Gallatin is employed in the assessor’s office, and Republican Ronetta Burton of Pattonsburg

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Metering system priced, city buys roller, tractor

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen discussed an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system during their meeting held March 28.

The system is a radio system that is three times as strong as the current system and is a two directional system that will allow meters to be monitored and also read.

AMI will reduce reading meters from eight days to a couple of hours and 75% of the city could be

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Five more filings create additional county races

With the filing deadline ticking down to the final hours, five additional candidates have filed for Daviess County office since last week. This sets up a contest in every county office up for election, save two. Yesterday (March 29) was the filing deadline.

Three additional candidates are now in the race for First District Commissioner, all on the Republican ticket. On March 28, Andrew Adkison, Jameson, filed for the office.

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Heavy loads travel Oval Avenue

Gallatin Hardwoods on Oval Avenue

At their March 21 meeting Daviess County Commissioners discussed procedures for township roads, in particular Oval Avenue which is north of the Gallatin Industrial Park. Commissioners recommended to Gallatin Hardwoods to have a loading area and to place the logs off of the Oval Avenue roadway. Kris Davis of Gallatin Hardwoods discussed the viability of improvements on the property along Oval Avenue. Commissioners asked for

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Sheriff race develops between familiar foes

Daviess County filing opened Feb. 23 and will continue through March 29. As of today (March 23, 2016), there are three contests for county offices.

Former Daviess County Sheriff Kevin Heldenbrand filed March 22 as a Republican candidate for that office. Heldenbrand served two terms as sheriff of Daviess County from 2000 to 2008, but was defeated by Democrat Ben Becerra in 2008 and 2012.

Incumbent Becerra and Heldenbrand will

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Water plant bids ready to go, city continues to explore energy services

City Administrator Tony Stonecypher reported to the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their March 14 meeting that the water plant has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture and is expected to be put out for bid by the end of this week.

Discussion was held on water rates for the rural water district. Mr. Stonecypher will contact the city’s attorney, Robert Cowherd, to discuss the rates and

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